Gaps Minimal Protocol

GAPS book picture2300 years ago, the father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, said, “All diseases begin in the gut.” That’s a nice saying and all, but what does it mean? Does it just mean we need to get our gut healthy because we trust him? No, it means if we can’t digest our food what do we have? If we can’t break down our proteins and emulsify our fats, in other words DIGEST our food, what do we have? We have nothing but disease and a miserable quality of life…as we slowly starve to death.

The supplements we recommend below, during the GAPS diet, are mostly to ENABLE you to digest your food – they don’t necessarily feed you. After you do the GAPS program for about – get this – only a couple of months, you should be feeling so much better that you can drop off many of these supplements and you can go on a maintenance supplemental program of whole food nutrition which you cannot easily get in your daily diet. (How many of you eat organ meat? Omega 3’s, fats, iodine, whole food organic food – every day, or even at all?)

The protocol below is what we have recommended for hundreds of patients, and importantly, ourselves – both myself as well as Dr. Jack. This works. Going to the foundational problem fixes everything. Because nobody in the world knows what’s going on inside of you. No doctor, not me, not even you. But your BODY knows. Your body knows every little artery it wants to fix, every neuron it needs to repair. So if we go foundationally – to the gut, as Hippocrates said, which enables you to digest and absorb your food, your body will take care of you, and it will do what it has always done – REPAIR AND RESTORE.

Hippocrates, 2300 years later, is now being validated with the latest medical research showing, that almost all gastrointestinal diseases and central nervous system disorders, can be related to the health or sickness of the gut. Listen to podcasts #4, #42, and #43 for a deeper, more foundational understanding, as to how the health of your gut relates to the overall health of the whole body. True healthcare has come full circle since the days of Hippocrates. From the gut in his day, to magic and the occult, to leeches and bleedings, to bug resistant antibiotics, back again to the gut.

By unleashing the Forbidden Doctor within, this protocol gives support to enable your body to heal itself. – Mary H. Stockwell, CGP (Certified GAPS Practitioner)

GAPS – Gut Dysbiosis – Adult (Minimal) Protocol


LongLife Energy Enzymes, 4/day. Take first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Zypan (1 tablet, before every meal, & 3 after meals. Contains HCL, pepsin, pancreatic & digestive enzymes that help liquefy food & stimulates the gallbladder and pancreas)
Zymex Wafers (Chew 2-4 wafers am/pm, Zymex eats the food that candida wants & balances gut pH. Also helps with fungus and sugar cravings)
Lactic Acid Yeast Wafers (Chew 2 wafers am/pm. Acidify colon and helps with weight loss)
ProSynbiotic (Start with 1 capsule/am & 1 capsule/pm then slowly go up to 4/am & 4/pm – on an empty stomach. This probiotic has prebiotic inulin, which good bacteria need to grow on)
Enzycore (2 per meal. Contains L-Glutamine to heal and seal the gut, which eliminates allergies. Plant Enzymes)
Cod Liver Oil (2 pearls twice a day. Vit D & Vit A, supports heart, bones, teeth, eyes, liver & immune)
Protefood (1 capsule am/pm. Essential amino acids, RNA & vitamin C, calcium, potassium & adrenal, for immune, skeletal, muscular & collagen rebuilding support).
Cyruta Plus (6 tablets every meal. 24/day, after Stage 1 of GAPS. Very powerful collagen healing food to rebuild the gut walls)

To print a very simple GAPS protocol, click here: Basic Gut Rebuilding Protocol Handout

Questions about this protocol? Why not ask Dr. Jack and Mary directly? They will respond to patient texts at 801-556-1477 and emails to There are no “dumb questions” and you can expect absolute discretion and privacy.
  • The protocol above is designed to address your issues at the foundational level, and not to treat disease. This means, in our opinion, most of our health problems, short of accident or trauma, are of a dietary nutritional deficiency. The listed protocol or supplement provides your body with essential micro and macronut­­­­rients to help and assist normal nutritional balance.
  • Daily dosage are in ( ) parenthesis for most protocols; for example (6) means take 6 per day, but spread it out by taking half in the morning and half in the evening. Some protocols will have more specific instructions to follow.
  • MediHerb products, shown in italics, often speed healing response and should be considered for most protocols unless contraindicated.
  • We recommend adding the General Health Daily Fundamentals pack to each protocol. This adds in the critical foundational nutrition each protocol needs. It contains Catalyn––an entirely whole-food and glandular broad-spectrum multivitamin, Trace Minerals-B12, and Tuna Omega-3 pearls for your DHA and EPA omega 3 fatty acids daily requirements.
  • Spacing out the daily doses throughout the day improves absorption and is strongly recommended.
  • Most supplements should be taken with food except for PMG’s, most calcium products, Gastrex, Chlorophyll Complex™, Okra Pepsin E3, Cholocol II and Zymex II. Also, most herbs work more efficiently if taken away from food.
  • Be advised that these nutritional and herbal products are not intended as a primary therapy for any disease, but rather to provide nutritional and herbal support to help normalize body physiology and repair.


Nothing presented in this website should be accepted or believed. That is because the FDA does not agree with or approve of any of it. Nor has the FDA evaluated anything written here.

This website is not literature, nor shall it be interpreted as such by anyone. In accordance with the right of freedom of the press guaranteed to us by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, this website was created for informational purposes only.

The products mentioned in our podcasts and/or protocols on this website are not intended to take the place of medical care that you can get from a licensed medical physician. They are intended as nutritional support to help support the structure and function of your body and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or even prevent any disease. It is provided as nutritional information to support your body.

This website is not intended to provide medical advice and nothing in it should be construed as a therapeutic recommendation or prescription for treating any disease or symptom; they are provided for nutritional support only. No person should attempt self-diagnosis of a disease or self-treatment of any kind, but use these protocols for nutritional support only, and they should not discontinue any medication or therapy or make any health-related decisions without the advice of a licensed medical physician.

Dr. E. Jackson & Mary H. Stockwell, CGP, or any person employed by The Forbidden Doctor, LLC, or Dr. Jack Stockwell and Associates, LLC, disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred, directly or indirectly, as a result of implementing the protocols for nutritional support on this website.

Each person interested in a diagnosis should obtain a medical exam from a licensed medical doctor. In said exam, the medical doctor can tell you if you are healthy enough to eat whole food and rebuild your body. Seriously. Rebuilding, excretion and detoxifying can be rough.


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