This pilot research project is interesting!
Point one, it reports, that such a symptom as TICS typically indicates, that the person who has TICS also have several other health issues.
For just 6 participants with TICS, these symptoms or diagnoses were also detected: problems with
– Behavior and anger
– Over- or underweight
– Anxiety and phobias
– Excessive sweating
Secondly, the results for the participants having used the GAPS protocol are only positive.
– 3 have recovered
– 3 have improved dramatically and are still in a heling process
5 of the 6 were children and their mothers have participated by having the same intervention as their kids. These mothers all report improvement in their own health, as they seem to have had GAPS-problems as well.
More research, yes please!
Until now we see lots of research being published about health, nutrition and it´s impact on the microbiome. Unfortunately, we havn´t seen much research about the actual GAPS-program, which is probably due to one fact: funding. Research on health and recovery is first and foremost supported by the medical industry. I still havn´t heard about a medicine company, who wish to support intervention, that swaps medicine with real food. That´s why just a small study like this is really something to aplaude! During the last 25 years, the people behind the GAPS protocol have focused on clinical work, communication and education. But let´s face it: the only way to get respect from the surroundings is trustworthy research. Without that, we only see a total lack of respect and curiosity, ridicule and disbelief from the established health world and the media.
So heartly welcome to this pilot!
I´m so looking forward to several randomized, controlled studies in the future. Maybe this can turn the general attitude into something more respectful and turn more people´s attention to a very constructive solution to the crazy many health problems, they deal with without getting help that works: the GAPS protocol.