The Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, also known as the GAPS diet, is a therapeutic diet commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, leaky gut syndrome, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety and autoimmune disease. The diet was originally inspired by the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD DIET) which was developed by Dr. Sidney Valentine Haas in the 1920s to help treat digestive disorders. In 2004, Dr. Natasha Campbell published the GAPS diet book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which outlined the details of this groundbreaking diet. Grains, starchy vegetables and refined carbohydrates are all eliminated from the diet and replaced with nutrient dense foods that are easy to digest.
The GAPS diet meal plan is introduced in six stages, with the GAPS diet stage 1 being the most restrictive. As the diet progresses, more and more foods are added back onto the GAPS diet food list.
Because it emphasizes nutrient-dense foods and eliminates several food groups that may not be so good for digestion, many have seen success with the plan in both improving gut health and treating various ailments. However, there is limited research on the benefits of the GAPS diet itself and, although it’s clear that gut health plays a major role in many aspects of health, There are plenty of existing studies looking at many of its individual components and demonstrating that this diet may come with a whole host of health benefits. I can personally vouch for this amazing diet, as I have experienced it first hand.
WHAT THE GAPS DIET LOOKS LIKE
1. Eliminate Grains, starchy vegetables and refined carbohydrates
3. Introduce the plan in stages. Stage 1 being the most restrictive
2. Replace with nutrient dense foods that are easy to digest.
3. As the diet progresses more foods are added back into the diet.
There is an introductory and a full GAPS diet. They Both consist of drinking bone Broth daily...