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The Best FREE GAPS Resource You Might Not Know About

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Some of my GAPSâ„¢ questions aren’t answered in the book.

From simple things like: when can Cocoa be introduced?

To harder questions like: which milk is better goat or cow?

Even that nagging question about the intro:

In the GAPS book you recommend a very slow introduction of dairy, but in the Introduction Diet you recommend homemade yoghurt from the beginning. Why?

Is answered.

If you’re struggling with a question that’s not answered in the Gut and Psychology Book try looking at Dr. Natasha’s Frequently Asked Questions page. It just might have the answer you’re looking for.

GAPS Christmas Present Ideas

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Hi everybody! It’s that time of year again and I have to say I’m so glad that I’m finished my holiday shopping for this year. But for those of you who still need ideas I thought I would make a list of items you could get for GAPSâ„¢ people or for your foodie friends. Next week I’m going to posting easy homemade gifts you can make.

You can find more items on my Resource Page.

For the person who loves books or some new grain free recipes in the kitchen I would really recommend:

or

Onion Rolls

Healing Foods Onion Rolls

Those are my top two cookbooks, they are for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) so they need an occasional tweak, but they have some of the best recipes. Like fried chicken in the one by Jodi Bager and wonderful Onion Rolls in the one by Sandra Ramacher. Sandra recommends using the Onion Rolls as Hamburger Buns. Yum!

If you want to get something a little bigger for the kitchen my top 3 tools would have to be:

We use our Vitamix everyday for everything from smoothies, pureeing soups, making frozen yogurt, and many other things. I truly believe the possibilities are endless. Definitely my #1 choice. The Cuisinart is helpful for cutting prep, liver pate, and such. With the Excalibur Dehydrator perfect for crispy nuts, yogurt, sour cream, and dried fruits and veggies. All 3 are excellent.
Christmas
Of course I have to mention that Christmas would be a perfect time to ask for Gut and Psychology by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. I know several people who’ve found the book a little expensive so this might be the perfect time to ask for one for yourself or buy one for a friend.

What do you want this holiday season?

Some of the links above are Amazon Affiliate links.

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Christmas Stockings

This post is linked to Saturday Snippets.

 

How to Answer Any GAPS Question

Can I…? What about…? How do I…?

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We all have so many questions about the GAPSâ„¢ diet. I know I’ve asked many questions, but one thing I’ve come to understand in life – to wax philosophical for a moment – it’s okay to ask questions, but we need to know where to go for answers. (Philosophy done, you can breathe now.)

Since several questions I’ve gotten have followed the same line I figured I should share with you how I’ve been able to answer any GAPS question I’ve had.

There is a hierarchy to this, but once I’ve laid it out you should be able to answer most questions you have as well.
Gut and Psychology Syndrome

1.) Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Hopefully you aren’t tired of me saying this, but Gut and Psychology Syndrome is something you should definitely read. If you don’t have a copy buy one or borrow it from a friend if possible. Ideally you should have it in a readily accessible space, so whenever you have a question you can pull it out flip through the index in the back and see if you can find anything related to your question.

2.) The GAPS.me FAQ page

This is a wealth of knowledge right here ladies and gents. It has answered so many questions I couldn’t find an answer to in the book, and some I would have never thought to ask.
The best part is it’s free, and once you’re on the page you can either scroll through the convenient sections or use the search function (press and hold ctrl then press f) and type in milk, vinegar, autism, or some word that relates to your question. It’s the reason why I was brave enough to try cocoa.

3.) Read the Article One Man’s Meat, Another Man’s Poison

Written by Dr. Natasha this has been a huge help to me, and I use it for myself and when answering others all the time. This is a must read in my opinion. It’s answered a huge number of questions for me.

But if you’ve done all these things and still have a question you can always try:GAPS App

  • If you’re having trouble with what to eat one what stage and or what foods are allowed the GAPalicious app may help you (this isn’t a sales pitch).

You can look on these blogs for answers:

You can also go to the GAPS Forums, join if you aren’t yet a member (it’s free!), and post your question there. It’s a growing community and we will be happy to take a crack at your question.

And last but not least you can always leave me a comment. I love getting questions, especially the one’s that stump, and will try to answer them all.

How do you answer your GAPS questions?

Weston A. Price London Conference DVD Set

Weston A. Price BannerI can’t tell you how excited I am by an email I got earlier. Philip Ridley, from the London Weston A. Price group, let me know about the DVD’s they have made of the London 2011 conference.

I’ve been checking the video clips they have available and (Ahhhh!) they have me really wanting to go to the Dallas Conference now.

Anyway, if you can’t afford to attend the USA conference this year this DVD set might just be the solution.

810 mins of well focused health talks with my favorite feature being 3 hours of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride speaking (bet you didn’t see that one coming did you?). But on along with her you’ve got:DVD cover

That’s a big list of names, and each topic they spoke on sounds intriguing. I blasted through each of the free preview clips in one day, and I want to see more.

So here’s my pro and con’s list about why I want to get this DVD set:

PRO’s

  1. Dr. Natasha’s talk – did I already say that one? Oh, well double plug. :)
  2. The price – $40 with free shipping in the USA and Europe is such a great deal!
  3. The topics – I’m especially interested in the GAPS, heart health, family health, and obesity talks.
  4. Video – I’m a little bit of a video nut. I love seeing people as they’re talking, it really helps me get a sense of who they are.
  5. It helps keep events like these possible – I do not want this sharing of information to stop. It’s vital with all the health nonsense floating around now.
  6. British Accents – I don’t know if I’m the only one, but sometimes I only listen to something because of the great accents. British, Irish, Scottish, and German/Austrian accents are some of my favorites.
  7. Can pretend I was there – everyone of us who can’t attend an event like this go through the blues of not attending, this is the perfect anti-dote.

CON’s (There’s only one, but it’s definitely worth mentioning.)

  1. Inappropriate Pictures – We don’t need crude and inappropriate pictures when talking about obesity or health, and I don’t like having to cover the screen while I’m trying to listen to a health conference. It’s offensive. (Contained in Barry Groves talk and both of Kaayla Daniel’s.)

So that’s my 2 cents, and then some, about these DVD’s. Here’s my favorite video preview:

Wise Traditions London 2011 Sample – Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride – GAPS from Wise Traditions London on Vimeo.

I would love to hear what you think about them,
and whether or not you’re going to the WAPF conference in Dallas.

(The Amazon link above is an affiliate link.)

Top 7 Reasons to Attend the 2011 Weston A. Price Conference

Sadly I’m not going this year. I would love to be able to, but alas… Now that I got my melodramatic moment out I want to tell you why I think it’s a wonderful thing to attend – if you can.

7.) The Food

Eggs

Okay, I may have never been, but my Mom went last year and she had me drooling when she described all the wonderful food. Piles of bacon, loads of eggs, cheese, butter… what could be better? You only get breakfast and dinner, but it seems worth it.
I just need to heal myself enough so I can handle bacon again.

6.) Silent Auction

Buy and ticket and try to win many prizes, especially the Gapalicious app that I will be giving away there! I believe there will be one app given away each day the auction runs – I’m still setting that up – but expect to see it there.

Credit Cards

5.) The Vendors

Tables will be set up with all sorts of goodies you can buy. From food to books and beyond. I do have to recommend that if you’re on a tight budget you might want to leave your credit card behind. Just saying.


4.) Listening to the Banquet’s Keynote Speech

Dr. Mercola will be giving it this year and I’m excited as it seems like two of the biggest alternative health groups (Weston A. Price and Mercola.com) are beginning to come together. It just seems like these two groups have needed to come together for a long time and it seems like it’s this year.
And if you haven’t yet seen it you might want to listen to Dr. Mercola interview Dr. Natasha.

3.) Meeting Other Like Minded People

Friends

One of the most encouraging things to me can be meeting people who eat the way or think the way I do. It makes me feel normal, and since I usually feel like “odd man out” it seems like talking with others, especially about GAPSâ„¢, would be so cool. Personally I would love hearing everyone’s story about why there on GAPS and how it’s helped them.

If you want to share yours with me I would love to hear it.

2.) The Nutrivene Table

I love Nutrivene. They will have BioKult that you can buy at the show. If you haven’t tried the pro-biotic yet I would highly recommend it. It really does make a difference. Enjoy looking at their table, it will definitely be filled with great stuff.

Wise Traditions Conference ~ Dallas, TX ~ November 11-14 2010

1.) Dr. Natasha will be speaking!

This is definitely my favorite reason to go – surprising right? Dr. Natasha is a good speaker and if you feel confused about anything on the diet she can definitely clear it up for you. Sometimes just listening to her speak is enough for me, and I’m hoping they will do another Q&A question. So if you have a question write it down, just in case.

I hope everyone that’s going will enjoy themselves;
I would love to hear what you learn, see, and the fun you have.