What is GAPS and where can I learn more about it?
- The concept of GAPS establishes a connection between the state of the person’s digestive system and the health of the rest of the body. Our digestive system holds the roots of our health. GAPS conditions stem from the unhealthy gut. The list of GAPS conditions is long, that is why Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride has divided them into two groups:
- Gut and Psychology Syndrome
- Gut and Physiology Syndrome
- In every person the symptoms from both GAP Syndromes overlap: people with mental problems suffer physical symptoms (painful joints and muscles, fatigue, skin problems, allergies, asthma, hormonal problems, autoimmunity), while people with physical conditions have mental symptoms (such as depression, ‘brain fog’, inability to concentrate, mood swings, sleep abnormalities, memory problems, anxiety, panic attacks, tremors, tics, fits, etc.). When the digestive system is unwell, so instead of being a source of nourishment it becomes a major source of toxicity in the body, nothing in the body can function well. Any organ, any system, any cell can show symptoms of distress.
- The GAPS Nutritional Protocol is the baseline treatment for all of these conditions and symptoms. It was designed to heal the gut, and to make the very roots of health robust and functioning the way they are supposed to function. It will lay a solid foundation for a full recovery, no matter how far away from the gut a disease may have manifested.
- To learn more about GAPS, please visit Dr. Natasha’s official GAPS website: www.GAPS.me
Does diet really affect health?
- Undoubtedly! The human body is a wonderful creation and it has the innate ability to fully heal and maintain itself automatically programmed into it. However, a body requires essential building blocks provided by a nutrient dense diet to function optimally. Healing begins with real food and the GAPS Diet provides the necessary nutritional components to nourish the human body down to a cellular level.
Who created the GAPS Science Foundation and is it legally established as a 501(c)(3)/nonprofit business?
- The vision to create the GAPS Science Foundation came through Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and her team of practitioners and GAPS teachers and instructors. A new team was formed in October 2020 to make GAPS Science Foundation a reality. Our 501(c)(3) status was approved by the US Federal Government in early July 2021.
Why was GAPS Science Foundation established?
- The GAPS Nutritional Protocol has been around for over 20 years. People from all over the world are recovering from mental and physical illnesses using this protocol. Thousands of testimonies have been published in various books, shared on the Internet, and written in letters, but it was time to put the GAPS Nutritional Protocol on an official scientific basis. This was the purpose behind creating the GAPS Science Foundation. Our goal is to help both the medical and scientific communities become more aware of the GAPS Nutritional Protocol and to bring a wider scope of interest to GAPS concepts in general, which, in turn will allow more people to gain access to GAPS information.
How do I donate to the GAPS Science Foundation (GSF)?
- Please visit our “Donate” page to discover three easy and convenient ways to donate to the GSF.
Will my donation be tax deductible?
- Donations to 501(c)(3) nonprofit companies are tax-deductible. This means that when you make a contribution to an organization that has been designated as a 501(c)(3) entity by the IRS and you have not received anything in return for your gift, you are eligible for a deduction when you file your taxes. For donations made by individuals or companies outside of the USA, please consult with your tax accountant before making a donation to a foreign nonprofit corporation like GAPS Science Foundation to ensure your donation(s) will indeed be tax deductible. Once you’ve made a donation, we will supply you with our Tax ID number, which will allow you to claim your donation as a deduction on your tax return.
How can I join the GAPS Science Foundation as a research consultant?
- If you have experience with the GAPS Diet and a passion for qualitative research, please navigate to our “Contact” page and submit your inquiry of interest in becoming a research consultant for the GAPS Science Foundation. Once we receive your inquiry a GAPS Science Foundation representative will reply via e-mail within 72 business hours to inform you where to send your resume or CV for review.