Introducing Happy Gut For Life!

Some of my regular visitors may have noticed that the title of this website, along with most of its associated social media pages, has changed to Happy Gut For Life. I’ve been thinking of this change for quite some time and I’m really excited about it!

cropped-HGFLFavicon.jpgBefore I go into the reasons for this change I do want to assure those who are 100% Specific Carbohydrate Diet followers that SCD is still the main emphasis of this site. If there is any non-SCD food talk it will be clearly stated so you will never be confused. I still fully support the SCD diet and, as I have for years, follow it 95% of the time.

So what are the reasons for this change?

The names SCD and Specific Carbohydrate Diet are trademarked. While I’ve never been told not to use these names, I don’t really like to use something that isn’t mine. Legally speaking it’s not supposed to be done. Even though the powers that be seem to look the other way (after all it’s free advertising for them) I would still rather use a different name.

I started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet nearly 16 years ago. I am healthy and haven’t had Crohn’s symptoms for years. I would like to share my transitions to other foods to those who are interested. I feel like I haven’t been able to post a lot of great recipes because they are not 100% SCD.

I will keep the recipes separately indexed. You’ll see at the top of the page that there is a section for SCD Recipes and another section for “Beyond SCD Recipes,” which should make it easy for those who only want SCD to keep them separated. I only have a few beyond recipes posted right now, but as the list grows I’ll give that section a more proper index.

I feel like this change more fully reflects me and my Crohn’s and diet journey.

As always thank you so much for reading and participating in this site!


Sherry Lipp

Sherry Lipp

Sherry is a writer/blogger specializing in entertainment and food writing. She has been following a gluten, grain, and sugar-free diet for over 15 years and is the author of Don't Skip Dessert: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free & Sugar-Free Sweet Treats. She also enjoys writing about movies and television. You can find her entertainment articles at
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