I have been eating a little different lately. Bone broth. Have you heard of it? I recently watched a youtube series on the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet by Melissa Washburn. Melissa is not the creator of the diet, but the one doing the series. Just wanted to make sure I didn’t confuse anyone. There were a few things that really stuck out to me in her demonstration.
- She explains how your gut flora is responsible for breaking down your food, sending your nutrients to your cells and the toxins to your bowel to be removed. She says that if your gut flora is out of balance, then they cannot properly do their task. If they can’t properly do their task, then toxins can be going into your blood stream and usually head straight to your brain.
- Her kids, who usually broke out into hives, were healed of their egg allergy within the first two weeks of the diet and also experienced healing in many other ways.
I have been eating really great, whole foods since May of last year (2012). I really don’t want to be eating healthy and not having it achieve any good in my body because of my gut flora possibly being out of balance. Also, I do have an allergy reaction that I believe is from eggs.
I am really convinced that God is the ultimate healer and with one word He can eliminate sickness or disease or allergy or whatever it may be. But I also believe there is so much wisdom in choosing to eat REAL FOOD. It really does do a body good.
So I am giving this GAPS Diet a try. I have completed about a week of the introduction phase so far. It has been helpful that I recently learned how to make chicken broth and stock in the crockpot. That has helped me get in the routine of making bone broth without any problems. And it’s a good thing, because in the beginning that is pretty much what you are living on. Bone broth. With a few additions as you go.
You can check out more on this GAPS Diet by watching the 7 part series on the GAPS Diet below and how it has helped Melissa Washburn’s family. If you can’t watch all 7 parts, part 2 is the one that explains my point 1 above. Let me know what you think. Have you tried the GAPS Diet? Did it help you?
If you want to know more, you can read The Gut And Psychology Syndrome book by the creator of the diet, Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, a neurologist who healed her son of autism with this diet.