Summary of GAPS Diet Class August 20, 2013
Taught by Ana Pennick from Selah Wellness Center selahwellness.net
GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) can be helped by healing and sealing the gut.
Much of this information is based on study by Dr Natasha McBride who wrote Gut and Psychology Syndrome.
The problems: People are suffering from a toxic load that affects psychological well being. Autism and suicide has increased tremendously since the 1960’s.
Bacterial and viral infections
Toxic metal exposure
The above things all affect the health of the gut and gut flora.
Protects from invaders
Helps with digestion
Aids vitamin production
Modulates the immune system
Damage to flora is caused by
Soda poor diet
These problems may be generational due to mother ‘s health if she has poor gut flora, has taken antibiotics, had vaccinations. Etc. Then the baby also has the same treatments and eats processed foods.
Damaged Gut Wall Problems
Gut dysbiosis leads to a damaged gut wall which allows toxins, microbes and undigested foods to enter the blood stream and affect the entire body, including the brain.
Microbes and toxins attack the wall
Enterocytes degenerate and tight junctions open allowing toxins to enter the blood stream and ultimately the brain
The immune system reacts causing autoimmune disease.
The mix of toxins in the body will be individual to the person and each person needs their own treatment protocol.
Ways to Treat
Good bacteria is the best defense.
Friendly bacteria assimilates B vitamins.
90% of neurotransmitters are made in the gut. This influences the state of well being.
Abnormal flora keeps the body from digesting food and causes illness, headaches, vitamin deficiencies.
Low fat diet foods often have too many chemicals and sugars.
Normalize gut flora
Heal and seal the gut lining
Restore function and immunity
Restore the body’s toxification system
Key Components of the GAPS Diet
Fats (butter from grass-fed cows), ghee, coconut oil, duck and goose fat, tallow, egg yolks, cultured sour cream
May cause poor reading, spelling, auditory memory, dry skin, problems with urination
Bones--meat stock and bone broth (provides minerals)
To heal the brain
Add meat stock daily
Add gut flora
Remove toxic personal care and cleaning products
Add recommended therapies
Add manipulations--massage, chiropractic
Therapy for emotional trauma
Probiotics (to add good flora to gut)
Don’t buy these in the grocery store.
Protect the gut, keep the gut clean, destroy toxins and carcinogens, balance the immune system
Buy flora with numerous strains as recommended by Ana or Pamela
Assist the body in using vitamins Ionic form is ideal--in mineral water, alkaline water, bone broth, celtic sea salt
1. Get moving with trampoline, massage therapy, sauna, coffee enemas
2. Detox with enemas, castor oil packs, gall bladder flush
Testing--stool analysis, ruin tests, check for itamins, energetic testing, saliva and hair testing, recommends biological dentistry to avoid harmful metals in mouth
Zonulin test will soon be available at Schwarz Wellness Center. This is a urine test that checks for leaky gut. It will be less than $100.
NAET Briefly Described by Pamala Schwarz with Schwarz Wellness Center
An allergy may or may not be obvious to a person, but we develop allergies to many things that cause stress on the body.
Everything has its own wave length, and the body reacts to each thing by recognizing it as beneficial, neutral or harmful.
If it is beneficial, the body absorbs it with no problem. If neutral, it is not a problem, and if it is seen as harmful, the body fights against it, weakening the immune system.
Symptoms of allergies may include constipation, eczema, adcid reflux, cravings, anxiety, brain fog, fatigue, high blood pressure, breathing problems, joint pain, etc.
Allergies are usually vitamin, protein or mineral allergies found In the foods that appear to cause the reaction.
Environmental allergies are often food allergies.
Allergies can cause leaky gut and many human disorders. Emotional symptoms are often the result of nutritional allergies.
The NAET treatment is non invasive and is done in a 30 minute appointment. It involves being treated on the back while holding the allergen and then avoiding that allergen for 25 hours. The basic allergens are covered with 15 treatments.
Laser treatment also can be completed. This involves holding a rod attached to a computer that sends the electronic wave length of the allergen to the body. The ears are treated with a laser, eliminating the body’s negative reaction to the allergen.
Allergies are the gateway to autoimmune disorders.
Pamela Schwarz does NAET treatments in her office. She has a wealth of knowledge, is constantly studying, and offers many other services to help with health problems.
I have used Pamela to help eliminate my allergies with great success. My energy has increased, and I no longer get sick from smelling flowers, perfumes, cleaners, etc.