“All disease begins in the gut.” – Hippocrates

Saturday, December 5, 2009

All natural SCD friendly energy gel and sports drink.

As I said in my last post, part of what I want to do with this blog is to help athletes with Chron's and Colitis by suggesting SCD friendly recipes for long workouts and events. As far as I can tell, no one is talking about this. If you have Chron's or Colitis, the SCD diet can give you your life back! It did for me. Conventional, allopathic doctors don't know the etiology of our conditions (I don't call it a disease--seen and read about too many people going for decades w/o symptoms to accept that this in an incurable disease), and take a prescribed path that often leads to interventions that leave us feeling worse than we did without them (this isn't true for 100% of the cases--there are some who suffer terribly, and are helped by traditional medicine, but for many that's not the case).
So without further adieu, athletes, active folks like me with Chron's or Colitis, here's an energy gel recipe you will love.

SCD friendly energy gel: mix together,
1 tbs chia seeds
6 tbs water
2 tbs lime juice

Haven't discovered Chia? Check out these links:

Chia seeds contain lots of Omega 3, soluble fiber, and electrolytes, for starters. It is said that a small amount of chia, water and bread could keep an Aztec warrior all day in battle. I read about it in "Born to Run". http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307266303

To drink:
Try coconut water! It contains more electrolytes than most sports drinks out there (it's balanced with all 5 major electrolytes), it has more potassium than a banana, and is all natural. Be sure there are no additives when you buy it.

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