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Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers Q: GAPS FIRST EDITION BOOK Dairy order: I noticed the order for dairy in the introduction diet is different to the order in the GAPS book first edition. The book explains a gradual introduction to dairy but the introduction diet allows yoghurt from the very beginning. A: Yes and I am glad […]

GAPS Recipes

Click on the recipe title below to select the recipe page Homemade Meat Stock and Meat and Vegetable Soup Kefir Homemade Butter, Ghee and Dripping Homemade Yoghurt Curde’s and Whey Beet Kvass: 3 Options Sauerkraut GAPS Milkshake / Smoothie GAPS Almond Milk NUT Yoghurt Coconut Milk Raw Coconut Yoghurt How to Ferment Almond Flour Pumpkin […]

Fussy Eaters

Q: My child is a fussy eater and self limits his diet.  How am I able to get him to eat the GAPS food? Question: My child is a fussy eater and self limits his diet.  How am I able to get him to eat the GAPS food? This is one of the more common […]

Kefir: Dairy and Water based

Kefir Fermented foods are essential to introduce to the GAPS diet from the beginning and kefir can be managed after whey and yoghurt have been successfully introduced.   Supplementing with probiotics alone will allow beneficial flora to do its job primarily in the upper parts of the digestive system which does not generally reach all the […]

Homemade Yoghurt Curds and Whey

Yoghurt Instructions Ingredient/Supplies 1 litre of Organic Milk or Raw Milk (raw milk is ideal but does not require heating) 1/3 cup of Commercial Organic Yoghurt    or    Yoghurt Culture Starters. Thermometer Yoghurt maker or Excalibur dehydrator, a hot plate or place it on top of your hot water system Bring 1 litre of milk close […]

GAPS Tools & Templates

Click here for your own PDF Weekly Meal Planner copy The GAPS Meal Planner provides you with some samples and options to choose from when in the full GAPS diet. Click here for your own PDF Weekly Meal Planner Template The GAPS Weekly Meal Planner Template allows you to record your own menu plan for […]


GAPS Related Research Click on the below research links to view Dr Andrew Wakerfield:  MMR vaccine findings on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in children A. J. Wakerfield Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Rush University Medical Centre are conducting a clinical trial for the  Specific Carbohydrate Diet to determine […]

GAPS Supplementation Criteria

GAPS Supplementation Protocol Dr N. Campbell-McBride emphasises nutrition as the core intervention for the GAPS protocol and succesful management of GAPS digestive disorders.  Supplements alone can not achieve the healing response that the GAPS  diet does.  Too many supplements can irritate an already inflamed and damaged gut lining and interupt with the healing process.  Whilst some supplements […]

Therapeutic Probiotic

ONE.  An effective therapeutic   strength Probiotic An accumulation of research and increasing medical practitioner interest and acceptance is emerging with attention focused on probiotics in the treatment of digestive disorders and disease.  This lends to a good case for recommending probiotics, either in fermented foods or as supplements on a regular basis to improve digestive […]

Essential Fatty Acids

TWO & THREE.   Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin A & D Essential fatty acids play a major role in the GAPs Supplementation Protocol and the following group of essential oils meet the GAPs supplementation protocol. 1.  A good seed/nut oil blend in the ratio of 2:1 omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Barleans Omega […]

Vitamin A Fermented Cod Liver Oil

3. Vitamin A Fermented Cod Liver Oil Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the […]

Betain HCL Pepsin or Sauerkraut

FOUR.  Digestive Enzymes    Betaine HCl with added Pepsin: Bio-Care People with abnormal gut flora almost without exception have low stomach acid production. Toxins produced by overgrowth of Candida species, Clostridia and other pathogens have a strong ability to reduce secretion of stomach acid. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, recommends that […]

Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acids

FIVE.  Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid   Seagreens Seaweed buy here Dr Campbell-McBride prescribes Seagreens Seaweed to almost all of her patients once the digestive system starts starts to show signs of healing.  Seagreens is a natural source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other important nutrients.  The improvements seen in GAPS patients who take […]


  Detoxification Steps   1st Step The first step involves removing the main source of toxicity which means cleaning up and restoring digestive health through the GAPS diet intervention protocol.  Dr Campbell-McBride has a theory explaining how both salicylates and phenols have strong antioxidant and detoxifying abilities and therefore creating a detox reaction whilst flushing toxins […]


Fresh Air and Leisure   Ensuring you get plenty of fresh air will also assist your body to detoxify.  This can be emphasised during a family leisure activity that you find both rewarding and enjoyable.  Open your windows and doors and air your home regularly to allow a good circulation of fresh air.  Supplying many house […]

Diet & Nutrition

  The Full GAPS Diet Your patient needs to carry on completely avoiding starches and sugar for two years at least. It means avoiding all grains, sugar, potatoes, parsnips, yams, sweet potato and anything made out of them. The flour in your cooking and baking can be replaced with ground almonds (or any other nuts […]

Books and DVD’s

The Following Books are recommended reading for GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride) Put Your Heart in Your Mouth (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride) Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal health through diet (Elaine Gotchall) Delicious recipes for healthy living: Grain Free Gourmet (Jodie Bager and Jenny Lass) Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s […]

GAPS Audio and Video download

13th May 2009 The true conection between nutrition and brain function One Radio Newtork (sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  Gut flora and healing with animal foods One Radio Newtork(sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  The GAPS […]

Healing Indicators

Healing Crisis A healing crisis usually occurs in stage one on day two or three.  During the first few days in implementing the GAPS protocol, the body begins cleaning up its toxins.  The healing crisis occurs when the pathogenic microbes die off and release their toxins.  These toxins are the cause of the GAPS patient’s […]


Advanced Probiotic Formula For Immune and Digestive Systems Support Bio-Kult is the recommended Probiotic for individuals following the the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Protocol and was formulated by a team of doctors, nutritionists and scientists (including Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride) dedicated to advancing the research and use of probiotic health supplements. The healthy body naturally hosts […]

Detox introduction to the diet

The 6 introduction stages to the GAPS Nutrition Protocol provide individuals with a kick start to healing.  Gut and Psychology Syndrome    Introduction Diet   The Introduction Diet has been designed for people with serious digestive problems, persistant diarrhoea, food allergies and intolerances.  These individuals should follow the Introduction Diet before progressing into the full GAPS diet.  People […]

Fermented vegies

Beet Kvass: Three Options (Stage one or two appropriate & onwards) Option One:  Dairy free 1 kg beetroot 1 ½  tbls salt added to water 1 tsp caraway seeds 3 Garlic Cloves Place seeds and garlic in glass canning jar and place beetroot Slices (1/2 cm thick) on top until the jar is ¾ full.  […]


Sauerkraut Lactic Acid Fermentation   “Sauerkraut is a wonderful healing remedy for the digestive tract, full of digestive enzymes, probiotic bacteria, vitamins and minerals”. (Dr Natasha Campbell – Mc Bride) Natural Lactic Acid Fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation however the benefits of fermented vegetables and fruits go beyond […]

A – Z Everything GAPS

B is for Beauty and Skin Treatment, the magic of kefir and coconut Many of our very expensive skin care products contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which was a revolutionary discovery for the beauty industry and a product found naturally in fruit acids as well as kefir in the form of lactic acid. The lactic acid found […]

The GAPS Protocol

   Diet                  Detox            Supplement    This information is not designed to replace the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book, but provide a  simplified version of the GAPS protocol at a glance.  Please read the GAPS book to fully understand how and why this particular intervention works, why other diets are inappropriate for GAPS patients and how to implement the protocol […]

What is GAPS

Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome   The term GAPS, abbreviated from Gut and Psychology Syndrome was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci(human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological  and psychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, […]