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 health and gut bacteria's role in obesity and auto-immune issues for several years now, but have also been rather dismissive of it also. Feeling that, at best, it played a minor role is overall health. Now I am starting to think this has been a HUGE intellectual "blind-side" in my thinking. That restoring gut health and bacteria is actually a HUGE piece of the overall health puzzle for many folks.
What I find especially intriguing is the the idea that GAPS Diet sort of "bridges the gap" between paleo and the excellent research of Dr Price. That paleo is the best way to heal the gut, but once gut is healed one should be able to tolerate properly prepared whole-grains.
This being a paleo-board, I'm sure some of you will question the wisdom of EVER leaving paleo diet - even after gut is healed - but remember that Price said the HEALTHIEST tribe he studies was NOT carnivorous, but rather a tribe that lived on fish and properly prepared whole grains. I could just never reconcile that fact, with paleo theory, even though I know I personally do better on a paleo-sih diet.
So anyone here that was once "grain intolerant" that has been able to go back on properly prepared grains via the GAPS protocol?