A New Development

Almost four years ago, I heard about something called traditional foods and a book called Nourishing Traditions. It took several months to locate a copy of this book (that was before I spent much time on the internet) and once I did get one, I spent several weeks being completely overwhelmed. The concepts in Nourishing […]

The Road to Good Health is a Journey

My own journey to good health has been fairly smooth, for the most part. A few years ago I thought my health was fine. Sure, I took a few different medications. One for stomach issues (Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS), one for when the first one for stomach issues didn’t do it’s job, another for […]

Good-Bye Intro, Hello Full GAPS

So we lasted a total of 6 days on GAPS Intro. We knew from the beginning that it was possible we wouldn’t be able to do the entire Intro process so our back up plan was to do Intro as best we could and then go into full GAPS. Last night we determined it was […]

GAPS Intro: Plan for Stage 2

“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.

We are doing GAPS Introduction at my house. The GAPS diet is from the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride.

Introduction is a 6 Stage diet that starts with very limited foods and gradually adds in additional […]

GAPS Introduction Ongoing Thoughts

I wanted to have a record of how GAPS Introduction progressed for us. I think it would be helpful for me to have something to look back on and also for others considering doing GAPS Intro. But I don’t want to have GAPS posts completely take over the blog. I’ve decided to keep a running […]

GAPS Intro: Plan for Stage 1

Menu Week of January 12 Real Food for Less Money

“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine.

Today is Day 1 of GAPS Introduction at my house. The GAPS diet is from the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride.

Introduction is a 6 Stage diet that starts with very limited foods and gradually adds […]

GAPS Intro Revisited

After a summer filled with travel and lots of discussion my family is going to start on GAPS Intro. Last October my husband, Joe, and I did GAPS. The GAPS diet is based on the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD. The GAPS goal then was to help me with some issues […]

Someone Else’s Shoes: Meet Joy

Don’t you love taking a peek into the life of someone else? If you said yes, I’d say you are not alone. Just take a look at all of the ‘reality’ shows on TV (okay, I have to say I don’t really think those are ‘reality’ but hey, that is how they are marketed).

At […]

5 Warning Signs You Might be Living in Denial

 

Do you drag yourself out of bed each morning wondering why you feel so tired, sick, worn out, exhausted, etc? Do you find yourself with a daily headache, stomach ache, afternoon crash or other ‘issue’ that you need to pop a pill for? Do you find yourself (or your child) experiencing ‘mood’ swings or […]

Grain-Free Almond Meal Pudding

One of my real life friends shared a great grain-free breakfast treat. She calls it Almond Flour Pudding. She says she’s been making it for some time and picked it up somewhere but doesn’t remember where. An Internet search yielded a few ‘Almond Pudding’ results but none quite like this incredibly simple version. I have […]

Grain-Free Clafouti

Grain-Free Clafouti with Pears

Mmmm. Clafouti.

Definitely a favorite.

I had actually never heard of clafouti until it was featured in the menu mailer from Cooking Traditional Foods which I subscribed to for several months. KerryAnn has shared a modified version of her recipe as a Budget Breakfast using soaked flour. I’ve made the […]

Almond Meal/Flour Pancakes

Do you ever find yourself with just a small amount of leftover whatever? In my quest to keep our food spending under control, I’m trying to limit food waste and using those small amounts of leftovers has been a challenge. In the fridge I had 3/4 of a leftover acorn squash (baked with butter) and […]

Post GAPS Health Update

> I started sharing at the end of September how my poor choices over the summer resulted in me feeling horrible all of the time. There was very little I could eat without getting a stomach ache. I was tired all the time and felt like doing nothing. I think I was even bordering on […]

GAPS and Us

> The 30 Days GAPS Introduction Challenge hosted by Cara at Health, Home & Happiness ended the last of October. For the most part, Joe and I really enjoyed the challenge. It has made me very much aware of how different foods affect me both physically and emotionally. And we both lost several pounds during […]

Relearning the Importance of Fat

As a young adult I totally bought into the whole “Politically Correct Nutrition” idea that fat was bad, especially animal fat. At one time I attempted to become a vegetarian for ‘health reasons’ and I’ve been on numerous low fat diets through the years.

Imagine my surprise when I first read Nourishing Traditions by Sally […]