Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association


Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to unify the IBD community, the scientific community and other national opinion leaders, and advocate the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ as a primary therapy for combating IBD, IBS, celiac, diverticulitis, SIBO, autism, and all diseases for which the diet is appropriate.

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association will provide information and awareness of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet throughout the world. The Association will learn from clinicians of different disciplines, offer support to all those who seek and follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and develop relationships with organizations supporting SCD™.  The Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association’s goal is to position the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as a way to improve quality of life by slowing or suppressing disease progression. 


  • Provide information and awareness of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet on a local and global level.  
  • Unite the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Community at Conferences and outreach to the general population.  
  • Offer support to all those who seek to follow the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  
  • Promote research of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

What is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?

 The Specific Carbohydrate Diet has helped millions of people who seek to change the way they eat to better their health and vastly improve their quality of life. 

SCD Leaders

The Executive Team and its Board Members combined bring over 150 years of experience with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. We are excited for the future of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet as it reaches more people.

Specific Carbohydrate Diet scdrocks conference 2019

Our annual SCDROCKS Conference is the only event where the SCDers, clinicians and companies come together as a cohesive community. Attendees gather each year to connect, learn, collaborate, and bring further awareness of the benefits and successes of the SCD™  

Specific Carbohydrate Diet Research

Raman Prasad has compiled a comprehensive series of studies and research about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet dating back to 1924.


With your generous support, we will be able to promote awareness about SCD to the medical and general population. We have ways to donate to benefit us all. Please check out the options. 

SCD Facebook Communities

The Global SCD Network of Facebook Communities represent over 100 countries  letting you know, you are not alone, so join people who can help, inspire, educate and support you. 

2018 SCDROCKS conference recordings

You can watch over 7 hours of SCD™ presentations from  Dr. David Suskind (Seattle Children’s Hospital, Prof. of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine), Dr. Joshua Korzenik (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Assistant Prof. of Medicine, Harvard Medical School) and Dr. Samir Kakodkar (Rush University Medical Center). In addition, we hosted the following presenters Jeffrey Berger, Executive Director of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet Association, Cathy Malone, MS, RD, LN, Pediatric Nutritionist at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, Erin Barnes & Robin Cox, founders of NoMoreCrohns.com, Raman Prasad, SCD Author & Warrior and Stacey Schlaman, owner of Liberated Specialty Foods. 


 "We will reach one person at a time and will keep planting seeds". Elaine Gottschall, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Pioneer 

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