Gut and Psychology Syndrome

Gut and Psychology Syndrome or GAPS establishes a connection between the state of the gut and the health of the rest of the body.

The connection between the functions of the digestive system, the brain and the immune system has been known for a very long time.

The digestive system holds the roots of our health – it is the soil which generates our state of health.  GAPS Nutritional program involves not only a radical change in diet, but is a whole lifestyle change including detoxification.  Doing this program on your own can be difficult, over-whelming and time consuming.  Heather is a Certified GAPS Practitioner who has trained with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride personally.

GAPS™ Consultations to provide guidance in navigating and implementing the introductions stages of the GAPS diet and what to expect during the process.

To learn about Gut and Psychology Syndrome, how it develops and how to treat it effectively with a sound nutritional protocol please read Dr Campbell-McBride’s book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome.  Natural treatment for autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia.”

Contact us today!  Our GAPS Practitioners will help you determine if GAPS is right for you or your loved one and set up your Initial Consultation.  Your Initial Consultation will include up to 1.5 hours in person or on the phone to review and understand your situation with a full report to follow.

The GAPS book, Cooking with GAPS DVD, GAPS workbook/resources are great resources.

Additional services are individualized and typically consist of follow-up consultations, resources and recommendations, guidance in choosing and shopping for food, as well as demonstration and assistance with food preparation if desired.  

Essential Beginning Supplies

  • Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
  • Therapeutic strength probiotic (Bio-kult has been formulated by Dr. Campbell-McBride)
  • Organic meats and vegetables including meat bones for stock
  • Safer household and personal care products
  • Cooking supplies for making meat stocks and fermented vegetables

(If finances are an issue, finish the products you have and replace them with more natural products.  There are also some very inexpensive natural solutions you can find for household cleaners using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon.  Search online for some fast and easy recipes that are just as effective and cost only pennies.)

Helpful (Non-essential) Beginning Supplies

  • Food processor
  • Juicer
  • Grinder (for making nut flours and nut butters)
  • Freezer containers

WHERE TO BEGIN

Read Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.  It is very important to fully understand the GAPS Diet before you start.  Starting the diet incorrectly may lead to unnecessary diarrhea, constipation, severe die-off symptoms, and hunger pains.

Be Patient!  Please remember that this is going to be a slow process.  You should not do the GAPS Diet unless you are willing to fully commit to doing it properly and are willing to stick it out for 2 years if necessary.  While some people notice immediate improvements, all progress will be very individual.

Start Slow.  Depending on your current diet and digestive health, transitioning to the GAPS Diet may be a dramatic change.  Making gradual and slow changes will help to make the transition easier.

Be Prepared.  It may be beneficial to do a few trial runs before going into the Full GAPS Diet or Introduction Diet.  Try making sauerkraut or fermented vegetables and meat or fish stocks.  Once you have a good handle on these recipes, all other GAPS foods should seem relatively easy.

Get Support.  Work with a Certified GAPS Practitioner to get individual guidance based on health concerns and symptoms.  Modifications to the diet may be necessary to meet individual needs.