But the book "Breaking the Vicious Cycle" does offer a very good theory of the cause, and a cure, even if the author calls it a "remission" and not a cure. So apparently the word has not gone out enough; it has not reached these speakers. Mainstream medicine recognizes that there is a genetic factor and an environmental factor, but apparently food is not high on the list of environmental factors. They mentioned stress, for example.
One speaker, the nutritionist, did mention very rapidly that intestinal flora equilibrium is the latest direction some researchers are taking. So there's a chance that SCD/GAPS will become mainstream in some not-too-distant future.
I came home comforted for another reason, too: because ALL the facts I heard at this conference fit in perfectly with the GAPS theory. None of the facts contradicted it. Discussing the session with DH on the way home, I realized just how important the GAPS theory really is. IMHO, it's like Darwin's Natural Selection, which made sense of the theory of evolution, made all the puzzle pieces fit. Similarly, the GAPS theory makes all the pieces fit, the digestive symptoms, the mental symptoms, the vaccinations, the antibiotics, the breastfeeding, etc. It really is an eye-opener and I had many epiphanies reading the book.
For those who don't have the GAPS book, and it is expensive, there's a lot of information on the gapsdiet.com website. These articles: