Learn How Food Can Provide Healing for Neurological and Physical Conditions
Eating a healthy diet is vital for prevention of disease and maintaining a healthy body, mind and spirit. Nutritional counseling helps to provide guidance about what to eat, how to cook it and how to find the best local ingredients.The GAPS diet is a natural treatment for neurological and physical conditions in the body. GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut Physiology Syndrome) establishes a connection between the state of a person’s digestive system and the health of the rest of their body. Around ninety percent of the immune system is located in the digestive system (the gut), if the gut isn’t functioning properly, the rest of the body can’t function properly.
What is the GAPS Protocol?
GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut Physiology Syndrome) establishes a connection between the state of a person’s digestive system and the health of the rest of their body. This term was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition), after working with hundreds of adults and children dealing with different types of neurological and physical conditions.
We are living in a time, with a growing epidemic of people dealing with mental and physical illness, such as autism, spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, bi-polar disorder, auto-immune conditions, allergies, digestive disorders and more. The GAPS diet is a natural treatment for all these conditions and more.
A weak immunity is the true cause behind illness’s. Working on strengthening the gut, strengthens the immune system, which benefits all the functions in the body.
The GAPS diet provides the framework to heal the gut (the digestive system), through whole food and some supplementation. It encourages specific types of foods that are healing to the digestive system, while at the same time limiting certain types of carbohydrates that are damaging to the gut. People who are dealing with digestive sensitivity, cannot adequately digest carbohydrates, and the undigested food becomes fuel for the bad intestinal microbes, thus fueling disease in the body, The GAPS diet removes the food source for the bad microbes, and encourages large amounts of foods that aid in properly healing the digestive system.
The GAPS diet can be an extremely effective and positively life-changing protocol. But it does take strict adherence and a good deal of self-education to get started and to stay in compliance. Having the assistance of an expert can make the process easier to start, more likely to maintain and provide the encouragement you might need to go the distance.
Good nutrition means giving your body what it needs to function optimally.
We look forward to hearing insight and guidance from speaker Jennifer Whitney, a Certified Wholistic Nutritionist, Certified Health Coach, and Certified Gaps Practitioner. She graduated from The Wellspring School For Healing Arts, and has been trained in Western and Eastern nutrition. As a nutritionist, she offers personalized step by step nutritional programs, food sensitivity testing, food desensitization and personalized weight loss coaching. She specializes in the GAPS program to heal leaky gut and many different types of digestive disorders.