Monday, April 11, 2011

Climbing, traveling, and SCD'ing in the desert

Hi there and welcome to TwoStepsSCD!  We are glad you found the blog and hope your journey to health has already started.
Katie my wife, our Boston Terrier Pepper, and I took off for spring break, and headed down to the San Rafael desert of central Utah.  We had a great time climbing the desert sandstone cracks and hiking throughout the amazing territory there.  We climbed and hiked all day then headed back to camp to cook up wonderful meals.  We made trout with wilted chard and collard greens one night, veggie wraps with beans, cheese, cilantro, onion, and hot sauce another night (all with a great organic wine of course).  The last two nights we made a chicken stir-fry with onion, greens, chicken, and more cilantro - EXCELLENT!  The last night we cooked up some ground beef and had traditional bean and beef burrito wraps.  Check out the burrito wrap recipe in the book.  The wraps have been a new addition for me and are proving to be a great menu item while traveling, cooking in the outdoors, and for a quick filling snack while at home.

Till next time,


Two Steps Forward, One Step Back. A Journey Through LIfe~Ulcerative Colitis~and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Book Coming Soon!

Hi, and welcome to TwoStepsSCD!  We are in the process of publishing a book on my experiences while living with ulcerative colitis (UC) and while following the specific carbohydrate diet (SCD).  The book has been a wonderful project full of memories, reflections, and insights on how to make the SCD a way of life.  I have had UC for many years and was fortunate to find the diet soon after becoming ill. Following the SCD gave me my life back and allowed me to do many things I once thought impossible.  Through this book I, along with my mother Carol Thompson, hope to provide some insight into both the ups and downs of the SCD, as well as the disease of UC itself.

It is my hope that this blog will serve as a platform to get the word out on the SCD, as well as to let people who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases, such as crohns disease and UC realize that there is a way and method to achieve good health and relief.  You have the power to change your life with the two hands in front of you. The road to healing starts with each of us.

It is also my hope to give out SCD recipes and tips as they become available, and that others can post helpful hints.  The SCD belongs to all of us and because of that we need to continually create, innovate, and help one another to succeed on this sometimes rocky path of healing.

Tucker Sweeney & Carol Thompson