Dr. Elaine Gottschall

Dr. Elaine Gottschall

In 1975, Elaine Gottschall became a member of the Department of Cell Science at the University of Western Ontario's Zoology Department. She spent four years there investigating the effects of various sugars on the digestive tract working mainly on the cellular level. She obtained a Master of Science degree in that Department in 1979. Results of her work are published in the journal, Acta Anatomic 123:178 (1985). Subsequently, Mrs. Gottschall worked in the Department of Anatomy of the University of Western Ontario investigating the changes that occur in the bowel wall in inflammatory bowel disease. Her main field of interest is the effect of food on the functioning of the digestive tract and on behavior. Elaine's best known book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle introduces us to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) which helps us to heal the intestinal tract and rid it of bacterial and fungal overgrowth. It has been successful in curing Crohn's disease, many cases of ulcerative colitis and other problems. Recent research indicates that it is proving to be a successful dietary intervention in treating autistic children, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders. See www.breakingtheviciouscycle.com For the amazing story about Elaine's personal journey to heal her daughter, and her discovery of the SCD diet from Dr. Sidney Haas, please see Consumer Health Newsletter, January, 2004.
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