Restrict The Food!

Yesterday I blogged about removing restrictive diets from our lives…however, I don’t want to give the impression that I don’t believe in temporary healing regimes, such as the GAPS diet. GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome, and is a protocol devised by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. She originally designed the diet to cure her son’s autism, which in fact it did. Many parents world wide have used this diet to reverse autism in their children. Here is one such story, about a little girl who went on the GAPS diet for 2 1/2 years, and when tested after that time period, no longer met the criteria for a diagnosis of autism. Sweet! I, too, have followed the GAPS diet and feel it helped me heal my gut lining, which is why I can now return to an unrestricted diet with less gut issues. One problem with GAPS is people sometimes get led into eating a diet too low in carbs. Here is an article on how to ensure you get enough carbs while following the GAPS protocol.

If you are interested in temporarily following GAPS, I do have some books on the subject that you are welcome to look at :)