How long where you on? How long did it take to see any results, any information is valid information!
We are using the GAPS diet and we saw progress after day 1. My son went from sleeping about 6 hrs per night to sleeping a good 8-10 like he should! His stools were never solid so he couldn't use the potty consistently because he couldn't get the signals in time. Now he is 100% potty trained during the day because his poo is solid. His hyperactivity was improved by at least 50% and the water behind his ears he had all of his life went away after 6 months! You must read the book first, it is quite complicated but all worth it. You will begin to enjoy foods in their natural state and once you learn how to cook all over again you won't want to turn back. Many of the recipes are gourmet tasting meals my children all enjoy together. It increased my son's focus and attention span after a few months as well. I can't say enough good about GAPS. Now I don't let my son cheat but I cheat with it and I still have lost weight and don't get sick nearly as often with colds and flu. Imagine that, consuming the right fats and eating natural foods results in weight loss! It the opposite of the status quo diet in our culture and you will learn cooking skills you never needed before but it feels wonderful to know that my son is so greatly improved using it!
I have heard the good things about it watched a couple of tutorials with Ms. Campbell. I understand the concept and the idea behind it. Ingesting easier digestive foods? Cleaning the gut. My toddler is gluten, casein, wheat, soy and dairy free but my teen is gluten free with some casein. He has been so difficult and they love organic jasmine rice and I do not know how I am going to replace it. With my teen I used his sweet tooth. I do not know how to cook well but I manage plus with my back injury I am hurting even more and i can't imagine working harder. So if you could be so kind and be more specific if possible? I got an app called gapalicious and it is pretty good. I am afraid of him being weak and how to do change smoothly?
We've been on it since March and we'll never be completely through with it because it's just a healthier lifestyle for our family. Now my other family members outside my Autistic son do consume outside foods but it still helps them too! It's high in the right vitamins and minerals as close to their natural state as possible which is easier for the body to digest and utilize.
I heard great things about GAPS. It also sounds like a very very tough intervention to implement (harder than GF). I talked to parents who swear it made a tremendous difference. There are several emails groups on the subject. GAPSdiet on yahoo groups is one of the largest.
We did Full GAPS for 2 and 1/2 years, and see slow but steady progress.
It's not an easy diet, but well worth to try it. Now we started to "loosen" the diet a little, introducing non gluten foods such as buckwheat, millet , some potatoes etc. with no bad results.