The Specific Carbohydrate diet is based on the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet authored by the late biochemist Elaine Gottschall first published in the 1990s though it first appeared in the 1950s. It promises to alleviate symptoms of several gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac, Crohn’s disease, chronic diarrhea and ulcerative colitis.
The Low-FODMAP diet is designed to alleviate symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome(IBS). Symptoms of the condition include abdominal pain, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal distension. The syndrome adversely affects the social and professional lives of victims. The Low-FODMAP diet plan seeks to improve the quality of life by building a pattern that limits and selects the right food types for individuals.