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The Upper Canada Lower Bowel Society (not to be confused with the Clinic) is a group of people in southern Ontario, Canada who offer information and encouragement to others in the area who are battling inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); as well as autism and cystic fibrosis by following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD).

Go to www.amazon.com to find Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall, B.A., M.Sc. to learn more about the diet. Click on testimonials to read more than 50 stories of how SCD has helped others.

Although most doctors tell IBD patients that diet makes no difference, the UCLBSers are successful in managing diarrhea, cramps, bloating, gas and other debilitating symptoms by eating a healthy regime of well balanced, unprocessed food that carefully manages the type of carbohydrates we consume. We follow the SCD in conjunction with the medications and treatments our doctors may recommend.

If you're currently suffering through a difficult time with IBD and would appreciate warm understanding, please consider joining one of the many online support groups, some of which listed on in our "Links" section. Many people on these support groups are from the Toronto area. You may also wish to check the The Official Breaking the Vicious Cycle Website.

The name UCLBS was inspired by the wit of the Upper Canada Lower Bowel Clinic in Toronto, a respected group of gastroenterologists. The UCLBS is, however, an independent group of Ontarians who are following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat inflammatory/irritable bowel problems, and does not represent therapy recommendations of the clinic.