Born in 1958 - female - Scorpio - married with one 10yo son and several grown up step-children.
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Life has been challenging in several respects these last 3 years or so, hence I have had little to report on the SCD front. However, hubby has been suffering a bit recently, and the budget is a little easier, so I am going to try to implement a limited version of SCD for him. When … Continue reading

C is for Convenience

Convenience is a huge word, for those of us following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. There is a very limited range of ready-made items on the supermarket shelves, which we can add to our weekly grocery shop. And in a small country like New Zealand, most of the things referred to on the northern hemisphere support … Continue reading

SCD Book and new-look SCD Diet blog.

I like this new theme. It will hopefully signal the dawn of some new stuff happening on this blog, and in particular, the beginning of my journey to finally get my SCD book published. I think it will be in an e-book format first, and maybe later to hard copy. But on that note, if … Continue reading

SCD Pork Chops in Sauce

Delicious SCD Sauce for Pork Chops. Continue reading

We miss SCD

On page 52 of BTVC, Elaine says “It is hoped that no one who recovers from his or her problem by following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet ever returns to a diet high in refined sugar and refined flours.” Well the awful truth is that we have. I think of it as a temporary hardship mind … Continue reading

Backtracking SCD

Tonight hubby said he thinks he’ll have to go back on “this diet”. Not sure exactly why, but all has not been entirely well in the tummy department this last couple of months. Trouble is, we have moved into our new place, and a whole new budgetary reality – oops! I haven’t the slightest idea … Continue reading

Post-SCD Decline

Sounds an awful headline doesn’t it? Its not really as bad as all that, but when I asked hubby the other day how his tummy was, he said “deteriorating”. That was the first time he has acknowledged that all is not as it was. Trouble is, even though the moving bit is finally over, he … Continue reading


Hubby showed me his skin today. He’s been eating basically anything and everything these last couple of weeks, mostly because we are half way between two properties, and he has lost so much weight (down to 70kg a week ago), and he has heaps of physically demanding stuff to do. We had thought we would … Continue reading

Dang – I was wrong about the sausages!

It turns out the Pure Beef and Pure Pork sausages also have breadcrumbs for filler, not to mention commercial flavouring mix. The good news is that the Barbecue Grillers, are okay, so long as you can tolerate caraway seeds, which may be a bit advanced for newbies. Feel free to comment if you happen to … Continue reading

SCD 18 months progress report

I’ve had heaps of things go through my mind that I’ve wanted to post about here lately, but they are all escaping while we are knee-deep in chaos, trying to move, and trying not to move all at the same time. Trying to move, because we want to be in our new home, and trying … Continue reading