1. GAPS Diet Recipes
Our GAPS Story
Epilepsy. That why we're doing it. Mr. B was doing well on meds but when the time came to switch his medications he decided he wanted to try a diet approach to control his nocturnal seizures. Diet has a long history in controlling and treating epilepsy.
A friend gave me Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride's book Gut And Phycology Syndrome and the rest is history. A skeptic at heart, I hated the book but the more I read, the more I was convinced that this was the best for him and for the whole family. So I set off on the painful course of implementing a strict diet on my family of ten (at the time). I was very unpopular and it was hard.
It seemed like everyone was rebelling and no one appreciated the effort I was putting into this. Everyone except my oldest. Without her support, I don't know if I could have persevered. She did see the value in changing our diet.
Thankfully I was already familiar with the Weston Price Foundation. Having already implemented many traditional ways of eating in our home helped with the GAPS diet transition A LOT!
Everyone is healthy and happy. We've also used the diet to alleviate skin and other irritations that we thought were a normal part of life. It has been such a blessing and everyone is happy that I persevered. It really seems like no big deal now.
Tips On Implementing The GAPS Protocol
Buy the book, buy the book, buy the book! Read the book, read the book, read the book! Follow the protocol...
I can't stress enough the need to buy this book and follow Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's protocol. If you're use to finding a quick fix and having Google help you solve health problems, you're going to need to stop and invest some time in old fashioned reading and comprehension.
There are many misconceptions about this diet and I blame the internet!
Okay, the book isn't user friendly. The recipes are unfamiliar. And if you are desperate enough to pick up this book, odds are good you are a little overwhelmed with a health concern. It's easier to scan articles on the internet and follow a friends advise. But if you are interested in the GAPS diet, you must invest the time in studying about the diet and the new ways you'll need to learn to prepare meals.
I have put together my own overview of the diet, but before following the link, you must promise to buy Dr. Natasha Cambell-McBride's book and read it before implementing the GAPS diet in your home. My overview is only a resource. Read the GAPS Diet Protocol Overview here...
Books That Contain Gaps Diet Recipes
- Gut and Phycology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
- Internal Bliss by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride
- Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon (not strictly GAPS but many that will work)
Websites For Gaps Diet Recipes And Support
- Weston A. Price Foundation is all about traditional food, whole food, and traditional ways of preparing foods.
- Honestbody.com Melanie Christner is a GAPS practitioner. Although I have never used her professional services, she has an excellent newsletter that usually contains recipes and meal planning ideas for GAPS families. I highly recommend subscribing.