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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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Recipe: Paleo Blueberry Cheesecake (Gluten, Dairy & Refined Sugar Free)

Following my article detailing my journey to being truly sugar free, I’ve decided to share a lot more recipes here on the blog. What better to kick start the new feature than my paleo blueberry cheesecake? Over the last few years I have created some awesome (if I do say so myself) sugar free deserts, which also happen to be grain (not just gluten!) and dairy free too. The best feedback I get is that you would never know they are ‘free from’. I take this as a huge compliment, and am chuffed to know that some of my most sugar …

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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 …

an open letter to the mum of a high functioning autistic child

It’s Official. She’s on the Spectrum. Now What?

There has been something going on with my eldest daughter Polly since she was a tiny baby. First it was reflux and eczema covering her face – related to reacting to dairy coming through my breast milk. Then came the multitude of food sensitivities which we discovered at two and a half. A few months previous to that she stopped sleeping (both during the day and at night) and was waking up ten times plus. Even now she hardly ever sleeps through, and she is six next month. On top of all this she never outgrew the toddler meltdowns, and …