Project #3: GAPS/IBDs (Irritable Bowel Diseases) Case Series
The research consultants at the GAPS Science Foundation are currently working on a new case study series on participants suffering with Irritable Bowel Diseases (IBDs) who all displayed significant improvements once they started working with the GAPS Nutritional Protocol.
The improvement of participants’ conditions through the GAPS Nutritional Protocol will be assessed through their laboratory analyses before and after the implementation of the GAPS Diet, and retrospective semi-structured interviews. Combining quantitative and qualitative data will strengthen the validity of the study.
The aim of the study is to document the positive impact that the GAPS Diet has had on these participants’ condition and add to the existing literature highlighting the role of gut health in IBDs.
Once the case study series has been completed and published, a link to access the study will be provided on the home page as a new announcement and in our publication library, which can be accessed by clicking over to our “Studies” web page.
Project #4: GAPS/ADHD Family Clinical Trial
Development of a research-ready cohort of families with ADHD is an efficient way to gather useful observational information via regular surveys, and then to facilitate recruitment to trial run within the cohort. This can improve recruitment, lower costs, provide important information about a family’s experience and management of ADHD, and about trial and treatment acceptability.
Reliable pragmatic trials ultimately leading to effective long-term treatments to help children with ADHD are needed. Current trial results of recommended treatments are difficult to compare; children tend to stop taking pharmaceutical drugs; and long-term outcomes are not being affected. It multiple trials are conducted within the same cohort, they will be easier to compare than current standalone designs.
The plan is conduct a pragmatic RCT of treatment by GAPS practitioners within the STAR ADHD cohort.