What is the non-anecdotal (personal stories) evidence to back up the GAPS diet and its leaky gut protocol?
Why don't most doctors and gastros acknowledge this condition?
Here is a doc with links to a whole bunch of studies that explains the whole diet connection to intestinal barrier function. There are also links to studies that show specific carbohydrates, specific fats and specific proteins that increase intestinal permeability as well as those that improve it. Turns out that virtually all of them support the GAPS approach.
GIs have simply ignored the research. Unfortunately there is a huge gap between medicine and science.
There was research done on SCD (that GAPS is based on) last year. They were looking for IBD patients to be part of the study. I applied for my IBS-D to help out the study, but they wanted specifically IBD patients (Crohn's mostly). Results: http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/02/umass-ibd-diet-study-sees-success/
Do you really need studies when the biochem is so simple and well-explained? Some people can't digest or break down certain things, so they shouldn't eat those things. Seems like the ultimate n=1 experiment to me.
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