What is GAPS?
Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS) is a condition linking the ill-health of the digestive system to improper brain function, and it is behind many of the mental and physical problems plaguing adults and children today.
To be healthy, we must have a proper balance between the beneficial “good” bacteria and pathogenic “bad” bacteria in our digestive system. Without this, we suffer from a condition called gut dysbiosis (abnormal gut flora), which is marked by an inability to effectively process and assimilate nutrients and a compromised immune system—the pre-cursors to disease and illness. GAPS is a dietary and lifestyle program designed to re-store proper gut health and brain function, which results in improved overall health.
About the GAPS Nutritional Coaching Program
The purpose of the GAPS Nutritional Coaching Program is to restore optimal health and function to the digestive tract by creating a strong internal environment that supports a consistently healthy balance of beneficial intestinal flora. The food plan consists of 3 Phases plus the Transition Phase, and time frames for the program depend on the severity of the situation. The GAPS eating plan is wholesome and healthy and will allow you to heal and seal the gut lining and lay a strong foundation for good health for the rest of your life!
Is GAPS for me?
If you or your child suffers from digestive disorders of any kind, headaches, allergies, PMS, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, asthma, eczema, chronic cystitis (bladder infections), thrush, autoimmune disorders, candidiasis or any kind of mental disorder such as autism, hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders and more…you likely suffer from GAPS.
*Our Certified GAPS Practitioner, Georgette, welcomes the opportunity to treat children; initial visits, however, must be solely with the parent or attending guardian.
Benefits of GAPS
What Causes Poor Gut Health?
Use or misuse of antibiotics, alcohol, steroids and other drugs like birth control pills can interfere with proper gut flora balance. Poor dietary habits, stress, chronic disease and environmental toxicity all play a significant part. The increase in bottle feeding (over breastfeeding) is resulting in more newborns having gut dysbiosis from birth, paving the way—potentially—for a lifetime of compromised immunity and illness. It may surprise you to learn that clinical signs of gut dysbiosis are pre-sent in almost 100% of mothers of children with neurological and psychiatric conditions.
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