History & Risk Factors

There are a number of factors that contribute to the deterioration in our gut flora and the function of our digestive system.

If you have any of these risk factors yourself, or they are present in your family, PLUS you or close family members (parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings) have GAPS symptoms, then  it is very likely are you are affected by GAPS.

Dietary factors

  • Lack of fermented foods
  • Processed foods
  • High carb, high sugar diets
  • Not enough vege fibre

Lifestyle factors

  • Not breast feeding
  • Stress
  • Infectious diseases

 Unwanted side effects of drugs

  • Antibiotics
  • Painkillers
  • Steroid drugs
  • Contraceptive pill


 Environmental Toxins

  • Pesticides
  • Heavy metals
  • Adjuvants in Vaccinations


And finally, gut flora is passed from generation to generation during the birth process.