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GAPS Diet Part IV:  The Ins and Outs of The Introduction Diet

GAPS Diet Part IV: The Ins and Outs of The Introduction Diet

By on Feb 26, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

There is a plethora of reasons why bone broth is the backbone of the GAPS Diet.  First and foremost are its anti-inflammatory effects on the intestines.  Amino acids such as glycine, proline, and arginine all have anti-inflammatory properties and bone broth is LOADED with them!  Bone broth also contains chondroitin sulfate (a very expensive nutritional supplement),...

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GAPS Diet Part III:  The Introduction Diet

GAPS Diet Part III: The Introduction Diet

By on Feb 22, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

When I was in Puerto Rico, my intestinal distress hit an all-time high! I could not even consume salad greens (which had always been a staple in my diet) without major gas and bloating, followed by a trip to the bathroom. I never knew when it was going to hit! It was completely unpredictable. The thought of leaving the house for the day brought on enormous stress...

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GAPS Diet Part II:  The Diagnosis….Clostridium Difficile

GAPS Diet Part II: The Diagnosis….Clostridium Difficile

By on Feb 4, 2016 in GAPS Diet | 2 comments

I arrived back from Puerto Rico late last Wednesday and was grateful that a friend had put some chicken carcasses in a Crock-Pot for me earlier that day; for I had to be at work the next morning at 7a.m.  I was determined to begin the GAPS Diet ; I  knew that bone broth was exactly what my intestines needed to calm the inflammation down!!  For those of you who...

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GAPS Diet Part I:  What is Going on With My Intestines?

GAPS Diet Part I: What is Going on With My Intestines?

By on Jan 31, 2016 in GAPS Diet |

Last spring, I developed a tooth infection that brought me to the ER in the middle of the night.  I was in dire pain, head pounding and could not sleep.  Of course the protocol was to give me a course of dreaded antibiotics; my first course in nearly 17 years!  Knowing what I know about intestinal health and the dangers of antibiotics, I was petrified!  Lucky for...

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