The early years of my practice were often spent helping people cope with eliminating food sensitivities from their diet, and at that time, it was a “life sentence”.
So when I heard about Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride‘s work on repairing the gut, I was excited. I have been helping people use her GAPS (Gut & Psychology Syndrome diet) since 2009. I have also done Dr Anke Koelman’s Gut Feeling workshop, which uses the same steps of healing, but in a slightly different way.
To heal the digestive system, we are aiming to:
- Heal and seal the gut lining
- Reintroduce good gut bacteria
- Improve production of digestive enzymes and HCl
- Gently detoxify
We need to avoid foods that are toxic or hard to digest during this phase. But the good news is that most people can reintroduce many foods later.
Read more on my NZ GAPS resources site