I was wondering if anyone IS doing the GAPS diet? I am. I have a leaky gut and was GF & CF for many years, but it just wasn't enough. Then I found 'Breaking the Viscious Cycle & 'Gut & Psycology Syndrome (sorry for my poor spelling). Anyway, once I went on the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) also known as the GAPS diet my whole world changed. The diet has proved to be so, so, so important. I can't imagine ever eating any differently again. This diet is the bomb.
What I have learned and gone through: IN my first year on SCD/GAPS I went through many trials of 'cheating' and wondering if I really needed to be on the full diet or if I could tolerate say peanuts or a slight bit of sugar once in awhile. Well over the coarse of time the authors advise rings true. FANATICAL ADHERENCE to the diet is necessary. This IS true. I am now in my second year and I fanatically adhere to the diet guidelines and have NO digestive issues at all. This means that I am not further damaging my gut from ingesting anything 'illegal'. This is 50% of the battle.
The other part 'healing the gut' comes into play with all of the other choices I make. Mostly probiotics (mail order theraputic dose capsules), fermented veggies, homemade 24 hour goat yogurt (this stuff is gold), bone broth, CLO, and only 'legal' supplements (not too much) What I have read is that it doesn't matter what supplements you take, if your gut is leaky you are not able to absorb most things anyway.
I recommend the GAPS diet to my friends who don't have health issues because it is really a great way to eat. Anyone else?