Gut flora (the natural bacteria in the gut) can be damaged by antibiotics, stress, and poor diet. This can affect our ability to absorb key nutrients from food. In turn, this can result in indigestion, bloating, reflux, IBS, ulcerative colitis, depression, cognitive impairment, autism and autoimmune disorders.
The GAPS diet is designed to “heal and seal” the gut, re-populate the gut flora and detoxify the whole body. It may include the use of supplements to enhance healing and probiotics to recolonise the gut with healthy flora.