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I have a 2 year old. While researching leaky gut I found some information on a GAPS diet. Has anyone tried this? It seems rather involved (and disgusting) but if it helps to heal his gut it may be worth a try??? He is sensitive to so many things which make it hard to find food his likes. His allergy tests say he has no allergies but he reacts to dairy, soy, egg and fruit and of course gluten. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

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I have a 2 year old. While researching leaky gut I found some information on a GAPS diet. Has anyone tried this? It seems rather involved (and disgusting) but if it helps to heal his gut it may be worth a try??? He is sensitive to so many things which make it hard to find food his likes. His allergy tests say he has no allergies but he reacts to dairy, soy, egg and fruit and of course gluten. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.

Yes. I gone on the gaps diet for three months. I have a friend who has had their kids on it for an extended period as they have a number of intolerances (gluten-free/CF/Egg/Yeast), delayed growth in one of their sons, etc. My boss has both of his kids on it, one on the strictest version of the GAPS diet. In ever case (including my own) it has made tremendous differences in healing of the gut, and in my bosses son's case (he is 5) both his asthma and respiratory problems (present since birth) have gone as well as his anaphylactic strawberry allergy. His pediatrician has take him off of his treatments and asthma medication. He is healthier than he has ever been, and my boss and his wife can actually sleep through the night without getting up to give him breathing treatments.

Also with my bosses sons, one of the issues was his eating. He was an extremely picky eater (he had about 5 foods he would eat, that was all). The first few weeks were rough I gather, but he now actually enjoys eating pretty much everything they put in front of him. Their entire household is gluten-free as well.

I'm surprised by the 'disgusting' comment though. :) What exactly is disgusting about it?

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Yes. I gone on the gaps diet for three months. I have a friend who has had their kids on it for an extended period as they have a number of intolerances (gluten-free/CF/Egg/Yeast), delayed growth in one of their sons, etc. My boss has both of his kids on it, one on the strictest version of the GAPS diet. In ever case (including my own) it has made tremendous differences in healing of the gut, and in my bosses son's case (he is 5) both his asthma and respiratory problems (present since birth) have gone as well as his anaphylactic strawberry allergy. His pediatrician has take him off of his treatments and asthma medication. He is healthier than he has ever been, and my boss and his wife can actually sleep through the night without getting up to give him breathing treatments.

Also with my bosses sons, one of the issues was his eating. He was an extremely picky eater (he had about 5 foods he would eat, that was all). The first few weeks were rough I gather, but he now actually enjoys eating pretty much everything they put in front of him. Their entire household is gluten-free as well.

I'm surprised by the 'disgusting' comment though. :) What exactly is disgusting about it?

Wow, thank for the info. I am seriously considering giving it a try. I was reading the introduction part of the diet and it was stating to make your own beef, chicken and fish broth. It went in depth on boiling the parts with bone ect,ect. I became disgusted when it said we need to eat the bone marrow out of the bones and eat the ligaments, tendons and soft tissue and joint material from the bones. It stated that was the healing power stuff. It just did not sound appetizing to me. But to be honest I have not had it so it may be yummy??? I appreciate your input, thanks!!!! ;)

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Wow, thank for the info. I am seriously considering giving it a try. I was reading the introduction part of the diet and it was stating to make your own beef, chicken and fish broth. It went in depth on boiling the parts with bone ect,ect. I became disgusted when it said we need to eat the bone marrow out of the bones and eat the ligaments, tendons and soft tissue and joint material from the bones. It stated that was the healing power stuff. It just did not sound appetizing to me. But to be honest I have not had it so it may be yummy??? I appreciate your input, thanks!!!! ;)

Oh, yeah, I guess that could be. But honestly, once you've cooked it down into broth and/or soup stock you don't see any of that. There is a book on gapsdiet.com (which I bought) and read through that helped a lot. It helped me understand not just what but why, and the first half goes very in depth into the technical medical side of gut function. It actually helped me understand celiac disease and gluten-intolerance much better.

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Oh, yeah, I guess that could be. But honestly, once you've cooked it down into broth and/or soup stock you don't see any of that. There is a book on gapsdiet.com (which I bought) and read through that helped a lot. It helped me understand not just what but why, and the first half goes very in depth into the technical medical side of gut function. It actually helped me understand celiac disease and gluten-intolerance much better.

You have been a great help. Thanks. I think I will get the book and do some more research and figure out how to incorporate it into our household. He is 2 and a picky, picky eater. I appreciate your insight thanks!!! have a safe Thanksgiving. :D

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