Celebrating the Success of SCD

"What if there was a basic and fundamental thing you could do for your child with autism? What if that choice set the stage for every other intervention to come? And what if it would ensure your child the very best possible chance of recovery?

Well, there is… and it’s called the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). No matter what other things you choose to do for your child… supplements, chelation, other biomedical treatments, ABA…. nothing will have a more profound effect on your childs potential, and no other diet will provide a better foundation on which to build all the other pieces of the puzzle.

Welcome to “Pecanbread” and SCD … a whole new world of healing!"

SCD is now receiving recognition from the DAN doctors and received this praise from M.D. Sidney Baker. Dr Baker is the co founder of DAN and the author of numerous books.

"SCD is the best treatment that I have found so far for many children on the Autism Spectrum."[1]

[1]Autism: Effective Biomedical Treatments (Have We Done Everything We Can For This Child? Individuality In An Epidemic) by Rimland, Ph.D. Bernard (Introduction), M.D. Sidney Baker (Author), Ph.D. Jon Pangborn (Author) Boston DAN! April 2005 edition. Page 24

The Use of the SCD in ASD

Pamela Ferro is a Nurse in Private Practice in Mattapoisett MA, and a parent of a child on the autism spectrum. She has treated well over 300 children with ASD utilizing biomedical approaches in her clinic.

"Children with Autism who are implementing SCD are demonstrating remarkable improvements in bowel function, language, eye contact, self-stimulatory behavior, anxiety, and mood. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet unlike other specialized diets works by removing the foods that cannot be properly broken down. The vicious cycle of malabsorption, maldigestion, inflammation, and food allergies seen in children with autism can be corrected using this dietary approach and healthy digestion can begin."

The latest research appears to prove that SCD is the best diet for Autism Spectrum Disorder!

The researchers are finding out that it is the fungi and bacteria in the GI tract that cause GI problems and neurological problems such as autism. The research studies also indicate that that it is starches and certain sugars that feed these fungi and bacteria. The SCD eliminates the foods that feed these microorganisms. Without these foods,the pathogens starve and leave the body; the child is no longer a hostage to billions of pathogenic invaders that poison the gut and the brain.

The parents reports are amazing. Children who did not respond to any other ASD intervention are getting impressive results. Parents are comparing their children's response to SCD to butterflies who are emerging from their cocoon. One mother wrote: "When you see them emerge, the true child, with a loving personality, like an iridescent butterfly breaking out of its cocoon, --well, that's why we all persevere"

We asked someone who is doing SCD and was born with Autism Spectrum Disorder to make a drawing of the children emerging from their cocoons.