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by 0 · July 02, 2014 at 7:18 PM

My doctor recently suggested that I start the GAPS diet in hopes of clearing up digestive distress (suspect leaky gut). I'm on Day 5 of the Intro Phase 1. It's turned into a bone broth fast (both chicken and beef) as I'm having a hard time with... (more)

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by 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Does this kind of thing happen?

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moors 0 · June 02, 2014 at 10:29 AM

How schizophrenia develops is not fully understood yet, some genes are thought to be at play, but none may be necessary for it to develop.Given the ambiguity of genetics, one may or may not be increasing his/her chances of developing... (more)

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by 0 · March 06, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I have been on a low-histamine SCD-GAPS-like diet for about 2 years now, for IBS-like symptoms (though with inflammation in the gut) and histamine intolerance. I have had to cut out a lot of foods, but I am doing better now. I would like... (more)

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by 18 · February 18, 2014 at 4:31 AM

I've been looking around off and on for a few weeks now and I can't seem to find anything that suggests vaccinations are bad other than anecdotal claims. I'm particularly interested in evidence for vaccinations causing problems in adults or... (more)

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BobK 0 · February 18, 2014 at 4:31 AM

I have anecdotal evidence that vaccination & an autoimmune condition may not mix well. Additionally, here are some links to articles (I have not thoroughly read them) that comment on the topic. For my money, if I had an autoimmune... (more)

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by 993 · January 29, 2014 at 6:31 PM

I know that the GAPS protocol can be used to treat dyslexia, and I have the mathematical counterpart to dyslexia, dyscalculia, and it's made life miserable for me all my life, and I'm now taking an intense biology class with lots of math and I... (more)

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by 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Hi all, I have been following the GAPS diet now for around 3 weeks. After cutting out grains I immediatly noticed a vast reduction in my usual omnipresent anxiety levels. This, coupled with persistent stomach problems throughout the... (more)

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rosstitute 0 · December 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM

@Dan 29, many thanks for taking the time to reply. I'll be looking into the apple cider vinegar more as well as the nettles and ginger. Thanks for that. As it happens, I managed to get a little more clarification on the role of both the... (more)

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by 0 · December 17, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Hi! Long time lurker here. I've been trying to find some way of sorting out my severe OCD/Anxiety issues for years. I've tried CBT, ERP, NLP and REBT, none of them gave an ounce of relief, and then I discover paleo. I've read the science... (more)

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samc 0 · December 14, 2013 at 4:34 AM

If you are in for a long trip http://albertoaks.com/ which is hooked up with the Perfect Health Diet. Embarrassingly the owners of the place don't look very fit to me. I've never been, so I'm not endorsing. Seems like it would be cheaper to... (more)

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by 0 · November 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

I hope that this post is enough information, and that it's clear enough for someone to kindly respond! Recently I've been interested in starting the GAPS diet in order to treat my allergies (to dust, as well as an exaggerated... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

The GAPS diet is derived from the SCD (Specific Carbohydrates Diet) which is THE diet to heal the gut. There is a major difference between GAPS and SCD. SCD is already proven while GAPS is still in the experimental stage. SCD has been... (more)

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by 384 · October 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM

So i've been trying a lot of different things with paleo to figure out why i've been so fatigued and fruit makes me feel hypoglycemic even though my blood sugar levels are fine. I came across the Perfect Health Diets outlook on eating more... (more)

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drmysi 0 · October 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM

starch actually helps maintain a halthy muscus lineng in the gut

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by 0 · October 05, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I've been on a GAPS diet for maybe three months (it's paleo, but more restrictive, as it also eliminates things like nightshades, dairy, egg whites, etc). At first it made my depression almost miraculously better, but then I started having flare... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 05, 2013 at 2:00 PM

A correct diet is not the panacea for all ills, I'm sorry to say. It's quite likely there is no nutritional/dietary cause of your depression, that it's simply is aberrant biology that you're not going to fix on your own. What you describe... (more)

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by 568 · February 21, 2014 at 4:41 PM

GAPS seems to be aimed at some highly specific issues but I'm drawn to it for others. Before I dig deeper into it and buy the book, I wanted to get some critical feedback from you PaleoHackers. I've struggled with indigestion and chronic... (more)

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Methodician 0 · September 17, 2013 at 3:30 PM

A shrewd observation, Migo. It's not letting me comment so my response goes here. Not exactly an active thread anyway... I've lacked exercise much of my life. The past 2-3 years have been of particular concern. I am actively pursuing a... (more)

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by 568 · September 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Gaps hasn't been seriously brought up in this forum for a year or more based on my quick search... GAPS seems to be aimed very sharply at some highly specific issues, yet the idea sounds like it could help many others, which is why so many... (more)

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by 233 · March 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Hey everyone, I'm doing the GAPS intro diet right now to resolve some digestive issues related to celiac disease. The last two BMs I had were steatorrhea - floating, pale stools. I've been eating meats and bone broths. I have not added... (more)

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sarah_63 0 · March 24, 2013 at 6:22 PM

I have sibo and just started gaps and can't find the section on probiotics? I think paleo mom has written about this too

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by 2909 · August 07, 2013 at 7:46 AM

One would think that an event like that surely wouldn't let anyone off the hook health-wise. IF there is anything to this stress-affecting-the-physical-body thing, then we can assume the Holocaust would have caused ridiculous health problems,... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 24, 2013 at 11:45 AM

As cruel a topic as this may be, perhaps this isn't a good group to study for things like IF and cold exposure and such since the majority of that population did not survive. Those who did, did so both because they were lucky not to be outright... (more)

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by 12118 · November 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

The November 2012 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics' magazine, deals in great detail with the issue of the gut-brain connection and the impact of gut health on how symptoms of autism spectrum disorders are... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · November 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I think its great....long as the drug companies don't get involved ;).

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by 18437 · October 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

What is the recent developments in this field? I would like to know or be pointed towards the recent developments in regards to pre and probiotics. I have a child that has been on GAPS for almost a year and I'm curios as to the debate evolving... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · October 14, 2012 at 5:01 AM

Ok... debate if you wish ;) Meh, maybe tommorrow.

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by 349 · July 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I am going to start making bone broth because I am having gut issues. Where the hell do I buy good bones? Can I just ask the guy in whole foods for some bones? Will he look at me like I am insane? Thanks, Bronson

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glib 0 · July 24, 2013 at 3:29 PM

If you can get a connection with a butcher that does grass-fed your problems will be over. Every one of the grass fed farmers listed in eatwild.com must have a butcher for processing, and typically bones are not wanted by the customer. Since you... (more)

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by 260 · November 19, 2012 at 5:19 AM

I've been diagnosed with gastroparesis (slow stomach emptying), have an inflamed small intestines, and also suspect I have SIBO. Problem is, I'm so confused as to what dietary guidelines to follow. GAPs and SCD allow some foods that FODMAPs... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · September 04, 2012 at 12:24 AM

I personally wouldn't worry than much about Fodmaps, unless the problem doesn't go away within a few months. Just do Paleo with the SCD/GAPS twist: home-made goat kefir (which is more potent than their suggested yogurt). Everything else should be... (more)

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by 877 · October 02, 2012 at 12:22 PM

2 quick questions 1) Are supplements/vitamins allowed during the introduction period? (I take the essential supplements recommend here: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/) 2) Is sauerkraut considered (digestively) the same... (more)

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Nadine_Ryan 0 · July 31, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Taking supplements is not a bad thing on the contrary it's healthy as generally with our bad eating habits we don't get all the vitamins our body needs, and supplements can help avoiding deficiency. And if you need digestive try the king of... (more)

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by 12118 · March 07, 2013 at 7:15 PM

My fellow paleohackers being experts on sourcing fermented foods, I was hoping that you guys might have knowledge on fermented fish or sugar-free smoked wild salmon that my family could use for GAPS stage 2. I have a history of failure with... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · March 07, 2013 at 7:15 PM

The fermented fish sauce produced in northern Thailand is called pla raa. I've never been brave enough to try it.

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by 15 · May 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I have been Paleo for about a month, but my digestion is not improving. So i think i am going to do the GAPS intro diet. So my question is can i still go to the gym and workout when going through the GAPS diet as i will only be eating broth? Plus... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The GAPS diet is a healing protocol, no? It seems like your best bet would be to lay off the gym for a bit and let your body do just that: heal. You don't have to become a comatose vegetable, but doing anything intense is probably not the best... (more)

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by 2909 · April 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

My vote goes to frugavores/30 bad peeps. Which one do you think? Frugavore? Raw foodist? Paleo? GAPS/SCD? Vegan?

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trjones 0 · April 25, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Well, at the risk of making it seem like I hate vegans (I really don't), I'd say they are most passionate, and for a simple reason: a lot of vegans came to that diet because of moral concerns. There's nothing like self-riteousness to turbocharge... (more)

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by 117 · June 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

Hi everyone, As the title suggests I have been bloated constantly for a while now and I have no idea what the problem is. I have been eating mostly non fodmaps and gaps approved foods. I have also been supplementing with l-glut, probiotics, multi... (more)

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mandy_7 0 · June 17, 2013 at 11:44 PM

hi! i have a similar issue and am on the very similar diet (SCD). i suspected that i have sibo and from the already restrictive scd diet i cut out: dairy legumes high fodmap veggies nuts coconut flakes/flour honey fruit interestingly, because i... (more)

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by 806 · March 14, 2012 at 3:07 AM

I have long had major cognitive dissonance about the merits of paleo vs. low-carb vs Weston Price type diets. But in reading a bit about the GAPS Diet, it seems to be "connecting the dots" for me. I've been peripherally aware of the issue of gut... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I think salmon is good. Wild salmon twice a week is awesome in my book.

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by 19504 · March 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) - VS - GAPS? I sent my friend with IBS to a special doc and the doc recommended SCD. I am curious as to the difference between this and GAPS. I think the doc assigned SCD as my friend is SAD and perhaps not... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · March 11, 2012 at 7:34 PM

I do Paleo-ketogenic personally (with coconut oil, offal, fermented foods etc). I do this with an SCD tint though: I follow SCD's home-made lactose-free probiotic goat yogurt advice (although I will switch to goat kefir soon -- more potent), and I... (more)