Round up: Surviving the Holidays

After my last post on my own holiday survival tips, I came across quite a few other blogs with advice on how to deal with the holidays while on a specific diet and how to deal with stress. Here are a few that I found offered up some really valuable tips.

Love this list of self care, simplifying and organizing your holidays duties.
This really well written piece at Well Fed Homestead is about how to react, what to say and how to handle unacceptable situations: http://www.wellfedhomestead.com/how-to-defend-your-diet-at-the-holidays
Many people get heartburn at big meals and Divine Health From the Inside Out offers some adivce on how to prevent it: http://divinehealthfromtheinsideout.com/2013/11/guest-post-5-tips-to-prevent-holiday-heartburn-indigestion/
Here’s some great advice on the other side for how to serve food to people with dietary restrictions by Real Food Whole Health. Your guests would be so grateful to come to a dinner like this! http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2013/12/how-to-entertain-guests-with-dietary-restrictions/
Real Food Forager offers up some simple and sound advice on how to reduce stress leading up to and during the holidays: http://realfoodforager.com/10-ways-to-de-stress-amist-the-holiday-festivities/
Here’s one about dealing with post-holiday or winter blues with aromatherapy. http://homegrownandhealthy.com/beat-the-holiday-and-winter-blues-with-aromatherapy/
Home Grown and Healthy talks about acknowledging your situation and preparing yourself to be able to deal with it in a positive way: http://homegrownandhealthy.com/stuff-your-turkey-not-your-emotions/
Finally, here’s an interesting take on how to change your way of thinking about eating food you shouldn’t. I most often chose not to eat non-SCD foods, but in my transition off SCD I often dealt with these this type of thinking. I believe having a positive attitude, or at least a self-compassionate attitude can go a long ways when adding in foods you aren’t quite comfortable with yet. https://healthy-notions.com/healthy-attitude-cake/


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


  1. my son is on scd diet for 4 months and he has aflare up with mucus and blood in stool. what he can eat during flares

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