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Renee Kelcey

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I think your body takes a long time to heal and you need to stick with a healing protocol for at least two years, but I would expect you would be seeing healing well before then.

That said, it has to be a healing protocol that actually works. What are you doing now? I HIGHLY recommend GAPS. I'd suggest committing to 6 months and then see how you're feeling. You should be seeing healing by then so it's easy to motivated to continue. We've been on GAPS for a year now and we have a lot of healing still to go but we've come a long way so I WANT to stay on the diet. There's nothing else I would want to eat anyway.

GAPS has recommendations for gallbladder issues. Most likely your husband would need to take ox bile for a while to assist in fat digestion.
6 years ago
I had a hard time re-shifting my ethics when we went from 15 years as vegetarian to the GAPS diet (which emphasizes animal products for healing). I had read a little of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" before seeing Food Inc and I found it SUCH an awesome documentary!

It really cemented for me that my issue with meat production is the mass farming. That buying meat from my farmer's market from farms similar to Polyface is a good ethical choice. I also felt reminded that vegetarians are NOT immune to the ethics of food, and the environmental impact of mono-crops.

It's up there as a "life changing, light-bulb moment" movie for me.
6 years ago
We've been on the GAPS diet for a year now, healing my 4yo son from autism.

Prior to discovering GAPS I was pretty unaware of just how powerful our food is. Sure, I knew about organics and "healthy eating". I grew a few vegetables at home and have a huge desire to get right into permaculture. But I just didn't fully comprehend how much food really is our medicine.

Is anyone else on GAPS? Or have an opinion about it? I think it seems to be the ultimate in using your food as your medicine. But I'm new to this world. Anyone else have another diet method they have used to heal? How do you think it compares to GAPS?
6 years ago
I can't see why on earth they wouldn't have. Why waste such a nutrient dense food source? I know I heard once about indigenous women eating the placenta for post partum bleeding, which it certainly helps with, but I have no idea anymore where I read that.
6 years ago
As a vegetarian I fairly naturally followed an alkaline diet. I had a doctor once who guessed I was vegetarian just by how alkaline my urine was! I don't think that was super healthy as we're now trying to recover our poor gut health and digestion troubles and I think our whole family has low stomach acid.

I've also read that the alkaline diet can increase your candida growth. Makes sense to me as we're battling candida as the cause of our digestive woes.
6 years ago
I find this all very fascinating, but so seemingly obvious as well. Eat real whole food and guess what? Your whole body will be healthy!

We switched the the GAPS diet a year ago after 15 years as vegetarians and I'm hoping we'll never have to worry about tooth decay again. We eat loads of pastured butter and have fermented cod liver oil every day. I'm keen to read Cure Tooth Decay now- I'm pretty sure our diet is very similar.
6 years ago
I just found this amazing forum via Sarah too. Would love to go to the conference
6 years ago