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Almond milk
Almond oil

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Almonds

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Aloe Vera

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Amaranth flour
Anchovies

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Apple Cider

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Apple Juice

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Apples
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Arrowroot

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Artichokes (French)

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Asparagus

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Aspartame

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Avocado oil

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Bacon

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Baker's yeast

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Baking powder

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Baking soda

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Balsamic vinegar

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Bananas

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Bark tea

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Barley
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Bean flour

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Bean sprouts

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Bee Pollen

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Beef

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Bhindi

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Bitter Gourd

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Bok Choy

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Bourbon

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Brandy

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Brazil nuts

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Brick cheese
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Broccoli
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Buckwheat
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Burdock root
Butter
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Cabbage

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Camembert cheese
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Canned fruits

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Canned vegetables

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Canola oil
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Carrots

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Cashews

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Cauliflower

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Cereals

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Chard

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Cheddar cheese

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Cheese

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Cherries
Chestnut flour

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Chestnuts

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Chevre

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Chewing gum

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Chick peas

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Chickory root

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Chlorella

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Chocolate

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Cilantro
Cinnamon
Citric Acid
Club soda

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Cocoa powder

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Coconut
Coconut milk
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Coffee
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Colby cheese
Collard greens
Cordials
Corn
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Cottage cheese
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Cranberry juice

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Cream

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Cream cheese
Cream of Tartar
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Cucumbers
Custard apple

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Cyclamate

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Date sugar

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Dates

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Decaffeinated Products

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Dextrose (contained in commercial products)

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Dried milk solids

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Drumsticks

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Dry Curd Cottage Cheese (DCCC)


Durum Flour

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Echinacea

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Edam cheese
Eggplant
Eggs
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Ethanol
Evaporated cane juice
Ezekiel Bread

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Faba beans
Fenugreek

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Feta Cheese

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Figs

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Filberts (hazelnuts)

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Fish

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Flax seed
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Flour

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FOS

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Fowl

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Frozen Orange Juice (concentrated)

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Fructose (granulated)
Fruits (canned)

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Garbanzo beans

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Garfava flour

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Garlic

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Gelatin (unflavored)

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Ghee
Gin
Ginger
Gjetost cheese

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Glucose candy

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Glycerin

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Glycerol

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Goatein

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Gorgonzola cheese
Gouda cheese
Granulated glucose

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Grape juice

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Grapefruit

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Grapefruit juice

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Grapes
Grapeseed oil
Green tea
Gruyere cheese
Guar Gum
Gums

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Ham

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Haricot beans

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Havarti cheese

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Hazelnuts (filberts)

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Hemp seed, Hemp protein powder


HN-Zyme
Homemade yogurt
Honey

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Horseradish sauce

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Hot dogs

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Hydrolyzed Protein

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Ice cream

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Inositol

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Inulin

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Iron supplements

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Isoglucose

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Jaggery (gur)
Jalapenos
Jicama

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Juice from concentrate

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Kale
Kefir

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Ketchup

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Kidney beans

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Kimchi
Kiwi fruit
Kohlrabi

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Kudzu (or kuzu)

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Kumquats
KyoGreen powder

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L-Theanine

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Lactaid Milk

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Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk

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Lamb

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Lecithin

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Leek
Lemons

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Lentils

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Lettuce
leucine

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Licorice

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Lignin

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Lima beans

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Limburger cheese
Limes
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Macadamia nuts
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Magnesium Stearate

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Maltitol

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Manchego Cheese
Mangoes

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Mannitol

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Maple syrup
Margarine

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Marshmallow

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Mastic gum

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Mead

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Meats

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Meats (processed)

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Melatonin
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Molasses

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Molo-cure

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Mozzarella cheese

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MSG

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Mucilaginous Herbs

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Mucilaginous Polysaccharides

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Muenster cheese
Mungbeans
Mushrooms

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Mustard (plain)

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Natural cheeses

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Natural Flavors

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Navy beans

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Nectarines

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Nettles

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Neufchatel cheese
Noni Juice
Nutmeg

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Oats

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Okra

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Olive oil

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Olives

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Onions

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Orange juice

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Oranges
Oregano

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Papayas

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Pappadum

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Paprika
Parmesan cheese
Parsley

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Parsnips

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Passion Fruit
Pasta

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Pau 'Arco

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Pea flour

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Peaches
Peanut butter
Peanut Oil

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Peanuts

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Pears
Peas

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Pecans

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Pectin

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Peppermint tea

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Peppers

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Peptizyde
Persimmons

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Phosphatidylcholine

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Pickles (dill)

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Pine nuts

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Pineapple
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Pinto beans

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Pistachio nuts

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Plantains

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Plums
Polysorbate 80
Pomegranate concentrate

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Pork

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Pork Rinds

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Port du Salut cheese


Port wine
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Potatoes

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Poultry

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Primal Defense
Primost cheese

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Processed cheeses

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Protein powder

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Provolone cheese

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Prunes

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Psyllium husks

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Pumpkin

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Quinoa
Quorn
Raisins
Rhubarb
Rice

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Rice Bran

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Rice Flour
Ricotta cheese
Romano cheese
Roquefort cheese
Rosemary
Rutabaga
Rye

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Saccharine

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Safflower oil
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Salt

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Sashimi
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Seaweed
Seed Butters

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Seed Flour

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Seeds
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Sharifa

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Shellfish

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Sherry
Silica
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Slippery elm

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Smoked meats

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Sodium Benzoate
Sodium starch glycinate

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Sorbitol

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Sour cream
Soy

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Soy Lecithin

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Soy Sauce

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Soybean milk
Soybean oil
Soybeans
Spearmint Tea
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Spices

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Spinach

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Spirulina

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Splenda

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Split peas

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Squash

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Stevia

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Stilton cheese
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Sulphates

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Tabasco sauce

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Tagatose
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Tea

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Tomato paste (canned)


Tomato pure (canned)
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Triticale
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Turnips

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V8 Juice

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Vanillin

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Vegetable stearate

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Vegetables (canned)

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Vinegar

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Vodka

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Walnut oil

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Walnuts

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Wasabi

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Yams

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Explicatii

We do not use algae (Spirulina) because IBD involves the immune system and algae
can aggravate an already disturbed immune system.
As long as you're just using Allspice as a cooking spice, it's legal. Don't use the oil,
see Allspice
Almond butter with no sugar added is allowed.
May be tried after being on the diet for 6 months.

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.
It contains mucilaginous polysaccharides as well as increasing the release of tumor
necrosis factor which is associated with IBD inflammation and increased immune
stimulation.
Amaranth is a grain substitute, contains starches and so is not allowed.
It is brown and not clear as apple juice is. It should be just straight pressed apples. It
is usually pasteurized in order to kill bacteria. Cider should be diluted with water
before drinking.
Apple juice usually has sugar added during processing. Apple cider is allowed. It
should be brown and not clear as apple juice is. Cider should be diluted with water
before drinking.

It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This starch is
food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
They are the green artichokes that you steam, then dip the leaves in lemon butter
and scrape off with your teeth. They have edible hearts and an inedible choke.
They are actually a tuber, and are not legal.
Should be nothing but Vitamin C.
May be used occasionally.
Fresh or frozen is allowed. Canned vegetables are not allowed.
When symptom free, one aspartame sweetened soft drink per week is allowed Elaine. But see Aspartame in Knowledge Base.
contains polysaccharides
Good for mayonaise and salad dressings but might not withstand heat very well

Smoked bacon that has been fried very crisply is allowed once per week. There are
sugar-free bacons available and if you are able to find a source of sugar-free bacon,
you do not have to limit your consumption to once per week. Usually the low sodium
varieties do not contain sugar but check the labels carefully.
Saccharamyces cerevisae is baker's yeast and is illegal.
Has starch as an ingredient, (usually corn starch) and other illegals to make it rise
better.

It's not that balsamic vinegar is illegal, it's that what you can get in the store isn't
really balsamic vinegar and most have sugar added to them so Elaine doesn't allow
it. You can make your own legal substitute though see scdrecipe
They must be ripe with black spots on the skin.
Bark tea (Pau d'Arco) contains steroidal saponins and is both an immune booster and
a laxative.

Do not use ready made flours made from beans or lentils as they probably weren't
soaked prior to grinding to bean flour -

Pollen is irritating to a damaged gut. Clear, pure, pasteurized honey is okay. Cloudy
honey (still containing the pollen) should be avoided. - Sheila
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.

Berries of all kinds are legal.


No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks, since they are a mucilaginous food, they are illegal.
May be tried when symptom free. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the
instructions in the book 'Breaking the vicious Cycle'
It is very fibrous, so go slowly and be careful.
May be used occasionally.
Bok Choy is much like cabbage and is legal but you should not use a member of the
cabbage family until you are well on your way to getting better. In other words, do
not use if you still have diarrhea and gas.
Bouillon cubes and instant soup bases are not permitted.
Only have it occasionally.

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
May be used freely.
May be used occasionally.

It contains inulin (FOS) and mucilage.

You should not use a member of the cabbage family until you are well on your way
to getting better. In other words, do not use if you still have diarrhea and gas.
May be used occasionally.

Canned in oil or water is acceptable but check the labels carefully. Do not buy
products containing "broth". Usually, the low sodium varieties do not contain "broth".
Fruits canned in their own juice are allowed.
There are no canned vegetables permitted, they must either be fresh or frozen.
Legal, but not recommended.

Carrageenan is seaweed and high in polysaccharides, therefore illegal.

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Cauliflower is sometimes hard to digest and should be tried cautiously after some
progress has been made on the diet.
However, you should go slow and be careful. It is very fibrous, even if it doesn't
seem so when you steam it and mash it.
Cellulose in your supplements is okay and virtually impossible to avoid.
However for a hot cereal see SCDrecipe Hot cereal
Chard (red, green, rainbow and swiss). Chard is similar to spinach/celery so it is
legal. It also reminds me a bit of the cabbage family so use with caution if gas is still
a problem

May be used freely.


If a cheese is not a processed cheese (manufactured) but is a cheese that has had a
bacterial culture involved with its production and is aged at least 30 days. Elaine
says its OK.
Also known as custard apple or sharifa.

May be tried when symptom free. However, if you buy dried chestnuts, soak them
and cook them until soft.
Chevre is illegal, but you can make a close approximation by dripping goat milk
yogurt. Directions can be found at http://uclbs.org/recipes/dairy/suegoatcheese.php
Contains things like aspartame, maple or date sugar and other sugar substitutes
which are illegal.
Chickory root is not legal. In my first book, I suggested that it might be used instead
of coffee beans. I have since learned that it contains large amounts of
fructooligosaccharides.
It is a blue-green algae similar to spirulina
Dr. Haas advised not to use cocoa or chocolate and this still goes, it isn't just the
sugar he was worried about.

Citric acid as an additive is OK


Dr. Haas advised not to use cocoa or chocolate and this still goes, it isn't just the
sugar he was worried about.
Fresh or unsweetened, shredded coconut and coconut flour are all legal.
May be tried after being on the diet for 6 months.
Withstands heat well, good for frying/cooking,
Coffee should be made very weak. Instant coffee is not allowed.
May be used freely.
Of the cabbage family, introduce late in the diet

Also known as zucchini

We use Knudsens Just Cranberry juice, as it has been checked out and does not
have sugar added. It can be found in most health food stores. Juice should be diluted
with water before drinking. Since this is pure cranberry juice it is very tart, you may
sweeten it with saccharine or honey or dilute it with legal apple cider instead of
water.
It is illegal as it contains lactose. Cream can be added to milk and then fermented to
make SCD24hr yoghurt as the lactsose will be used up in the fermentation. Cream
has less lactose than milk and the more fat it contains the less lactose it has.

Also known as sharifa or cherimoya


It is actually a better alternative than saccharine, if you can get it, because it has no
aftertaste. But it's almost impossible to find by itself, and certainly not available in
NA.
May be tried after being on the diet for quite sometime and symptom free but it is
not recommended.
Medjool and California dates are allowed. They must be loose and not have anything
added.
Decaffeinated products are not legal since the manufacturing process may introduce
questionable ingredients or reactions..
The problem with the dextrose and fructose which is being sold as a granulated form
as well as the dextrose contained in commercial products is that it is not pure
dextrose which should be the same as the single sugar glucose found in fruits and
honey.

No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks. Since they are a mucilaginous food, they are illegal.
DCCC sources
Its a type wheat grain flour

Especially if it is in Alcohol, but even it is in pill form with a bit of lactose. It can be
very helpful if a cold or flu is coming on.
May be used occasionally.

Has many Illegal ingredients, Brown Rice Bran, FOS, Bifidus, flax seed
Ethanol is alcohol - the kind in gin, etc.
Fancy name for sugar
Sprouted grain breads are illegal.

Feta may be used after about 6 months of improvement. But used only in small
amounts.
Figs unpolluted by chemicals or additives are fine, however I find them, especially in
dried form; to be a laxative. They also contain hundreds of tiny hard seeds which can
be hard on the intestines. I'm still unable to tolerate them after almost a year on the
SCD. If I were you I'd leave figs until you've been symptom free for at least a while. Rob B
Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.
See Flax seed and flax seed oil within the Knowledge Base section.
See Flax seed and flax seed oil within the Knowledge Base section

Also known as fructooligosaccharides. See, FOS in the Knowledge Base section/.


All types including turkey, chicken, duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon etc
If orange juice is just frozen and has no additives then it is legal, however frozen
orange juice is normally concentrated before freezing and the process to
concentrate it makes it illegal see frozen orange juice processing
Fruits canned in their own juice are allowed

Made from two types of beans, Garbanzo beans and Fava beans, neither are
SCDlegal.
Use fresh garlic; garlic powders have starch added as anti-caking agents. You may
also make your own garlic powder from fresh garlic by dehydrating it and grinding it
yourself.
It is a denatured protein that has lost its tertiary structure although it is not the best
protein.
It's clarified butter
Only have it occasionally.

Contains granulated glucose is known to contains other sugars in addition to


glucose.
Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not make it a
sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. So does glycerol.

Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not make it a
sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. So does glycerol.
It is a Protein powders that contains Bifidobacteria Bifidum. Protein Powders are a
bad idea in any case as they're generally oxidized cholesterol - damaged by heat. Deborah
May be used occasionally.
May be used occasionally.
It is known to contains other sugars in addition to glucose.
White or dark grape juice is allowed. We use Welch's bottled grape juice, as it has
been checked out and does not have sugar added. Avoid frozen grape juice, it
usually has sugar added. Juice should be diluted with water before drinking.
Only legal if fresh. Frozen, or canned grapefruit juice is not allowed. Juice should be
diluted with water before drinking.

Limited to 2 cups per day.

All gums are illegal.

Only if cured with salt, it is illegal if cured with sugar dextrose etc see Ham
These are legal and are the same as navy beans. Dried legumes must be prepared
according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
May be used freely.
Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.

If homemade, if manufactured only if you know they have not added illegals
Commercially produced hotdogs will normally be illegal but here is a legal recipe on
SCDiet by Marilyn
This is another term for MSG. Regardless of whether it is SCD legal or not, we
should all try to avoid it. MSG can be a potent neurotoxin.

Commercially prepared ice cream is not allowed. However, there are many
wonderful recipes for homemade ice cream.
Inositol is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols will feed bacteria and that is something we
do not want to do. Sugar alcohols generally cause diarrhea but small amounts in
supplements are ok - Elaine
Inulin is a FOS and is illegal, see Inulin
Please do not get vitamins with iron; they encourage all kinds of infections especially
in the gut, and iron has had much research done on it re other diseases. No oral iron
if you can help it. Just eat the liver pate and if you like liver, eat it at least once a
week.
It is a new sweetner likely to be used in many products in future. See Isoglucose

Juice from concentrate is normally illegal because when it is reconstituted they often
add other things (like sugar). Often additives are not listed on the label

See, Kefir
Commercially prepared ketchup contains sugar and is not allowed. See the gourmet
section of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle for a ketchup recipe.
(All Types) May be tried when symptom free. Dried legumes must be prepared
according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
See Kimchi
See Kohlrabi
It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This starch is
food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.

It is an amino acid, as long as its pure without illegal binders, etc its legal, as with
any new food go slow introducing it. - Seth
The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is
high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and
galactose at the same time. Note: Lactaid Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk

The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose hydrolyzed milk is
high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting the two sugars: glucose and
galactose at the same time.
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.
Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks, and Elaine
sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food.

Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking
the Vicious Cycle.
All varieties of lettuce are legal.
(supplement ingredient)
Licorice is both a demulcent and a laxative. For more info on demulcents see,
Licorice and Demulcents
Grinding lignin and tough stuff does not prevent certain microorganisms from
thanking you for chewing up their nutrition. The little buggers then respond by
eating faster and making more babies and toxins.
Dried or fresh are permitted. Dried legumes must be prepared according to the
instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
May be used occasionally.

Makes the best tasting mayo - Deborah. Withstands heat well


(As a supplement ingredient)
(As a supplement ingredient)
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD legal. They
fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and so allow companies to
label things 'sugar free', even though they are providing nutrition to the bacteria
that live in your digestive tract.
Maltodextrin is the worst of the small molecules of sugars. It is a very short chain of
glucose molecules (derived from starch). The chances of digestion are practically nil.
It therefore will feed bacteria and because of its particular structure, Elaine feels it is
worse than even lactose.

Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD legal. They
fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and so allow companies to
label things 'sugar free', even though they are providing nutrition to the bacteria
that live in your digestive tract.
Maple syrup is a disaccharide.

It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This starch is
food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
If homemade and ingredients are honey and yeast, commercial is likely to have
sugar added and is illegal
All fesh or frozen meats with no additives or processing are legal including beef,
lamb, pork, liver, kidney, oxtail and tongue
Most have additives such as starch, lactose and sugar e.g. hot dogs, turkey loaf,
spiced ham, bologna, smoked meats.
All types are Legal
Fluid milk of any kind is not permitted.

The main constituent of Molo-cure is aloe. Aloe is not SCD compliant as it contains
mucilaginous polysaccharides as well as increasing the release of tumor necrosis
factor which is associated with IBD inflammation and increased immune stimulation.
May be used occasionally.
Regardless of whether it is SCD legal or not, we should all try to avoid it. MSG can
be a potent neurotoxin.
Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed as some think the "coating"
properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who have compromised guts
cannot digest this stuff but our bugs can have quite a party on it.
Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed as some think the "coating"
properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who have compromised guts
cannot digest this stuff but our bugs can have quite a party on it.
May be used occasionally.

Mustard is legal as long as it doesn't contain illegal ingredients; read the labels
carefully.

See the appendix of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, for a complete list of
allowable cheeses.
Natural flavoring can be used to refer to anything, including the chemicals coming
from big "flavor" companies which sell chemicals to food processors.

Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking
the Vicious Cycle.
Adverse effects from consuming nettle tea can range from upset stomach to burning
sensations in the skin, difficulty in urination and bloating.

No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks, since they are a mucilaginous food, they are illegal.
Olive oil withstands heat well, good for frying cookng and is highly recommended.
Olives are legal as long as they do not contain illegal ingredients; read the labels
carefully.
Use fresh onions. Onion powders have starch added as anti-caking agents. You may
also make your own onion powder from fresh onions by dehydrating them and
grinding them yourself.
Fresh orange juice that does not have sugar added is allowed. While diarrhea is
active, avoid having orange juice in the morning. We use Tropicana's Original Orange
Juice, as it has been checked out and does not have sugar added.

They are an Indian snack made from lentils - they're like a chip. Also contains rice
flour
May be used occasionally.
At one time, I had them included in my book but after getting feedback from the
inflammatory bowel listserv, I took them off. Some children do well with them;
others do not. However, they are pretty good from a carb standpoint and Dr. Haas
allowed them. - Elaine

Bark tea (Pau d'Arco) contains steroidal saponins and is both an immune booster and
a laxative.

Natural peanut butter with no sugar added is allowed.


Peanuts in the shell may be tried cautiously after 6 months on the diet if diarrhea is
gone. Shelled peanuts are illegal. Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are
roasted with a starch coating.

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.
It is a polysaccharide which, in the presence of acid and sugar, gels. It is used as a
thickener in jams, and occurs naturally in some fruit, like apples. In apples, it's
mostly in the peel, and for someone beginning the diet, you normally wouldn't get
too much from eating an apple, because you'd peel it. Pectin as an added ingredient
is not legal, as it is a complex sugar.
Some brands out there put in natural flavourings which would make them illegal, so
check the ingredients carefully - Charlene
Green, yellow, and red peppers are permitted. Also jalapeno peppers, habanera
peppers, chili peppers, poblano peppers, relleno peppers, etc. are legal.

Another name for lecithin which is legal. Eggs have a huge amount of this but if you
are not eating eggs, perhaps a bit of supplement is fine. - Elaine
Dill pickles are legal as long as they do not contain illegal ingredients; read the
labels carefully.
They are very hard to digest and even grinding them for pesto doesn't make them
any easier on your gut. May be tried in small amounts after symptoms have
subsided.

Even after soaking they have the wrong kind of starch


They are legal, but the skins can be really tough for newbies. And don't get the pink
dyed ones, or the salted ones because they can have starch added to them. You can
get unsalted, unroasted pistachios at the health food store and then roast them
yourself. For instructions see, Pistachio Nuts
They contain too much starch.
See Polysorbate 80

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.
Use the plain pork rinds with no added flavourings and check the label carefully to
make sure they don't contain illegal ingredients
May be used occasionally.
Its full of sugar
(supplement ingredient)
Both white and sweet potatoes are illegal.
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.
See, Primal Defense
See the appendix of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, for a complete list of
illegal cheeses.
See, Protein powder
Although not listed with the other cheeses on page 140 of Breaking the Vicious
Cycle, provolone cheese is legal.
They are loaded with cellulose and lignin which some bacteria thrive on. We accept
that the cellulose in vegetables and fruit can be handled OK but a concentrated form
such as husks would not be in order.
Fresh pumpkin is legal, canned pumpkin is not allowed. Butternut squash may be
used as a substitute for pumpkin in baking.
Canned pumpkin is illegal. Butternut squash may be substituted for pumpkin in
baking.
Since Quinoa is 60% starch, it is very illegal.
Try them cautiously.
Both brown and white rice are illegal.
Except as a supplement filler as it is mainly oil. If one is taking a supplement which
has proven to be efficacious, then the small amount of filler within the supplement
will probably not have an adverse effect. - Elaine.

May be used occasionally.


May be used occasionally.
Also known as swede It is very fibrous, so go slow and be careful.

Ordinary iodized table salt, altho it sometimes has dextrose, is legal because it is
important to get that iodine
(Japanese sushi-style raw fish served all by itself w/o rice)
Only for advanced SCD'ers
Seaweed is high in polysaccharides and therefore illegal.
Seed Butters
It is not allowed because the quantity of the flour way surpasses the few seeds that
Elaine had in mind when she said "seeds are permissible after 3 months of no
symptoms."
Permissible after 3 months of no symptoms.
Sesame seeds
Also known as custard apple or cherimoya
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during processing;
check the labels carefully.
(supplement ingredient)
(supplement ingredient)
It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This starch is
food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
Unless you know with certainty that no sugar has been added during the smoking
process, they are not permitted.
(supplement ingredient)
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD legal. They
fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and so allow companies to
label things 'sugar free', even though they are providing nutrition to the bacteria
that live in your digestive tract.
See - Soy
Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks, and Elaine
sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food. Also see Carlsons fish oil
Soy sauce is a fermented soy product and also contains wheat so it is illegal.

Spices of all kinds may be used, but avoid spice mixtures; buy spices separately.
We do not use algae (Spirulina) because IBD involves the immune system and can
aggravate an already disturbed immune system.
There are several reasons why it is illegal, see Splenda
Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking
the Vicious Cycle.
Both winter and summer squashes are legal.
It's molecular structure resembles a steroid and the effects are unknown. See, Stevia
May be used occasionally.
Also called Green Beans
There are several reasons why it is illegal, see Splenda
When a fruit such as peaches (dried) and coconut is sulphated, it means it has been
exposed to sulphur to keep the color from darkening. Some people are allergic to
sulphated products but most of us are not bothered by them.
Another name for rutabaga
May be used freely.

Only the original red Tabasco sauce, labeled "McIlhenny Company Tabasco Brand
Pepper Sauce" is legal but as with all manufactured products check the ingredients.
The other Tabasco styles all have sugars and gums added.
It is made from soy
See, Tamarind
It is a starch, therefore illegal.
It has much too much starch in it and is very similar to potatoes.
Ordinary black tea is legal but should be made weak.Instant tea,Ojibwa tea (Essiac),
many herbal teas, teas made from bark etc are full of polysaccharides and are
illegal. Peppermint and spearmint herb teas are legal, and you can make a tea from
ginger which is also legal.
It is made from soy
Canned tomatoes are illegal.
Should only have salt added. Also see Tomato Juice - canned

It is liquid cane sugar, therefore it is illegal.


In the most recent printing of BTVC (Ninth Printing - May 2002), turnips were moved
from the 'allowed' list to the 'not allowed' list.
It has tomato paste listed as an ingredient. Elaine has listed tomato paste as being
illegal. It is also made from concentrate and has added sugar.
But not in concentrated form see Vanillin
I believe that stearate is always a fat (stearic acid) so vegetable stearate would be a
fat from some vegetable like coconut, etc. -- Elaine
Canned vegetables are not permitted; they must either be fresh or frozen.
Red and white wine vinegar also white and cider vinegars are allowed but check the
label for added illegals. Balsamic vinegar is not allowed as it has added sugar.
However you can make your own legal balsamic vinegar substitute see scdrecipe
Only have it occasionally.
Doesn't withstand heat very well
Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.
Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea has subsided.
As long as it is in its natural state and hasn't had fillers added by a manufacturer

Only have it occasionally.


Very dry wine is legal. See, Wines for more information on dry wines.
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD legal. They
fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and so allow companies to
label things 'sugar free', even though they are providing nutrition to the bacteria
that live in your digestive tract.

Eating commercial yoghurt is not permitted. Commercial yoghurt may be used as a


starter for making homemade yogurt. For directions for making yoghurt
See, yoghurt in the Knowledge Base section for instructions on how to make legal
yoghurt.

Also known as Courgette

Aliment
Dovlecel ghinda
Agar-agar
Agave sirop
Alge
Ienibahar
Migdale unt
Migdale - lapte
Ulei migdale
Migdale

Aloe Vera
Amaranth faina
Ansoa
Mere - must

Mere - suc
Mere
Caise
Maranta radacina
Anghinare (french)
Anghinare (Ierusalim)
Acid ascorbic
Branza Asiago
Sparanghel
Aspartam
Acid aspartic
Astralagus
Avocado ulei
Avocado fruct

Sunca, kaizer

Drojdie
Praf de copt
Bicarbonat de sodiu
Otet balsamic
Banane
Ceai de scoarta de
copac
Orz
Busuioc
Dafin
Faina de fasole
Germeni fasole
Polen
Carne vita
Bere
Sfecla
Fructe padure
Bhindi
Bitter gourd
Fasole neagra
Fasole black eye
Ridiche neagra
Branza cu mucegai
Bok Choy
Salam
Cuburi bulion
Bourbon

Brandy
Nuci Braziliene
Branza brick
Branza Brie
Broccoli
Varza Bruxelle
Hrisca
Bulgur (couscous)
Radacina de burdock
Unt
Fasole Butter
Lapte batut
Dovlecel

Varza
Branza Camembert
Fasole Canellini
Peste conserva
Fructe conserva
Legume conserva
Canepa - ulei
pPepene galben
Capere
carob
Carrageenan
morcovi
Nuci Caju
Conopida
Telina - radacina
Telina - tulpina
Celuloza
Celuloza guma
Cereale
Sfecla elvetiana

Cascaval
Branza
Cherimoya
Cirese
Castane - faina
Castane
Chevre
Guma mestecat
Naut
Cicoare - radacina
Chlorella
Ciocolata
Coriandru
Scortisoara
Acid Citric
Apa Minerala
Cacao pudra
Nuca de cocos
Nuca de cocos lapte
Ulei nuca cocos
Cafea
Cafea instant
Branza Colby
Salata Collard
Siropuri
Porumb
Ulei porumb
Sirop porumb
Amidon proumb
Branza de tara
Zucchini

Suc de merisoare

Smantana
Crema de branza
Crema de tartar
Croscomellose sodium
Castraveti
Crema mere
ciclamat

Zahar de curmale
Curmale
Produse fara cafeina

Dextroza
Produse lactate uscate
Drumsticks
branza de vaci uscata
Faina durum

Echinacea
Branza Edam
Vinete
Oua
EMPower
Etanol
Suc trestie zahar uscat
Paine Ezekiel

Fasole Faba
Fenel grecesc
Branza feta

smochine

alune padure
peste
seminte de in
Ulei seminte in
Faina
FOS
Pasari de curte
Suc portocale congelat
Fructoza
Fructe conserva

Fasole Garbanzo
Faina Garfava
Usturoi
Gelatina(ne-aromata)
ghee
Gin
Ghimbir
Branza Gjetost
Bomboane glucoza
Glicerina

Glicerol

Goatein
Branza Gorgonzola
Branza Gouda
Glucoza granule
Struguri suc
Grapefruit
Grapefruit suc
Struguri
Ulei seminte struguri
Ceai verde
Branza Guyere
Guma Guar
Gume

Jambon
Fasole alba
Branza Havarti
Alune padure
Seminte Hemp
HN-Zyme
Iaurt de casa
Miere
sos de hrean
hot dogs
Hydrolyzed Protein

Inghetata
Inositol
Inulin
Fier - supliment

Isoglucoza
Jaggery
Ardei iute
Jicama
Suc concentrat

Varza Kale
Kefir
Ketcup

Fasole rosie
Kimchi
Kiwi
Kohlrabi
Kuzu
Kumquats
Kyogreen pudra
Tianina-L

Lapte hidrolizata

Lapte hidrolizata
Miel
Lecitina
Praz
Lamai
Linte
Salata verde
Leucina
Licorice
Lignin
Fasole Lima
Branza Limburger
Limete
Lichioruri
Cloriclorofila lichida
Nuci macadamia
Ulei de macadamia
Citrat de magneziu
Stearat de magneziu
Maltitol

Maltodextrina
Branza Manchego
Mango
Manitol
Sirop de artar
Margarina

Zefir
Guma mastic
Vin de miere
Carne
Carne conserva
Carne procesata
Melatonina
Pepene
Lapte
Mei
Miso
Molasa
Molo-cure
Branza Monterey Jack
Branza Mozzarella
MSG

Ierburi mucilogene

Polizaharide mucilogene
Branza Muenster
Fasole Mung
Ciuperci
Mustar (simplu)

Branzeturi naturale
Arome naturale

Fasole boabe alba


Nectarine
Urzica
Branza Neufchatel
Suc Noni
Nucsoara

Ovaz
Okra
Ulei de Masline
Masline
Ceapa

Suc de portocale
Portocale
Oregano

Papaya
Pappadum
Paprika
Branza Parmezan
Patrunjel
Pastarnac

Fructul pasiunii
Paste fainoase
Pau 'Arco
Faina de mazare

Piersica
Unt de arahide
Ulei de arahide
Arahide
Pere
Mazare
Nuci Pecan

Pectina

Ceai Menta
Ardei
Peptizida
Persimmon (fructul zeilor)
Phosphatidylcholine
Castraveti murati
Seminte de pin
Ananas
Ananas suc
Fasole Pinto (rosie)

Fistic

Plantain (banana pt
gatit)
Prune
Polisorbat 80
Concentat pommegranate

Carne Porc
Porc Costite
Branza Port du Salut
Vin Port
postum
Sorbat potasiu
Cartofi
Carne pasare
Primal Defense
Branza Primost
Branze procesate
Pudra proteine
Branza Provolone
Prune uscate
Psyllium (In alb indian)
Bostan
Bostan conserva
Quinoa
Quorn
Stafide
Rubarba
Orez
Orez brun
Faina de orez
Branza Ricotta
Branza Romano
Branza Roquefort
Rozmarin
Rutabaga (swede)
Secara
Zaharina

Ulei Sofranas
Salvie
Amidon de palmier
Sake
Sare
Sashimi
Varza murata
Alge marine
Unt din seminte
Faina de seminte
Seminte
Ulei Susan
Seminte susan
Sharifa (crema mere)
Crustacee
Sherry
Silica
Dioxid de silicon
Slippery elm
Carne afumata
Benzoat de sodiu
Sodium starch glycinate
Sorbitol
Smantana
Soia
Lecitina di nsoia
Sos de soia
Lapte de soia
Ulei de soia
Boabe soia
Ceai menta
Grau spelt

Condimente
Spanac
Spirulina
Splenda (indulcitor)
Mazare despicata
(uscata si decojita)
Paine din grau incoltit
Dovlecel
Stevie
Branza Stilton
Fasole verde
Sucraloza
Sulfati
Ulei floarea soarelui
Swede (Rutabaga)
Cartofi dulci
Branza Elvetiana

Sos Tabasco
tagatoza
Tamari
Tamarind
Mandarine
Tapioca
Tapioca Faina
Taro
Tarhon
Ceai
Cimbru
Tofu
Branza Tofu
Rosii
Rosii suc (conserva)

Rosii pasta (conserva)


Rosii Puree (conserva)
Rosii sos (conserva)
Triticale
Turbinado
Nap

Suc V8
Vanilina
Stearat vegetal
Legume (conserva)

Otet
Vodka
Ulei de nuci
Nuci
Wasabi
Castane de apa
Nasturel
pepene rosu
grau
germeni de grau
Whisky
vin
guma xantan
Xilitol
Cartofi dulci
iaurt comercial
iaurt de casa

radacina de yucca
zucchini

Explicatii

Food

Permis/
Interzis

Column1
Ascorbic acid
Aspartic acid
Citric Acid
Agar-agar
Agave syrup

Column2
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal
Illegal

Column3
Should be nothing but Vitamin C.

Algae

Illegal

Seaweed

Illegal

We do not use algae (Spirulina) because IBD involves the immune system Alge
and algae can aggravate an already disturbed immune system.
Seaweed is high in polysaccharides and therefore illegal.
Alge marine

Aloe Vera

Illegal

It contains mucilaginous polysaccharides as well as increasing the release


Aloe Vera
of tumor necrosis factor which is associated with IBD inflammation and
increased immune stimulation.

Filberts (hazelnuts)

Legal

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating. Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea
has subsided.

Amaranth flour

Illegal

Sago starch
Cornstarch
Pineapple
Pineapple juice

Illegal
Illegal
Legal
Illegal

Artichokes (French)

Legal

Artichokes (Jerusalem) Illegal


Anchovies
Legal
Club soda
Legal

Citric acid as an additive is OK

Amaranth is a grain substitute, contains starches and so is not allowed.

Aliment
Column4
Acid ascorbic
Acid aspartic
Acid Citric
Agar-agar
Agave sirop

Alune padure
Amaranth faina
Amidon de palmier
Amidon porumb
Ananas
Ananas suc

They are the green artichokes that you steam, then dip the leaves in
lemon butter and scrape off with your teeth. They have edible hearts and Anghinare (french)
an inedible choke.
They are actually a tuber, and are not legal.
Anghinare (Ierusalim)
Ansoa
Apa Minerala
Peanuts in the shell may be tried cautiously after 6 months on the diet if Arahide
diarrhea is gone. Shelled peanuts are illegal. Nuts sold in mixtures are not
allowed, as most are roasted with a starch coating.

Peanuts

Legal

Peppers

Legal

Jalapenos

Legal

Natural Flavors

Illegal

Aspartame

Legal

Astragalus
Avocadoes

Illegal
Legal

Avocado oil

Legal

Bananas
Sodium Benzoate
Beer

Legal
Legal
Illegal

Bhindi

Illegal

Baking soda
Bitter Gourd
Soybeans

Legal
Illegal
Illegal

Bok Choy

Legal

Bok Choy is much like cabbage and is legal but you should not use a
member of the cabbage family until you are well on your way to getting
better. In other words, do not use if you still have diarrhea and gas.

Glucose candy

Illegal

Contains granulated glucose is known to contains other sugars in addition


Bomboane glucoza
to glucose.

Pumpkin

Legal

Pumpkin (canned)

Illegal

Bourbon
Brandy

Legal
Illegal

Cheese

Legal

Green, yellow, and red peppers are permitted. Also jalapeno peppers,
habanera peppers, chili peppers, poblano peppers, relleno peppers, etc.
are legal.

Ardei
Ardei iute

Natural flavoring can be used to refer to anything, including the


chemicals coming from big "flavor" companies which sell chemicals to
food processors.
When symptom free, one aspartame sweetened soft drink per week is
allowed - Elaine. But see Aspartame in Knowledge Base.
contains polysaccharides
Good for mayonaise and salad dressings but might not withstand heat
very well

Arome naturale
Aspartam
Astralagus
Avocado fruct
Avocado ulei

LITERA B
They must be ripe with black spots on the skin.
(supplement ingredient)
No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks, since they are a mucilaginous food, they
are illegal.

Banane
Benzoat de sodiu
Bere
Bhindi
Bicarbonat de sodiu
Bitter gourd
Boabe soia
Bok Choy

Fresh pumpkin is legal, canned pumpkin is not allowed. Butternut squash Bostan
may be used as a substitute for pumpkin in baking.
Canned pumpkin is illegal. Butternut squash may be substituted for
pumpkin in baking.
Only have it occasionally.

Bostan conserva
Bourbon
Brandy

If a cheese is not a processed cheese (manufactured) but is a cheese that


Branza
has had a bacterial culture involved with its production and is aged at
least 30 days. Elaine says its OK.

Asiago cheese
Brick cheese
Brie cheese
Camembert cheese
Colby cheese
Blue cheese
Cottage cheese
Dry Curd Cottage Che
Edam cheese
Swiss cheese

Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal

Feta Cheese

Illegal

Gjetost cheese
Gorgonzola cheese
Gouda cheese
Gruyere cheese
Havarti cheese
Limburger cheese
Manchego Cheese
Monterey Jack cheese
Mozzarella cheese
Muenster cheese
Neufchatel cheese
Parmesan cheese
Port du Salut cheese
Primost cheese

Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal
Legal
Illegal
Legal
Legal
Illegal

Provolone cheese

Legal

Ricotta cheese
Romano cheese
Roquefort cheese
Stilton cheese
Tofutti cheese

Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal

Processed cheeses

Illegal

Natural cheeses

Legal

Broccoli
Bulgur
Bouillon cubes
Basil

Legal
Illegal
Illegal
Legal

May
May
May
May
May
May

be
be
be
be
be
be

used
used
used
used
used
used

occasionally.
freely.
occasionally.
occasionally.
freely.
occasionally.

Branza Asiago
Branza brick
Branza Brie
Branza Camembert
Branza Colby
Branza cu mucegai
Branza de vaci (crema)
branza de vaci uscata
Branza Edam
Branza Elvetiana

DCCC sources
May be used occasionally.
May be used freely.

Feta may be used after about 6 months of improvement. But used only in
Branza
small amounts.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
May be used freely.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
Although not listed with the other cheeses on page 140 of Breaking the
Branza
Vicious Cycle, provolone cheese is legal.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
May be used occasionally.
Branza
Branza
See the appendix of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, for a complete
Branze
list of illegal cheeses.
See the appendix of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, for a complete
list of allowable cheeses.

Bouillon cubes and instant soup bases are not permitted.

feta
Gjetost
Gorgonzola
Gouda
Guyere
Havarti
Limburger
Manchego
Monterey Jack
Mozzarella
Muenster
Neufchatel
Parmezan
Port du Salut
Primost
Provolone
Ricotta
Romano
Roquefort
Stilton
Tofu
procesate

Branzeturi naturale
Broccoli
Bulgur (couscous)
Bulion cuburi (comert)
Busuioc

LITERA C
Dr. Haas advised not to use cocoa or chocolate and this still goes, it isn't
just the sugar he was worried about.

Cocoa powder

Illegal

Coffee

Legal

Coffee (instant)
Apricots
Capers

Illegal
Legal
Legal

Meats

Legal

All fesh or frozen meats with no additives or processing are legal


including beef, lamb, pork, liver, kidney, oxtail and tongue

Carne

Smoked meats

Illegal

Unless you know with certainty that no sugar has been added during the
smoking process, they are not permitted.

Carne afumata

Meats (canned)

Illegal

Coffee should be made very weak. Instant coffee is not allowed.

Cacao pudra
Cafea
Cafea instant
Caise
Capere

Carne conserva

Poultry

Legal

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
processing; check the labels carefully.

Fowl

Legal

All types including turkey, chicken, duck, goose, pheasant, pigeon etc
(curcan, pui, rata, gasca, fazan, porumbel etc.)

Carne pasare

Pork

Legal

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
processing; check the labels carefully.

Carne Porc

Meats (processed)

Illegal

Most have additives such as starch, lactose and sugar e.g. hot dogs,
turkey loaf, spiced ham, bologna, smoked meats.

Carne procesata

Beef

Legal

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
processing; check the labels carefully.

Carne vita

Carrageenan

Illegal

Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Yams
Cheddar cheese

Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Legal

Chestnuts

Legal

Carrageenan is seaweed and high in polysaccharides, therefore illegal.


Both white and sweet potatoes are illegal.

May be used freely.


May be tried when symptom free. However, if you buy dried chestnuts,
soak them and cook them until soft.

Carne pasare curte

Carrageenan
Cartofi
Cartofi dulci
Cartofi dulci
Cascaval
Castane

Chestnut flour
Water chestnuts
Cucumbers

Illegal
Illegal
Legal

Pickles (dill)

Legal

Tea

Legal

Bark tea

Illegal

Peppermint tea

Legal

Spearmint Tea
Green tea

Legal
Legal

Onions

Legal

Cellulose (in supplemeLegal


Cellulose Gum
Cereals
Cherimoya

Illegal
Illegal
Legal

Chevre

Illegal

Chlorella

Illegal

Castane - faina
Castane de apa
Castraveti
Dill pickles are legal as long as they do not contain illegal ingredients;
read the labels carefully.
Ordinary black tea is legal but should be made weak.Instant tea,Ojibwa
tea (Essiac), many herbal teas, teas made from bark etc are full of
polysaccharides and are illegal. Peppermint and spearmint herb teas are
legal, and you can make a tea from ginger which is also legal.
Bark tea (Pau d'Arco) contains steroidal saponins and is both an immune
booster and a laxative.

Use fresh onions. Onion powders have starch added as anti-caking


agents. You may also make your own onion powder from fresh onions by
dehydrating them and grinding them yourself.
Cellulose in your supplements is okay and virtually impossible to avoid.
However for a hot cereal see SCDrecipe Hot cereal
Also known as custard apple or sharifa.
Chevre is illegal, but you can make a close approximation by dripping
goat milk yogurt. Directions can be found at
http://uclbs.org/recipes/dairy/suegoatcheese.php
It is a blue-green algae similar to spirulina

Cyclamate

Legal

Chickory root

Illegal

Chickory root is not legal. In my first book, I suggested that it might be


used instead of coffee beans. I have since learned that it contains large
amounts of fructooligosaccharides.

Thyme

Legal
Illegal

Cherries
Legal
Magnesium citrate
Legal
Mushrooms
Legal
Liquid ClorychlorophyllIllegal
Pomegranate concentrIllegal

Ceai

Ceai de scoarta de
copac

Some brands out there put in natural flavourings which would make them
Ceai Menta
illegal, so check the ingredients carefully - Charlene
Ceai menta creata
Limited to 2 cups per day.
Ceai verde

It is actually a better alternative than saccharine, if you can get it,


because it has no aftertaste. But it's almost impossible to find by itself,
and certainly not available in NA.

Chocolate

Castraveti murati

Ceapa
Celuloza
Celuloza guma
Cereale
Cherimoya
Chevre
Chlorella
ciclamat

Cicoare - radacina
Cimbru

Dr. Haas advised not to use cocoa or chocolate and this still goes, it isn't
just the sugar he was worried about.

Ciocolata
Cirese
Citrat de magneziu
Ciuperci
Cloriclorofila lichida
Concentat pommegranate

(As a supplement ingredient)

Spices

Legal

Spices of all kinds may be used, but avoid spice mixtures; buy spices
separately.

Condimente

Cauliflower

Legal

Cauliflower is sometimes hard to digest and should be tried cautiously


after some progress has been made on the diet.

Conopida

Cilantro
Legal
Cream cheese
Illegal
Cream of Tartar
Illegal
Custard apple
Legal
Croscomellose sodium Illegal

Also known as sharifa or cherimoya

Coriandru
Crema de branza
Crema de tartar
Crema mere
Croscomellose sodium

Shellfish

Legal

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
processing; check the labels carefully.

Crustacee

Dates

Legal

Medjool and California dates are allowed. They must be loose and not
have anything added.

Curmale

Bay Leaf

Legal

Dextrose (contained
in commercial
products)

Illegal

Silicon Dioxide
Butternut squash
Squash
Acorn Squash
Baker's yeast

Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal

Drumsticks

Illegal

LITERA D
Dafin frunze
The problem with the dextrose and fructose which is being sold as a
granulated form as well as the dextrose contained in commercial products Dextroza
is that it is not pure dextrose which should be the same as the single
sugar glucose found in fruits and honey.
(supplement ingredient)
Dioxid de silicon
Dovlecel
Both winter and summer squashes are legal.
Dovlecel
Dovlecel ghinda
Saccharamyces cerevisae is baker's yeast and is illegal.
Drojdie
No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks. Since they are a mucilaginous food, they
Drumsticks (leguma)
are illegal.

LITERA E, F
Echinacea

Legal

Especially if it is in Alcohol, but even it is in pill form with a bit of lactose.


It can be very helpful if a cold or flu is coming on.

Echinacea

EMPower

Illegal

Ethanol
Flour

Legal
Illegal

Bean flour

Illegal

Pea flour
Rice Flour

Illegal
Illegal

Seed Flour

Illegal

Durum Flour

Illegal

Garfava flour

Illegal

Haricot beans

Legal

Black eye beans

Illegal

Navy beans

Legal

Butter beans
Canellini beans
Faba beans
Garbanzo beans

Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal

Lima beans

Legal

Mungbeans

Illegal

Black beans

Legal

Pinto beans

Illegal

Kidney beans

Legal

String beans
Fenugreek

Legal
Illegal

Iron supplements

Illegal

Pistachio nuts

Legal

FOS

Illegal

Fruits (canned)
Berries
Fructose (granulated)
Passion Fruit

Legal
Legal
Illegal
Legal

Has many Illegal ingredients, Brown Rice Bran, FOS, Bifidus, flax seed
Ethanol is alcohol - the kind in gin, etc.

EMPower
Etanol
Faina

Do not use ready made flours made from beans or lentils as they probably
Faina de fasole
weren't soaked prior to grinding to bean flour Faina de mazare
Faina de orez
It is not allowed because the quantity of the flour way surpasses the few
seeds that Elaine had in mind when she said "seeds are permissible after Faina de seminte
3 months of no symptoms."
Its a type wheat grain flour
Faina durum
Made from two types of beans, Garbanzo beans and Fava beans, neither
Faina Garfava
are SCDlegal.
These are legal and are the same as navy beans. Dried legumes must be
prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious
Cycle.

Fasole boabe alba


Fasole black eye

Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the


book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

Fasole boabe alba


Fasole
Fasole
Fasole
Fasole

Dried or fresh are permitted. Dried legumes must be prepared according


to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

Butter
Canellini
Faba
Garbanzo

Fasole Lima
Fasole Mung

May be tried when symptom free. Dried legumes must be prepared


according to the instructions in the book 'Breaking the vicious Cycle'
Even after soaking they have the wrong kind of starch
(All Types) May be tried when symptom free. Dried legumes must be
prepared according to the instructions in the book, Breaking the Vicious
Cycle.
Also called Green Beans

Please do not get vitamins with iron; they encourage all kinds of
infections especially in the gut, and iron has had much research done on
it re other diseases. No oral iron if you can help it. Just eat the liver pate
and if you like liver, eat it at least once a week.
They are legal, but the skins can be really tough for newbies. And don't
get the pink dyed ones, or the salted ones because they can have starch
added to them. You can get unsalted, unroasted pistachios at the health
food store and then roast them yourself. For instructions see, Pistachio
Nuts
Also known as fructooligosaccharides. See, FOS in the Knowledge Base
section/.
Fruits canned in their own juice are allowed
Berries of all kinds are legal.

Fasole neagra
Fasole Pinto (rosie)
Fasole rosie
Fasole verde
Fenel grecesc

Fier - supliment

Fistic

FOS
Fructe conserva
Fructe padure
Fructoza
Fructul pasiunii

LITERA G
It is a denatured protein that has lost its tertiary structure although it is
not the best protein.

Gelatina(ne-aromata)
germeni de grau
Germeni fasole
ghee
Ghimbir
Gin

Gelatin (unflavored)

Legal

Wheat germ
Bean sprouts
Ghee
Ginger
Gin

Illegal
Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal

It's clarified butter

Glycerin

Legal

Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not
make it a sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. Glicerina
So does glycerol.

Glycerol

Legal

Granulated glucose

Illegal

Goatein

Illegal

Grapefruit

Legal

Only have it occasionally.

Since glycerin is not a sugar to begin with, the "ol" at the end does not
make it a sugar alcohol. Glycerin is considered to belong to the fat family. Glicerol
So does glycerol.
It is known to contains other sugars in addition to glucose.
Glucoza granule
It is a Protein powders that contains Bifidobacteria Bifidum. Protein
Powders are a bad idea in any case as they're generally oxidized
cholesterol - damaged by heat. - Deborah

Goatein
Grapefruit

Grapefruit juice

Illegal

Wheat
Spelt
Guar Gum
Mastic gum

Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal

Chewing gum

Illegal

Xanthum Gum
Gums

Illegal
Illegal

HN-Zyme

Legal

Hot dogs

Illegal

Buckwheat

Illegal

Hydrolyzed Protein

Illegal

Only legal if fresh. Frozen, or canned grapefruit juice is not allowed. Juice
should be diluted with water before drinking.

Grapefruit suc
grau
Grau spelt
Guma Guar
Guma mastic

Contains things like aspartame, maple or date sugar and other sugar
substitutes which are illegal.

Guma mestecat
guma xantan
Gume

All gums are illegal.

LITERA H
HN-Zyme
Commercially produced hotdogs will normally be illegal but here is a legal
hot dogs
recipe on SCDiet by Marilyn
Hrisca
This is another term for MSG. Regardless of whether it is SCD legal or
not, we should all try to avoid it. MSG can be a potent neurotoxin.

Hydrolyzed Protein

LITERA I, J
Yoghurt (commercial) Illegal

Eating commercial yoghurt is not permitted. Commercial yoghurt may be


used as a starter for making homemade yogurt. For directions for making iaurt comercial
yoghurt

Yoghurt (homemade) Legal

See, yoghurt in the Knowledge Base section for instructions on how to


make legal yoghurt.

iaurt de casa

Allspice

Legal

As long as you're just using Allspice as a cooking spice, it's legal. Don't
use the oil, see Allspice

Ienibahar

Mucilaginous Herbs

Illegal

Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed as some think the


"coating" properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who
have compromised guts cannot digest this stuff but our bugs can have
quite a party on it.

Ierburi mucilogene

Ice cream

Illegal

Commercially prepared ice cream is not allowed. However, there are


many wonderful recipes for homemade ice cream.

Inghetata

Inositol

Illegal

Inulin

Illegal

Isoglucose

Illegal

Jaggery (gur)

Illegal

Ham

Legal

Jicama

Illegal

Inositol is a sugar alcohol. Sugar alcohols will feed bacteria and that is
Inositol
something we do not want to do. Sugar alcohols generally cause diarrhea
but small amounts in supplements are ok - Elaine
Inulin is a FOS and is illegal, see Inulin
Inulin
It is a new sweetner likely to be used in many products in future. See
Isoglucoza
Isoglucose
Jaggery
Only if cured with salt, it is illegal if cured with sugar dextrose etc see
Jambon
Ham
Jicama

Kefir

Illegal

See, Kefir

LITERA K

Ketchup

Illegal

Kimchi
Kiwi fruit
Kohlrabi
Kumquats

Legal
Legal
Illegal
Legal

Kudzu (or kuzu)

Illegal

Lemons
Milk
Buttermilk
Soybean milk

Legal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal

Lactaid Milk

Illegal

Kefir

Commercially prepared ketchup contains sugar and is not allowed. See


the gourmet section of the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle for a ketchup KetcHup
recipe.
See Kimchi
Kimchi
Kiwi
See Kohlrabi
Kohlrabi
Kumquats
It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This Kuzu
starch is food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.

LITERA L
Fluid milk of any kind is not permitted.

The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose
hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting
the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time. Note: Lactaid
Milk is Lactose Hydrolyzed Milk

Lamai
Lapte
Lapte batut
Lapte de soia
Lapte hidrolizat

Lactose Hydrolyzed Mi Illegal

The rate of flow of galactose to the liver when one drinks lactose
hydrolyzed milk is high. With lactose hydrolyzed milk, you are ingesting
the two sugars: glucose and galactose at the same time.

Lapte cu lactoza
hidrolizata

Lecithin

Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks,
and Elaine sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food.

Lecitina

Legal

Soy Lecithin

Legal

Vegetables (canned)

Illegal

leucine
Liqueurs

Legal
Illegal

Licorice

Illegal

Lignin

Illegal

Limes

Legal

Lentils

Legal

Derived from soy (illegal). There is plenty of good lecithin in egg yolks,
and Elaine sees no particular need to take it outside of a whole food. Also Lecitina din soia
see Carlsons fish oil
Legume (conserva)
Canned vegetables are not permitted; they must either be fresh or frozen.
(supplement ingredient)
Leucina
Lichioruri
Licorice is both a demulcent and a laxative. For more info on demulcents
Licorice
see, Licorice and Demulcents
Grinding lignin and tough stuff does not prevent certain microorganisms
from thanking you for chewing up their nutrition. The little buggers then
respond by eating faster and making more babies and toxins.

Lignin
Limete

Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the


book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.

Linte

LITERA M
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD
legal. They fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and
so allow companies to label things 'sugar free', even though they are
providing nutrition to the bacteria that live in your digestive tract.

Maltitol

Illegal

Maltodextrin

Illegal

Tangerines
Mangoes

Legal
Legal

Mannitol

Illegal

Arrowroot

Illegal

Margarine

Illegal

Olives

Legal

Peas

Legal

Split peas

Legal

Millet
Melatonin
Apples

Illegal
Illegal
Legal

Apple Cider

Legal

It is brown and not clear as apple juice is. It should be just straight
pressed apples. It is usually pasteurized in order to kill bacteria. Cider
should be diluted with water before drinking.

Mere - must

Apple Juice

Illegal

Apple juice usually has sugar added during processing. Apple cider is
allowed. It should be brown and not clear as apple juice is. Cider should
be diluted with water before drinking.

Mere - suc

Lamb

Legal

Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
processing; check the labels carefully.

Miel

Honey

Legal

Almonds

Legal

Almond milk
Almond butter
Miso
Molasses

Legal
Legal
Illegal
Illegal

Molo-cure

Illegal

Carrots

Legal

MSG

Illegal

Mustard (plain)

Legal

Maltodextrin is the worst of the small molecules of sugars. It is a very


short chain of glucose molecules (derived from starch). The chances of
digestion are practically nil. It therefore will feed bacteria and because of
its particular structure, Elaine feels it is worse than even lactose.

Maltitol

Maltodextrina

Mandarine
Mango
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD
legal. They fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and
so allow companies to label things 'sugar free', even though they are
providing nutrition to the bacteria that live in your digestive tract.

Manitol

It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This Maranta radacina
starch is food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
Margarina
Olives are legal as long as they do not contain illegal ingredients; read the
Masline
labels carefully.
Mazare
Mazare despicata
Dried legumes must be prepared according to the instructions in the
(uscata si decojita)
book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle.
Mei
Melatonina
Mere

Miere
Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating. Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea
has subsided.
May be tried after being on the diet for 6 months.
Almond butter with no sugar added is allowed.

Migdale
Migdale - lapte
Migdale - unt
Miso
Molasa

The main constituent of Molo-cure is aloe. Aloe is not SCD compliant as


it contains mucilaginous polysaccharides as well as increasing the release Molo-cure
of tumor necrosis factor which is associated with IBD inflammation and
increased immune stimulation.
Morcovi
Regardless of whether it is SCD legal or not, we should all try to avoid it.
MSG
MSG can be a potent neurotoxin.
Mustard is legal as long as it doesn't contain illegal ingredients; read the
labels carefully.

Mustar (simplu)

LITERA N
Turnips

Illegal

Watercress
Chick peas
Nectarines

Legal
Illegal
Legal

Coconut

Legal

Coconut milk

Legal

In the most recent printing of BTVC (Ninth Printing - May 2002), turnips
were moved from the 'allowed' list to the 'not allowed' list.

Nap
Nasturel
Naut
Nectarine

Fresh or unsweetened, shredded coconut and coconut flour are all legal.
May be tried after being on the diet for 6 months.

Nuca de cocos
Nuca de cocos lapte

Walnuts

Legal

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating. Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea
has subsided.

Brazil nuts

Legal

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating.

Nuci Braziliene

Cashews

Legal

Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating.

Nuci Caju

Macadamia nuts

Legal

Pecans

Legal

Nutmeg

Legal

Nuci

Nuci macadamia
Nuts sold in mixtures are not allowed, as most are roasted with a starch
coating. Nuts should only be used as nut flour, in recipes, until diarrhea
has subsided.

Nuci Pecan
Nucsoara

LITERA O
Okra

Illegal

Oregano
Rice

Legal
Illegal

Rice Bran

Illegal

Barley

Illegal

Vinegar

Legal

Balsamic vinegar

Illegal

Eggs
Oats

Legal
Illegal

No okra (bhindi) or drumsticks, since they are a mucilaginous food, they


are illegal.
Both brown and white rice are illegal.

Okra
Oregano
Orez

Except as a supplement filler as it is mainly oil. If one is taking a


supplement which has proven to be efficacious, then the small amount of
Orez brun
filler within the supplement will probably not have an adverse effect. Elaine.
Orz
Red and white wine vinegar also white and cider vinegars are allowed but
check the label for added illegals. Balsamic vinegar is not allowed as it
Otet
has added sugar. However you can make your own legal balsamic vinegar
substitute see scdrecipe
It's not that balsamic vinegar is illegal, it's that what you can get in the
store isn't really balsamic vinegar and most have sugar added to them so Otet balsamic
Elaine doesn't allow it. You can make your own legal substitute though
see scdrecipe
Oua
Ovaz

LITERA P
Sprouted Grain Bread Illegal
Ezekiel Bread
Illegal
Papayas
Legal

Sprouted grain breads are illegal.

Paine din grau incoltit


Paine Ezekiel
Papaya

Pappadum

Illegal

They are an Indian snack made from lentils - they're like a chip. Also
contains rice flour

Pappadum

Paprika

Legal

Parsnips

Illegal

Pasta
Parsley

Illegal
Legal

Pau 'Arco

Illegal

Pectin

Illegal

Melon
Watermelon
Peptizyde
Pears
Persimmons

Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal

Fish

Legal

Paprika
At one time, I had them included in my book but after getting feedback
from the inflammatory bowel listserv, I took them off. Some children do
Pastarnac
well with them; others do not. However, they are pretty good from a carb
standpoint and Dr. Haas allowed them. - Elaine

Bark tea (Pau d'Arco) contains steroidal saponins and is both an immune
booster and a laxative.

Paste fainoase
Patrunjel
Pau 'Arco (un fel de
ceai)

It is a polysaccharide which, in the presence of acid and sugar, gels. It is


used as a thickener in jams, and occurs naturally in some fruit, like
apples. In apples, it's mostly in the peel, and for someone beginning the Pectina
diet, you normally wouldn't get too much from eating an apple, because
you'd peel it. Pectin as an added ingredient is not legal, as it is a complex
sugar.
All types are Legal
Pepene
Pepene rosu
Peptizida
Pere
Persimmon (fructul zeilor)
Fresh and frozen are allowed as long as nothing has been added during
Peste
processing; check the labels carefully.

Canned fish

Legal

Phosphatidylcholine

Legal

Peaches

Legal

Plantains

Illegal

Bee Pollen

Illegal

Polysorbate 80

Illegal

Mucilaginous Polysacc Illegal


Oranges
Corn
Postum
Cantaloupe

Legal
Illegal
Illegal
Legal

Baking powder

Illegal

Leek
Primal Defense

Legal
Illegal

Decaffeinated Product Illegal


Dried milk solids
Plums
Prunes

Illegal
Legal
Legal

Psyllium husks

Illegal

Protein powder

Illegal

Canned in oil or water is acceptable but check the labels carefully. Do not
buy products containing "broth". Usually, the low sodium varieties do not Peste conserva
contain "broth".
Another name for lecithin which is legal. Eggs have a huge amount of this Phosphatidylcholine
but if you are not eating eggs, perhaps a bit of supplement is fine. - Elaine
Piersica
Plantain (banana pt
gatit)
They contain too much starch.
Pollen is irritating to a damaged gut. Clear, pure, pasteurized honey is
okay. Cloudy honey (still containing the pollen) should be avoided. Sheila
See Polysorbate 80
Slimy, mucilaginous substances are often prescribed as some think the
"coating" properties are helpful to the intestines. They aren't. We who
have compromised guts cannot digest this stuff but our bugs can have
quite a party on it.

Polen
Polisorbat 80
Polizaharide
mucilogene
Portocale
Porumb
postum
Pepene galben

Has starch as an ingredient, (usually corn starch) and other illegals to


make it rise better.

Praf de copt
Praz
Primal Defense

See, Primal Defense


Decaffeinated products are not legal since the manufacturing process
may introduce questionable ingredients or reactions..

Produse fara cafeina


Produse lactate uscate
Prune
Prune uscate

They are loaded with cellulose and lignin which some bacteria thrive on.
We accept that the cellulose in vegetables and fruit can be handled OK
but a concentrated form such as husks would not be in order.
See, Protein powder

Psyllium (In alb


indian)
Pudra proteine

LITERA Q, R
Quinoa
Illegal
Quorn
Illegal
Burdock root
Illegal
Yucca Root
Illegal
Black radish
Legal
Carob
Illegal
tomato
Legal
Tomato paste (canned)Illegal
Tomato pure (canned Illegal
Tomato sauce (canned Illegal
Tomato juice (canned) Legal
Rosemary
Legal
Rhubarb
Legal
Rutabaga

Legal

Since Quinoa is 60% starch, it is very illegal.


It contains inulin (FOS) and mucilage.
It is very fibrous, so go slowly and be careful.
Canned tomatoes are illegal.

Should only have salt added. Also see Tomato Juice - canned

Also known as swede It is very fibrous, so go slow and be careful.

Quinoa
Quorn
Radacina de burdock
Radacina de yucca
Ridiche neagra
Roscova
Rosii
Rosii pasta (conserva)
Rosii Puree (conserva)
Rosii sos (conserva)
Rosii suc (conserva)
Rozmarin
Rubarba
Rutabaga (swede)

LITERA S
Sake
Bologna
Collard greens
Lettuce
Sage

Illegal
Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal

Salt

Legal

Sashimi
Cinnamon
Rye
Seeds

Legal
Legal
Illegal
Legal

Flax seed

Illegal

Pine nuts

Legal

Hemp seed, Hemp protIllegal


Sesame seeds
Illegal
Beets
Legal

Of the cabbage family, introduce late in the diet


All varieties of lettuce are legal.
Ordinary iodized table salt, altho it sometimes has dextrose, is legal
because it is important to get that iodine
(Japanese sushi-style raw fish served all by itself w/o rice)

Permissible after 3 months of no symptoms.


See Flax seed and flax seed oil within the Knowledge Base section.

Sake
Salam
Salata Collard
Salata verde
Salvie
Sare
Sashimi
Scortisoara
Secara
Seminte
Seminte de in

They are very hard to digest and even grinding them for pesto doesn't
make them any easier on your gut. May be tried in small amounts after
symptoms have subsided.

Seminte de pin

Sesame seeds

Seminte Hemp
Seminte susan
Sfecla

Chard

Legal

Sharifa
Sherry
Silica
Maple syrup
Corn syrup
Cordials

Legal
Illegal
Legal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal

Slippery elm

Illegal

Cream

Illegal

Sour cream

Illegal

Figs

Legal

Sodium starch glycinatIllegal


Soy
Illegal
Potassium Sorbate
Legal

Chard (red, green, rainbow and swiss). Chard is similar to spinach/celery


so it is legal. It also reminds me a bit of the cabbage family so use with
caution if gas is still a problem
Also known as custard apple or cherimoya
(supplement ingredient)
Maple syrup is a disaccharide.

Sfecla elvetiana
Sharifa (crema mere)
Sherry
Silica
Sirop de artar
Sirop porumb
Siropuri

It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This Slippery elm
starch is food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
It is illegal as it contains lactose. Cream can be added to milk and then
fermented to make SCD24hr yoghurt as the lactsose will be used up in
the fermentation. Cream has less lactose than milk and the more fat it
contains the less lactose it has.

Smantana dulce
Smantana

Figs unpolluted by chemicals or additives are fine, however I find them,


especially in dried form; to be a laxative. They also contain hundreds of
tiny hard seeds which can be hard on the intestines. I'm still unable to
tolerate them after almost a year on the SCD. If I were you I'd leave figs
until you've been symptom free for at least a while. - Rob B
See - Soy
(supplement ingredient)
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD
legal. They fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and
so allow companies to label things 'sugar free', even though they are
providing nutrition to the bacteria that live in your digestive tract.

Smochine

Sodium starch glycinate


Soia
Sorbat potasiu

Sorbitol

Illegal

Pork Rinds

Legal

Horseradish sauce

Legal

If homemade, if manufactured only if you know they have not added


illegals (doar cel facut in casa)

Sos de hrean

Soy Sauce

Illegal

Soy sauce is a fermented soy product and also contains wheat so it is


illegal.

Sos de soia

Tabasco sauce

Illegal

Only the original red Tabasco sauce, labeled "McIlhenny Company


Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce" is legal but as with all manufactured
products check the ingredients. The other Tabasco styles all have sugars
and gums added.

Sos Tabasco

Spinach
Asparagus

Legal
Legal

Spirulina

Illegal

Splenda
Raisins
Magnesium Stearate

Illegal
Legal
Legal

Vegetable stearate

Legal

Stevia

Illegal

Grapes

Legal

Grape juice

Legal

Juice from concentrateIllegal

Cranberry juice

Legal

Use the plain pork rinds with no added flavourings and check the label
carefully to make sure they don't contain illegal ingredients

Fresh or frozen is allowed. Canned vegetables are not allowed.

Sorbitol

Sorici porc

Spanac
Sparanghel

We do not use algae (Spirulina) because IBD involves the immune system Spirulina
and can aggravate an already disturbed immune system.
There are several reasons why it is illegal, see Splenda
Splenda (indulcitor)
Try them cautiously.
Stafide
(As a supplement ingredient)
Stearat de magneziu
I believe that stearate is always a fat (stearic acid) so vegetable stearate
would be a fat from some vegetable like coconut, etc. -- Elaine

Stearat vegetal

It's molecular structure resembles a steroid and the effects are unknown.
Stevie
See, Stevia
Struguri
White or dark grape juice is allowed. We use Welch's bottled grape juice,
as it has been checked out and does not have sugar added. Avoid frozen Struguri suc
grape juice, it usually has sugar added. Juice should be diluted with water
before drinking.
Juice from concentrate is normally illegal because when it is reconstituted
they often add other things (like sugar). Often additives are not listed on Suc concentrat
the label
We use Knudsens Just Cranberry juice, as it has been checked out and
does not have sugar added. It can be found in most health food stores.
Juice should be diluted with water before drinking. Since this is pure
cranberry juice it is very tart, you may sweeten it with saccharine or
honey or dilute it with legal apple cider instead of water.

Suc de merisoare

Orange juice

Legal

Noni Juice

Illegal

Frozen Orange Juice (c Illegal


Evaporated cane juice Illegal
V8 Juice

Illegal

Sucralose

Illegal

Sulphates

Legal

Bacon

Legal

Swede

Legal

Fresh orange juice that does not have sugar added is allowed. While
diarrhea is active, avoid having orange juice in the morning. We use
Tropicana's Original Orange Juice, as it has been checked out and does
not have sugar added.

Suc de portocale
Suc Noni

If orange juice is just frozen and has no additives then it is legal, however
frozen orange juice is normally concentrated before freezing and the
Suc portocale congelat
process to concentrate it makes it illegal see frozen orange juice
processing
Fancy name for sugar
Suc trestie zahar uscat
It has tomato paste listed as an ingredient. Elaine has listed tomato paste Suc V8
as being illegal. It is also made from concentrate and has added sugar.
There are several reasons why it is illegal, see Splenda
Sucraloza
When a fruit such as peaches (dried) and coconut is sulphated, it means it
has been exposed to sulphur to keep the color from darkening. Some
Sulfati
people are allergic to sulphated products but most of us are not bothered
by them.
Smoked bacon that has been fried very crisply is allowed once per week.
There are sugar-free bacons available and if you are able to find a source
of sugar-free bacon, you do not have to limit your consumption to once
per week. Usually the low sodium varieties do not contain sugar but
check the labels carefully.
Another name for rutabaga

Sunca, kaizer

Swede (Rutabaga)

LITERA T
Tagatose
Tamari
Tamarind
Tapioca
Tapioca Flour
Tarragon
Taro

Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Illegal
Legal
Illegal

Celeriac /celery root

Legal

Celery

Legal

L-Theanine

Legal

Tofu
Triticale
Turbinado

Illegal
Illegal
Illegal

Peanut Oil
Canola oil
Macadamia oil

Legal
Legal
Legal

Olive oil

Legal

Walnut oil
Soybean oil
Sunflower oil
Almond oil
Coconut oil
Corn oil
Flax seed oil
Grapeseed oil
Safflower oil
Sesame oil
Butter
Peanut butter
Seed Butters

Legal
Illegal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Legal
Illegal

Nettles

Illegal

Garlic

Legal

Use fresh garlic; garlic powders have starch added as anti-caking agents.
Usturoi
You may also make your own garlic powder from fresh garlic by
dehydrating it and grinding it yourself.

Vanillin

Legal

But not in concentrated form see Vanillin

Vanilina

Cabbage

Legal

You should not use a member of the cabbage family until you are well on
your way to getting better. In other words, do not use if you still have
diarrhea and gas.

Varza

Brussell sprouts

Legal

It is made from soy


See, Tamarind
It is a starch, therefore illegal.

It has much too much starch in it and is very similar to potatoes.


However, you should go slow and be careful. It is very fibrous, even if it
doesn't seem so when you steam it and mash it.

Tagatoza
Tamari
Tamarind
Tapioca
Tapioca Faina
Tarhon
Taro
Telina - radacina

Telina - tulpina
It is an amino acid, as long as its pure without illegal binders, etc its legal,
Tianina-L
as with any new food go slow introducing it. - Seth
It is made from soy
Tofu
o combinaite intre grau si secara
Triticale
It is liquid cane sugar, therefore it is illegal.
Turbinado

LITERA U
Legal, but not recommended. (nerecomandat)
Makes the best tasting mayo - Deborah. Withstands heat well
Olive oil withstands heat well, good for frying cookng and is highly
recommended.
Doesn't withstand heat very well

Withstands heat well, good for frying/cooking,


See Flax seed and flax seed oil within the KnowledgeBase section

Natural peanut butter with no sugar added is allowed.


Seed Butters

Ulei de arahide
Ulei de canepa
Ulei de macadamia
Ulei de Masline
Ulei de nuci
Ulei de soia
Ulei floarea soarelui
Ulei migdale
Ulei nuca cocos
Ulei porumb
Ulei seminte in
Ulei seminte struguri
Ulei Sofranas
Ulei Susan
Unt
Unt de arahide
Unt din seminte

Adverse effects from consuming nettle tea can range from upset stomach Urzica
to burning sensations in the skin, difficulty in urination and bloating.

LITERA V

Varza Bruxelles

Kale
saukerkraut

Legal
Legal

Wine

Legal

Mead

Illegal

Port wine
Eggplant
Vodka

Illegal
Legal
Legal

Wasabi

Legal

whisky

Legal

Xylitol

Illegal

Date sugar

Illegal

Saccharine

Legal

Marshmallow

Illegal

Courgette
Zucchini

Legal
Legal

Only for advanced SCD'ers


Very dry wine is legal. See, Wines for more information on dry wines.

Varza Kale
Varza murata
Vin

If homemade and ingredients are honey and yeast, commercial is likely to


Vin de miere
have sugar added and is illegal
Its full of sugar
Vin Port
Vinete
Only have it occasionally.
Vodka
As long as it is in its natural state and hasn't had fillers added by a
Wasabi
manufacturer
Only have it occasionally.
Whisky
Sorbitol, mannitol, and xylitol are all sugar alcohols and are not SCD
legal. They fall under the category of indigestible carbs and sugars, and
so allow companies to label things 'sugar free', even though they are
providing nutrition to the bacteria that live in your digestive tract.

Xilitol

May be tried after being on the diet for quite sometime and symptom free
Zahar de curmale
but it is not recommended.
Zaharina
It is a mucilaginous herb. Mucilaginous herbs are loaded with starch. This Zefir
starch is food for the pathogens that the SCD is designed to starve out.
Also known as zucchini
Zucchini
Also known as Courgette
zucchini