Did you know between 70 – 85% of your immune system lies within the gut? The gastrointestinal tract plays a vital role in your health including digestion, nutrient absorption, defense against invading pathogens, hormone metabolism, detoxification, elimination and production of energy.
The GAPS™ Diet is based on the work of Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D. In her efforts to effectively heal gut-related disorders, Dr. Campbell-McBride discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), as developed by Sidney Valentine Haas, M.D. and written about in Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health through Diet by Elaine Gottschall. Dr. Campbell-McBride took the Specific Carbohydrate Diet a step further by describing the gut-brain connection in her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome™. She emphasized the importance of detoxifying the intestinal tract, healing the gut through nutrient-dense foods and sealing or protecting the gut by establishing healthy levels of beneficial bacteria, using traditional lacto-fermented foods and beverages.
Carol Hume is a GAPS Certified Practitioner. She hosts monthly meals at her home office in Minneapolis, MN where participants learn about the GAPS Diet, prepare and eat food, and discuss topics related to nutrition and integrated health and wellness.