Practitioners

Updated April 15, 2018   (Thanks to Garth!)

Professionals Supporting GAPS & Official GAPS Practitioners

Most of the health care professionals familiar with GAPS are able to provide support in person, by phone and/or online (email or Skype). The support offered by a practitioner by phone or internet can be just as effective as that provided in-person. So, if there isn’t yet a practitioner in your area, please do not hesitate to arrange a consult by phone or email with one practicing in any other location in the world.

To find a health practitioner familiar with GAPS, there are four places to look. Some names appear on more than one list; to a large degree this is due only to the somewhat random nature of information compilation. While each resource lists a different set of practitioners, no one list or practitioner is recommended above any other. Please note that many of those who have not taken the training to become official GAPS practitioners have already been providing excellent GAPS support for several years before the training became available, thus remain deeply skilled and effective resources for you!

The four lists:

7 Replies to “Practitioners”

  1. Hello. I came across your website in my search for a gut healing retreat. I am recovering from toxic mold exposure which has left me with systemic issues including major GI problems. I do not have the energy to cook as much as I need to. It looks like I just missed this retreat, do you know of any similar ones coming up? I live in northern CA. Thank you.

    • Hi Amy,

      This was the first and only GAPS Retreat I’ve ever been aware of. It may happen next summer again.

      If I do hear of any others anywhere, I will definitely post them to my blog.

      All my best,
      Baden

  2. Hi Baden
    I really appreciate your time in helping people through this.
    I have been on the intro for about 25 days, moving in and out of the stages (one step forward and two steps back or visa versatile.). I suffer from alot of digestive issues, adrenal fatigue, hypothyrodism. I have lost almost 20 lbs definitely not needed. I know I haven’t been perfect on the diet but pretty close. I know I need to drink more broth and ad inure fat. The problem is I can’t figure out if my symptoms are from the adrenal fatigue, food intolerance or die off. I went throug major die off last week for sure and backed off the sauerkraut. I seem to have miner reactions daily nausea, diarrhea, rage. Is it best to work through them and still add the new foods since I can’t figure out what is causing it all? Any suggestions I almost want to give up. How bad is coffee? I have cut back alot but have not been able to quit. Also going through major stress!! Thanks. April

    • Hi April,

      Thank you very much for your appreciation.

      I would always contact a practitioner rather than quit, but I have some questions/thoughts for you in the meantime.

      Generally we continue adding new foods until one of them shows us a distinct reaction to that particular food. Many (most?) people coming to GAPS have adrenal fatigue. For this and to balance weight loss, it is especially important to include lots of fat. Lots of rest is critical in adrenal fatigue. Coffee is very hard on the adrenals.

      What stage of Intro are you currently on?

      What did you feel like on Stage 1? 2?

      What, and how much of each food, are you eating each day?

      Are you eating even a small fatty protein meal upon waking, every 60-90 minutes all day long, and then right before sleep? That can help a lot.

      Are you ensuring daily bowel movements and daily detox baths?

      For stress, did you see my most recent blog post (niacin)?

      All my best,
      Baden

  3. Thanks for the quick response.

    I did email some practitioners today so hopefully will get a response. I am between stage 3 and stage 4 of the intro. Although I will need to go back and try to include garlic, fermented fish and onion again. I go a little forward and then take a step back. I know coffee is hard on the adrenals, and I will try to continue to come off but it is the only vise that gives me comfort right now. I know that sounds crazy. I stick with the allowed foods but I know that I only eat 3 to 4 times a day and drink the broth once or twice and have not really added alot of fat. I will try to do better. I was extremely constipated but now I have diarrhea once every other day. I am purchasing the enema supplies and am doing the detox baths regularly. I did read your recent post on stress and will go back and reread it again. My husband is going through radiation for advanced cancer and so the stress will be ongoing for a while; hopefully, he will beat it and we can get back to a sense of normalcy in our lives. So is niacin something to take for a long period of time?

    Thanks for all your help,

    April

  4. Hi Baden,

    Here are a couple more dead links I found for you. On this page https://badenlashkov.com/about/practitioners/ the link contained in:

    1. ” International Nutrition website: http://gapsdiet.com/GAPS_Physicians.html ” no longer works. The practitioners’ page on that site is http://www.gapsdiet.com/gaps-practitioners.html

    2. “professionals specifically trained by Dr Natasha in her recently developed course: http://www.gaps.me/preview/?page_id=496” doesn’t work either. The gaps.me page for practitioners is http://www.gaps.me/find-a-gaps-practitioner.php

    I hope this helps!

    Cheers,

    Garth

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