What is the GAPS Diet?

The GAPS Diet was developed based on the belief that health issues, like autism, arthritis, ADD, dyslexia, schizophrenia and IBS, are caused by compromised gut health. Although the evidence to support the GAPS Diet is largely anecdotal, many people have found relief from some autoimmune diseases and health challenges with this diet. If you have been thinking about starting the GAPS Diet, but you just aren’t sure about where to begin, you  have come to the right place. At Holistic Specialists, we proudly provide integrative medicine to the good people of Miami, and we can give you the guidance you need to navigate the GAPS Diet successfully.

How to prepare yourself for the GAPS Diet.

  • Read Gut and Psychology Syndrome – This book was written by Dr. Natasah Campbell-Mcbride, the doctor who developed the GAPS Diet, and it goes into detail about the issues that can arise from a leaky gut and how the GAPS Diet can help. When you understand why you are doing something, it can give you a lot more motivation to actually stick with it. There are lots of great articles out there about GAPS, and it is always a good idea to read up before you decide to make a big change like this one.
  • Stock up on filtered water – The GAPS Diet recommends filtered water because it will help to reduce toxins within your body and your environment. Make sure that you have plenty of filtered water to drink, and install a filter for your showerhead and bathtub.


Want to learn about more ways to prepare for the GAPS Diet? If so, please stay tuned for our next blog.