SCD Diet Chart

The SCD Diet chart consists of the following stages. You may begin with a stage depending upon your condition. You can take these food items in breakfast, dinner, or lunch. 

 

STAGE 1

Symptoms:
Severe diarrhea, cramping, pain, bleeding

Possible Medicine (as per doctor’s advice)

Steroids: Prednisone 40 mg (5 mg tapering per week)

Pentasa (masalazine/masalamine) 3 to 4 gram daily

Masalazine enema

SCD multivitamins + calcium

Probiotic: Entrogermina (Bacillus Claussi) one per day for first 2 days and then after 48 hours

SCD Food Items (for recipes, CLICK HERE)

Vegetables:

Squashes (preferable – Courgette, Summer Squash), apple gourd

Meat:

Home made chicken, roasted, broasted, or curry (do not use red/green chillies)

Soup:

Chicken soup after boiling chicken for at least 4 hours. Do not put corn flour in soup.

Egg:

Should be avoided during bleeding. Do not exceed more than 1 egg.

Honey:

Not more than single spoon per day. (You can try Lagnese or any organic brand)

Cooking Oil:

Using olive cooking oil (not extra virgin brand)

Fruits:
Avoid fruits during bleeding as they contain fructose. May try ripe avocado in small quantities.

STAGE 2

Symptoms:

Little diarrhea but no bleeding

Possible Medicine (as per doctor’s advice)

Pentasa (masalazine/masalamine) 2 to 3 gram daily

SCD multivitamins + calcium

Probiotic: Enterogermina (Bacillus Claussi) after every 48 to 72 hours hours

SCD Food Items (for recipes, CLICK HERE)

Vegetables:

Squashes (preferable – Courgette, Summer Squash), apple gourd, may try other families of squashes in small quantities

Meat:

Home made chicken, goat meat, roasted, broasted, minced, or curry (do not use red/green chillies)

Mushrooms:

Try in small quantities

Soup:

Chicken soup after boiling chicken for at least 4 hours. Do not put corn flour in soup.

Eggplant:

Small quantities

Egg:

Two eggs per day

Honey:

Not more than 2 spoon per day. (You can try Lagnese or any organic brand)

Cooking Oil:

Using olive cooking oil (not extra virgin brand) or vegetable oil

Fruits:
Try homemade fruit juices in very small quantities diluted with water.

STAGE 3

Symptoms:

Almost in remission

Possible Medicine (as per doctor’s advice)

Steroids:

Pentasa (masalazine/masalamine) 1500 mg

SCD Food Items (for recipes, CLICK HERE)

Vegetables:

Squashes (preferable – Courgette, Summer Squash), apple gourd, may try other families of squashes in small quantities. You can try from other types of SCD vegetables mentioned here.

Meat:

Home made chicken, goat meat, red meat, roasted, broasted, minced, or curry (do not use red/green chillies)

Mushrooms:

Try in small quantities

Soup:

Chicken soup after boiling chicken for at least 4 hours. Do not put corn flour in soup.

Eggplant:

Small quantities

Egg:

Should be avoided during bleeding. Do not exceed more than 1 egg.

Honey:

Not more than single spoon per day. (You can try Lagnese or any organic brand)

Cooking Oil:

Using olive cooking oil (not extra virgin brand) or vegetable oil. You may also use Ghee.

Fruits:
Try homemade fruit juices in very small quantities diluted with water.

Cake:
Try pecan cake. Click here for recipe.

Lentil bread:

Red, green, brown lentils are allowed. Click here for recipe 

Tahini bread

Yogurt:

Homemade SCD 24 hour yogurt. (Please see main page for the procedure)

Kidney beans:

Soaked overnight

Dry fruits:

pecan, walnut, peanut (use in small quantities). Almonds should be blanched and then pealed off.

STAGE 4

You can try one item at a time among the following SCD sources to see the tolerance and make your own safe zone of food items:

SCD food items

SCD recipes (source 1)

SCD recipes (source 2)


IMPORTANT INFO:

Do not use the following lentils, beans, or vegetables

 

چنا دال (bengal gram)

black gram

مونگ بینز (mung beans)

Toor, Tuvar, Arhar Dal

black eyed beans

چنا، چھولا (chickpea)

کالا چنا

The following lentils can be used. The lentils must be soaked overnight at least for 12 hours before usage.

 

 

 

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