Share Facebook


04-11-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
Adriana
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ottawa, Ontario
Gaps diet

Hi there,

There is anyone that have tried the gaps diet for crohn's?
Thank you
04-17-2012, 08:23 AM   #2
yoadrienne
New Member
 
yoadrienne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Hi Adriana!
Yes, I am currently on the GAPS diet after doing research on it since August 2011. After some issues with reactions to different meds and now not being able to afford Entocort and it's hefty $1080/month price tag, I am toying with the idea of using Gaps strictly to see if it actually will help my body heal.

I am breastfeeding an almost 7 month old, so I am just doing the Full GAPS diet and did not do the Intro or any of the stages as I didn't want to detox and pass toxins in through my breast milk while detoxing. I have been on it for 2 weeks, and although it is early, I am feeling well. I am slowly increasing my probiotics and fermented foods, which little reaction, but I already was eating in the Nourishing Traditions style before.

I'm definitely no expert, but if you have any questions about this diet, feel free to message me. I do believe that eating this way can aid your body in healing. I'm not convinced that I can be "Healed for life" but I do believe that you can take appropriate steps in aiding your body.

Best of luck to you!
04-22-2012, 07:45 PM   #3
Tara Rosas
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Placerville, California
Hi, Adriana!

Yes, I did the GAPS diet after suffering with Crohn's for several years. I was on every single drug including Remicade and facing surgery but nothing was helping. I was in extremely bad shape and unable to leave the house. I was in the bathroom sometimes up to 18-20 times a day, plus daily bleeding. I did the GAPS diet for one year and I've been completely medication-free and symptom-free for almost a year and a half. If you do it right, it has a good possibility of helping. It's an amazing diet. If you'd like to know my full story, please read the attachment I've included.

Sincerely,

Tara
Attached Files
File Type: doc TARA ROSAS_My GAPS Story.doc (40.5 KB, 95 views)

Last edited by Tara Rosas; 04-22-2012 at 07:50 PM. Reason: Adding attachment.
07-23-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
David
Co-Founder
 
David's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Naples, Florida
Can anyone else provide insight on the GAPS diet? Has it helped you at all?
07-23-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
nogutsnoglory
Moderator
 
nogutsnoglory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New York

My Support Groups:
David from my limited research on this it appears similar to SCD but more restricted during the first phase. Eventually once in remission the diet eases and more things are available for consumption. I'd like to get the book and read and can give more info.
10-30-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
hugh
Senior Member
 
hugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011

My Support Groups:
all you ever wanted to know about gaps, from the author (2 hours and 22 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...v=bYJkS3ZBqos#!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zY8B...eature=related
__________________
'Liberation can only be gained by practice, never by discussion'
SN Goenka
04-04-2013, 03:22 PM   #7
Casper70
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Tara, thank you so much for sharing your positive experience! I am new to all of this and don't really have a confirmed diagnosis of Crohn's...I have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis/proctitis and a recent upper endoscopy revealed active and chronic inflammation, non definite for Crohn's. Anyway, I recently began the gaps diet itch the help of a health coach....only eating boiled chicken and the broth... Feels like things were better the first day but the second is much rougher...do you recall how your journey began? Thank ou so much for our help!
08-03-2015, 03:08 PM   #8
simpson44
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Hi All - I am new to this forum and I'm sure the answers are on here somewhere but is there anyone that has done GAPS or SCD and truly seen major results? I am willing to do it but the doctors keep saying its all BS. On the other hand, I read all the books where people are healed by these diets. I'm willing to try it but I'd sure love to hear about some real experiences from people that did the true diet and if it worked for them. I have Ulcerative Colitis but possible Crohn's. The MDs can't quite decide. Thanks!
08-05-2015, 07:38 AM   #9
InstantCoffee
Senior Member
 
InstantCoffee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Connecticut

My Support Groups:
Hi All - I am new to this forum and I'm sure the answers are on here somewhere but is there anyone that has done GAPS or SCD and truly seen major results? I am willing to do it but the doctors keep saying its all BS. On the other hand, I read all the books where people are healed by these diets. I'm willing to try it but I'd sure love to hear about some real experiences from people that did the true diet and if it worked for them. I have Ulcerative Colitis but possible Crohn's. The MDs can't quite decide. Thanks!
Forget the idea that doctors know everything. Most of them know nothing about anything that isn't pharmaceutical drugs.
__________________
Dx 05
Past drugs: Remicade, Azathioprine, Prednizone, antacids, Humira
Current therapy: Diet and supplements.
I'm my own guinea pig.
My log with studies, journal of my experiments:
http://www.crohnsforum.com/showthread.php?t=72046
My Blog
https://beyondtheoddsfitness.wordpress.com/
Reply

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com