Jordan and Steve were two young guys, who should have been at the peak of their health, but found themselves sick. The only answer from the doctors was a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Disease, a common label for undiagnosable digestive problems. Luckily, Jordan and Steve both found the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which helped heal their guts and bring them relief.

Learn more about Jordan & Steve's SCD journey on their website.

What is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?

The diet’s guidelines are based on the fact that not everyone’s digestive tract has evolved to optimally digest complex carbohydrates and other man-made food products like sugar. The main principle of the diet is that carbohydrates are classified by their chemical structure; they are monosaccharide, disaccharide, or polysaccharide. On the diet, only monosaccharide carbohydrates are allowed to be eaten as all others require extra digestion steps to break the chemical bonds down to monosaccharide carbohydrates.

Any food that is not properly digested causes bacterial and yeast overgrowth when undigested carbohydrates are fed on by bacteria and yeast in the intestinal tract. This starts a chain reaction of excess toxins and acids which cause irritation of the small intestine cells damaging them and causing food absorption issues which only helps to continue the cycle.

The diet is an all natural way to break this cycle of bacteria and yeast overgrowth by eliminating the food sources they feed on. By working to restore gut flora to normal levels, the intestinal tract is allowed to start repairing any damage by itself.

Who is it for? 

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet is for those who suffer from bowel diseases and for those with Increased Intestinal Permeability, also known as Leaky Gut.

Leaky gut is often the root cause of many irritating symptoms and sicknesses.

Do you have any of these signs and symptoms?

  • Autoimmune disease
  • Chronic fatigue or low energy
  • Weight problems
  • Arthritis or other joint pain
  • IBS, IBD or food sensitivities
  • Skin problems like acne, rashes, eczema and others
  • Brain issues like ADHD, depression, anxiety or brain fog

If you answered yes, leaky gut could be at the root of your symptoms.

Jordan and Steve's SCD Resources, Books, and Tools


The Specific Carbohydrate Diet works, plain and simple, but it's a little different for everyone. We learned this the hard way by healing our bodies and then helping hundreds of others do the same.

Inside our eBook we're going to walk you through exactly how to customize the SCD to heal your own gut - based on how we took control of our health and stopped living our lives in a bathroom.

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