I thought it would be helpful for everybody if I created a resource page that you can find an answer for (hopefully) all your GAPS™ diet needs. I’ll be adding to this as I learn more, but I will be referencing this page often in the future. I recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy!
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Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Book) Revised Edition – I will recommend this book over and over. To me it’s the best book I’ve ever read because it’s given me my life back. Packed with info.
Cooking with GAPS DVD Set – This DVD set is perfect for a beginning GAPS cook, but if you’ve been doing Nourishing Traditions cooking for a while it may be to basic for you. All the recipes in here are from the GAPS book.
BioKult – This probiotic is the one recommended by Dr. Natasha in her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. It’s the best probiotic I’ve used so far.
GAPS FAQ page – Have a GAPS question that you can’t find answered in the book? Try looking at these frequently asked questions, you might find what you’re looking for. (All these answers were written by Dr. Campbell-McBride.)
Find a GAPS Practitioner – I’m so excited about the growing GAPS practitioner group. It would be so neat to go to a doctor who understood the diets protocol and would help, not hinder, me in my progress. This page will be growing so be sure to check back.
(UK) Special Health Store – Recently was told about this this one for all my UK readers! All sorts of GAPS resources you can buy.
Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager- I love this cookbook. It is a Specific Carbohydrate Diet Cookbook (SCD), but most of the recipes can be used on GAPS or changed to fit GAPS. It has the best Fried Chicken recipe, and I love it’s biscuits, pound cake, and lemon cake. Okay, I love the whole thing!
Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager – Another great cookbook by Jodi Bager. We tried her pizza crust recipe and it worked very well, and she has a lot of neat ideas to try. (A SCD cookbook.)
Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet by Elaine Gottshall- This is a wonderful read and is where the idea of the SCD came from. There are a lot of good recipes in it, and it’s where I learned my basic muffin recipes from. Now I add whatever I want to it and voila! Easy-peasy muffin recipe. It also has other baked goods recipes as well as main dishes.
Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s and IBS by Sandra Ramacher- I love, love, love this cookbook. It’s filled with gorgeous pictures and I want to try every recipe. I don’t own it yet, but we’ve checked it out of our library and every dish we’ve tried has turned out lovely. (A SCD cookbook.)
Eat Well, Feel Well: More Than 150 Delicious Specific Carbohydrate Diet(TM)-Compliant Recipes by Kendall Conrad- Another SCD cookbook, but again one worth looking at and trying some of the dishes. I need to try some more now that I can have cheese. (So many good recipes open up when you can have cheese.)
Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet by Raman Prasad
- Okay, why am I listing another SCD cookbook? Because they are the cookbooks most readily available and they usually contain delicious recipes. Seriously I’m glad the SCD diet is getting so big because it means I can find more delicious recipes like these.
Elana’s Pantry – Is a wonderful website and is full of neat recipes (unfortunately most need tweaks to make them GAPS safe, but mainly it’s using honey instead of agave). She also has 2 books out, but I’ve never looked at or tried them – yet.
Hughson Nuts – This is where Honeyville gets their almond flour from. So when you buy a 25 lb box from Honeyville it will come in a Hughson Nut box. They have the nicest nut flour.
Honeyville – We usually buy our almond flour from Honeyville in 25 lb boxes. They have a email list (coupon club) that sends out good deals every so often, and shipping only costs $4.95. We buy the blanched almond flour, which means it doesn’t have any skins in it.
Herbs and Spices
Excaliber Dehydrator – We have their 9 tray dehydrator and it works wonderful for making crispy nuts, yogurt, sour cream, and for drying fruits and veggies. It’s very helpful, though a little expensive.
Mason Jars – These are wonderful for storing soup or making ferments (like sauerkraut, yogurt, sour cream, etc.) in. The most common sizes we use are Quart, Half Pint, and Half Gallon. The quart jars are excellent for things like yogurt and sour cream, while the half gallon we most often use for soup and ferments. They also work really well for keeping your nuts fresh.
Food Processor- These are great for slicing and dicing large quantities of veggies or apples. I also use it to make almond butter or almond flour bread. My vote would be the 11 cup Cuisinart food processor it’s is quiet and big enough to do almost any job you throw at it.
Vitamix – We use our Vitamix everyday. It is my favorite kitchen appliance to use on anything from great smoothies to creamy soups. I’m convinced that it will work on anything I throw at it.