This diet (GAPS)is basically the SCD (simple carbohydrate ) diet. It's also used for healing the gut. The main thing is to cut out sugar, chemicals, and starches. Use gelatinous bone broth to heal the gut and probiotics to populate with good bacteria. I think the books are helpful in that they give recipes and examples of what your meal would be. I use an L-glutamine supplement for gut healing as well. ( I had total villous atrophy along with ulcerations and had a lot of healing to do). It sounds like a good thing for you to try? It sure couldn't hurt?
A while ago on this site I posted a link to a site that I found which told how to have perpetual bone broth by slowly simmering a whole chicken in a slow cooker. You take some out each day and add more water as needed. If you add a teaspooon or so of vinegar it helps get that good gelatin out of the bones without giving a sour taste.
I tried to paste the link to that thread here. I hope it works? you might some helpful info in it?
As time goes on I'm getting more intolerances, so I know I need to keep working. I think I may go full on GAPS too?
I have an appointment at Mayo Clininc for follow up care next week. I have a lot of questions, and among them will be how to finally get my gut balanced and healed. A scope in December showed my villi appear to have grown back. The weird thing I've found is that Dr.s don't seem to want to make us well...they seem to want to squelch symptoms with drugs instead.
I'm just back from the Mayo Clinic. They ran some tests and I was shocked to learn that I have fructose malabsorption. I thought maybe I had a yeast overgrowth because eating sugar made me feel bad. It's a rarely tested for companion of Celiac/gluten intolerance.
I was told to go on a low fructose diet. I was surprised to see that a lot of veggies have fructose. Among them are onion and garlic.
If you've gone gluten-free and are still getting bloating, gas, belching, cramps, stomach pain, headaches, skin breakouts, or nausea, it's something to consider. The test is very easy for a GI to do.