Pantry Paratus Radio, Episode 015: Interview with Caroline from MyGutsy.com
GAPS diets, reaching the younger generation and food to make a difference
Sometimes you feel like the “weird kid” because you know that in order to be healthy, you have to eat differently than everyone else. Sometimes your health improvements are noticed by others, who then begin to feel empowered to change their own health circumstances. Sometimes we just have to connect the dots for them by demonstrating in our own lives that how we eat effects how we feel. Caroline is gutsy, and she is healing her gut, too. She is doing it through the GAPS diet, and she shares her experiences with us.
We talk about:
-GAPS diet, what is it, what does it do for you?
-Gut connected to your brain, really?
-Which vitamins do you need for your gut—where do you get them?
-Selective supplements vs. whole foods which cannot be replicated
-Overdose on certain minerals (as naturally found in foods)?
-Organ meats from grass fed animals
-Everyone heals (the gut) at a different rate
-Graduating different steps through the diet as you add in different food
-GAPS diet recipes do not have to be weird or yucky, just substitute GAPS ingredients where necessary
-GAPS diet for a college student
-Preparing GAPS food ahead of time, then freeze it so that it becomes its own (nutritious) convenience food
-The “buy in” for GAPS diet, what is the price for getting GAPS foods
-Finding ways to buy food in bulk with other people (co-op’s, etc.)
-Finding ways to stretch the foods you do have
-Chest freezer is the best tool for a real food person
-Bone broth and eating foods in season
-GAPS diet includes vegetables too!
-You should not be tired after eating your food
-What does the GAPS diet address? How can Moms use this diet for their children?
-Testimony of using the GAPS diet for depression
-Food coloring and children
-Food to harm or food to heal
-When people start to notice the change in you
-Reaching out to the younger generation with the Gutsy message
-Helping children to understand their body’s signals for food
-Other things Caroline tried before she succeeded with the GAPS diet
-How Caroline was able to research her owns symptoms and find her solution with the GAPS diet
-Getting to the point where the pain of being sick is greater than the pain of change
-Slowly changing your shopping and cooking habits over time to develop a healthy gut
-Lifestyle changes that help you succeed on a GAPS diet
-Setting aside a preparation day to make broth, prepare vegetables, dehydrate, etc. so that you have this routine down
-Resources you might need: GAPS diet, canning jars, other blogs, finding farmers locally, dehydrator, etc.
-Caroline’s website: MyGutsy.com
-HomesteadGeek.com blog post: The cow from whence came the milk
-Chaya’s book review: Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell
-EatWild.com, find a local farmer near you
-FarmPlate.com, find a local farmer near you
Photo of Caroline by MyGutsy.com
Nothing in this blog constitutes medical advice. You should consult your own physician before making any dietary changes. Statements in this blog may or may not be congruent with current USDA or FDA guidance.