What is GAPS?
GAPS or Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome is a condition which stems from gut microbial imbalance (dysbiosis) and affects the entire body, in particular the nervous, digestive and immune systems. GAPS individuals experience nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, faulty detoxification, autoimmunity and a wide variety of other symptoms often not associated with digestive insufficiency. The GAPS Nutritional Program, designed by neurologist Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (www.gaps.me), offers an all natural therapeutic approach to address a broad range of chronic conditions. It incorporates three components: GAPS diet, supplementation as well as detoxification and lifestyle changes.
Who can benefit from the GAPS Nutritional Program?
Here are some of the GAPS conditions, divided into two groups based on what body functions are impacted most severely:
Gut and Psychology Syndrome – includes disorders such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, autism, learning disabilities, behavioural problems, eating disorders, memory and cognitive problems, etc.
Gut and Physiology Syndrome – includes a variety of digestive disorders (IBS, IBD, colitis, gastritis, celiac disease), endocrine disorders (thyroid, adrenal, PMS, etc), autoimmune disorders (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, psoriasis, etc) and many other such as ME, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies, asthma, hay fever, migraines, food intolerances, etc.
What can you expect?
The initial consultation serves to review in detail your symptoms, health history, diet and lifestyle habits. At the end of our first meeting you will be given the essential recommendations based on which you can get prepared for the GAPS program. Within 1-2 weeks, you will receive a comprehensive report that will contain your customized GAPS protocol.
The follow-up consultation enables us to fine-tune your plan and discuss any potential problems and pitfalls that may prevent your progress.
To find out what GAPS can do for you and what to expect while following the protocol, book a complimentary 15-minute consultation with Marianna Duba M.Sc., certified GAPS practitioner.