After reading the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle, I have decided to give this diet a try. I do want to state that I don't believe it will "cure" my disease but I do think it could help me in many other ways.
I spent a few hours searching the internet for testimonials from anyone who felt they were cured from Celiac's Disease after being on the diet for a length of time. Nadda, zippo, I couldn't find one. There were many people who had been on medication for other problems who were able to go off their medications but they stayed on the diet to maintain that effect. To me a "cure" means you no longer have the disease but I think the author uses it very loosely here meaning you no longer have the symptoms of your disease.
I did spend one day on the introductory stage (jello from fruit juice and chicken with broth and carrots). I am carefully moving on to the other stages (no grains but lots of meat and veggies). No foods have bothered me yet, in fact I feel energetic and I am finally off the sugar and not craving it. My plan is to stay on this diet dairy free for 2 weeks and then try the homemade yogurt. I have not been able to tolerate any kind of milk; cow, sheep, or goat for the last 18 months but I am hoping the SCD will change that. If after 2 weeks I still cannot tolerate the yogurt I am going to wait another 2 weeks and try it again. At that point I am hoping I will be able to eat everything on the diet and enjoy the yogurt and cheese.
Another experiment! I think that is the theme for my life the past 2 years. I will keep you posted!