THE GAPS DIET
Natural Digestive Healing
Bio-Kult is a unique probiotic with a high concentration of 14 strains of beneficial bacteria. Bio-Kult is the recommended probiotic for those following the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet and was formulated by a team of doctors including Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
For those on the GAPS diet, it is recommended to build your dose of probiotic slowly. Start with a very small amout (example 1/4 capsule or less for 3-5 days) and see how your body responds.
Observe the patient for any "die-off" symptoms (including, but not limited to fatigue, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, low grade fever, headache, and flu like symptoms). If there are none then, increase the dose slowly. When you see a reaction, let your patient settle on this dose until the "die-off" symptoms disappear. Then increase the dose again and let the patient settle on it. Keep increasing the dose until a therapeutic level is reached (p. 251-252 in GAPS book for therapeutic dosage based on age). This period of building up the dose can take from a few weeks to a few months in different patients.
Once the patient has reached the therapeutic dose level it should be maintained for approximately six months on average. It takes at least this length of time to remove the pathogenic flora and start re-establishing normal gut flora. Adhering to the diet is absolutely essential in this period. If you continue the feeding of your pathogens in the gut with sugar and processed carbohydrates then the probiotic will not have much chance of helping you.
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