GAPS and Keto for Brain Health

GAPS and Keto for Brain Health

July 21, 2019 5 By William Morgan


hey glad you’re here today we’re going to
talk about the GAPS version of the
ketogenic diet. The Gut and Psychology Syndrome, or
the GAPS diet really goes after your gut
flora and it gets that gut flora to stop
sending signals to your brain to say
like hey be depressed hey have
autism
hey stim hey be super anxious that’s
what the GAPS diet is about is about
fixing your gut and the ketogenic diet
is about being in ketosis so your brain
is running on ketones, not on glucose because
there’s not enough glucose in your
intake to keep your brain going your
brain can run on ketones and those
ketones and they’re not completely sure
how this works but those ketones are
what makes people with like
schizophrenias keeping people with
autism people with Alzheimer’s and
people with severe seizure disorders
that aren’t otherwise controlled by
drugs are either their seizures go down
to zero or they go from like a hundred
today to like two a day and so this is
the the ketones that your brain is
running on is what the really powerful
part of being on the ketogenic diet is
for brain health if you go from the gaps
diet to the ketogenic diet that is
pretty easy like head out the sugar or
cut out the honey and cut out the fruits
the ketogenic diet is something that
really I try not to say it’s a cure-all
because it doesn’t work for everyone but
I want to say for like the 80/20
principle 80% of people really are gonna
benefit from the ketogenic diet and so
that’s something I would encourage you
if you have the time if this is
something you want to do I would go
ahead and try I don’t I wouldn’t say
that it’s something you have to do like
for three months at a time to see any
benefit I really think that those
ketones are like really healing to the
brain and so if you can do it for a
month or even two weeks I think that
that’s definitely worth it I am
committing to one month out of this
summer that’s all I’m committing to that
I’m for sure doing it for my kids I’d
like to do it all summer but we’ll see
how how it goes and that’s something
that I think that you would benefit from
as well so that’s the difference between
the gaps diet and the ketogenic diet and
then just a quick rundown of the
questions that I always get of what’s
allowed on what on the gap state can you
drink alcohol and this is something that
people always want to know yes and so to
do the gaps version or
the yeah the ketogenic version of the
Cape’s diet you’re gonna want to stick
with distilled alcohol so like vodka
whiskey the ones that don’t have flavors
in it like that’s all I can think of off
the top of my head I think Jenna’s just
flavored with like berries or herbs or
something so the hard alcohols that are
really just 100 percent alcohol are
completely fine you want to stay away
from like beer or even wine wine as’
like red wine is something that you can
fit into your ketogenic diet but you
need to be careful because because half
a bottle of red wine which is two cups
probably has your entire carb count for
the day in it so I would just like watch
the carbs on the red wine but that is
something to stay on gaps because we’re
doing talking about the gaps version of
the ketogenic diet you definitely want
to avoid light beer I know that some
people on keto drink light beer like one
or two of the Michelob Ultra is but
that’s like but there’s too much wheat
in that like it’s gonna mess up your
system it’s gonna feed those pathogenic
bacteria we’re trying to starve out with
the gut the gaps diet so yeah we just
talked about alcohol that coffee coffee
black coffee is allowed on both gaps and
the ketogenic version of the gaps diet
you can put coconut cream in it that’s a
pretty low carb heavy whipping cream is
something that is allowed on keto but
it’s not allowed on gaps and so that’s
something that you’re gonna kind of want
to see how it works cream is one of
those things especially raw cream is
something that people that are on the
advanced stages of gaps might be able to
handle but for most of you if you’re
trying to heal your gut at the same time
that you’re trying to heal your brain
then you’re gonna want to stick with
coconut milk so that full fat coconut
milk is really good then monk fruit is
something to sweeten or stevia to
sweeten I don’t like stevia and coffee
but you’re my own your mileage may vary
so alcohol and coffee let’s just circle
around the alcohol again so alcohol is
something that especially if you have a
child with a disability maybe you are
using alcohol and maybe a less than
healthy way but it might be something
that you’re just doing to cope that’s
like that’s your own personal choice but
I just want to remind you it is a toxin
it is linked to leaky gut and it’s
something that’s not healthy for your
body like in the gaps and keto we’re
trying to clean up
bonnie’s that’s not healthy for your
body but your mileage may vary like I
said and I’m definitely not judging you
because I will admit that I don’t
completely abstain from alcohol either
so it’s not a free-for-all just because
it’s caps legal but it’s also not going
to mess up your microbiome that you’re
trying to reprogram or the ketones that
are going to your brain so that’s what I
wanted to talk about today was the gapps
version of the ketogenic diet and a lot
of you know me from posting my story of
trying to heal autism with the gaps diet
and the gap size something I was
comfortable with talking about but what
you don’t know is at the same time and
this was about eight years ago that I
started what can I eat now which is my
introduction version to the gaps diet
and I started health unknown happiness I
also put my daughter on the ketogenic
version of the gaps diet which is a very
low carb and I did that because I had
seen that the ketogenic diet can help
with seizures and gaps is already pretty
low carb so just dropping it down a
little bit to be low carb enough for her
to be in ketosis is something that I
wanted to try but I wasn’t comfortable
sharing with the public but now that the
ketogenic diet is actually almost
mainstream I want to see now I am
comfortable her doctor knows that she’s
been on the ketogenic diet and that
we’re doing it again this summer my
parents know like everybody in public
knows the school knows and so this is
something that we’re 8 years ago people
were like they were just viscerally
yelling at me telling me I was gonna
give my child permanent damage now this
is more accepted and if you look at the
literature in the past 80 years and even
longer the ketogenic diet has been used
for seizure control which is what made
me think I needed to try it because my
daughter had suspected seizures they
weren’t ever diagnosed and we did do the
formal studies that show that she did
not have seizures but it was just
something that I’m like mmm well maybe
if she is since we’re already doing
dietary intervention this is something
worthwhile to try and actually she
thrived on the ketogenic version of the
gaps diet and I could tell when I bumped
her addict ketosis which we’ll go into
in a little bit I could tell that she
just didn’t do as well like she needed
to be both on
and in ketosis thanks for joining us I’m
Kara from health home and happiness if
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