GAPS™

Sharon with Dr. Campbell-McBride (2014)

Sharon with Dr. Campbell-McBride

GAPS™ is a term trademarked by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride of the U.K. which is short for Gut And Psychology Syndrome as well as Gut And Physiology Syndrome. These syndromes refer to a very large group of chronic illnesses impacting the brain or the body or both, which are, often surprisingly, a result of a damaged or weak digestive system. This disruption of the digestive system can develop at birth or during our lifetimes, generally due to an imbalanced diet and exposure to antibiotics. The list of illnesses is long (see below). However, the digestive system can be healed and most of the illnesses can be significantly mitigated, and often completely reversed.

Understanding everything behind the GAPS protocol can be confusing to many people. It is a long protocol, taking a minimum of six months, but typically two years. There are some people who are able to do it on their own, but many people miss key aspects of the diet or struggle with reactions they do not know how to handle. Unfortunately, these people end up believing the diet ‘doesn’t work’ for them. Dr. Campbell-McBride personally trains a number of practitioners to guide clients through the protocol for this reason.

If you are considering the GAPS protocol, I suggest you read at least the first few chapters of Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, available from the GapsDiet.com website, Amazon and other locations. You must be firmly committed to the protocol to succeed, but the effort is worth it! If you decide to go forward and you would like support, please contact me. As a Certified GAPS Practitioner, I will get you started during a three-month consultation. If you want to strike out on your own after that, you may. Otherwise, I can continue to support you on a month-by-month basis.

Some of the conditions which respond to the GAPS protocol:

Acne
ADD
ADHD
Aggressive behavior
Allergy
Anemia
Angina
Anorexia
Arrhythmia
Asperger’s Disorder
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Attention Deficit
Autism
Autoimmunity
Baby Problems
Behavior Problems
Bipolar Disorder
Blood Pressure
Brain Dysfunction
Chest Infections
Cholesterol Problems
Colic
Colitis
Constipation
Crohn’s Disease
Cystitis
Depression
Diabetes Type Ii
Diarrhea
Digestive Problems
Dysbiosis
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
Ear Infections
Eating Disorders
Eczema
Epilepsy
Failure to Thrive
Food Allergy
Food Intolerance
Gut Flora Abnormalities
Gut Infection
Heart Disease
Heart Problems
Hyperactivity
Irritable Bowel (IBS)
Learning Disability
Manic Disorder
Memory Problems
Menstrual Problems
Migraines
Mood Swings
Neurological Problems
Nutritional Deficiencies
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Psychosis
Schizophrenia
Stroke
Underweight
Ulcerative Colitis
Urinary Infections
Weight Problems

GAPS Resources

gut_psychologyGut and Psychology Syndrome
By Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
Purchase at GAPSdiet.com
internal-blissInternal Bliss
The GAPS™ Cookbook
Purchase at GAPSdiet.com
gaps-guideGAPS Guide
By Baden Lashkov
Visit the website
cooking-with-gapsCooking with GAPS DVD
Purchase at GAPSdiet.com

GAPS www.doctor-natasha.com
This site is about Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. It gives her background and carries her blog.

www.gaps.me
Dr. Natasha’s website for information about the GAPS protocol. There is much information here from her book, as well as an extensive Question & Answer section.

www.gapsdiet.com
Here is an outline of the GAPS Diet, a store to purchase books, supplements recommended for the GAPS diet, and additional resources.

www.healthhomehappy.com
This is a blog about incorporating traditional food, natural remedies, and healthy habits into real life. The author is knowledgeable about GAPS and offers many recipes.