Breastfeeding and The GAPS Diet: What You Need to Know

Can I Do GAPS if I’m Breastfeeding? This question comes up nearly every time I write about GAPS – so all the time! For the pregnant or breastfeeding mother, Dr. Natasha, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, recommends the Full GAPS diet, which includes fruit, cultured dairy, nuts, and coconut products in addition to everything […]

Easy meals: Smoothies for the whole family (plus a super easy way to give them to babies!)

cuppow for baby and toddler smoothies

While fruit is good and healthy and sweet, what makes my smoothies really nutrient dense and filling is the kefir or yogurt (probiotics, protein, calcium), egg yolks (essential fatty acids, protein), and coconut oil (medium chain fatty acids, gives good sensation of satiety).  These are all rich and creamy enough to be called milkshakes, yum! […]

The GAPS Introduction Diet Stages for Faster Healing through Nutrient-Dense Food

What is the GAPS Intro Diet? The Gut and Psychology Syndrome introduction diet is a diet focused on intensive rest and healing for the gut lining, as well as slow introduction of fermented foods to repopulate it with friendly microorganisms. Different ways to use the Intro Some, as we did, start the ‘intro diet’ right as we […]

5 Tips to Help The New Siblings Bond Without Jealousy

Seeing your children get along is one of the greatest joys of parenthood.

Last year at this time we were binging on Youtube videos of birth, breastfeeding, and crying babies.  After having my first two babies 2 years apart, this 3rd tag-along came 5 years after, and I anticipated a more difficult transition, so I was trying to prepare them for what labor would be like, that a […]

For Parents Wondering if Their Baby Has Special Needs and Not Knowing Where to Start

Parents Questioning if Baby Has Special Needs or Disability

This is taken from an appendix at the end of The Empowered Mother (which still hopefully will be done by the end of the month – my designer has had bronchitis so we’re a bit behind schedule). As a mom who has a child with special needs, I frequently find parents wondering out loud whether […]

One Afternoon: 10 meat/veggie pairs for easy weeknight dinners

Bulk cooking paleo and GAPS - 12+ meals in 3 hours!

Getting the family involved in cooking is easier to do on a weekend afternoon than on a weeknight between martial arts class, spending time outdoors after the long day in the classroom, and forgotten “I need 50 things for the 50th day of kindergarten tomorrow!”  Bulk cooking is an efficient way to use this quality […]

Do you recognize the 5 very early signs of potty readiness in babies?

Offering the potty to infants (not potty training, just offering)

    I was in an IEP meeting for my daughter, with my 10-month-old charming the socks off everyone in the room by smiling, giggling, and waving.  He showed off his voice, showed off his ability to high-five, and then crawled around to the side of the copy machine to go fill his diaper. Sound like […]

Here is an Easy Method That is Helping Moms Safely Birth the Placenta and Babies Regulate Temperature and Breathing

The very first moments after birth, when the baby is still attached to the mom by the umbilical cord, are a part of the birth process and important for both the mom and baby. In modern medicine, as soon as the baby is born and transitioning to breathing, mom and baby are treated as separate entities, […]

Easy Make-Ahead Eggs and Bacon Muffins {GAPS and Paleo}

Easy make ahead bacon and egg muffins - paleo and GAPS

“It looks like your mom wants you to have protein!” Says my daughter’s teacher upon seeing GAPS lunchboxes after the Christmas break.  A classroom helper remarks “That’s great!” when she hears me say that I give the kids two eggs scrambled in butter and a broth cube every morning. I’m thankful when people who work with my […]

How Fatty Acids are Essential for Brain Support {and how to pick supplements that really work}

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If you are familiar with the GAPS™ Protocol, you may also be familiar with the recommended supplementation program: A therapeutic strength probiotic Essential fatty acids (what we’ll talk about today) Real cod liver oil Digestive support (if needed) Vitamin & mineral supplements (if needed) Note from Cara: This is a guest post by Melanie of Honest […]