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Elaine Gottschall
August 18, 1921 - September 5, 2005

For the past forty years, Elaine Gottschall has, as a biochemist and cell biologist, specialized in the study of the effect of food on the human body, including the brain.  Ten of these years have been spent at universities, first at Montclair State College, Montclair, New Jersey, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1973 after graduating Magna Cum Laude, and then another year in the Department of Graduate Studies in Nutrition at Rutgers. The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

In 1975, she became a member of the Department of Cell Science at The University of Western Ontario's Zoology Department and spent four years there investigating the effects of various sugars on the digestive tract. She obtained a Master of Science degree from that department in 1979. Results of her work are published in the journal, Acta Anatomica 123: 178 (1985). For the year following, Elaine worked in the Department of Anatomy of the University of Western Ontario investigating the changes that occur in the bowel wall in inflammatory bowel disease.

At present, Elaine is a popular lecturer on the subject of human biology and food at various seminars and conferences throughout North America and Great Britain.  She currently is involved with the publication of her book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet, throughout the world, having it translated into many different languages and having it distributed in many foreign countries.  In her practice, she has seen many sufferers from ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic diarrhea, and celiac disease, as well as cases of autism, freed from their problems by following THE SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET.

Elaine lives in her hilltop home in Eastern Ontario, Canada.  She has two grown daughters and two grandchildren.  She is also currently working on another printing of her book, which will include a supplement relating to the courageous role that parents play in bringing their children back to health through diet.  Elaine and her late husband, Herbert, worked together on the publication and worldwide distribution of her books.



Elaine Gottschall - Peacefully in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, on September 5, 2005. Biochemist/Author of Breaking the Vicious Cycle (first released as Food and the Gut Reaction in 1987), which has sold over one million copies in seven languages. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Herbert; survived by her daughters Joan Gottschall of Chicago, Illinois; Judy Herod and her husband, Stew, and grandchildren Matthew and Meg Herod of Roseneath, Ontario. She will be missed by dear friends and countless others whose health and lives have been restored by her life’s work on the relationship between intestinal health and food. Visitation will be held at the MacCoubrey Funeral Home, 30 King St. E., Cobourg, on Friday, September 9 from 7 – 9 p.m. A Service of Remembrance at the Funeral Home Chapel will take place on Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg. Tax-exempt donations may be made in Elaine’s memory, care of MacCoubrey Funeral Home, to the Elaine and Herbert Gottschall Foundation (dedicated to carrying on Elaine’s work) or the Palliative Care Unit of Northumberland Hills Hospital. Condolences received at www.maccoubrey.com. Anyone wishing to attend the service, please notify the funeral home at maccoubreyfuneralhome@bellnet.ca or alternatively (905) 372-5132.