Have You Tried GAPS? Participate in a GAPS Survey! {Please Share}



Note from Cara: Jennifer contacted me asking for help with her research project, if you could help by filling out her short survey that would be awesome for the GAPS community! I’m posting what she sent me below:

Have you completed the GAPS Introduction diet by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride?

Or has one of your children completed this diet?

I would like to invite you to participate in a research project I am conducting as part of my Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition degree at Hawthorn University.
The purpose of this study is to determine how individual health is affected by completing all six phases of the GAPS Introduction diet. The research project will focus on individuals who have completed the GAPS Introduction diet at least once. Through detailed questions regarding the individual’s state of health before, during, and after completion of the diet, a comparison can be made to determine whether the individual experienced healing and detoxification.
Participation is voluntary and involved the completion of an online survey that will take about 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian complete the survey for them.

To participate in this project please download and read the following Letter to Study Participants and then select the following link to begin the survey.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this project.
Yours Sincerely,
Jennifer McLaughlin



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  1. KELLI WORLEY says

    I have tried to do it 4 times and I always end up sick. I don’t know what there is about it, but I end up sick and my heart palpitating more than normal. I just can’t do it. I think it sounds like it makes sense, I just have to work on things a ton slower.

  2. Rachael says

    The hard thing about this is as research is that the researcher does not know and cannot control how correctly we are following the diet. Is she taking that into consideration? What about doing diet logs or something. Some people get really sick because they are too low carb because (it seems to me ) they aren’t eating enough veggies. So their experience would skew things.

  3. Juanita says

    I am on the intro diet now, but find that I have stomach aches a lot. Perhaps I am going too fast, adding foods ahead of schedule. I find that when I eat beef broth and even beef my stomach hurts. Maybe I should start over and do it according to the book, only leaving out the beef. That’s hard to get myself to do, especially when I am cooking for others who are not on the diet.

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