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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

I'll soon start a bone broth fast proceeding into the GAPS introduction diet with hopes of healing my gut. In preperation I've experimented making a few batches of broth--some chicken and others beef--and have decided I prefer the beef broth for... (more)

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Yuki 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

When I was doing a bone broth fast, I had about 3-4 cups per day. That wasn't a recommended dose - I just drank half a cup whenever I felt hungry. Unfortunately the "dosage" that you should aim for will vary depending on how strong your broth is... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

What does an elemental diet GAPs diet look like?

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 1005 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 598 · about 19 hours ago

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 2904 · about 19 hours ago

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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Dragonfly 0 · January 23, 2013 at 2:21 AM

This might lend some insight: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_famine_of_1944 http://www.pnas.org/content/107/39/16757.full (more)

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by 354 · about 19 hours ago

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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CD 0 · September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Buy bone-in meat. Eat meat, save bones.

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by 260 · about 19 hours ago

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 864 · about 19 hours ago

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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DePaw 0 · July 24, 2012 at 11:27 PM

Supplements aren't recommended but if they don't have any fillers they may not be a problem. Sauerkraut is eaten, or rather its juice drunk, because it is fermented and a rich source of probiotics. Vegetables you're not fermenting need to be... (more)

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by 12174 · about 19 hours ago

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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · June 28, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hmm, I order bottarga online, which you can just shave like parmesan cheese over anything. I got mine at gilt taste, but I have heard good things about http://www.cortezbottarga.com/. I also use Red Boat fish sauce on a lot of things. My friend... (more)

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by 2904 · about 19 hours ago

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

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

While it is fun to poke fun of vegans, vegetarians, etc. and to thumb our noses (and steaks) at them, I think that they share a lot in common with Paleo folk. Namely: Passionate about the "truth" of chosen dietary path Willing to risk social... (more)

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by 117 · about 19 hours ago

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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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · July 18, 2012 at 7:54 AM

sweet potatoes contain FODMAPs and are not approved on the GAPS diet the sauerkraut can cause problem, I would stop it for a little while to see make sure the amount of vegetables you eat is small if you are still feeling bloated do you use any... (more)

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by 806 · about 19 hours ago

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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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · March 13, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I have written quite a bit on the importance of gut bacteria. I think it's definitely the missing link in a lot of discussions here. Like why don't some people do well on low-carb diets? Perhaps their gut bacteria have trouble adjusting to... (more)

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by 20353 · about 19 hours ago

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)

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by 24538 · about 19 hours ago

I was reading up on the GAPS diet the other day, and I came across the usual line "it is important to not heat broth in the microwave because it kills the nutrients". It is my understanding that nuking veggies can reduce the vitamin load... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 23, 2011 at 7:05 PM

There are no studies on broth and a lot of studies on microwaving nutrients were done over a decade ago and microwaves have gotten more sophisticated since then. But even this study from 1994 shows that microwaves have little impact on minerals: (more)

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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

I've been advised by my Dr. who recommended GAPS to do a bone broth fast for a couple of days to heal my gut and I am confused how to go about it. I don't tolerate fats very well so I'm concerned that the GAPS diet or the fast may not help... (more)

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hemanvt 0 · September 06, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Wow...you've got a great doctor! Stick with him/her. My experience with the bone broth fast was next to miraculous. However I didnt use kefir but beet and carrot kvass as additional calories. I did not skim off the fat. You may want to give... (more)

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by 0 · October 19, 2014 at 4:25 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 221 · October 19, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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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Stephen_4 0 · March 24, 2013 at 2:19 AM

A pale stool can mean you are producing inadequate bile. Eat less fat or increase bile flow.

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by 18635 · October 19, 2014 at 3:54 AM

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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jake_7 0 · October 14, 2012 at 2:58 PM

i've been looking into the probiotic world a lot lately and i'm with you i don't think we have nearly as much info as we need. i think our gut bacteria are basically what controls our health. there are 10-100 trillion bacteria in our gut biome... (more)

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by 15 · October 19, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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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