My names Ash,
Well for the last 10 years or so I have suffered from Acne.
In my opinion it totally ruined my teenage years. I am 26 now and committed to find a permanent solution to Acne. Like everyone else, I have tried.... EVERYTHING including the infamous "Accutane" aka "Roaccutane".
All of these things only ever fixed the issue temporarily, my acne always returned.
After extensive research online, I came across a research that indicated allot skin conditions and mental conditions are side effects of a unhealthy digestive system. (Gut problems).
This resonated in me, as I do suffer from stomach bloating and cramps on a frequent basis. I have always seemed to have on-going problems with my stomach, sometimes feeling like I was carrying a bowling ball in my belly.
The GAPS diet basically aims to fix your digestive system and restore balance in your body.
After purchasing & reading the GAPS book (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) by the founder "Natasha Campbell" I was even more convinced that this is the answer to my problems.
Thus I attempted the diet by myself, after a few weeks I didn't really notice much improvement and was pretty sure I wasn't making the meals correctly so I went online once again and found a GAPS practitioner. After making an appointment and sitting down with the practitioner I got a better idea of what I needed to do and how to correctly prepare meals (Which I will share later in my blogs).
My practitioner sat down with me and went through my health and lifestyle and drafted me a "treatment plan" which outlines what I can and cant eat on this diet.
Basically. I cant eat anything ... It is VERY restrictive.
My diet currently consists of just bone broths, boiled chicken stock and soup, lots of vegetables, and probiotics.
I am not allowed any fruit, nuts, dairy or grain and of course nothing artificial; no preservatives, additives, junk, processed foods etc..
I have been on it for 3 weeks now, and have already started seeing improvement. My skin texture has improved in quality. I still have a few bumps on my face and new ones come up here and there.
However in think it will take some time for the treatment to take real effect, so I am optimistic on getting better results as I continue the diet.
I've created a Blog to track my progress & upload picture progress etc. and share my results with other sufferers as I really think GAPS is the answer to acne.
the blog site is under "ashnand" at Google's Blogspot.
Look forward to your comments guys and what you think about GAPs.
I suggest doing research into GAPS as its pretty amazing the things that can be cured through the diet.
Edited by Anat Man, 10 April 2013 - 02:03 AM.