Has anyone ever heard of the gaps diet?

GAPS stands for guts and psychology syndrome. It’s a 2 year diet that create’s a beneficial environment for your G.I. tract, with the belief that improper balance of bad/good bacteria can be responsible for certain disorders such as, autism, bipolar, depression, dyslexia, dyspraxia, and schizophrenia. When their is a surplus of bad bacteria, this creates a toxic environment for the brain and can lead to these disorders.

I wonder if anyone has heard of this diet, or what they think about it.

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  • The perfect balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut has many many benefits, including mental health.
    It's not going to cure autism, bipolar or schizophrenia though, if that's what you were hoping.

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  • Sounds like another scam "diet".

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    • Exactly what I was thinking.

      It reminds me of the businessmen who often take advantage of our insecurities and weaknesses. For example, all of those fake weight loss pills.

      Remember that fidget spinner trend? Some of the manufacturers of said spinners claimed that using one can cure Autism/ADHD, both of those being developmental disorders which cannot be cured.

      It’s quite disgusting, don’t you think?

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  • Um, chemical or bacterial imbalance doesn’t cause autism, genetics do.

    No one develops autism over time. It is a developmental disorder, meaning that an autistic person’s brain was wired like that while they were developing in the womb.

    With that said, however, that diet does sounds pretty interesting. Has it been proven to work on curable mental disorders?

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