GAPS Diet


Recommended Food List

(For a comprehensive outline of the Full GAPS Diet, refer to the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book)

Poultry, fresh or frozen
Prunes, (dried without any additives or in their own 
juice)
Pumpkin
Quail, fresh or frozen
Raisins
Rhubarb
Roquefort cheese
Romano cheese
Satsumas
Scotch, occasionally
Seaweed fresh and dried (once Introduction Diet
has been completed)
Shellfish, fresh or frozen
Spices, single and pure without any additives
Spinach
Squash (summer and winter)
Stilton cheese
String beans
Swedes
Swiss cheese
Tangerines
Tea, weak, freshly made, not instant
Tomato puree, pure without any additives apart
     from salt
Tomato juice, without any additives apart from salt
Tomatoes
Turkey, fresh or frozen
Turnips
Ugly fruit
Uncreamed cottage cheese (dry curd)
Vinegar (cider or white); make sure there is no
     allergy
Vodka, very occasionally
Walnuts
Watercress
White navy beans, properly prepared
Wine dry: red or white
Yogurt, homemade
Zucchini (courgette)


Almonds, including almond butter and oil
Apples
Apricots, fresh or dried
Artichoke, French
Asiago cheese
Asparagus
Aubergine (eggplant)
Avocados, including avocado oil
Bananas (ripe only with brown spots on the skin)
Beans, dried white (navy), string beans and lima 
     beans properly prepared
Beef, fresh or frozen
Beets or beetroot
Berries, all kinds
Black, white and red pepper: ground and pepper
     corns
Black radish
Blue cheese
Bok Choy
Brazil nuts

Brick cheese
Brie cheese
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butter
Cabbage
Camembert cheese
Canned fish in oil or water only
Capers
Carrots
Cashew nuts, fresh only

Cauliflower
Cayenne pepper
Celeriac
Celery
Cellulose in supplements
Cheddar cheese
Cherimoya (custard apple or sharifa)
Cherries
Chicken, fresh or frozen
Cinnamon
Citric acid

Chestnuts and chestnut flour
Chevre cheese
Chewing gum - contain sugars or sugar substitutes
Chick peas
Chickory root - contains high amounts of FOS
Chocolate
Cocoa powder - see "FAQs" for more information
Coffee, instant and coffee substitutes
Cooking oils
Cordials
Corn
Cornstarch
Corn syrup
Cottage cheese
Cottonseed
Cous-cous
Cream - contains lactose
Cream of Tartar
Cream cheese
Dextrose - in commercial products it is not the pure
     form
Drinks, soft
Faba beans
Feta cheese
Fish, preserved, smoked, salted, breaded and canned
     with sauces
Flour, made out of grains
FOS (fructooligosaccharides)
Fructose -
Fruit, canned or preserved
Garbanzo beans
Gjetost cheese
Grains, all
Gruyere cheese
Ham
Hot dogs
Ice-cream, commercial
Jams
Jellies
Jerusalem artichoke

Ketchup, commercially available
Lactose
Liqueurs
Margarines and butter replacements
Meats, processed, preserved, smoked and salted
Millet



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Once a patient has moved through the six stages of the Introduction Diet, they are ready to move onto the Full GAPS Diet.  Dr. Campbell-McBride recommends following the GAPS protocol for a minimum of 18-24 months.  For patients who skipped the Introduction Diet, Dr. Campbell-McBride recommends following the Dairy Introduction Structure when introducing dairy products.  It is important to remember the majority of the patient’s diet should consist of fresh meats (hormone-free/grass fed if possible), animal fats, fish, shellfish, organic farm-fresh eggs (if well tolerated), fermented foods, and vegetables.  Over indulging in baked goods made from nut flours and fruit can be detrimental to the healing process and should only be consumed in moderation.  For patients suffering from yeast overgrowth, temporarily eliminating fruit, honey, and nuts may be beneficial. 

Acesulphame
Acidophilus milk
Agar-agar
Agave syrup - main carbohydrate is a complex form of fructose
Algae - can aggravate an already disturbed immune
     system
Aloe Vera  (go to "FAQs" for more information on

when it can be introduced)
Amaranth - is a grain substitute, contains starches
Apple juice (commercially prepared)
Arrowroot (is a mucilaginous herb and

loaded with starch)
Aspartame
Astragalus - contains polysaccharides
Baked beans
Baker's yeast - contains saccharamyces cerevisae
Baking powder and raising agents of all kind 

(baking soda can be used for specific medical issues,

view the "FAQs" section)
Balsamic vinegar (most found in stores
have added
sugar)
Barley
Bean flour and sprouts
Bee pollen - irritating to a damaged gut
Beer
Bhindi or okra
Bicarbonate of soda
Bitter Gourd
Black-eye beans
Bologna
Bouillon cubes or granules
Brandy
Buckwheat
Bulgur
Burdock root - contains FOS and mucilage
Butter beans
Buttermilk
Canellini beans
Canned vegetables and fruit
Carob
Carrageenan - is seaweed and high in
polysaccharides

Cellulose gum
Cereals, including all breakfast cereals
Cheeses, processed and cheese spreads




Foods to Avoid List

Full GAPS Diet

Allergy Research OxBile

Supports the liver's production of bile

Milk from any animal, soy, rice, canned coconut milk
Milk, dried
Molasses
Mozzarella cheese
Mungbeans
Neufchatel cheese
Nutra-sweet (aspartame)
Nuts, salted, roasted and coated
Oats
Okra - mucilaginous food
Parsnips
Pasta, of any kind
Pectin
Postum
Potato white
Potato sweet
Primost cheese
Quinoa - 60% starch
Rice
Ricotta cheese
Rye
Saccharin
Sago
Sausages, commercially available
Semolina
Sherry
Soda soft drinks
Sour cream, commercial
Soy
Spelt
Starch
Sugar or sucrose of any kind
Tapioca - starch
Tea, instant
Triticale
Turkey loaf
Vegetables, canned or preserved
Wheat
Wheat germ
Whey, powder or liquid
Yams
Yogurt, commercial


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Lemons

Lentils
Lettuce, all kinds
Lima beans (dried and fresh)
Limburger cheese
Limes
Mangoes
Meats, fresh or frozen
Melons
Monterey (Jack) cheese

Muenster cheese
Mushrooms
Mustard seeds, pure powder and gourmet types
     without any non-allowed ingredients
Nectarines
Nut flour or ground nuts (usually ground blanched
     almonds)
Nutmeg
Nuts, all kinds freshly shelled, not roasted, salted or
     coated (any roasting must be done at home)
Olive oil, virgin cold-pressed
Olives preserved without sugar or any other non-
     allowed ingredients
Onions
Oranges
Papayas

Parmesan cheese
Parsley
Peaches
Peanut butter, without additives
Peanuts, fresh or roasted in their shells
Pears
Peas, dried split and fresh green
Pecans
Peppers (green, yellow, red, and orange)
Pheasant, fresh or frozen

Pickles, without sugar or any other non-allowed
     ingredients
Pigeon, fresh or frozen
Pineapples, fresh
Pork, fresh or frozen
Port du Salut cheese





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Coconut, fresh or dried (shredded) without any
     additives
Coconut milk
Coconut oil
Coffee, weak and freshly made, not instant
Collard greens
Colby cheese
Courgette (zucchini)
Coriander, fresh or dried
Cucumber
Dates, fresh or dried without any additives (not
     soaked in syrup)
Dill, fresh or dried
Duck, fresh or frozen
Edam cheese
Eggplant (aubergine)
Eggs, fresh

filberts

Fish, fresh or frozen, canned in its juice or oil

Game, fresh or frozen

Garlic
Ghee, homemade (many store varieties

contain non-allowed ingredients)
Gin, occasionally
Ginger root, fresh
Goose, fresh or frozen
Gorgonzola cheese
Gouda cheese
Grapefruit
Grapes
Haricot beans, properly prepared
Havarti cheese
Hazelnuts
Herbal teas

Herbs, fresh or dried without additives
Honey, natural
Juices (freshly pressed from permitted fruit

and vegetables)
Kale
Kiwi fruit
Kumquats
Lamb, fresh or frozen



Tips

It is recommended to combine vegetables (raw/fermented/cooked) with meats and fish at each meal to balance pH.  Meats and fish accumulate as acids in the body while vegetables have a strong alkalizing affect.  Too acidic or too alkalizing states are not ideal. 


It is recommended to eat fruit (except avocado) on their own in between meals so not to interfere with the digestion of meats.


It is more important to find organic (or local not containing pesticides) fruits and vegetables than organic fresh/frozen meats if cost is an issue for families.  Animals have their own detoxification system that may neutralize some of the antibiotics/hormones used on them.


It is recommended to have plenty of natural fats in every meal from meats, butter, ghee, coconut (if tolerated) and cold pressed olive oil.  Animal fats are particularly valuable (lard, tallow, raw butter/ghee, lamb fat, duck fat).


It is recommended to consume a cup of bone broth or meat stock with every meal.  Many patients have difficult digesting fats in the beginning of the diet and may only be able to tolerate a few tablespoons while the body is healing.


Fermented foods are a focal point in the protocol.  This includes fermented vegetables, yogurt, kefir, and sour cream.  Fermented beverages include kvass, kombucha, and water kefir are also allowed. Please note, some patients are unable to tolerate these products in the beginning and may need to be temporarily avoided.  Listen to your body and introduce foods very gradually, observing for any negative reactions.


Avoid all processed foods in packages and tins.  These include all refined carbohydrates and foods that contain preservatives, artificial colorants and chemicals, etc.  They are extremely detrimental to digestive system and the healing process.