GAPS and Keto for Brain Health

hey glad you're here today we're going to talk about the GAPS version of the ketogenic diet The Gut and Psychology Syndrome, or the GAPS diet really goes after your gut flora and it gets that gut flora to stop sending signals to your brain to say like hey be depressed hey have autism hey stim hey be super anxious that's what the GAPS diet is about is about fixing your gut and the ketogenic diet is about being in ketosis so your brain is running on ketones, not on glucose because there's not enough glucose in your intake to keep your brain going your brain can run on ketones and those ketones and they're not completely sure how this works but those ketones are what makes people with like schizophrenias keeping people with autism people with Alzheimer's and people with severe seizure disorders that aren't otherwise controlled by drugs are either their seizures go down to zero or they go from like a hundred today to like two a day and so this is the the ketones that your brain is running on is what the really powerful part of being on the ketogenic diet is for brain health if you go from the gaps diet to the ketogenic diet that is pretty easy like head out the sugar or cut out the honey and cut out the fruits the ketogenic diet is something that really I try not to say it's a cure-all because it doesn't work for everyone but I want to say for like the 80/20 principle 80% of people really are gonna benefit from the ketogenic diet and so that's something I would encourage you if you have the time if this is something you want to do I would go ahead and try I don't I wouldn't say that it's something you have to do like for three months at a time to see any benefit I really think that those ketones are like really healing to the brain and so if you can do it for a month or even two weeks I think that that's definitely worth it I am committing to one month out of this summer that's all I'm committing to that I'm for sure doing it for my kids I'd like to do it all summer but we'll see how how it goes and that's something that I think that you would benefit from as well so that's the difference between the gaps diet and the ketogenic diet and then just a quick rundown of the questions that I always get of what's allowed on what on the gap state can you drink alcohol and this is something that people always want to know yes and so to do the gaps version or the yeah the ketogenic version of the Cape's diet you're gonna want to stick with distilled alcohol so like vodka whiskey the ones that don't have flavors in it like that's all I can think of off the top of my head I think Jenna's just flavored with like berries or herbs or something so the hard alcohols that are really just 100 percent alcohol are completely fine you want to stay away from like beer or even wine wine as' like red wine is something that you can fit into your ketogenic diet but you need to be careful because because half a bottle of red wine which is two cups probably has your entire carb count for the day in it so I would just like watch the carbs on the red wine but that is something to stay on gaps because we're doing talking about the gaps version of the ketogenic diet you definitely want to avoid light beer I know that some people on keto drink light beer like one or two of the Michelob Ultra is but that's like but there's too much wheat in that like it's gonna mess up your system it's gonna feed those pathogenic bacteria we're trying to starve out with the gut the gaps diet so yeah we just talked about alcohol that coffee coffee black coffee is allowed on both gaps and the ketogenic version of the gaps diet you can put coconut cream in it that's a pretty low carb heavy whipping cream is something that is allowed on keto but it's not allowed on gaps and so that's something that you're gonna kind of want to see how it works cream is one of those things especially raw cream is something that people that are on the advanced stages of gaps might be able to handle but for most of you if you're trying to heal your gut at the same time that you're trying to heal your brain then you're gonna want to stick with coconut milk so that full fat coconut milk is really good then monk fruit is something to sweeten or stevia to sweeten I don't like stevia and coffee but you're my own your mileage may vary so alcohol and coffee let's just circle around the alcohol again so alcohol is something that especially if you have a child with a disability maybe you are using alcohol and maybe a less than healthy way but it might be something that you're just doing to cope that's like that's your own personal choice but I just want to remind you it is a toxin it is linked to leaky gut and it's something that's not healthy for your body like in the gaps and keto we're trying to clean up bonnie's that's not healthy for your body but your mileage may vary like I said and I'm definitely not judging you because I will admit that I don't completely abstain from alcohol either so it's not a free-for-all just because it's caps legal but it's also not going to mess up your microbiome that you're trying to reprogram or the ketones that are going to your brain so that's what I wanted to talk about today was the gapps version of the ketogenic diet and a lot of you know me from posting my story of trying to heal autism with the gaps diet and the gap size something I was comfortable with talking about but what you don't know is at the same time and this was about eight years ago that I started what can I eat now which is my introduction version to the gaps diet and I started health unknown happiness I also put my daughter on the ketogenic version of the gaps diet which is a very low carb and I did that because I had seen that the ketogenic diet can help with seizures and gaps is already pretty low carb so just dropping it down a little bit to be low carb enough for her to be in ketosis is something that I wanted to try but I wasn't comfortable sharing with the public but now that the ketogenic diet is actually almost mainstream I want to see now I am comfortable her doctor knows that she's been on the ketogenic diet and that we're doing it again this summer my parents know like everybody in public knows the school knows and so this is something that we're 8 years ago people were like they were just viscerally yelling at me telling me I was gonna give my child permanent damage now this is more accepted and if you look at the literature in the past 80 years and even longer the ketogenic diet has been used for seizure control which is what made me think I needed to try it because my daughter had suspected seizures they weren't ever diagnosed and we did do the formal studies that show that she did not have seizures but it was just something that I'm like mmm well maybe if she is since we're already doing dietary intervention this is something worthwhile to try and actually she thrived on the ketogenic version of the gaps diet and I could tell when I bumped her addict ketosis which we'll go into in a little bit I could tell that she just didn't do as well like she needed to be both on and in ketosis thanks for joining us I'm Kara from health home and happiness if you want to check out the links below I'd love to see you click over on to my blog and the different resources that I have for you I'd also love it if you would subscribe and then you can hit the notification bell to always be alerted to when I post a new video and if you want to like and comment I love those as well comments I try to answer all of my comments so if you have any specific questions about doing the ketogenic version of the app diet let me know and I can either point you in the direction of someone else that knows more or I can answer you to the best of my abilities thanks for joining me here today and I am glad you were here

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