Raman Prasad was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at the age of seventeen. His health steadily deteriorated in the years that followed, resulting in several hospital stays and various health complications. It was during this time that he came across Elaine Gottschall's book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, which outlined the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and the science behind it for putting inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), celiac disease, and diverticulitis in remission. Raman has followed the SCD successfully for more than ten years, which has resulted in a happy return to good health and a normal life. Inspired by his recovery, he established www.scdrecipe.com in 1998, which includes over 500 SCD recipes and other relevant information about the diet. Prasad is also the author of the self-published memoir Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery and the SCD cookbook Adventures in the Family Kitchen, which combines traditional Italian-American and Indian family recipes.
"This clever book is not just a great supplement to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, making dieting into a pleasure, but will also ensure the whole family enjoys a healthy, varied, and yummy diet. I feel lucky to have it in my kitchen."
--Mik Aidt, Founder and co-webmaster, www.scdiet.org
"Raman Prasad shares his personal experience in this comprehensive cookbook. It is a wonderful contribution and tribute to Elaine Gottschall and it will be an invaluable resource for those suffering with gastrointestinal issues. He provides a comprehensive overview of the science behind the diet, menus, holiday traditions, and gourmet recipes. This book will give families the confidence they need to heal."
--Pam Ferro, R.N., Founder of The Gottschall Autism Center
"People following a restrictive diet often lament the loss of foods and flavors they love. Raman Prasad's subtle modifications of delicious recipes from around the globe bring international flavor and zest to your home's SCD kitchen. There is no passport required for this delicious quest for a healthy gut!"
--Mike Simons, Co-webmaster, www.scdiet.org