For those of you that may be familiar with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), the GAPS diet is very similar although geared towards those with more serious digestive disorders or gut dysbiosis, as it is termed. Like the SCD diet, the GAPS diet focuses on eliminating specific carbohydrates that have the potential to feed pathogenic bacteria in the gut. Unlike the SCD diet however, there is a greater emphasis placed on certain nutrients used to "seal and heal" the gut wall of inflammations and the so called "leaky gut syndrome". There is an introductory level for the diet as well as a maintenance level. I believe this diet has a much greater potential for healing all manner of digestive disorders including IBS, colitis, celiac's, food allergies, seasonal allergies, heartburn, etc. as well as the resulting psychological disorders that stem from the chemical byproducts of pathogenic bacteria such as autism, schizophrenia, depression, ADD, etc.
I hope to return from this training with new ideas and new ways to present this information. You can be sure that I will be doing some classes on it in the near future. I have also spent the last several weeks researching different probiotic companies and how best to use probiotics to restore gut health. More to come on that as well.
So here is your heads up! I look forward to telling you more in the next few weeks.
To Your Health!