he GAPS™️ Introduction Diet is highly recommended especially for those with serious digestive symptoms such as diarrhea, some cases of constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, food allergies and intolerances, etc. or psychological conditions as this diet will reduce the symptoms quickly and initiate the healing process throughout the digestive system: heal and seal the gut lining.
Even for those without serious digestive problems and food allergies/intolerances, the Introduction diet is still beneficial as it optimizes the healing process in the gut and the rest of the body. In this case, they can move through the Introduction Diet quite quickly.
This is a six-stage progressive diet designed to start with very easy-to-digest foods like less fibrous, etc. and gradually add new foods over a period of days to weeks to months, depending upon your body’s response. Dr. Natasha recommends that one stays on each stage of the Introduction Diet for 3-5 days, although some individuals may move through each stage in as little as two days, while those with more challenged conditions or responses from new food items may need to stay on the Introduction Diet for a longer period of time.
This can best be determined through consulting with a Certified GAPS Practitioner.
As you move through the stages of the Introduction Diet, do not hesitate to return to a previous stage in the event of worsening of digestive symptoms upon progressing to the next stage. Return and stay with the previous stage for a few more days to see how your body improves.