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GAPS Stage One: Is the Controversial Gut Healing Protocol Right for You?

Back in 2014, I was considered stark raving bonkers for even contemplating GAPS. But this is 2019 my friends, gut health is all the rage. Here’s the lowdown on me: I’m rarely ill, take zero medication and am generally in good spirits (even on bugger all sleep). Read on for everything you need to know before embarking on The GAPS Diet.

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Water Kefir: Make Your Own Supply of Powerful Natural Probiotics

What is water kefir, and why is it so good for me? Kefir are little live strains of gut-health promoting bacteria and yeast, and are exceptionally good for our bodies. The grains can be fermented in either water or milk, and makes a fermented drink which is one of the most powerful, and cost effective, natural sources of probiotics we have readily available to us. Whilst milk kefir is very potent, and could create a die off reaction while your gut bacteria is changing. Water kefir (also known as tibicos) is much gentler on the gut and easier to introduce …

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Ultimate Gluten Free Dairy Free Pancakes (GAPS, SCD, Paleo)  

With Strove Tuesday just around the corner, I’ve teamed up with some fabulous foodie bloggers to bring you a vast array of free from pancake recipes. Every day for the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing our favourite recipes, and hopefully you’ll be well and truly inspired to try something new on the 28th. We eat pancakes most days in our house, and you’re about to find out why! These are real little beauts. Not only are they super delicious, they’re full of nutrients, which makes them a win win for any meal time. Although the ingredients couldn’t be further from a regular …

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Why I am Considering the GAPS Intro Diet for my 6yo Autistic Daughter

In Spring 2014 I embarked on the all natural auto-immune healing diet GAPS, which is an acronym for Gut and Psychology Syndrome. It consists of three stages, the first being a six step introduction diet; the second stage is Full GAPS – a Paleo-style grain free, refined sugar free, commercial dairy free diet; the third stage is introducing fermented grains and healthy starches such as sweet potatoes. Now I’m considering the GAPS Intro Diet for my autistic daughter.  What causes gut and psychology syndrome? According to Natasha Campbell-McBride, the doctor that created GAPS, all auto-immune disease (which encompasses everything from allergies …