GAPS Resource List

December 1, 2010

This is a growing collection of favorite resources relating to the GAPS dietary protocol.

Please send suggestions and additions for this list!

"Gut and Psychology Syndrome," by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

"Breaking the Vicious Cycle," by Elaine Gottschall.

"The GAPS Guide," by Baden Lashkov.

"Cooking Provence," by Antoine Bouterin (A cookbook focusing on amazingly delicious French dishes, many of which can be GAPS-ified).

"GAPS Stories" by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (a compilation of essays about individuals and families who are healing themselves from many different maladies).

"Wild Fermentation" and "The Art of Fermentation," by Sandor Katz (Fascinating and highly useful guides about culture and culturing your food).

"Why Isn't My Brain Working?", by Datis Kharrazian (An amazingly interesting book about the human gut, brain, hormonal and blood sugar control systems, along with new research concerning inflammation, autoimmunity, and chronic disease).

"Super Nutrition For Babies," by Katherine Erlich and Kelly Genzlinger.

"Slow Cooker Revolution," by the editors at America's Test Kitchen (Not GAPS specific, but a great guide to using a slow cooker).

“Good Calories, Bad Calories,” and "Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It," by Gary Taubes (not about GAPS, but two really useful, stupendously well-researched guides to understanding some of how we got into the nutrition mess we're in).

"Nourishing Traditions," by Sally Fallon (some may argue with her veracity on all points, but she's got some great information on traditional foods preparation).

"Wild Fermentation," by Sandor Elix Katz (an introduction to my newest obsession: fermented foods).

"Internal Bliss, a GAPS cookbook" (new in November 2010; I have not used it but many like it).

"Full Moon Feast," by Jessica Prentice (not specifically GAPS, but very nourishing food and great writing and not very many illegal ingredients)

"The Garden of Eating," by Rachel Albert-Matesz and Don Matesz (Churyl says, "It is almost 100% Gaps, and explains the most basic details of how to make everything from scratch...menus with how much time to spend each day on food prep..."

"Grain-Free Gourmet," by Raman Prasad (a favorite cookbook of many, although I haven't tried it yet).

"Eat Well, Live Well," by Kendall Conrad (another SCD cookbook recommended by many).

"Fat and Cholesterol Are Good For You," by Uffe Ravnskov (Kiera says, "Ravnskov methodically works through all the studies used to support the diet/heart hypothesis, and shows how they don't support the theory at all. It's a great resource if you need to defend the high fat aspect of GAPS").

"Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life," by Christian B. Allan (recommended by Aaron and Heather, this is a book that goes into scientific detail concerning low-carbohydrate diets: why, and how-to).

"Primal Body-Primal Mind," by Nora Gedgaudas (a nourofeedback practitioner and nutritionist discusses her theories and research concerning whole-body functioning, and especially brain/gut functioning; I haven't read this, but saw her speak and imagine that her book contains a lot of useful information).

"The Primal Blueprint Cookbook," by Mark Sisson, is not specifically GAPS but is recommended by many people.


A Few Selected ARTICLES (there are so many more these days):

A [brief GAPS overview]( by Natasha Campbell-Mcbride, author of "Gut and Psychology Syndrome".

[My own synopsis]( of GAPS theory and research.

My article on [How to Start GAPS](

[Stories]( by many different folks who are healing themselves and their families using GAPS-type diets.

Transcription of [Natasha Campbell-McBride's lectures](…) at Wise Traditions Conference, November 2010.

An [article I wrote concerning my super-incredibly-picky/anorexic GAPS kid](…).

Scientific American [Article about the Gut]( “our second brain”.

[Frequently Asked Questions about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet](

An [article]( in MIT's Technology Review, describing “an unusual medical transplant: a woman with a life-threatening Clostridium difficile infection was treated, and apparently cured, with an injection of some of her healthy husband's gut bacteria.

[Some consequences of a plant-based diet](…); useful information if you can no longer digest fats due to any extended time on a low-fat diet.

[A fascinating look]( into the microbial (not necessarily gut-related) world:


A tiny random sampling of WEBSITES AND BLOGS:

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's [GAPS]( [websites](

[GAPS legal and illegal foods](

The official Specific Carbohydrate Diet (website)[].

[A blog]( concerning the GAPS diet.

The website of the [Weston A. Price Foundation](; here you can find crazy amounts of information concerning traditional nutrient-dense foods, farming, etc.