The GAPS Diet, Explained in 2 Minutes

The GAPS Diet, Explained in 2 Minutes

August 17, 2019 12 By William Morgan


GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome and the GAPS diet is based on
this book which is written by Dr.
Natasha Campbell McBride who holds both
a degree in neurology and a degree in
nutrition. GAPS is a natural treatment
for autism, dyspraxia ,which is like motor
planning problems speech problems,
ADD dyslexia ADHD depression
schizophrenia and a lot of other mental
health conditions that have the root in
the gut which is many many of our
chronic conditions the way GAPS works is
that it takes out all of the foods that
are causing problems in our body and it
gives us a diet of completely nourishing
foods and so what this does is it gives
our digestive system a rest and as you
know our digestive system has a colony
of bacteria it helps us digest our food
and but what you might not know and this
is what the GAPS diet gets into is that
you have neurological
tissue in your digestive system and so
when we can repair our get a lot of
times we’re able to make our own
serotonin we’re able to make all of our
feel-good hormones we’re able to repair
our digestion and we’re able to get
healthy nutrients up to our brain and
repair our brains this is based on this
specific carbohydrate diet and when the
carbohydrates are limited we’re able to
repopulate our gut flora so a lot of
times we have taken antibiotics or our
mothers took antibiotics or we’ve drink
chlorinated water or we’ve had
pharmaceuticals and in our gut is
populated with pathogenic bacteria so
that’s bacteria that are making us sick
our gut is supposed to be populated with
friendly gut flora both yeasts and
bacterias and even fungi that are
friendly there are billions of these and
everyone’s gut — you want to make sure
they’re good ones! And so with the gaps
diet we starve out those bacteria we
starve out the bad ones and we feed in
the good ones through fermented foods
through probiotics and then we continue
to feed them with nourishing foods the
goal of the gaps diet is to heal the gut
and therefore heal the brain and this is
why it’s so used with neurological
symptoms it also is very helpful for
digestive symptoms and even skin
condition since our skin is an outside
reflection of what is going inside of
our body
and so that is the GAPS diet for you