There are purely aesthetic diets, while there are diets that have a completely different purpose.

The diet I am about to talk about now concerns the second option.

Qui parliamo di una dieta che che non si occupa di adipe, ma di salute.

What is the GASP diet?

But then, what is the | ||107dieta GASP?

Have you heard of it but aren't you sure you understand what it is?

You are not alone . Meanwhile I tell you that it is not aslimming diet.

The GASP diet is a complete healing protocol developed by Dr.Natasha Campbell-McBride, Neurologist and Nutritionist specializing in healing issues such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia and Schizophrenia by leveraging her expertise to address the root cause of worsening many of these disorders: impaired intestinal health.

Diet gaps and autism

Although it may seem strange or even incredible that disorders such asautism can be mitigated or even addressed through dietary changes, families who have previously been dissatisfied with currently available treatments for these diseases have tried the GASP diet and  have experienced recovery.

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We are talking about mothers and fathers, desperate parents.

Mothers and fathers who have seen autistic children begin to have fewer symptoms, finding relief from their painful intestinal disorders and rediscovering the ability to express emotions after embarking on the GASP diet.

Even people who suffer from food intolerances and sensitivities certain products have seen some recovery.

Recovery takes time, and the GASP diet doesn't work overnight.

In fact, it would be better to consider it more of a healing journey whose detoxification also starts from the choice of a diet based on foods that make the patient feel better and not worse.

Gaps diet in Italy

From the research I have carried out, it understand that it is not easy to find inItaly of the c enter for treatment to the GAPS diet. At the moment, the only officially recognized professional is the nutritionist Paolo Donati who lives in England where this type of diet was born.

C' however, it is a page on the Internet, directly connected to the GAPS study centre, where it is possible to request information to find a GAPS certified doctor. To find out more, click here:

Initial period

Cosa devi sapere a proposito della dieta GASP: periodo iniziale

The GASP diet starts first with an introductory period.

The introductory period offers approximately six phases before the true GASP diet can be undertaken.

In the initial phase broth or soups, good quality fat, easily digestible vegetables, boiled vegetables and fermented vegetable juice.

You eat a lot of soups on the GASP diet.


Cosa devi sapere a proposito della dieta GASP: miglioramento

Once symptoms no longer appear or are improved, other foods such as fruit, raw vegetables and their fruit juices, dried fruit and wholemeal flours are added slowly until the whole diet is complete which,  allows healthier foods yes but still excludes cereals, starchy tubers, sugars ( with the exception of honey) and other foods that can potentially damage an already compromised intestine.

Like any diet, the beginning is certainly the most It's difficult.

We have to really think about what to eat and try to cook each meal ourselves.

We can't think of going to a restaurant with such precise requests and thus interrupting the introductory period which is the most important one. We must think of working well in the family, getting help, looking within ourselves and in our own family for the resources to be convinced of what we are doing.

Allowed foods

Cosa devi sapere a proposito della dieta GASP: alimenti consentiti

Like any diet that leads to the exclusion of foods considered harmful, the introductory period, the most difficult one, goes on for 30 days omitting many foods: cereals, fibrous vegetables, fruit, legumes and starchy vegetables.

As with all introductory phases, many of these foods are slowly reintroduced to the diet over the first month, but starting a diet like the GASP can be confusing – not only in determining which foods to eat (and which to omit) depending on the phase of introduction, but also in the process of systemic detoxification there can be some confusion, especially for those who until then had never embarked on a healthy and controlled diet for the whole family.

Adhering to the GASP diet, in fact, is more than a temporary solution, it is a global lifestyle change and this means that there is little room for compromise beyond was sources of foods recommended on the diet.

Remember: this is a total and systemic recovery, which takes time.

There is no place to eat out; there are no lulls when you eat at the first fast food restaurant or raid the first grocery store you come across for greasy products.

Moreover, many of the permitted foods require planning and preparation techniques : making broth, preparing soups, soaking legumes (in the second phase).

So, as already mentioned, you cannot think of ordering soup at a restaurant, there will always be something you won't be able to eat, you plan, every day, every week, what to eat and how much to eat.

Depending on your individual needs and those of your family, you might think about planning with a food diary what is eaten every day then checking the improvements in the symptoms we talked about at the beginning of the article, being sure, therefore, that some of these foods will certainly help the patient to live his/her condition better.

This is a link to which po you can rely on to know more about it.

The interesting thing about this kind of experience is that, as we well know, what we eat can make us good or bad, so it's not so strange that this woman , this pediatrician, has found a correlation between brain diseases and food.

We are not the ones to say that this method works, there are cases where this method worked great and other cases where we were null or small improvements.

What I can tell you is that it certainly won't hurt to be careful to eat well, healthy, so why not try it?

Let me know if anyone of you has already tried it, if you have had cases in family or friends of someone who has done it, I'm very curious.