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Though I’m a little behind the 8 ball, it’s time to stock up on bone broth and start some ferments for this upcoming round of intro.

My new motto for intro is “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

I sure proved that on our first round of intro when I gave myself about 12 hours to plan and prep. I found that Katie needs a lot of variety with intro meals especially, so I will be making as many soups as I can think of. That way she can have a different soup for just about every meal. I plan to stay on stage 1 until her bellyaches mostly or completely disappear, so we may be on it for the full four days.

Here are a few resources to help you along. (Feel free to use your favorites or access the almighty Google for more.)

• If you are scratching your head and wondering what the GAPS intro is: http://www.gapsdiet.com/INTRODUCTION_DIET.html

• If you are completely new to this stuff and wondering what on Earth the GAPS diet is:
http://www.realfoodwholehealth.com/2011/02/what-is-gaps-or-the-gaps-diet-gut-and-psychology-physiology-syndrome/

• And if you’d like to know what conditions this healing diet addresses, here is a good comprehensive list (you will be astounded at the range of conditions it addresses):
http://gapsguide.com/about/conditions-addressed-by-gaps/

• Bone broth information/recipes/methods:
http://www.traditional-foods.com/bone-broth/

• There are innumerable recipes for ferments on the Internet but Starlene recently posted a good size list of links to get you started:
http://gapsdietjourney.com/2011/09/super-list-of-ferments-recipes-vegetables-and-others/

• Our GAPS diet is based on traditional, local, and organic foods [you’ll see references to WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation, dentist who is mainly credited with starting traditional foods movement) or NT (Nourishing Traditions, recipe and traditional foods factoid book). Here’s a good snapshot of what eating a traditional foods diet involves:
http://www.plantoeat.com/blog/2011/09/ten-staples-for-the-traditional-foods-kitchen/

• Our probiotic:
http://www.customprobiotics.com/custom-probiotics-11-strain.htm

• Our fermented cod liver oil / butter oil (FCLO/BO):
http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/ButterCodLiverBlend/index.cfm
I prefer the cinnamon tingle

That should be enough to get us started. 🙂 Please feel free to comment, message, or e-mail me with any questions if you are considering joining us or just want to know more about it. I am more than happy to share!

This post is part of GAPS Friendly Fridays.

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