GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome. The GAPS Nutritional Protocol is not intended to replace a medical doctor’s or therapist’s advice; rather it is offered as a complementary method that may benefit an individual in healing from distress, disorder, or disease.
Growing evidence suggests the health of the gut and the brain are symbiotic in nature. In other words, their relationship is interdependent; a healthy gut supports improved cognitive, emotional functioning of the brain and a healthy brain supports improved gastrointestinal functioning of the gut.
So, people who are concerned about mental health problems might have an out-of-balance gut-brain connection that is responsible. A fundamental principle underlying the GAPS nutritional protocol is to help bring this gut-brain connection into balance.
Dr. Lois DiNatale is a certified GAPS nutritional protocol coach. To find out more about how she might assist you, visit her website at www.humandialectics.com.