GAPS™ begins in a baby's life the moment of birth, when the digestive tract is populated with dad and mom's gut flora.
If the parents' gut flora is abnormal, the baby's gut flora is abnormal. This can result in colic, reflux, irritability, and a compromised immune system.
Chemicals in our drinking water (fluoride and chlorine), and toxins in our food continually damage the gut flora. Each and every course of antibiotics deepens the destruction to the gut flora.
The result is Gut Dysbiosis. Gut Dysbiosis results in a poorly functioning digestive system, a “leaky gut.” This poorly functioning digestive system allows toxins and undigested food to enter the body and sabotage nourishment.
Malnutrition develops and the immune system is continually overwhelmed.
Inevitably this leads to more antibiotics. More antibiotics result in further destruction of the gut flora.
The damage deepens, the immune system is further compromised; this vicious downward cycle spirals into adulthood.
The constant overload of the immune system causes inflammatory responses that produce a plethora of seemingly unrelated symptoms.