diet

Beginning the GAPS Diet

Many people have been asking me how the GAPS Diet has been working out for us, and I am finally getting a chance to post about it. We started this diet because we have had serious re-occurring health problems ever since living in a moldy apartment in New Zealand. Our problems seemed to just get worse instead of better. I seemed to have developed leaky gut syndrome and was getting intolerant of more and more foods. We had been on no-carb diets, and various other health regimes which worked for a while but were unsustainable for long periods.

Blueberry GAPS Muffins

Blueberry GAPS Muffins

We just made a batch of these and the wonderful aroma fills our apartment. These are so delicious, you barely realise you are on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet. Based on the Zucchini Muffin recipe in Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. 2 c grated zucchini 2 c ground almonds ...

Starting The GAPS Diet

Starting The GAPS Diet

Most of my life I have been excessively healthy. No cavities, never sick, and with rapid healing powers so that I have no scars despite the multitude of oven burns and other disasters that being a chef generally involve (I have chopped off the tip of my left pointer finger several times--but you wou ...

Anise Hazelnut Torte

Anise Hazelnut Torte

I picked up a bag of shelled hazelnuts and soon found they are very easy to shell using a morter and pestle. After soaking the nut meat overnight I roasted them in a very low oven. The following recipe is what resulted next: 1 1/2 c hazelnuts (ground) 1/2 c almonds (ground) 1 T anise (ground) ...

Blame it on Genetics

Blame it on Genetics

After reading Anna's positive experiences with the GAPs diet I ordered the book and have just finished reading it, I have tried a lot of diets over the years especially after living in a moldy apartment in Wellington, NZ which has resulted in problems with my digestive tract ever since. November las ...

Carrot, Blueberry and Spaghetti Squash Muffins

Carrot, Blueberry and Spaghetti Squash Muffins

My copy of Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride arrived last week and over the weekend I had leftover spaghetti squash. On page 149 I found a recipe for egg-free bread/cake/muffins which called for mashed squash. Spaghetti squash is a little watery so it comes out quite dense, ...

Salt

Salt

NaCl -- Sodium Chloride: a white, crystalline substance with a characteristic taste. That which purifies, preserves, or corrects That which gives a tang or piquancy to anything Sharp, pungent humor or wit A veteran sailor; 'an old salt' Taste, relish, smack To give artificial value t ...

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia: A Better Approach By Dr. Paavo Airola (1977) I know you might be thinking "Why not choose something more up to date?" Dr. Paavo Airola was addressing a conditions that most other Doctors were ignoring or attacking, at that time. I found this book a very interesting read wi ...

Traditional Diets

Traditional Diets

Notes from a Seminar conducted by Sally Fallon author of Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats Auckland, New Zealand, Feb 2003 Traditional Diets generally: Used no refined and denatured foods Contained some sort of an ...