GAPS Diet Stages

Diarrhea & Constipation Tips

  • GAPS Diet – Stage 1
    GAPS Diet – Stage 1
    Introduction Diet EVERY MORNING Start the day with a cup of still mineral or filtered water.  Take your probiotics.  Make sure that the water is warm or room temperature, not cold, as cold will aggravate your condition. Only foods listed are allowed: you must not have anything else.  On the First Stage the most drastic […]
  • Gaps Diet – Stage 2
    Gaps Diet – Stage 2
    STAGE 2 Continue with Stage 1 Continue to eat the soups with bone marrow, boiled meats or fish and other soft tissues off the bones.  Keep drinking the meat stock and ginger tea.  Keep adding some probiotic food into every cup of meat stock and every bowl of soup: juices from sauerkraut, fermented vegetables or […]
  • GAPS Diet – Stage 3
    GAPS Diet – Stage 3
     STAGE 3 Carry on with all the previous foods. Add ripe avocado mashed into soups, starting from 1-3 teaspoons and gradually increasing the amount. Add pancakes, starting from one pancake a day and gradually increasing the amount. Make these pancakes with three ingredients: 1) organic nut butter (almond, walnut, peanut, etc); 2) eggs; 3) a […]
  • Gaps Diet – Stage 4
    Gaps Diet – Stage 4
      Carry on with all previous foods. Gradually add meats cooked by roasting and grilling (but not barbecued or fried yet). Avoid bits, which are burned or too brown.  Eat the meat with cooked vegetables and sauerkraut (or other fermented vegetables). *  It is recommend to eat only quality grass-fed, free range and wild caught […]
  • Gaps Diet – Stage 5
    Gaps Diet – Stage 5
    If all the previous foods are well tolerated try to add cooked apple as an apple puree. Peel and core ripe cooking apples and stew them with a bit of water until soft.  When cooked add some ghee to it and mash with a potato masher.  If ghee has not been introduced yet add duck […]
  • Gaps Diet – Stage 6
    Gaps Diet – Stage 6
    If all the introduced foods are well tolerated try some peeled raw apple.  Gradually introduce raw fruit and more honey. Gradually introduce baking cakes and other sweet things allowed on the diet.  Use dried fruit as a sweetener in the baking. You may be able to move through the Introduction Diet faster or slower depending […]
  • Full Gaps Diet
    Full Gaps Diet
    THE FULL GAPS DIET For many GAPS patients, the diet should be followed for two years at least.  The book Gut & Psychology Syndrome will provide recipes and more explanation about the diet. The best foods are eggs (if tolerated), fresh meats (not preserved), fish, shellfish, fresh vegetables and fruit, nuts and seeds, garlic and […]