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Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is the creator of GAPS, which stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome. and Gut and Physiology Syndrome. As a parent of a child fully recovered from a severe learning disability, she devoted her time helping others overcome disabilities through targeted nutrition. Understanding the crucial link between the health of the digestive system and the brain, she developed the GAPS nutritional protocol to support children and adults with, but not limited to:
- Learning disabilities
- Autoimmune illness
- Digestive problems
- Neurological and endocrine problems
- Eczema and psoriasis
- Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
- Chronic cystitis
With over 70% of the immune system housed in the digestive tract, the GAPS Diet was designed to re-balance the microbial environment (called gut flora or microflora) in turn targeting underlying physiological imbalances and dysfunctions in the immune system. The health of the gut is intricately linked to mental health through via a complex bi-directional communication pathway called the gut-brain axis. With the GAPS nutritional protocol being the “number one intervention in successful nutritional management of the GAPS child or adult,” Dr. Campbell-McBride does recommend therapeutic supplementation to support the body through healing and we have provided the most popular GAPS-approved helpful supplements to get started on your journey.
The GAPS Diet Starter Kit contains the following:
ORIGINAL Gut and Psychology Syndrome book written by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Discusses in great detail the link between the gut and the brain focused learning disabilities and mental illness. Book outlines the original GAPS Diet nutritional protocol.
Broad Spectrum Probiotic. Choose between the following:
Longevity Science Advanced EnteroPro. A therapeutic room-temperature stable probiotic with 10 beneficial strains of organisms. Each capsule contains 50 billion CFUs. Hypoallergenic. For individuals highly sensitive to dairy and/or soy. For nutrition facts please go here.
Protexin Bio-Kult 120 ct. A micro-encapsulated room-temperature stable probiotic with 14 beneficial strains of organisms. Each capsule contains 2 billion CFUs which allows for a gradual increase to a therapeutic dose. May contain trace amounts of dairy and/or soy. For nutrition facts, please go here.
Longevity Science Total-Gest. Digestion requires a great amount of energy and resources GAPS patients may be deficient in. Total Gest provides the broadest range of enzymes to assist in the breakdown of foods and absorption of nutrients. May be helpful for individuals suffering from leaky gut and constipation. For nutrition facts, please go here.
Nutrivene Betaine HCl with Pepsin. Formulated to Dr. Campbell-McBride’s specifications, Betaine HCl is the most physiological preparation available to the body’s stomach acid. Low stomach acid production is a (surprisingly) common problem and results in maldigested proteins and pH imbalances. Supplementation may support chronic digestive problems including constipation, reflux, and GERD, along with skin ailments such as rosacea and acne. For nutrition facts, please go here.
Nordic Naturals ProEFA 3-6-9. Essential fatty acids play a critical role in brain and eye health, detoxification, and proper immune function. Dr. Campbell-McBride recommends high quality fish oils in a ration of 2:1 Omega-3 to Omega-6 oils to support the body. For nutrition facts, please go here.
Depending on individual dosing, the GAPS Starter Kit is a minimum of a one month supply to jump start your healing journey.
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