Is the GAPS Diet Right for You?

HOW TO START THE GAPS DIET and IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?- An Interview

I’ve asked my friend Naomi Huzovic, from Almost Bananas, to talk with me/us about the GAPS Diet.  Naomi and her family live in Slovakia. She’s a Canadian expat and her husband is native Slovakian. As many of you know, our family has been doing the GAPS Diet for 4 years now, on February 1, 2015.  It’s been a great process, …

I recently wrote "7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet" for the GAPS-focussed blog The Wellfed Homestead. But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. :) LOL. Thus the title of this article, "7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet." So here are #'s 8-14 of what I hope will help you succeed and heal using the GAPS Diet, if it's something you're already doing or considering.

7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet

I recently wrote 7 Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet for the GAPS-focussed blog, The Wellfed Homestead.  But I found while writing that article that I really had 14 pointers total that I wanted to share. 🙂 LOL. Thus the title of this article, “7 MORE Things I’ve Learned from 4 Years on the GAPS Diet.” …

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How to Take a Detox Bath — 1 to 2 easy ingredients, and why to take more baths!

Detoxification through the skin makes sense. After all, the skin is the body’s largest organ. When we want to get well or promote optimum wellness, a multifaceted approach is best: diet, yes, but also other healing modalities, including detox baths. Let’s learn exactly how to take a detox bath with only one to two easy ingredients (or more) and why. …

AIP GAPS Gravy

Puerto Rican Onion Gravy or Traditional American Gravy {dairy-free, grain-free, AIP, GAPS}

My husband can eat most foods symptom-free. He eats a Weston A. Price diet and can happily eat sprouted grains and dairy. Yet he LOVES this gravy. So please know that even recipes suitable for restricted diets can be decadent and delicious for anyone! 🙂 This is one such recipe, a family favorite. Although the original recipe calls for Puerto …

Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat will suit both kids and grown-ups. It's GAPS-friendly. The spices can be modified just a bit for it to be AIP. And since everyone loves pumpkin, it's a treat most people will enjoy.

Winter Squash “Fruit” Leather

Those of us on whole food diets always appreciate a grab-and-go snack that’s super healthy, yields energy and isn’t necessarily fruit-based.  This vegetable leather is just the snack. Winter squash fruit leathers are perfect for little ones, lunches and even for grown-ups. They’re a novelty, yet they’re familiar and delicious. Sweetened with just a wink of honey this treat is …

The goal is to reduce one's carbon footprint, not by going vegan or vegetarian, (because our bodies are obviously omnivorous by design), but by eating insects.

CRICKET FLOUR PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

Yes, cricket flour, flour made from dried crickets. It’s a good thing! My big sister Jill told me about cricket flour a year or two ago, after hearing about it on NPR, I think? I was on board immediately.  As long as it tastes good, one, and two, what are they feeding the crickets? Because what they feed the bugs …

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. Read more about the health benefit of plantains and resistant starches here. Cricket flour is a hot new insect-based flour worth loving if you're open minded, sustainably focused and enjoy the flavor of buckwheat. Read more about this grain-free flour substitute here. And now, without further delay, we'll jump right into this recipe that is made just for YOU, my AIP, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free friends!! May you enjoy all that you can have!! This recipe is all about living it up within the boundaries that help you flourish and heal.

AIP Plantain Cricket Flour Pancakes- Egg-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. They’re gentle to digest, not for those on the GAPS diet but for those who flourish with Paleo or the AIP diets, and amazingly they are so starchy that very little flour is needed when baking with plantains. Similarly, you can make plantain recipes work without eggs. So they’re excellent for those with …

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Chorizo and Blue Cheese Pasta with Daikon Noodles- Grain-free and LOVING it!, GAPS

This is the kind of dish that makes you want to pause, to appreciate the play of flavors and textures. It is the marriage of inspiration and moderation. No grains, no sugar, but lots of grass-fed fat, creaminess and nutrition. I’ve been on the GAPS Diet for almost 4 years. During that time my sweet tooth took flight and has …

Why Most Green Smoothies Aren’t Healthy- The Inside Scoop on Oxalates

This article is a bit personal, if you perhaps love green smoothies. Many of us started drinking green smoothies in an effort to get healthier, to heal some health condition or because we’re “crunchy” and love healthy tasting foods. But daily green smoothies or green juicing are counter-productive and ironic, for those who are seeking optimum health or healing. Many …