Introducing...Janice's Family

May 2, 2011

Our Story of Healing with GAPS
by Janice

Our family’s story of healing is all about “baby steps.” You won’t find any drastic, sudden change in our family’s eating habits. We eased into different changes over a lengthy period of time and used a variety of diets to get where we are today.

Our family consists of myself, my husband Shawn, our 6 year old son Sam who is on the autism spectrum, our 4 year old daughter Sarah, and our 2 year old son Andrew. We’re expecting baby #4 to arrive sometime in early June.


April 21, 2011

[I am most appreciative for permission to post the following essay. To protect her privacy, Serephina is not the author's real name.]


I first came to GAPS because of two particularly worrying problems, but in addition, I had various other things suggesting to me that my body was not really well as a whole.


April 14, 2011

[I am most appreciative for the chance to post this essay, which is written by a dedicated GAPS mama. To protect his privacy, Frank is not his real name.]

There are six of us on the GAPS diet and each one of us has our own story. This is Frank's Story.

Frank is our fourth child. Before he was conceived, we changed our diet.

What Do We Do About Insanity?...And other fascinating articles this week concerning mental health

April 10, 2011

Dear Family,

There's a church near us that just hosted a forum on Supporting Families Dealing With Mental Illness. The announcement read: "Clinical Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and Anxiety Disorders out of five families are affected by these illnesses, and family members need a great deal of support and education in order to help their loved ones. Here in Ithaca, NAMI-FL or the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Finger Lakes Affiliate sponsors a free 12 week Family to Family Course as well as bi-weekly support groups..."

Can Cancer Be Healed With Nutrition? ...And other fascinating articles this week

April 10, 2011

“If you have complex problems, there probably are no simple cost-free solutions to them, because if there were, somebody would have [already] solved them.”

--Michael R. Bloomberg


[Tomas Cowan is a controversial guy, with some (to me) questionable anthroposophic beliefs. But his article on cancer treatment has some fascinating passages, excerpted below]

Introducing...A Dedicated GAPS Mama

March 31, 2011

Cara Faus knew that something was wrong by the time her daughter was only four months old. Her baby wasn't making eye contact with anyone, ever, and still wasn't rolling over. Cara and her husband kept checking for baby developmental milestones in the coming months, and started to worry, but they also didn't want to be hasty: everyone knows that babies grow on their own timetables. They hoped that their daughter would soon begin developing more “typically,” or at least more happily, and acquire the skills that people take for granted in “normal” children, like playing.

Why Do People Do This Crazy Diet? ...Introducing, Starlene!

March 26, 2011

by Starlene

I was slender for the first two decades of my life, even underweight as a child. Then I had my two sons in my mid-twenties and never got back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I thought at the time that having children had changed my metabolism. In looking back with what I've learned from GAPS, now I believe it was the birth control pills I was on for two or three years, and the four courses of antibiotics I'd taken in the year prior to becoming pregnant with my first son.

TP Inspiration, and A Very Short Update

March 25, 2011

Dear Family,

We order cases of “Seventh Generation” toilet paper, partly because it's functional and recycled, partly out of habit (Jeff and I have been buying this brand for over a decade), and and partly because it's nice to only run out of toilet paper every few months. Also, because the wrapper features this great quote:

“In our every deliberation, we must
consider the impact of our decisions
on the next seven generations.”

--From the great law of the Iroquois Confederacy

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