Natural Digestive Healing

Getting Started
Starting a new diet can seem very overwhelming. When you have digestive issues it is even worse. Here are some helpful tips for getting started:

Essential Beginning Supplies
  • Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
  • Therapeutic strength probiotic (Bio-kult has been formulated by Dr. Campbell-McBride)
  • Organic meats and vegetables including meat bones for stock
  • Safer household and personal care products
  • Cooking supplies for making meat stocks and fermented vegetables

(If finances are an issue, finish the products you have and replace them with more natural products.  There are also some very inexpensive natural solutions you can find for household cleaners using vinegar, baking soda, and lemon.  Search online for some fast and easy recipes that are just as effective and cost only pennies.)

Helpful (Non-essential) Beginning Supplies

  • Food processor
  • Juicer
  • Grinder (for making nut flours and nut butters)
  • Freezer containers


Read Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. 
It is very important to fully understand the GAPS Diet before you start.  Starting the diet incorrectly may lead to unnecessary diarrhea, constipation, severe die-off symptoms, and hunger pains.

Be Patient!  Please remember that this is going to be a slow process.  You should not do the GAPS Diet unless you are willing to fully commit to doing it properly and are willing to stick it out for 2 years if necessary.  While some people notice immediate improvements, all progress will be very individual.

Start Slow.  Depending on your current diet and digestive health, transitioning to the GAPS Diet may be a dramatic change.  Making gradual and slow changes will help to make the transition easier.

Be Prepared.  It may be beneficial to do a few trial runs before going into the Full GAPS Diet or Introduction Diet.  Try making sauerkraut or fermented vegetables and meat or fish stocks.  Once you have a good handle on these recipes, all other GAPS foods should seem relatively easy. 

Get Support.  Work with a Certified GAPS Practitioner to get individual guidance based on health concerns and symptoms.  Modifications to the diet may be necessary to meet individual needs.



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