- Keeper of the Home-practical tips on preparing for the GAPS diet/what to eat on intro
- 12 Step Checklist for preparing for GAPS from Oven Love Blog.com
- gutandpsychologysyndrome.com-intro overview
- Gapsdiet.com’s Introduction Info
- Yummy Inspiration’s meal plan for Stage 1(no recipes though)
- Easy chart for intro: from Gutsy.com
- K-land-how to start gaps
- make soup from scratch without a recipe
- Liberated Kitchen-starting gaps, help with cleaning out kitchen here
- Inspiration for what to eat Intro Stage 1 @ Nourishing Gourmet
Help with deciding when to move on to the next stage:
- from Body Wisdom Nutrition-lots of good help with GAPS-run by a certified GAPS practioner
- Move, But Don’t Rush: GAPS Guide
- Mark’s Daily Apple
Good info on fats- eat em!
- Good Fats and Oils from Body Wisdom Nutrition-also gives healthy daily intake amounts
- Do’s and Don’ts of fats and Oils: Body Wisdom Nutrition
Comprehensive list of safe foods for the GAPS diet, organized by stages
- What foods can I eat on GAPS? From GutandPsychologySyndrome.com
- Safe/Illegal foods for SCD on Breaking The Vicious Cycle http://media.btvc.webfactional.com/media/editor_uploads/2013/11/btvc_legalillegal_list.pdf
- great chart for progression of SCDiet foods
- GAPS.com-list of legal foods
- Gaps.me: Gaps Diet website
- How to soak and dehydrate nuts
- The Eczema Cure has a great chart for times for soaking nuts, grains, and beans, plus more info.
Sources for GAPS Recipes
- Life Food Journey-recipes for all stages
- How to make beef tallow or lard
- Sauerkraut: The Liberated Kitchen
- Huge list of probiotic/cultured recipes at Real Food Forager
- Well Fed Homestead
- SCD Recipes by stage-Pecanbread.com
- for full GAPS…a crazy number of paleo chocolate recipes
- 5 good sources for GAPS recipes
- links for 5 more good GAPS recipe sources
Skin or Psoriasis Specific:
Sources for GAPS Information
- Cheaper? place to buy GAPS related books
- The Simple Lane– source for GAPS Cliff Notes
- Keeper of the Home-How to prepare for going on the GAPS diet(lots of other healthy living advice too)
- Yahoo Group-lots of general information and forums
- GAPS-friendly blogs and websites like Health, Home and Happiness, The GAPS Guide blog, Loving Our Guts, Pecanbread.com (although I think her recipes go by the SCD diet stages), Nourishing Days, Deliciously Organic, Yummy Inspirations, Keeper of the Home, Gutsy, The Liberated Kitchen, Whole Natural Life, The Urban Hearth,Nourished and Nurtured, Butter Believer, Yolks, Kefir and Gristle, and Too Many Jars In My Kitchen.
- Nourished Kitchen-Real Food Resources: Super helpful list of where to find everything(and what to buy)
- K-land-super helpful, tons of info, well organized.
- Holistic Squid-advice on what she recommends to use
- Feeling Down? Read this: How To Survive an Autoimmune Flare
- Detox Baths: GAPS Guide
- Detox Showers: Loving our Guts
- more GAPS detox info
- Why Epsom Salts are good for you: Sulfate is essential in forming the mucin proteins which line the gut walls. These have two main functions–they stop the gut contents from sticking and they block transport of toxins from the gut to the bloodstream. Low plasma sulfate is found in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome is identified with symptoms that may include constipation, diarrhea, alternating bowel habit, abdominal bloating and pain, and flatulence
- Every evening(apparently mornings are good for some), or as often as you feel the need for
- Alternate between 1/2 c (per bath) of either: baking soda, apple cider vinegar, Epsom salts, sea salt, powdered seaweed
- soak 30 minutes
- For relieving die-off or detox symptoms, try mixing Epsom salts with baking soda.
- Ginger bath: a couple tablespoons of powdered or grated ginger, sit in bath @ least 20 min. – Try following up with a cold shower – Dry off, wrap yourself in a blanket, and go to sleep.
- Make all natural cleaners at Keeper of the Home
- How to clean SCD Legally
- Get plenty of sleep. 5 Ways to Get A Better Nights’ Sleep from Elana’s Pantry
- Assess makeup-try this foundation, this mascara
- Upgrade feminine products-this cup is made with natural gum rubber, these disposable pads(Seventh Generation) are organic cotton. Also look into cloth pads.
- Sources of quality fish:from The Healthy Home Economist
- Once on full GAPS, I plan on buying this sweet cookbook:
Theraputic Strength ProbioticBuild the dose of your probiotic slowly. Start from a very small amount. Observe the patient for any ìdie-offî symptoms
(including, but not limited to fatigue, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, low grade fever, headache, and flu like symptoms). If there are none then, increase the dose. When you see a reaction, let your patient settle on this dose until the ìdie-offî symptoms disappear. Then increase the dose again and let the patient settle on it. Keep increasing the dose until a therapeutic level is reached. This period of building up the dose can take from a few weeks to a few months in different patients. An adult should have around 15-20 billion of bacterial cells per day (8-10 capsules).
Essential Fatty Acids
Cod Liver Oil
- Cod Liver Oil benefits and suggestions
- Apparently the best FCLO ever is Green Pasture
- Can’t stand the taste of FCLO? Put it in capsules yourself.
- Cheap(ish) source for FCLO
Sources for real food:
- organic coconut milk-at Vitacost—Read this article
- about why you should make your own coconut milk first though.
- Find meat locally at EatWild.com
- Oklahoma farms and ranches map from EatWild.com
- Prairie Hill Farm–One of my top choices for local beef
- other OK farms from Grass Fed Beef Directory
- Seafood and meat at Vital Choice
- order from U.S. Wellness Meats
- Everyone on earth seems to have a monthly order with Azure Standard
- Raw milk finder: Oklahoma
Out of something? Buy it instead of making it.
- Bone Broth
- Fermented Juice
- Presoaked Nuts/Butters, and another source for nut butters
- Bubbies: Pickles, sauerkraut, etc
Investigate water filter solutions
- This handheld?
Specific Carbohydrate Diet(SCD) Info
- Breaking the Vicious Cycle– comprehensive diet info
What Can I Eat? Resources for recipes for each stage:
Not officially recommended on GAPS, but allowed on full GAPS. Kefir has great probiotic benefits, contains more different strains of bacteria and has the ability to repopulate the guts’ bacteria, unlike yogurt.
The Plan Blog sources: “Anaerobic fermenting Professionals”: Divine Health From the Inside Out, Lisa’s Counter Culture How to adapt recipes for anerobic fermenting(Pickl-It) So many fermenty probiotic recipes!
Cauldrons and Crockpots Seasoned Homemaker Nourished Kitchen Nourishing Treasures Orange Ginger Beet Kvass Delicious Obsession-Citrus Ginger Kvass Sources for Supplies and more info on fermentation techniques: Local-http://www.thebrewshopokc.com/equipment.html#fermenters
Cabbage Juice Recipe
Lots more fermented veggie recipes Sources for fermenting equipment: Pickl-it, Crate and Barrel(Fido Jars), Primal Kitchen(all kinds of fermenty paleo kitchen things including fido jar lids with holes for fermenting), The Probiotic Jar, or get sauerkraut crocks from Ace! Cheap, and no shipping with “ship-to-store”. Cabbage is a vegetable that is teeming with lactobacteria. No starter is needed for making this rejuvelac. Take 3 cups of coarsely chopped, loosely packed fresh cabbage and put into a juicer. Beginners should not use blenders or a VitaMix, only traditional juicers Mix it with 1-1/2 cups of distilled or purified water. Pour into a jar (a quart jar is excellent to use), cover tightly (ensure there is at least 1 inch of space above the mixture), and let it stand at room temperature for 3 days. After 3 days strain off the liquid rejuvelac and discard the cabbage. The initial batch of cabbage rejuvelac takes 3 days to mature, but succeeding batches take 24 hours each. Remember to dilute this with water before drinking it. Each morning juice 3 cups of coarsely ground, loosely packed fresh cabbage then mix it with 1-1/2 cups of distilled or purified water. Pour it into a jar and add 1/4 cup of the fresh rejuvelac just strained off, cover, shake, and let it stand at room temperature until the next morning. (You take the 1/4 cup from the cabbage juice that had just finished fermentation)
Making Cabbage Rejuvelac with a Blender:(For advanced SCDers)
Start one morning by blending together 1-3/4 cups distilled or purified water plus 3 cups of coarsely chopped, loosely packed fresh cabbage. Start the blender at low speed and then advance the blender to high speed and blend for 30 more seconds. Follow the instructions for making cabbage juice that are above.
Making Cabbage Rejuvelac without a Blender:(For advanced SCDers)
Cabbage rejuvelac can also be made without using a blender. Chop up 2-1/2 cups of cabbage very fine (replacing the 3 cups in the recipe above), with the same amount of water (1-3/4 cups). Good quality rejuvelac tastes similar to a cross between carbonated water and the whey obtained when making yogurt. Bad quality rejuvelac has a much more putrid odour and taste and should not be consumed. Avoid using tap water because chlorine will interfere with the production of the bacteria. Boiling tap water for 30 minutes uncovered will remove chlorine. Refrigerate rejuvelac if it is to be kept overnight. Discard any rejuvelac on hand 24 hours after it is poured off the cabbage.
How to Take Rejuvelac
Drink each day’s rejuvelac during the course of the day by taking 1/2 cup three times per day, preferably with meals. To implant a healthy population of lactobacteria in the intestinal tract take rejuvelac for 1 to 3 months. People who have candida are very sensitive to yeast so it is recommended they make a new batch every time, but they could start 3 jars 3 days in a row so they do not run out. Kombucha Kombucha Myths debunked
Constipation and GAPS
Miscellaneous health info
The Importance of Stomach Acid-Body Wisdom Nutrition