GAPS is a nutritional protocol developed by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. The protocol includes four pillars:

  • Healing diet
  • Supporting detoxification pathways
  • Small use of targeted supplements
  • Lifestyle

Some common symptoms that may suggest you have poor gut health include the following:

  • Digestive problems – bloating, cramping
  • Constipation or diarrhoea
  • Food sensitivities
  • Allergies
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Hormonal problems
  • Skin conditions
  • Mood issues – anxiety or depression
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Joint or muscle aches and pains

The GAPS protocol includes foods that will heal and seal a damaged gut lining whilst
also rebalancing the microbiome with beneficial bacteria. Foods that will make up a big part of the GAPS protocol are:

  • Slow cooked meat stocks
  • Slow cooked meats
  • Organ meats
  • Eggs
  • Animal fats
  • Cultured dairy
  • Ferments
  • GAPS shakes

The GAPS protocol focuses on correcting any imbalance in the digestive system.
Digestion begins before you even put food in your mouth and the GAPS protocol
addresses all of the steps along the way.

The GAPS protocol addresses all detoxification pathways to allow toxins to be efficiently moved out of the body, for most GAPS people their detoxification pathways need support.

The GAPS protocol acknowledge STRESS as a major driver behind poor health and
offers solutions to gain a balanced lifestyle.

There are several stages to the GAPS protocol

  • Introduction diet
  • Full GAPS
  • Practicing GAPS

Wherever you are in your healing journey is unique to you. Your body has the ability
to heal if it is given the right environment and nutrition.