Today’s post is written by Melanie Christner, a GAPS Practitioner and a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner who used to be one of my Meal Plan subscribers. She writes at Honest Body, I am so excited that Melanie was willing to share some of her GAPS knowledge with all of us! She is also offering a [...]

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes

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by brenda on January 21, 2015

Don’t freak out, I’m not going vegan. I believe in eating MEAT! I made this up for my daughter and myself (and the rest of the family enjoyed them as well). The reason I made us a dairy-free, egg-free cupcake was because both of us had a blood draw that showed high levels of antibodies [...]

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GAPS Intro Recipe: Lemon Basil Chicken

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by brenda on January 19, 2015

My family did the GAPS Intro again just after Christmas. It’s a good thing to do every now and then to re-set and cleanse the body–especially after a holiday season with cakes, and pies, and dinner rolls and candy! If you don’t know about GAPS, you’ll want to check out the book: Gut and Psychology [...]

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Is it ok to use Essential Oils on the GAPS Diet?

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by brenda on January 18, 2015

The GAPS Diet is a strict protocol of foods and supplements for healing the gut. Essential oils have many healing properties and are useful for people who are trying to heal from various ailments. You might wonder, do the two go hand-in-hand? I was curious about the same thing, so I contacted Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride [...]

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DIY Borax-Free Laundry Soap

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by brenda on January 15, 2015

I started making my own laundry soap many years ago. It’s easy to make and frugal, too. I stopped making it for a while, because the version I was making had Borax, and I was not comfortable with that ingredient for my family. I first questioned it when I learned that it is useful for [...]

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GAPS & Paleo Cabbage and Meatball Soup Recipe

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I love digging through purses or bags I haven’t used in a long time and finding money, or a tube of lipstick, or best yet; one of my favorite lotions. Looking through old SD cards that weren’t cleared and contain photos of FOOD is kind of like that for me, too. I am not a [...]

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Why I’m A Crazy Essential Oils Lady :)

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I’ve been using essential oils for about 2 years now. I have quite a collection. You might call me weird, but I’m proud of this brand  of weirdness.  I have not talked about essential oils on the blog much. That’s because, when I signed up with doTERRA I had zero intentions of selling essential oils. [...]

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Tips for Starting the GAPS Diet

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It’s that time of year again! All of the advertisements and sales are about: working out/getting fit diets organizing Since this isn’t an exercise blog, and I (ahem) don’t exercise enough (don’t quote me on that one…I’m changing tomorrow, right?), I won’t be telling you to pull out your yoga mat or sprint a half [...]

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Support Small Farms: Become their Social Media Manager

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Social Media is an important part of running a small business. It’s important for small farms, too. The problem is, most farmers don’t have time for social media marketing. And, they may not know the ins and outs of it, because they haven’t spent many hours there. Do you enjoy social media? Do you have [...]

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GAPS Recipes (Roundup)

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How many of you are thinking about “going GAPS” since the holidays are over? You want to finish up the last few sugar cookies and the last half of the pie you made, then start, right? I get it. Well, I want to make it easy for you to find GAPS Intro recipes. You can [...]

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