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"Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, doctor of natural medicine and founder of DrAxe.com.

Today I'm going to talk to you about the GAPS Diet and The GAPS Diet is one of my favorite diets out there.

The GAPS Diet was started by Dr. Natasha Campbell, MD from the UK, and it is very effective in treating conditions such as learning disorders like ADHD and other issue learning disorders such as Autism. 

Also, it's very effective at helping people heal from leaky gut, autoimmune disease and other sort of issues that are neurological or immune related in nature. 

And I can tell you that what you're going to learn in this video is this diet is very, very effective and it doesn't have to be that difficult. In fact, I think the GAPS Diet can be simple if you're willing to go through and learn just a few simple recipes along the way.

So essentially what The GAPS Diet is, it's a diet that's easy to digest. 

It's really focused on, it's very similar to a traditional diet, but this is where grains are eliminated. So this is a grain free diet. It's high in amino acids. It's high in healthy fatty acids and very low in sugar and carbohydrates and there are different stages.

There are actually six stages to The GAPS Diet.

I'm going to start talking about stage one and then talk about the full stage, the final stage here, and if you want to learn more and get the full six stages, you can visit my website, DrAxe.com or just search my name online, Dr Axe, and then look up GAPS Diet on Google and you'll find plenty of information there as well.

The first thing they recommend is consuming bone broth.

Now bone broth is packed with amino acids like proline, glycine, and glutamine and arginine. Now l-proline is the amino acid that helps really tighten up your skin as well as your gut tissue. So when your skin starts to sag as you age, proline helps in tightening up your skin. Well it also helps in repairing leaky gut, which is the root cause of all autoimmune disease today and food allergies.

And so if you want to overcome or heal for many conditions, we know all disease begins in the gut. You've got to heal leaky gut. 

So when it comes to The GAPS Diet, one of the best things you can do is consume bone broth. 

And the way that you make bone broth is taking the necks, backs or feet of chickens and you put them in a crockpot and you simply let them cook for 24 hours in a crockpot.

And those basically, when you add in a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar, that starts to pull out those amino acids in the liquid, you then discard the tissues. You just keep the liquid and there you'll have chicken broth. You can do the same thing with beef bones and those are also high in proline. So again that's the first thing you want to do is you want to make some broth.

Broth is also high in glycine, which helps support liver detoxification, which is crucial in healing and balancing the immune system. Also l-glutamine is found in broth and l-glutamine has been shown to help repair a damaged intestinal lining, which is crucial as well. So again, the primary food on The GAPS Diet is bone broth.

After that it's organic meats. 

And so what you're going to do is you're going to have your bone broth, whether that's chicken or beef broth, you're then going to add in some organic meat, whether that's chicken or beef. And that protein, easy to digest doesn't affect the immune system. Another great food to add in.

And then vegetables, whether that's broccoli or cauliflower, or cabbage.. My favorite to put in chicken vegetable soup is going to be celery, carrots and onions. But any type of vegetable is fine adding in there.

So that's going to be the main meal. If you're on stage one of The GAPS Diet, it's going to be bone broth, meat and vegetables, slow cooked over the period of 24 hours or so, or at least 12 hours. And that's, that's going to be the main meal. And you're going to try and eat that as many meals as possible. Now after a few weeks, typically two weeks on that stage, one of GAPS Diet, you're going to add in some other things like a little bit of sauerkraut juice or some probiotic rich foods and so it might be a couple spoonfuls of sauerkraut juice.

It might be a couple spoonfuls of a goat's milk kefir or a 24-hour fermented homemade yogurt.

You're going to add in some probiotic rich foods. 

You're also going to add in some healthy fats such as avocados, egg yolks, coconut oil, olive oil or ghee. Those are five of the healthiest fats that are permitted on phase two of the GAPS Diet.

Then over time on the GAPS Diet, you can add in cooked fruit. You can add in some herbs as well, even some raw vegetables later on, but the GAPS diet consists mostly of these foods. Number one is bone broth, number two, organic meat, number three, vegetables, number four, fruit. Number five is nut butters, like a sprouted almond butter, and then also fermented dairy products, like a kefir or a yogurt. Those are the foods that are allowed on the GAPS Diet.

If you want to learn more about the GAPS Diet and how it can help you heal from autoimmune disease, leaky gut, and neurological conditions, even things like helping support the healing of things like ADHD and Alzheimer's than go to my website, DrAxe.com and just search GAPS Diet or search online, Dr Axe GAPS Diet, I have the full food list of exactly the foods you want to be following and if you want to learn more about natural cures and diets and herbal remedies I would love for you to subscribe to my Youtube channel here. I hope you've enjoyed this video. This has been me Dr. Axe talking about the many benefits of The GAPS Diet.


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