WHAT IS THE GAPS DIET ???
GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome
-A diet for healing and sealing the GI tract or "gut wall".
-A diet that helps a condition known as "Leaky Gut".
-A diet that helps replenish and restore proper microbiome (bacteria) balance to the GI tract.
Leaky Gut is when the small intestine lining, which houses approximately 70% of our immune system via lymph nodes or "Peyers Patches", becomes permeable and no longer properly filters out particles of undigested food or other items that have been ingested.
When the filters aren't working, the undigested food and particles can make their way through the small intestine lining into the bloodstream.
When these items are viewed in a form not recognized by the body, the body produces antibodies to them. It can be something that you ate or that you breathed in, like an egg, tree nut or pollen.
The body's immune system creates an "inappropriate" immune response that looks like an allergy or sensitivity.
When the body processes food in the appropriate manner and has an intact gut lining, the food is broken down into glucose, amino acids and fatty acids. That is what the body recognizes as nutrients that should be in the bloodstream for transport to cells for nutrition.