Have your children received labels such as autism, ADD or ADHD?
Do you or any of your family members suffer from an auto-immune condition?
Do you regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux),
bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhoea?
Do you wonder if there is a common link between any of these conditions?
Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition, which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. There is a distinct correlation between unhealthy intestinal flora, poor digestion and toxicity from chemicals created by undigested foods, which can severely affect brain chemistry and the body’s immune response.
As a GAPS practitioner, I see great improvement in patients’ conditions when the digestive system is treated and healthy gut flora is re-established.
Here is a brief list of some of the disorders that are very often related to the gut, and that have been greatly impacted by the GAPS diet:
Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyspraxia,
asthma, eczema, colic, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome,
rheumatoid arthritis, type-1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosus.
As a GAPS practitioner, my treatment approach revolves around three main principles:
• Healing the gut;
• Repopulating the gut with beneficial bacteria; and