A diverse and flourishing population of beneficial microbes in our guts and the entire body is the foundation of health. Most chronic childhood illnesses are caused by a disturbance in the health of the gut. If your child has been on even a single course of antibiotics, born via c-section, or has a history of chronic constipation, a good place to start healing is to reinoculate the gut’s microbiome with beneficial microbes.
The GAPS™ (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet provides a solution to the complex problem of rebalancing the blood chemistry and gut flora as the foundation for correcting gut health issues. As such, it is a core tool in the treatment for and elimination of chronic diseases. It is a whole-life makeover that establishes good bacteria in the intestinal lining which, in turn, benefits the immune system, hormonal balance, inflammatory reactions, and mood disorders. Based on patient-specific labs, priorities, symptoms, and food sensitivities, the plan includes diet and lifestyle changes that will benefit the whole family.
I incorporate many aspects of the GAPS diet in order to start reversing even the most complicated chronic childhood illnesses (such as allergies, asthma, or eczema).
Where can you start? It’s simple. The best way to get probiotics is through homemade fermented foods: (sauerkraut, kvass, kimchi, miso, yogurt, kefir, and kombucha).