The Food Allergies

I know I haven’t posted for months. I have some catching up to do, including sharing about the birth of my sweet baby five months ago! But today my mind is on food allergies. While I was pregnant, my son’s diet took a backseat. I was just really struggling with being pregnant–the nausea, the food…

My New “Diet”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have gone off the GAPS diet. I had more or less intended it to be sort of a trial, to see if it was really going to be better for me to eat starches, but now that I’ve gotten off of GAPS, I don’t even have the…

Why I might not be on GAPS anymore

I officially started the gut-healing protocol called GAPS in February 2012, first going through the strict intro phase and then gradually adding in more foods until I was on the least strict version of the diet. I put my 3 year old (at the time) boy on the diet as well since he seemed to…

Product Review: Paleo Treats

A little while ago a box of goodies was sent to me from Paleo Treats. They asked me to write a review if I liked them. Well, I do like them, so here’s my review! Paleo Treats are made with ingredients allowed on the Paleo Diet. I think there is some debate out there whether…

Balancing Omegas on a Grain-free Diet

If you are on the GAPS Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, or possibly Paleo or other grain-free diet, you might be eating a lot of nuts or nut products. When we give up grains, sometimes it hard to give up all those baked goods, too, so we use flour alternatives, which are usually almond or coconut…

How to Get Enough Carbs On GAPS

I’m hearing a lot these days of how people are developing more health problems on paleo or GAPS because they went too low carb. Sometimes it’s accidental (GAPS can easily become low carb if you have to restrict fruit or dairy), and sometimes it’s on purpose (as it is for some people who embark on…

Recipe: Spiced Mixed Nuts

This recipe is GAPS, paleo, traditional, and vegan friendly. As far as diet philosophies go, nuts are pretty well accepted, from primal paleos to raw vegans. So as long as no one is allergic to them, this makes a great snack for get-togethers of all kinds. The recipe below isn’t technically raw, but with some…

“Cheating” on my GAPS Diet: an Experiment

Yesterday was my stepsister’s birthday, and she wanted to go to Papa Haydn’s (restaurant popular for it’s dessert menu) to celebrate. I’ve made some minor “cheats” on my diet a few times in the last month or so since I started GAPS back in February. I haven’t been trying or wanting to cheat, and I really…

Blackberry Cobbler “Porridge”

We are out of milk, yogurt, and fresh fruit, I didn’t soak any cereal grain, and Little Boy doesn’t like eggs, so I had to get creative with his breakfast this morning. I did have some walnuts soaking on the counter and blackberries in the freezer…..hmmm….that would work! Blackberry Cobbler “Porridge” Large handful soaked walnuts…

Surviving Easter on GAPS

Ever since my little guy hit toddlerhood, certain holidays have been challenging because people are always trying to give him candy. It’s gotten increasingly difficult as he’s gotten older. I didn’t mind so much when he was a one year old because he didn’t eat much sweets anyway. When he was two, I decided to…

From Dying to Thriving

A year ago I felt like I was dying a slow death. My biggest fear was that I would get cancer and die, leaving my little boy motherless. I actually think this was a very realistic fear. My father died from cancer at the age of 45. Granted, he had far worse eating habits than…

GAPS Update: 4 weeks in

I’ve been chronicling our GAPS progress on Facebook, but want to do a little synopsis here on the blog. Before I detail my progress, it’s important to note that I gave up dairy (for a six week elimination) on the same day I started GAPS intro. I also was not taking probiotics regularly before intro,…