Die-Off Remedies for Children

Mar 12, 2022


In order to rebalance the microbial flora in the gut and the body, die-off needs to happen. This is necessary on the GAPS* Nutritional Protocol to see results. The key is knowing how to handle it when it is happening and ease your child/children through it.

Here is a list of suggestions to potentially alleviate the symptoms for Die-Off during the early stages of transitioning your child/children onto GAPS*. The list is not an all-encompassing list, nor is it intended to be a guaranteed solution to the issue at hand. You can choose which suggestions you may want to try, or talk with a Certified GAPS* Practitioner, or your Medical Doctor, to see what suggestions are better suited for what your child is currently experiencing.

Detoxification Suggestions:

• Detox baths (more information in Class #1 offered by Living in Wellness Coaching Services)

• Natural sauna

• Sunbathing

• Rest and sleep!

Immediate Food Related Suggestions:

• Consume warm herbal teas (chamomile, peppermint, ginger)

• Consume meat stock.

• Consume liver.

• Consume more sulfur-containing foods, as the body needs sulfur for detoxification (e.g. brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc). (Click HERE for more info on sulfur-containing foods) However, be aware that sometimes sulfur-containing foods are not tolerated well.

• Try to go slower with the die-off foods or probiotics to reduce the rush of toxins. You can stop consuming die-off foods for 2 days (max recommended) and then reintroduce the die-off food at half the strength you were taking beforehand. Or alternatively you may need to stop consuming the die-off foods completely to give your body a reprieve and allow it to rebalance.

Long-term GAPS* Protocol Suggestions:

• Consume more meat stock.

• Consume more saturated fats (e.g. animal fat, ghee, butter, etc).

• Consume more cholesterol containing foods (e.g. organ meats, fresh egg yolks, butter, cold-water fish & shellfish, etc.)

Supplements often related to Die-Off:

• Use Bach Rescue Remedy for Kids to temporarily alleviate die-off symptoms. This is not a long-term solution to continually supplement. The other items noted above are better employed over the long run.

NOTE: The tincture for kids doesn’t contain alcohol. If you cannot source the alcohol-free tincture for kids, you can add a couple drops of the alcohol-containing tincture to water and boil the alcohol out.

DISCLAIMER: Supplements are outside the scope of practice for a Certified GAPS Coach. These suggestions are only being provided for your consideration. It would be your responsibility to research the suggestions and speak with your Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP), or Medical Doctor, to decide whether they are suited for you. Your CGP, or Medical Doctor, will also be able to prescribe the right dosage and provide advice on how it may impact you going forward.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage on Dr. Natasha’s website has a lot of valuable information. This FAQ webpage is updated regularly and will answer many questions for you. Here are some screenshots as it pertains to the topic under discussion.