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GAPS dietJoe Segen2016-12-26T16:53:42+00:00
Definition A diet developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, that she claims successfully treats the disease she invented, gut and psychology syndrome, a condition allegedly caused by an imbalance of bacteria and other microbes in the GI tract. Per her, autism and ADD, OCD, schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, and numerous other ailments are all essentially digestive disorders.
The GAPS diet is billed as a healing diet intended to last only for a couple of years. It excludes sugars and starches, prohibits potatoes, rice, pasta, bread, wheat, flour, dairy products, and sugar in any form other than fruit. It allows certain vegetables and fruits, meats, fats, nuts, and broths.
Per http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/gaps-diet/, the GAPS diet reflects serious gaps in Dr. Campbell-McBride’s reasoning and in her understanding of science. There is no published evidence to support it. The early introductory stages may not provide adequate nutrition; the full diet is probably healthy but is onerous.
Synonym Gut And Psychology Syndrome diet