GAPS™ Milkshake for Constipation

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Dr. Campbell-McBride has invented the GAPS milkshakes for a multitude of situations. One of these it is especially recommended for is constipation. Juice stimulates bile production.

A GAPS milkshake is a combination of juice blended with raw eggs and a healthy dollop of fermented cream (sour cream). Initially begin with about 1/2 cup a day and work up to 2 cups a day. Sensitive people may want to begin with even less.

The high fat content of sour cream lubricates the bowel wall and softens the stool.

It is easy to make you own sour cream, simply innoculate a pint (500ml) of (preferable raw) cream with 2 tablespoons of kefir, yogurt or creme fraiche.
Let this mixture sit on the counter for 24 hours, and you will have your own homemade probiotic rich sour cream.

Dr. Campbell-McBride recommends using carrot juice as a base for your juices, it is good to have the juice as clear as possible, especially at the beginning of the diet when your digestive system is very sensitive to raw fibre.

To this you can add a green apple and other therapeutic ingredients, such as ginger, celery, cucumber, carrot tops, mint, lettuces, beet and radish tops, bok choy, cabbage, etc.

It is best not to add in too much green leafy vegetables — especially not spinach, swiss chard, kale and other raw leafy greens that have a lot of oxalic acids, especially at the beginning phases of the diet.

If you have low stomach acid and constipation it is very helpful to add a small amount of cabbage to the juice as this will stimulate stomach acid, which will help with vitamin B 12 production and increase energy levels as an added bonus.

Adding the fermented cream and raw eggs adds healthy fat and protein to the mixture this lowers the body’s insulin response to the juice, in the beginning very toxic people may want to use just egg yolks. Using the whole egg allows the raw egg white to also chelate heavy metals.

Dr. Campbell-McBride recommends drinking the juice on an empty stomach. For GAPS patients who do not tolerate the juice well initially, she recommends having a few teaspoonfuls a day slowly building up the quantity as tolerated.

It is important to use organic produce.

It is also helpful to add in a teaspoon of spirulina, especially if constipation is an issue. Spirulina is a blue green algae and has a lot of protein, vitamins and minerals, it also helps with heavy metal chelation.

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