View Full Version : GAPS Protocol -Gut and Psychology Syndrome


Blanched Dubois
06-21-13, 10:35 AM
www . gaps . me

Has ANYONE had any personal experience of knowing success with this - my dear friend and attorney :D presented this to me as her sister has a child with ADHD, one with 'failure to thrive' and another with Aspberger's - they are all having huge success with this protocol.

I respect those venerate here who have much, much, much more knowledge about what my son and I have been labeled with 'ADHD' - anxiety, depression, possible Asperberger's with son and with me. He's facing the very expensive PHD assessments - and therapy with this man.

I'd love feedback of any kind if anyone has tried this or knows someone who has - we - my son and I are both going to research this and then start the protocol.

Thanks.

SquarePeg
06-21-13, 11:35 AM
I donīt have any experience of this but it bring to mine Chinese medicine. Traditional chinese medicine practioners have a totally different concept to the west about the human body and the world.

All bodily functions are interdependent so disharmony in one area will effect the entire system.

I have been to a Chinese doctor and they look at totally different things like the tongue size, shape and whether it has cracks or lines. The digestive system is extremely important. How many western doctors have ever examined the function of the spleen or gall bladder. Every symptom is taken into account as the body is treated like a whole.

Could your car function if one part was broken? But we carry on semi functioning despite having broken parts that western doctors canīt seem to diagnose.

Iīm not saying TCM is better than Western but I do find some of the concepts very interesting.

Blanched Dubois
06-21-13, 08:29 PM
Thanks SP and yeah I hadn't thought of it but of course! Anyway, the idea of a possible alchemy diet is worth a try for better memory - or if it eases ANY comorbid affect of ADHD of any type, imo, none are too good and all are kinda - lemme strive for optimism - tiresome? Hows that for decorum? Keep the chins up and all that BS - meh.
thanks {{{SquarePeg}}} for your insights - hope life's better and better for ya.

Blanched Dubois
06-21-13, 09:16 PM
http://www.gaps.me/?page_id=20

this is a very compelling and worrisome article about bacteria and gut flora - kinda fascinating


References
Absolon CM at al. Psychological disturbance in atopic eczema: the extent of the problem in school-aged children. Br J Dematol, Vol 137(2), 1997, pp.24105.
Ashkenazi et al. Immunologic reaction in psychotic patients to fractions of gluten. Am J Psychiatry 1979; 136:1306-1309.
Baruk H. 1978. Psychoses of digestive origins. In: Hemmings and Hemmings (eds), Biological Basis of Schizophrenia. Lancaster MTP Press.
Bolte ER, (1998). Autism and Clostridium tetani. Medical Hypothesis 51(2): 133-144.
Cade R et al. Autism and schizophrenia: intestinal disorders. Nutritional Neuroscience. March 2000.
Dohan CF. Cereals and schizophrenia: data and hypothesis. Acta Psychiat Scand 1966; 42: 125-152.
Dohan CF et al. Relapsed schizophrenics: more rapid improvement on a milk and cereal free diet. Brit J Psychiat 1969; 115: 595-596.
Dohan et al. Is schizophrenia rare if grain is rare? Biology and Psychiatry. 1984: 19(3): 385-399.
Dohan FC. Is celiac disease a clue to pathogenesis of schizophrenia? Mental Hygiene. 1969; 53: 525-529.
Ferrari P et al. Immune status in infantile autism: Correlation between the immune status, autistic symptoms and levels of serotonin. Encephale 14:339-344, 1988.
Finegold SM. Therapy and epidemiology of autism--clostridial spores as key elements. Med Hypotheses. 2008;70(3):508-11.
Finegold SM, Molitoris D, Song Y, Liu C, Vaisanen ML, Bolte E, McTeague M, Sandler R, Wexler H, Marlowe EM, Collins MD, Lawson PA, Summanen P, Baysallar M, Tomzynski TJ, Read E, Johnson E, Rolfe R, Nasir P, Shah H, Haake DA, Manning P, Kaul A. Gastrointestinal microflora studies in late-onset autism. Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Sep 1;35(Suppl 1):S6-S16.
Furlano RI, Anthony A, Day R et al. Colonic CD8 and gamma delta T-cell infiltration with epithelial damage in children with autism. J Pediatr 2001;138: 366-72.
Horrobin DF, Glen AM, Vaddadi K. 1994. The membrane hypothesis of schizophrenia. Schiz Res 18, 195-207.
Horvath K, Papadimitriou JC, Rabsztyn A et al. Gastrointestinal abnormalities in children with autism. Journal of Pediatrics 1999; 135: 559-563.
Kawashima H, Takayuki M, Kashiwagi Y et al. Detection and sequencing of measles virus from peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with inflammatory bowel disease and autism. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2000;45:723-729.
Kirjavainen PV, Apostolov E, Salminen SS, Isolauri E 1999.New aspects of probiotics - a novel approach in the management of food allergy. (Review)(59refs).Allergy. 54(9):909-15, 1999 Sep.
Kontstanareas M and Homatidis S, (1987). Ear infections in autistic and normal children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 17: 585.
Krasnogolovez VN. Colonic disbacteriosis - M.: Medicina, 1989 (Russian).
Lewis SJ, Freedman AR (1998). Review article: the use of biotherapeutic agents in the prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal disease. (Review)(144 refs). Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 12(9):807-22, 1998 Sep.
Lykova EA, Bondarenko VM, Sidorenko SV, Grishina ME, Murashova AD, Minaev VI, Rytikov FM, Korsunski AA (1999). Combined antibacterial and probiotic therapy of Helicobacter - associated disease in children (Russian).Zhurnal Microbiologii, Epidemiologii I Immunobiologii. 1999 Mar-Apr;(2):76-81.
Macfarlane GT, Cummings JH (1999). Probiotics and prebiotics: can regulating the activities of intestinal bacteria benefit health? (Review) (48 refs).BMJ. 1999 April;318:999-1003.
McCandless J. Children with starving brains. 2003. ISBN 1-883647-10-X.
Mycroft et al. JIF-like sequences in milk and wheat proteins. NEJM 1982; 307: 895.
Papalos D, Papalos J. The bipolar child. Broadway Books, 2000.
Parracho HM, Bingham MO, Gibson GR, McCartney AL. Differences between the gut microflora of children with autistic spectrum disorders and that of healthy children. J Med Microbiol. 2005 Oct;54(Pt 10):987-91.
Plioplys AV at al. Lymphocyte function in autism and Rett syndrome. Neuropsychobiology 7:12-16, 1994.
Reichelt K et al. Gluten, milk proteins and autism: dietary intervention effects on behaviour and peptide secretions. Journal of Applied Nutrition. 42:1-11, 1990.
Reichelt K et al. Biologically active peptide-containing fractions in schizophrenia and childhood autism. Adv Biochem Psychopharmacol 28:627-47, 1981.
Rimland B. New hope for safe and effective treatments for autism. Autism Research Review International 8:3, 1994.
Samonis G et al. (1994). Prospective evaluation of the impact of broad-spectrum antibiotics on the yeast flora of the human gut. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infections Diseases 13: 665-7.
Schoenthaler SJ et al. The effect of randomised vitamin-mineral supplementation on violent and non-violent antisocial behaviour among incarcerated juveniles. J Nut Env Med, Vol 7, 1997, pp.343-352.
Singh V. Neuro-immunopathogenesis in autism. 2001. New Foundations of Biology. Berczi I & Gorczynski RM (eds) Elsevier Science B.V. pp 447-458.
Singh V at al. Changes in soluble interleukin-2, interleukin-2 rector, T8 antigen, and interleukin-I in the serum of autistic children. Clin. Immunol. Immunopath. 61:448-455, 1991.
Singh V et al. Immunodiagnosis and immunotherapy in autistic children. Ann NY Acad Sci 540:602-604, 1988.
Singh V et al. Serological association of measles virus and human herpesvirus-6 with brain autoantibodies in autism. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology. 1998:89; 105-108.
Singh & Kay. Wheat gluten as a pathogenic factor in schizophrenia. Science 1975: 191: 401-402.
Sioudrou et al. Opioid peptides derived from food proteins. The exorphins. J Biol Chem. 1979; 254:2446-2449.
Shaw W. Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD. 2002. ISBN 0-9661238-0-6
Tabolin VA, Belmer SV, Gasilina TV, Muhina UG, Korneva TI. Rational therapy of intestinal disbacteriosis in children. - M.:Medicina, 1998, 22p (Russian).
Vorobiev AA, Pak SG et al. (1998). Disbacteriosis in children. A textbook for doctors and medical students.(Russian). M.: “KMK Lt.”, 1998. 64p. ISBN 5-87317-049-5.
Waizman A et al. Abnormal immune response to brain tissue antigen in the syndrome of autism. Am J Psychiatry 139:1462-1465, 1982.
Wakefield AJ, Anthony A et al. Enterocolitis in children with developmental disorders. AIA Journal, Autumn 2001.
Wakefield AJ, Murch SH, Anthony A, et al. Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 1998; 351:637-41.
Wakefield AJ and Montgomery SM. Autism, viral infection and measles, mumps, rubella vaccination. Israeli Medical Association Journal 1999;1:183-187.
Walker-Smith JA. Autism, inflammatory bowel disease and MMR vaccine. Lancet 1998; 351: 1356-57.
Ward NI. Assessment of clinical factors in relation to child hyperactivity. J Nutr Environ Med, Vol 7, 1997, p.333-342.
Ward NI. Hyperactivity and a previous history of antibiotic usage. Nutrition Practitioner, Vol 3(3), 2001, p.12.
Waring (2001). Sulphate, sulphation and gut permeability: are cytokines involved? In: The Biology of Autism – Unravelled. Conference proceedings 11th May 2001, Institute of Electrical Engineers, London.
Warren R et al. Immune abnormalities in patients with autism. J. Autism Develop Dis. 16, 189-197, 1986.
Warren PP at al. Reduced natural killer cell activity in autism. J Am Acad Child Phychol 26: 333-335, 1987.
Wilson K, Moore L, Patel M, Permoad P. Suppression of potential pathogens by a defined colonic microflora. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. 1988; 1:237-43.
Yonk LJ et al. D4+ per T cell depression in autism. Immunol Lett 35: 341-346, 1990.

Fraser_0762
06-21-13, 09:20 PM
I've heard about the GAPS diet.

It talks about the gut having a strong link to the nervous system. Apparently consuming foods that are "easy on the gut" can greatly improve neural activity.

I'll need to read more into in through.

Blanched Dubois
06-21-13, 09:44 PM
It is helping three children that the source knows and I've been doing a bunch of research on it. Some of the article i posted a link to i can't really relate to in terms of 'symptoms' and I did breastfeed my son. He had the gut issue the moment weaned off breast and on to 'formula' - I bet that did not help his gut and I'm Russian so we eat yogurt and i've always kept live probiotics as a nutritional supplement.

I'm pretty sure, though, most is a case of exacerbating a genetic condition. At least this is my 'gut' on it - pardon lame pun.