GAPS Diet Update – A Shortcut to Good Health

I have talked to a lot of people about the GAPS diet that will say they tried it and it didn’t work.  Which means they tried it for a couple weeks or they kind of sort of did it for a few months.  That’s not how this diet works.  How it works is that you follow it, all of it, exactly right for two years or longer and you live the principles for the rest of your life.

We’ve been doing this diet for two and a half months.  We have made a few mistakes and we still have a lot of healing to do but we have stuck with it and we have seen such great success!!!  It really does work!  All of the pain and suffering have been worth it.   I could tell you all of the health problems it has solved in me and my children but I will leave that for another day.  For now I will tell you that it has been life changing.  We will forever refer to our old life as Before GAPS and our new life as After GAPS.

I don’t want to scare anyone away from it but it really has been a lot of pain and suffering.  The GAPS practitioner that has been coaching us through it told me that I would have to have help if I was doing it with my family.  She said I couldn’t do it by myself.  But I didn’t have any help and I did do it by myself.  It had to be done.

I was so ill the first week of the diet that I could barely stand up but I had to somehow keep making food and taking care of 5 children that couldn’t stand up themselves.  I would work for a few minutes and rest and then get up and work some more.  It was at least a month before I could stand up long enough to take a walk around the block and two and a half months later I feel better than I have felt for three years.  Much better!

Of course the children bounced back much faster than I did because they are little monkeys with so much energy and most people would that weren’t as sick as I was.

If you have anyone in your family with any health problems I suggest you look into the GAPS diet.   It will help with anything from allergies and digestive disorders to autism, depression and other behavioral problems.

When I was talking about starting the diet I had a friend tell me, “Lara, there is a reason why people say when something sounds too good to be true it usually is.”  Little did they know that the GAPS diet really does exactly what it says it will do as long as you do exactly what you are supposed to do.  There is no shortcut to good health but this is the easiest road I have found.

If you have any experience with the GAPS diet I would love to hear about it or if you need some encouragement or have any questions about it let me know.  I would love to help in any way I can.

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2 thoughts on “GAPS Diet Update – A Shortcut to Good Health

  1. Natalie Smith

    I am very interested in the gaps diet. I have depression and acne and kidney issues. My husband has all over body issues. Stomach. Swallowing issues. And bad acid reflux. How long does each of your stages last? Do you start all your kids on stage 1 too?

    1. Lara Post author

      Yes, we all started on phase 1. You stay on each stage depending on how everyone is doing. They can each be weeks or months. It’s not an easy thing to do but it is so worth it. Good luck!


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