My Child is on Keto after the GAPS Diet, here’s why

My Child is on Keto after the GAPS Diet, here’s why

July 27, 2019 1 By William Morgan


today we’re talking about why we’re
choosing to do the ketogenic diet versus
the ketogenic version of the gaps diet
and the ketogenic version of the gaps
diet is really what I used we did autism
recovery from my oldest daughter who is
primarily who I’m going to talk about
right now amazing results just like we
went from no eye contact not sleeping
and screaming all the time
to great eye contact with the gaps diet
and the ketogenic version that the gaps
diet and I’ll link down below I have
quite a few videos on this already so
I’m not gonna go into that whole thing
right now but for keto the reason we’re
choosing keto over the gaps or like
ketogenic version of gaps which is just
low carb gaps it’s not having honey or
fruit is that it allows her the brain
benefits and long-term I would
definitely agree that being on the
ketogenic version of the gaps diet is
better for your overall body and you’re
gonna in a second I’ll get into a few of
the compromises and I make its because
when you’re on keto instead of gaps you
can have little treats like her her
classroom went I think it was like
Wendy’s it was some fast-food restaurant
on the way back from a field trip the
other day and her teacher texted me what
can she eat here and her teachers
amazing and working with me and I’m
super appreciative of this and on gaps
there’s nothing that she can eat there
really there’s gonna be fillers and
there’s gonna be like preservatives and
pretty much anything and all fast food
and so this is where she’s allowed to
participate a lot more with her peers
which at 12 is super important to her
for me I don’t like I personally don’t
care it just doesn’t matter but for her
this is something that it’s
unnecessarily restrictive like for the
benefits that we see of her not having
any fillers or any preservatives
or anything at all which is what’s
required of the gaps diet on keto you
can kind of as long as you can keep her
as long as I can keep her in ketosis
which because she’s growing and because
she’s pretty active her carb count… like the
amount of carbs she can have a day is
like 35 which is actually quite a bit to
work with and so a lot of times they will cook in school
school and her teacher will say well we
made she just told me the day we
made fruit roll-ups with strawberries
and honey and I’m like oh the honey is
like high carb strawberries are great
for a keto though like they’re pretty
low carb as far as fruits go how much
you can have whatever half of a regular
fruit roll-up would be like if you take
the regular fruit roll-up size she can have
half of one of those and
she’s like oh yeah well everyone’s only
getting a quarter of one so that’s not a
problem anyway and so that’s where
though that is gaps friendly and a lot
of different situations like that she
can have like just to taste like you can
have one chocolate dip strawberry this
dipped in like sugar chocolate that’s
when I call him this stuff that’s made
with real sugar and I just find this to
be a lot less restricting for her and
she just those brain benefits the being
on completely like a gluten free diet or
being on just like a mostly Whole
Foods like the 80/20 principle diet
wouldn’t give to her so she’s like
benefiting from our dietary protocol but
she’s also able to have like just a
taste and so we like we had macaroni and
cheese the other night and she loves
macaroni and cheese and I did like the
cauliflower macaroni and cheese which
she’s very aware is not the same thing
and so I did I put like a tablespoon
there’s like probably six noodles on her
plate and then she feels included and so
that’s something that’s really important
to her like not having to say completely
no to things just like you would on the
gaps diet because those six noodles and
macaroni and cheese if you’re on the
gaps diet will undo all the work that
you’re doing of starving out that
pathogenic bacteria down below and
because again like I said we’ve already
done that it’s something that I don’t
worry about a ton I feel like her gut
should be fine and so we do keep up the
probiotics and we do keep up the
prebiotics which are super important to
to her gut health and mine as well on
all of us as well but it’s something
that not having to say no like not for
two years is
something that’s really helpful for us
for the ketogenic diet versus the gaps
diet and then now I’m going to tell you
some of the compromises that we make and
how we make them so the first one is
keto Coco there’s like a few different
versions of these and they’re all made
with or most of them are made with
stuff that’s not gaps legal but it has
MCT oil and this is there have been
studies that show that when you take MCT
oil that amount of carbs that you can
tolerate are higher so right now it’s
like Christmas time and she is wanting
to taste different things and she does
want to feel included and I’ve been
doing a great job you can look at my
other video for how I tell when she’s in
or out of ketosis and there’s like four
pretty major things processing disorder
balance impulse control I think there’s
one more like memory what working memory
but anyways those just when I bump her
out of ketosis I can tell because
she’s not able to process what I’m
saying she’s not able to balance as well
as she’s like holding on tight to my arm
to cross parking lots and stuff and so
it’s definitely I want to keep her in
ketosis MCT oil has been shown that you
can have a little bit higher carb count
and still stay in ketosis and then my
preference would be to use like just
plain MCT oil but if you have ever tried
getting a 12 year old or any child to
take supplements sometimes you just need
to go with what tastes better and so
right now like we’ve just built it into
our routine that she comes home after
school and she makes hot chocolate out of,
this has MCT oil and I was wondering for
a while I’ll link to this down below to
how they make MCT oil in powder form
because this just looks like regular hot
chocolate mix it
they bind it to a
prebiotic fiber and so that’s how like
you can get powdered MCT oil that you
can put in your coffee but or you can
make into you hot chocolate so this has
me MCT medium chain triglycerides which
are also coconut oil so if you can cook
a lot with coconut oil you’ll get these
same benefits a lot of my fat bombs have
coconut oil again I’ll link below Coco’s
are gum silica which is probably just
keeping it from clumping
fruit which is awesome oh this one does
and I thought this one would have a
erythritol we do use erythritol
a little bit it’s in these these are the
probiotics that we use right now and
then I do have it I am doing some baking
like we’re making chocolate chip cookies
with the erythritol when
you’re on gaps you can use honey but
when you’re on keto honey is way too
high carb and so this is just like a
personal choice that I made I don’t love
erythritol it’s highly processed
it’s like this processed as corn syrup
but it keeps her in ketosis so we get
those brain benefits and she can feel
like she’s participating with like what
you could make sugar cookies you can
make chocolate chip cookies you can make
all sorts of stuff with erythritol
and it’s really not awful some people
get headaches from it we don’t we don’t
seem to be bad responders I try not to
include it a lot in our diet but it just
really makes stuff a lot better it’s a
lot easier to keep her on keto when she
can have erythritol a little bit so
the MCT oil is really my best weapon I
guess for keeping her in ketosis even
though she’s having like a bite of
something here and there and then also
the only reason why this one really
works is that her teachers on board and
so I am if you are doing a dietary
protocol for your child really everyone
that is working with them needs to be on
board and so her teacher like keto is
enough mainstream that you might have an
easier time getting your care providers
and your teachers and stuff on board
with keto especially since it’s not
super militant so something I had a lot
of trouble with I opted to just
homeschool Hannah while she was on the
gaps diet was because like someone would
give her one rice cracker and she’d be
up for the next three nights screaming
at night because we were just really
trying to and really really needed to
balance that gut flora which you can see
in all my gaps diet videos I talked a
lot more about that and so someone will
give her a rice cracker or they’d give
her like oh just like a tiny piece of
cookie and just all of that will undo your work on the gaps diet which I’m a total
proponent for the gap style
and I super encourage everyone to do it
if you have super chronic health
conditions but also I don’t feel like
it’s something that needs to be done
forever and if you can get most of the
benefits by doing a different and less
super restrictive dietary protocol
especially if it’s important to your
child to not be on that dietary protocol
then I would encourage you to see what
you can do so that was it I just wanted
to talk about I’m Cara from Health Home and Happiness you can subscribe over
there if you would like and then I’m
gonna put some more sort of related
videos that you’ll find helpful over
here and I wanted to let you know sort
of why we’re choosing keto and not gaps
at this particular point in time because
I’m kind of known as a gaps blogger and
right now we’re not a gaps I’ll talk to
you later
and look for more videos about sort of
the supplements the more supplements
that we use to supplement the ketogenic
diet and for best kept get health and
all of that thanks for joining me I will
talk to later