SCD Clinician Resources

Websites | Presentations | Brochures | Books | Educational Opportunities |



NiMBAL (Nutrition in Immune Balance) defines its mission as "Helping patients, families, and healthcare providers integrate dietary therapy as treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease." NiMBAL is founded by David L. Suskind, MD, of Seattle Children’s Hospital Division of Gastroenterology, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. While NiMBAL discusses the specifics of SCD and EEN, much of the content is relevant to all types of nutritional therapy and is a valuable resource regardless of diet of choice. The website covers a wide array of general nutritional therapy topics including basic IBD information, healthy eating guidelines, food philosophies, how to determine when nutritional therapy is right for you, managing stress, guidelines for followups with the medical team, meal planning, holidays and events, eating outside the house, problems related to diet, and kitchen/food/safety tips.

NiMBAL Highlights:
NiMBAL: SCD Food Table: A list of the allowed and restricted foods. This table includes an Explanation column with additional information about the food item and a NiMBAL Research column with facts from research on the food item.
NiMBAL: SCD Recipes: A nice catalog of recipes compliant with SCD.
Professor Nimbal Comic: This comic book explains IBD, pharmaceutical and nutritional therapies, and the microbiome to kids via an entertaining comic adventure that is free to download. Hard copies can also be purchased.
NiMBAL: Determining if SCD Is Right for You: This page offers advice for determining if SCD is right for you, when it may not work, and when it may be best used in conjunction with traditional medical therapy. While it specifically mentions SCD, the advice on this page is relevant to most nutritional therapies.

PRODUCE Study Website

The PRODUCE study, which stands for Personalized Research on Diet in Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, will compare the effectiveness of a strict Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) versus a modified SCD in reducing symptoms and inflammation in people with IBD. The organizers of this study prepared many resources for participants that are helpful in understanding the basics of the diet.

The study documentation includes specific guidelines for implementing modified SCD, including which foods are added, and how much of these added foods are allowed.

PRODUCE Study Website Highlights:
PRODUCE Study Materials for Enrolled Participants: On this page, you will find PDFs intended for enrolled participants, but that are useful for anyone implementing SCD or mSCD. Documents include the following: meal plans, FAQs, guide to reading food labels, instructions for making SCD yogurt, managing social activities, SCD brands, SCD snacks, SCD resources, SCD summaries (brief and detailed), recommended food stages for the study, SCD supplements, recipe links, and weight loss prevention.

NASPGHAN: Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders

North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) website for kids with GI issues.

NASPGHAN: Help & Hope for Children with Digestive Disorders Highlights:
NASPGHAN: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet: Downloadable/printable PDF overview of the SCD.
NASPGHAN: IBD Resources: Audio Podcast Series: Three podcast episodes hosted by Lindsey Albenberg, DO, with dietitians Kim Braly and Nyla Williamson on Nutrition, EEN, and SCD

Websites | Presentations | Brochures | Books | Educational Opportunities |


Listen to the Experts Share their Wisdom.

Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
Dale Young Lee, MD, MSCE

Dr. Dale Lee, Director of the Seattle Children's Celiac Program, discusses Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) at Seattle Children's. NTforIBD comment: Even though the title of the presentation refers to SCD and EEN, Dr Lee also discusses the Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED), the Semi-Vegetarian Diet (SVD), and CD-TREAT, along with homemade EEN smoothies. In the Q&A at the end, he discusses different ways to transition from EEN to a therapeutic diet.

Advances in the Use of Nutrition for Therapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease
David L. Suskind, MD

In this presentation from the Pediatric Track at the 2017 Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases conference, Dr. David Suskind discusses the latest advances in the use of nutrition for therapy in pediatric Crohn's disease.

Dr. David Suskind - Rainin IBD Researcher
David L. Suskind, MD

Dr. David Suskind researches the specific carbohydrate diet, a low-side effect IBD treatment that has the potential to normalize labs, transform the fecal microbiome and put patients into clinical remission. Our Rainin IBD website showcases our research grantees and the progress they are making.

Fecal Microbial Transformation: Diet as Therapy in IBD
David L. Suskind, MD

Dr. David Suskind, discusses Exclusive Enteral Nutrition and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) at Seattle Children's.

Diet in IBD: From the Microbiome and Beyond
David Suskind, MD
Dr. James Lewis Discusses Exciting New Study Option for Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation
James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE

Dr. James Lewis, a leading expert on inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), who was joined by patient Andrea Meyer, to discuss these conditions that affect 3.1 million Americans, spoke with Michelle Tompkins about the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation to discuss the conditions, treatments and a new study that could help many people.

Does the SCD Diet Help for Crohn's & Colitis?
James George, MD

Listen to Dr. George's speech by one of Wellbees' seminars about his experience with patients that follow the SCD Diet.

NASPGHAN: Episode 3: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet
Lindsey Albenberg, DO; Kim Braly, RD, CD, CNSC

Lindsey Albenberg and dietitian Kim Braly discuss the use of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet in pediatric patients with IBD.

Against the Grain: Raman Prasad - Specific Carbohydrate Diet for 20 Years
Raman Prasad, Samir Kakodkar, MD

Guest: Raman Prasad

Against the Grain: IBD, Diet, and Medical Therapy - The Middle Path
Samir Kakodkar, MD

Guest: Samir Kakodkar, MD

Against the Grain: Rapid Response to Diet for Colitis
Stephanie Colo Manning, Samir Kakodkar, MD

Guest: Stephanie Colo Manning

Websites | Presentations | Brochures | Books | Educational Opportunities |

Brochures and Downloads

Nutritional Therapy for IBD Brochure
Nutritional Therapy for IBD

This tri-fold brochure provides information about our organization, illustrates options available to patients, and provides info on the Patient Pathway for patients to learn more about nutritional therapy.

Fecal Microbial Transformation: Diet as Therapy in IBD
David L. Suskind, MD

Slideshow presentation for the presentation Fecal Microbial Transformation: Diet as Therapy in IBD by David L. Suskind, MD.

Diet Therapy Trial for Patients with Ulcerative Colitis: Recruitment Info

Information on a study to find out if dietary intervention by either the Mediterranean Diet or Specific Carbohydrate Diet will help improve UC symptoms - from Massachusetts General Hospital

Websites | Presentations | Brochures | Books | Educational Opportunities |


Links to books available for purchase are provided for convenience. NTforIBD does not participate in any affiliate programs and does not benefit financially from any purchases. The use of local libraries is encouraged as a first option.

NIMBAL Therapy
David L. Suskind, MD

Excerpt from Product Marketing: Nutrition in Immune Balance (NIMBAL) therapy is a standardized method to incorporate dietary therapy into the current medical paradigm. With friendly, practical advice, tips, and recipes, this groundbreaking book supports IBD patients, families and healthcare providers alike who want to pursue dietary interventions.

NTforIBD Note: The nutritional therapy discussed in this book is SCD, but the approaches and information apply equally to other therapeutic diets.

Websites | Presentations | Brochures | Books | Educational Opportunities |

Educational Opportunities

For a more comprehensive look at educational opportunities, please visit our Developing a Nutrition Program page.

Kim Braly Nutrition
Kim Braly, RDN, CNSC

On-site Training

Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD

For Dietitians: This continuing education course examines the evidence that the SCD may be used to support clients with IBD and explores how the SCD compares with other evidence-based nutritional therapies for IBD.

Nutritional Therapy for IBD

Improving the Care of Patients with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis through Nutrition

Like what you see here?

Your donations will help us to improve the outcomes of patients with IBD through nutrition.