mSCD Food List Overview

The food list provided is a simplistic overview of the basic requirements of the diet, offering a bird's eye view of restricted and allowed foods. It is not an all-inclusive list of the allowed and restricted foods, nor does it define all the rules of the diet. This list should NOT be used as a guide to following the diet.

The final stage of mSCD is described in the table. While mSCD does not have official stages, patients often begin with SCD (optionally following the stages described on pecanbread.com) and then proceed to mSCD after sustained remission. The mSCD allows for introduction of other healthy foods outside the normal parameters of the diet after sustained remission (generally recommended to wait until 1 or 2 years of sustained remission). Because these food additions could be anything tolerated by the patient, they are not included in the food table.

Fish

Allowed

Seafood other than fish, which is listed separately

Allowed

Poultry

Allowed

Red Meat (not processed)

Allowed

Oats

Allowed (gluten-free oats only):
Per Day: Maximum of 2 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Per Week: Minimum of 3 servings and maximum of 6 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Serving Size: 1 cup

Rice

Allowed:
Per Day: Maximum of 2 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Per Week: Minimum of 3 servings and maximum of 6 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Serving Size: 1 cup

Fresh Legumes/beans (peas, green beans, etc)

Allowed

Nightshades (tomatoes, tomatillos, white potatoes [not sweet potatoes], eggplant, peppers, goji berries, etc)

Allowed

Vegetables other than starchy vegetables and nightshades, which are listed separately

Allowed

Fruits

Allowed

Nuts

Allowed

Honey

Allowed

Eggs

Allowed

Cocoa

Allowed (only 100% cocoa powder, not Dutch processed)

Coffee

Allowed

Dried Legumes/Beans

Certain dried legumes allowed: Peanuts, navy beans, lima beans, black beans, lentils, split peas; soaking required

Starchy Vegetables (potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, turnips, parsnips, etc)

Some allowed: Sweet potatoes, maybe white potatoes, organic preferred to avoid bud product:
Per Day: Maximum of 2 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Per Week: Minimum of 3 servings and maximum of 6 servings of any combination of rice/oats/sweet potato
Serving Size: 1 cup

Dairy

Allows homemade 24-hour yogurt and cheeses aged 30 days or more

Seeds

Most allowed: no chia or flax

Sweeteners other than honey and artificial sweeteners, which are listed separately

Maple syrup allowed

Fats/Oils

Most Allowed; No soybean oil, limit processed oils like canola oil

Alcohol

Some allowed: dry wine, vodka, gin, rye, Scotch, bourbon, whiskey

Processed Meat

Exclude

Wheat/Gluten

Exclude

Corn

Exclude

Grains other than wheat, corn, oats, and rice, which are listed separately

Exclude

Artificial Sweeteners

Exclude

Processed Foods/Preservatives/Artificial Additives

Exclude

Formula (PEN; eg, Boost®, Ensure®, Pediasure®, Modulen IBD®)

Exclude

Emulsifiers

Exclude

mSCD Research

Published Research

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Research Summaries

View published review articles summarizing the existing research to date on nutritional therapy.

Ongoing Trials

View a list of the ongoing clinical trials studying mSCD.

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