SCD/Gaps

"The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™  is a diet intended mainly for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, diverticulitis, cystic fibrosis and chronic diarrhea...The foods that are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ are based on the chemical structure of these foods. Carbohydrates are classified by their molecular structure." (www.BreakingTheViciousCycle.info)

"Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS™) - Natural treatment for autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia" (www.gaps.me)

Most Important Note: The GAPS ™ diet is based on The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™. Yet, the GAPS ™ diet takes an additional step towards healing the gut by promoting the use of bone broths in the initial stages of the diet. Read about the magnificent healing effects of bone broth which I have experienced and many others whom I have shared bone broth with.

These diets are very good starting points for anyone seeking relief from gastrointestinal upsets and as natural treatment for many psychological  troubles also. Grains and starchy vegetables are eliminated for the duration of the diet and most dairy (in the initial stages).  Encouraged in the diet are fermented foods and supplementation with probiotics. These diets were created to re-populate the "gut" with good bacteria.  Lack of beneficial "good" gut flora (bacteria) allows a mixture of toxins to circulate in the body causing the psychological troubles to prevail and a host of other diseases to take root in the digestive system.

The GAPS ™ diet and The Specific Carbohydrate Diet™ were the diets that I used in the initial stages of my healing journey.