Integrative medicine can be much easier than people understand. It is a form of medicine that combines alternative medicine with evidence-based medicine. Simply put, integrative medicine focuses on the whole picture rather than just treating the symptoms. Integrative medicine treats the symptoms and causes of a disease as it focuses on whole body wellness. GAPS Diet fits within integrative medicine. It is a nutritional plan that will focus on full body wellness and health.
There is an entire book devoted to the GAPS diet. In a nutshell, this diet focusing fixing on digestive and gut health to improve disorders. The inventor of this diet is both a neurologist and a nutritionist.
The GAPS Diet is made up of 3 different nutritional stages; GAPS Introduction, Full GAPS, Coming off GAPS. It is a stepwise program that leads you slowly into the full GAPS diet. In order to fully understand these 3 stages and the foods that make them up, you will need to read the full text. The GAPS Diet book also discusses the importance of vitamin and mineral supplementation to your diet. It is highly suggested that you find and take a probiotic, fish oil, vitamin A, and digestive enzyme supplement along with vitamin and mineral supplements. Lastly, the GAPS diet advocates for detoxification and a lifestyle change.
If you are interested in learning more about the GAPS diet you can read the full text by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. You can also contact Holistic Specialists in South Florida. All of the members of Holistic Specialists have been trained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. They can answer any questions that you may have!