What is the GAPS Diet? What Can You Eat on the GAPS Diet?

October 4, 2019

hi I’m Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness and we are going to talk right now about what you can and cannot eat on
the GAPS diet gaps diet is the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet it’s based on
the specific carbohydrate diet and it limits the starches and carbohydrates
that you eat as long as well as processed foods so what you can eat on
the gaps diet is meat including meat stock this makes up a large part of your
diet so this diet is not generally suitable for vegetarians as in decide if
you are a vegetarian and you’re interested in feeling your gut in the
body ecology diet isn’t completely vegetarian but it’s suited a lot better
for those that aren’t comfortable eating meat after meat on gaps you can eat eggs
non starchy vegetables including cultured vegetables like kimchi
sauerkraut beet beet kvass and etc you can eat fruit and we use fruit to
sweeten as much as possible you can eat coconut products like coconut milk
shredded coconut coconut flour this is how we do making a gap so gaps baking is
mostly consumer consisted of coconut products or sometimes almond almond
flour and eggs lots of eggs and gaps baking but if you
can’t eat eggs first of all hopefully on website you will be able to heal your
allergy but if not you can still do gaps without eggs you just don’t have the
baked goods on on gaps you can also eat nuts and non starchy seeds like
sunflower seeds the seed kind of go into the grains thing and you can’t have
grains on gas so some people say like oh well buckwheat is really a seed but it’s
a starchy one that’s why she specifies non starchy seeds but you can have nuts
like almonds pecans walnuts and I will tell you how to soak and then dehydrate
them so they have they’re a little bit salty and they’re much easier to digest
just the almonds and walnuts pecans that type of a nut that you get from the
store you can have non starchy beans gaps allows navy beans which are just
the small white ones and those are those are good SCD allows black beans also and
a lot of people that are on the gaps diet find success using black beans
after a little bit there’s just different it’s just different it’s not a
huge a huge difference in how much starch is in it you can have many and
ideally we’re gonna want to get our honey from the source or from at least a
trusted source because there is talk about cutting honey and that’s in the
store with corn syrup and corn syrup is definitely not allowed on gaps it’s made
out of corn which has the harder to digest sugar in it and it will go back
down and feed that those pathogenic bacteria and I knew all your work you’re
allowed to have cultured dairy a lot of us that we’re using this for autism took
out we’ve started with gluten-free casein-free at first and then after
about a year we started introducing cultured dairy it really depends on if
your family has had trouble with dairy in the past or not buy cultured dairy I
mean kefir which is milk cultured with the little kefir grains yogurt and you
have to do it 24-hour yogurt use up all the lactose the idea behind using
cultured dairy is that we want to use it the lactose in the milk and you can do
that by culturing it because the little probiotics and there do eat up that
lactose if there is cultured long enough you can eat hard cheese and butter
butter has just a very slight amount of lactose in it and then Gyo of course
because it has had the lactose removed so pepper spices and herbs are all of
this is how we make the food I got taste good really if once you get out of the
craving of carbohydrates and complex carbs and sugar the gap sweet tastes
great you can cook up some bacon and use that bacon grease to fry some squash in
it and and top it with smoked paprika and some
sea salt and it’s delicious the food that you cannot eat on gaps this is
where people get a little frustrated and it’s really important that if you’re on
the gaps diet that you follow this exactly if you eat just a spoonful of
rice or a potato when you’re not ready for it then it’s going to undo all the
work that you just did for the past few days and you’re back at Ground Zero
starting starting all over again trying to starve out that pathogenic bacteria
so the foods that you can’t eat on gaps are foods that feed the pathogenic
bacteria including grains which is both lutein and not and ripped non gluten
grains like wheat oats rice quinoa corn sugar you cannot have polysaccharides so
you can have the honey because it’s the simple sugar this digested high up and
you can have like you can make date paste dates are a fruit and so it has
that simple sugar that’s digested easily in your digestive system that doesn’t
get down to feed the pathogenic bacteria the sugar that you’re not allowed to
have is like table sugar at the store either beet or cane maple syrup coconut
sugar or agave and you also don’t want to eat any packaged food unless you’re
very sure of the source so like we’re going to avoid anything with food
coloring on it or corn syrup or any of that stuff that you kind of knowing
you’re not supposed to be a eat eating anyway so in the next video we’re going
to talk about how you get your kids to actually eat this kind of food I know
that’s a struggle for a lot of parents especially parents with kids that are on
the autistic spectrum and struggling with sensory processing disorder it’s
like oh my kid eats 4 different things there’s no way you’re taking away three
of those 4 things he would starve and so in the next video I’m going to tell you
how how this actually works and I haven’t

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