The most important part of my recovery from recurring MRSA infections was DIET, specifically the Gut and Psychology Syndrome diet (GAPS).
I’ve never heard of the GAPS diet…what’s it all about?
This very healthy diet is all about healing your body from the inside out and strengthening your immune system and it takes time depending on how sick you are.
Once your immune system is strong, you will be able to fight off MRSA again and again before infection takes hold.
If you are really ill, the book suggests that you take your diet right back to broths. Depending on how weak your immune system is, this may or may not be required.
Personally I just went to the next stage which involved removing a stack of “unhelpful” foods from my diet and adding others such as Organic raw milk, Sauerkraut, and other Probiotic rich foods.
As your body heals, you can begin to add back in some of the foods that are removed at the start of the diet.
BUT…you should only add in foods that are healthy and will be beneficial to you. Don’t add back “treats” just because you want to.
I’m not saying you can’t have the occasional treat, but don’t make it a regular thing and avoid adding back treats until you have recovered.
How long should I do the GAPS diet for?
It is a lifestyle choice that you have to make.
It is a healthy, healing diet but many people will find it to restrictive to maintain forever and a day.
I certainly found it difficult to maintain so once I recovered, and no longer got MRSA infections, I SLOWLY began to add HEALTHY things back in.
You should keep doing GAPS for as long as you are able, and certainly for as long as it takes to make a full recovery.
However, everybody is different and the time it takes to reach this point could vary.
Personally I only followed the GAPS diet for a couple of months before I was “cured” and began to slowly add in some other healthy options.
The important thing to remember is that even when you have fully recovered, you should maintain a healthy diet to ensure that your immune system stays strong.
This is because Staphylococcus Aureus colonizes most, if not all people, and it is highly likely that even when you are “cleared”, the bacteria will recolonize you at some point and the only way to prevent reinfection is to have a strong immune system.
Do I recommend the GAPS diet and do I think you should read it?
I don’t think I really need to answer this do I?
Is it not obvious that I consider the GAPS diet to be the KEY to a successful recovery form MRSA.
I thoroughly recommend that you read the book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) by Natasha Campbell-McBride.
This book will explain exactly what foods to eat and which ones to avoid to increase your immunity and to increase your overall health.
There are also plenty of GAPS recipe books available that take the guess work out of creating new meal ideas using the recommended foods. I highly recommend getting one of these books as the time spent “creating” new recipes could be better spent doing something else to make you well.
Here are a few GAPS recipe books that are readily available:
Internal Bliss – The first cookbook created exclusively for the GAPS diet.
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook – Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
I hope this advice helps you on your recovery from MRSA and feel free to leave a comment below.
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