I am taking a detour from Schwarzbein (although I will still gladly pop in and share there, too!) to go through the GAPS Diet.
With two dds with gut issues, one of whom who has been gluten-free for over a year, and about a month ago this online class came to my attention--the title is what caught my eye! "Reversing Food Allergies" There was a discount if I signed up by the end of March plus I had a $20 "coupon". I was about to take them to a naturopath (not that I still wouldn't!) and figured I might as well check this out. After doing a little research and talking it over with dh, we decided to give it a go.
I could have just gotten the book and figured it out--but I am liking the way Ann Marie is breaking it down, has short video tutorials, etc. I just got the GAPS book yesterday and am already about half-way through!
My dh suggested we all go on this, and after what I'm reading, I couldn't agree more. I love Schwarzbein for healing the metabolism, but to be honest, if the gut isn't healed, we're not going to get the optimal benefit of any other food plan or supplements.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is an MD who had an autistic son. She used a lot of principles from the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and tweaked it and people started calling it the GAPS diet for short.
From what I've read elsewhere and here, 70-85% of the immune system is in the gut!
I plan to share our journey with it here, as well as some things from her book. You can check out these websites for more information:
Here is the class I'm taking:
A few blogs I've found so far that are helpful:
And Baden Lashkov has written a book called "GAPS Guide", and here is her blog:
I found these two videos of a little boy who had autistic tendencies, and a year later, after the GAPS Diet, you couldn't tell! I posted them on the 6 Weeks thread, on this page, if you want to go there to see them:
Many autistic parents have found great help for their autistic dc, and I am excited to share this with my df who adopted a little girl from China who has been officially "diagnosed" with autism.
We don't have any learning disorders, but definitely gut issues and lots of teeth issues!
I confess I'm a bit overwhelmed here at first, but feeling better and better about it. And I'm very grateful to Ann Marie for doing these classes--kind of like someone taking your hand and helping you through it!
If anyone already is on this or has been on this or just wants to share, feel free to do so!
Let the adventure begin!