GUT HEALING DIETS
Here at TACGA we ultilise protocols from all these diets to help design an eating plan that is based on the individual themselves. Researchers have found, for example, that depending on your genes, you may respond better to different diets. The goal being to implement long term lifestyle changes that will nourish the body how it was intended, heal the gut and promote health.
PALEO/SCD/LCHF– Most people are familiar with the paleo diet- low carb, high fat-as it has become quite mainstream. However, at TACGA we look at paleo slightly different from the mainstream approach, taking into consideration gut health, ancestry, inflammation and the presence of autoimmune disorders and genetics to optimize the paleo diet to the individual. This is critically important as some paleo principles are definitely not suited to all individuals.
FAILSAFE stands for Free of Additives, Low in Salicylates, Amines and Flavour Enhancers. It is a diet which focuses on reducing your intake of three chemical compounds that occur naturally in many fresh foods, as well as food additives and preservatives. FAILSAFE is a very popular approach to assisting behavioural problems and ADHD/ADD.
FODMAPs are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives. FODMAPs include fructose (when in excess of glucose), fructans, galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), lactose and polyols (eg. sorbitol and mannitol).
FODMAP is an acronym that stands for:
Fermentable – meaning they are broken down (fermented) by bacteria in the large bowel
Oligosaccharides – “oligo” means “few” and “saccharide” means sugar. These molecules made up of individual sugars joined together in a chain
Disaccharides – “di” means two. This is a double sugar molecule.
Monosaccharides – “mono” means single. This is a single-sugar molecule.
Polyols – these are sugar alcohols (however don’t lead to intoxication!)
A diet low in FODMAPs is scientifically proven, and is now used internationally, as the an effective dietary therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and symptoms of an irritable bowel. A low FODMAP Diet has also been proven, with solid scientific research, to reduce symptoms of fatigue, lethargy and poor concentration.
When consumed FODMAPs can be poorly absorbed in the small intestine and pass through to the large intestine, this can lead to:
The FODMAPs are readily fermented by bacteria in the large bowel, contributing to the production of gas.
The FODMAPs are also highly osmotic, meaning that they attract water into the large bowel, which can alter how quickly the bowels move.
These two processes can then trigger symptoms including excess wind, abdominal bloating and distension, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhoea, or a combination of both.
We have lots of experience helping people with a FODMAP friendly diet, through our knowledge, information and recipe databases.
The GAPS diet is a comprehensive healing protocol developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a Neurologist and Nutritionist (MD, MMedSci neurology, MMedSci human nutrition). Dr Natasha’s protocol helps conditions like gut dysbiosis, leaky gut, autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, eating disorders, depression, dyspraxia, dyslexia, schizophrenia, constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, Crohns and more, by treating the root cause of many of these disorders: compromised gut health.
The GAPS diet is a comprehensive healing protocol developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a neurologist and nutritionist (MD, MMedSci neurology, MMedSci human nutrition). Dr Natasha’s protocol helps conditions like autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, hyperactivity, eating disorders, depression, dyspraxia, dyslexia, schizophrenia, constipation, diarrhoea, IBS, Crohns and more, by treating the root cause of many of these disorders: compromised gut health.