WHAT IS THE GAPS DIET?
The GAPS Diet is a nutritional healing protocol to heal and seal a leaky gut. GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome and was developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. It’s now successfully used around the world by thousands of people.
The GAPS Diet is unique because of its emphasis on foods that support the body’s immune system to heal and repair damage done by inflammation and toxins. These main healing foods are fermented foods, meat stock, and animal fats. These foods are healing to the body even if taken occasionally, but following the GAPS Protocol is the most efficient way to rid yourself of a leaky gut.
At first glance, the GAPS Diet can be overwhelming to many people. We have years of experience helping patients in all walks of life step into the GAPS Diet at a pace that works for them, their families and their lifestyles to ensure success.
Who Can Benefit From The GAPS Diet?
The GAPS healing protocol goes above and beyond an elimination diet, it outlines protocol that focuses on foods and habits that have deep healing potential. Great for addressing most health issues, this healing protocol is considered to be the most efficient way to heal a leaky gut by most prominent natural health practitioners.
Here are some symptoms that indicate that you would benefit from the GAPS healing protocol:
- Environmental Allergies
- Food Intolerances/ Allergies
- Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis and other Skin Rashes
- Depression and/or Anxiety
- Intestinal Symptoms: Diarrhea, Constipation, IBS, IBD, Bloating, Heartburn, Indigestion
- Weight Gain/Weight Loss Problems
- Learning Difficulties: Including ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and SPD
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Frequent Cold or Infections
- Any Autoimmune Disease including Thyroid Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
Recognize any of these symptoms?
If you feel the GAPS Diet might be a good idea for you or your loved one, we are here to help! To learn more, explore the stages and the resources we offer, available below. We offer complimentary consultation calls for you to determine if our clinic can be of assistance in your health journey.
The GAPS Diet is broken up into two main parts: Full GAPS and the Introduction Diet. Healing occurs in both of these parts but the Introduction Diet stages have the most concentrated healing effect. Whether you start on the Full GAPS or the Introduction Diet is determined by many factors, including your symptoms, upcoming travel plans, knowledge of cooking and comfort level in the kitchen, time availability, job or career, kids and other life factors. To get you and your family off on the right track, consider finding a Certified GAPS Practitioner. We offer in person or video and phone support to individuals and families in most states. Check for a Certified GAPS Practitioner near you at GAPS.me
Click the buttons below to learn more about each GAPS Stage and get GAPS Legal Recipes and resources for each stage.
Resources for the GAPS Diet
We offer a variety of resources for every stage of the GAPS Diet:
GAPS Legal Broccoli Recipe My main reason for eating broccoli is to use it as…
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GAPS Legal Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is a result of…
Eating animal fat is important to our body’s health. But eating enough fat can be…
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One of the most important ferments in the GAPS™ diet is the vegetable medley. You…
Beet Kvass is a liver tonic. Anyone can make this simple fermented drink! It requires…
Bone broth! It’s all the rage right now! But I don’t recommend it for most…
Beets… either you love ’em or you hate ’em… …but did you know they really are really…