The GAPS Diet, Explained in 2 Minutes

GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome and the GAPS diet is based on this book which is written by Dr.
Natasha Campbell McBride who holds both a degree in neurology and a degree in
nutrition. GAPS is a natural treatment for autism, dyspraxia ,which is like motor
planning problems speech problems, ADD dyslexia ADHD depression
schizophrenia and a lot of other mental health conditions that have the root in
the gut which is many many of our chronic conditions the way GAPS works is
that it takes out all of the foods that are causing problems in our body and it
gives us a diet of completely nourishing foods and so what this does is it gives
our digestive system a rest and as you know our digestive system has a colony
of bacteria it helps us digest our food and but what you might not know and this
is what the GAPS diet gets into is that you have neurological
tissue in your digestive system and so when we can repair our get a lot of
times we’re able to make our own serotonin we’re able to make all of our
feel-good hormones we’re able to repair our digestion and we’re able to get
healthy nutrients up to our brain and repair our brains this is based on this
specific carbohydrate diet and when the carbohydrates are limited we’re able to
repopulate our gut flora so a lot of times we have taken antibiotics or our
mothers took antibiotics or we’ve drink chlorinated water or we’ve had
pharmaceuticals and in our gut is populated with pathogenic bacteria so
that’s bacteria that are making us sick our gut is supposed to be populated with
friendly gut flora both yeasts and bacterias and even fungi that are
friendly there are billions of these and everyone’s gut — you want to make sure
they’re good ones! And so with the gaps diet we starve out those bacteria we
starve out the bad ones and we feed in the good ones through fermented foods
through probiotics and then we continue to feed them with nourishing foods the
goal of the gaps diet is to heal the gut and therefore heal the brain and this is
why it’s so used with neurological symptoms it also is very helpful for
digestive symptoms and even skin condition since our skin is an outside
reflection of what is going inside of our body
and so that is the GAPS diet for you

14 thoughts on “The GAPS Diet, Explained in 2 Minutes

  1. Hey, I was wondering if you could email me. I have the book and have read it. My son is 5 severely autistic and non verbal! I need help.

  2. Still doing gaps? Or keto now? Im starting gaps been kinda paleo for some time now, But I have some more healing to do

  3. Hi.. Very new here.. My 3 year old son Asher has just been diagnosed with Level 3 autism. I just ordered your book and subscribed to your channel. He is eating healthy versions of all the wrong foods (per the illegal lists)therefore I expect this transition is going to take lots patience and praise. I was thinking to start the diet myself first. He absolutely loves mashed potatoes which is where I hide all of his veggies and he loves oatmeal which is where I hide his avocados and such. He seems to dislike chicken broth and eggs however Im determined to keep trying while I start this diet myself. I want to get familiar with the cooking, ingredients, tools, over all concepts, and process before transitioning my little guy. I figured along the way I could have him try certain foods to learn which ones he is taking a liking to before starting the diet with him. As his father I want to start sooner then later however I also wanna have success, so I am trying to determine to best place to start. Also I am wondering if this diet is lifelong or over a certain period of time. Any tips you have for a brand new super picky eater would be super appreciated. I look forward to reading your book, getting familiar with the diet and starting this journey. Thanks so much for the content, this all looks so so hard for me at this point in my life but I feel I owe this a fair shake and am certainly willing to accept the challenge.

  4. You sound like a physician! Great job explaining!
    I'm wondering if the keto or carnivore diet makes for a much healthier gut biome. My guess would be yes.

  5. check this short film "What I ate in 38 years" by Yuri A / R. Mond , he is Swiss and now follows a carnivore diet ​​@​

  6. Good video. I am reading Dr. Natasha Campbells' book "Vegetarianism Explained". In it she explains why going vegetarian is harmful to your body. I have been doing keto myself for the past one year but I am thinking of moving towards carnivore.

  7. Hello,

    I have a simple question: when you follow GAPS or SCD or this kind of diet to heal your gut, how do you know that you are healed? I've red an interview of Dr. Nastasha Mc Bride in which she told that after one or two years you can cut with GAPS and go to a more classical diet. But how do you know that you are ready for this? I don't want to cut too early but in the same time i don't want to be on this diet for ever either. Thanks by advance for your answer. And thanks a lot for all your very helpful contents!

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