A GAPS Journal (Our Early Journey)

The humble origins of this blog began with the idea of sharing my adventures with a child allergic and sensitive to just about everything (no anaphylaxis). Once I learned of the possibility of healing her immune system and those pesky allergies by healing a faulty digestive tract, I quickly jumped on the bandwagon of the GAPS Diet and journaled our way through the first few months of it.

These are my ‘hobby blogging’ days, so I hope you enjoy a look into the early days of 20 something allergies.

This is the story of how our journey began…

Note: You can either start with a chronological order of posts or read all of the posts about the intensely healing Introduction Diet or Full GAPS.

GAPS Intro

GAPS Intro Quick Guide (Guest Post at Gutsy)

First Attempt

GAPS intro, day 1
GAPS, days 2 & 3
GAPS, day 4
GAPS, day 5

Second Attempt

GAPS day 15, stage 1 intro…again
GAPS day 16, intro…ish?
GAPS day 17, still intro’ishing it

Getting Back Up On the Horse Again

14 Days Til GAPS Intro, Resources for Bone Broth, Ferments, Probiotic, and Cod Liver Oil
GAPS Intro Delayed Until Oct. 1
GAPS Intro (3rd attempt) Day 1

OK Let’s Try This One More Time

Done with GAPS? Nope

GAPS Re-intro, Day 1 – Easing Into It
GAPS Re-intro Day 2, Another Inch Forward
GAPS Re-intro Day 3, Here Comes The Soup
GAPS Re-Intro Day 4, [Insert Witty Phrase Here]
GAPS Re-intro Day 5, Tomorrow Begins Stage 1!
GAPS Re-Intro Day 6, Stage 1
GAPS Re-Intro Day 7, Stage 1 to 6 or Somewhere In Between

 Full GAPS

Full GAPS, Candida style
GAPS day 11, an update on the last few days & Katie progress
GAPS day 14, off the wagon + allergic reaction = stage 1 intro for tomorrow
GAPS day 18, ‘GAPS Kitchen Syndrome’, a virus, and CHICKEN FEET

GAPS day 19-22, confessions, Easter and bronchitis
GAPS days 23-24, Oh the CRAVINGS!!!
GAPS day 25, back on track
GAPS day 26, No Nuts or Milk!
GAPS day 27, Cosi, blood sugar, and a surprising twist
GAPS day 28, nothing interesting so a quick update
GAPS day 29, The Renaming of Sugar, Conquering the Cravings, and Katie Tries Garlic
GAPS day 30, (We’re already a month in? Really?) A Much Needed Day in the Sunshine
GAPS day 33, Our First Big Outing and Food Prep, Food Prep, Food Prep!
GAPS day 34, Happy Mother’s Day!
GAPS days 35-36, Content

GAPS update

GAPS day 51, What’s New and What We Are Eating

The Reason I Crave Milk, Contemplations, and Could this really explain ‘die off’?

GAPS day 57, Dare I Say We’re Coasting?

GAPS day 70, Been MIA…in a good way!

So much to say and yet so little…so I started a Facebook page! (and an update)

GAPS 3 months in (day 109) – I’m Turning into a Superhero! (Healing with GAPS/Traditional Foods)

Summer Defies Routines

GAPS day 162, New GAPS Intro Scheduled for 9/29!

…And So The Testing Begins


Chronological order of posts

GAPS intro, day 1
GAPS, days 2 & 3
GAPS, day 4
GAPS, day 5
Full GAPS, Candida style
GAPS day 11, an update on the last few days & Katie progress
GAPS day 14, off the wagon + allergic reaction = stage 1 intro for tomorrow
GAPS day 15, stage 1 intro…again
GAPS day 16, intro…ish?
GAPS day 17, still intro’ishing it
GAPS day 18, ‘GAPS Kitchen Syndrome’, a virus, and CHICKEN FEET
GAPS day 19-22, confessions, Easter and bronchitis
GAPS days 23-24, Oh the CRAVINGS!!!
GAPS day 25, back on track
GAPS day 26, No Nuts or Milk!
GAPS day 27, Cosi, blood sugar, and a surprising twist
GAPS day 28, nothing interesting so a quick update
GAPS day 29, The Renaming of Sugar, Conquering the Cravings, and Katie Tries Garlic
GAPS day 30, (We’re already a month in? Really?) A Much Needed Day in the Sunshine
GAPS day 33, Our First Big Outing and Food Prep, Food Prep, Food Prep!
GAPS day 34, Happy Mother’s Day!
GAPS days 35-36, Content
GAPS update
GAPS day 51, What’s New and What We Are Eating
The Reason I Crave Milk, Contemplations, and Could this really explain ‘die off’?
GAPS day 57, Dare I Say We’re Coasting?
GAPS day 70, Been MIA…in a good way!
So much to say and yet so little…so I started a Facebook page! (and an update)
GAPS 3 months in (day 109) – I’m Turning into a Superhero! (Healing with GAPS/Traditional Foods)
Summer Defies Routines
GAPS day 162, New GAPS Intro Scheduled for 9/29!
…And So The Testing Begins
14 Days Til GAPS Intro, Resources for Bone Broth, Ferments, Probiotic, and Cod Liver Oil
GAPS Intro Delayed Until Oct. 1
GAPS Intro (3rd attempt) Day 1
Done with GAPS? Nope
GAPS Re-intro, Day 1 – Easing Into It
GAPS Re-intro Day 2, Another Inch Forward
GAPS Re-intro Day 3, Here Comes The Soup
GAPS Re-Intro Day 4, [Insert Witty Phrase Here]
GAPS Re-intro Day 5, Tomorrow Begins Stage 1!
GAPS Re-Intro Day 6, Stage 1
GAPS Re-Intro Day 7, Stage 1 to 6 or Somewhere In Between


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