Breaking the Vicious Cycle may well be the missing piece of the puzzle for those with intestinal disorders who have tried other diets and not found relief or progressed as far as they would like. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is well worth the effort involved when you consider the long-term benefits. Not only can you reverse disease states, but repairing the intestinal villi will lead to greater nutrient absorption and outstanding health. Highly recommended.
Reverse Bowel Diseases and Improve Digestive Health
Digestion is the process of breaking down nutrients so that they can pass from the intestinal tract into the body. Bacteria in the intestinal tract assist in the process of digesting food and protecting us from foreign invaders. But this bacterial colony can be damaged or destroyed through various factors, such as use of antibiotics, stress, or consuming foods detrimental to them.
Heartburn and acid reflux are very common today, and acid-stopping drugs (antacids) are typically prescribed to reduce stomach acid. But stomach acid is necessary for proper digestion. Reducing stomach acid may reduce heartburn but at the cost of causing malnourishment and diseases that spring therefrom.
Many digestive issues are caused by food intolerances or allergies, and these issues can be reversed through dietary and lifestyle changes.
This section discusses some of the diseases that occur in the digestive tract and how to reverse them, some foods and drugs that commonly cause this damage, and how to build up and maintain proper gut bacteria.