January 15, 2012: Day One of the GAPS Challenge

Today is the day!  We are starting the GAPS Challenge today and you are all invited.  If you have not heard of the Challenge before today, it still isn’t too late to join in.  All you need to do is have a little determination for 30 days, starting today.   At the end of the 30 days, you can feel energized and cleansed.  Plus, you will have the support of this community behind you every step of the way!

You can still purchase a copy of the What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on GAPS Intro Diet ebook, which will walk you through the Intro diet day by day and step by step.  Cara over at Health, Home, and Happiness write this ebook after thinking about what would have helped her when she was going through Intro Diet with her family.  I have used it personally, and I find that it lives up to it’s claims! [Read more…]

REAL FOOD 101: How to Make Beef Stock

(To buy the REAL FOOD 101 E-book: Traditional Foods, Traditionally Prepared, click here.  Full color photos, step by step tutorials, and more.  Only $14.)

Wintertime always seems full of good cheer and warming foods: hearty soups and stews, bright cranberries and pomegranate seeds, hearty root vegetables.  These foods all provide seasonal nutrients that we need to stay healthy and properly nourished.  In my opinion, probably due to my body’s intense need for it, the heart of cold season nourishing foods is bone broth. [Read more…]

Winner of the What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on GAPS Intro Diet Ebook

Thank you to everyone who chose to take the time to comment and support me here at Our Nourishing Roots!  I am getting more and more excited for the 30 Day GAPS Challenge coming up right around the corner.  I feel like the community here is up to something big, and we are all connected through the healing that the GAPS diet can offer, whether it is short or long term from January 15th on.

If you still want to join the Challenge, please don’t feel like it is too late.  You can read about the GAPS Challenge here, and it starts January 15.  Buy a copy of the ebook here, which is still on sale through the end of today for 30% off: $14.  Read how to prepare for the GAPS Challenge here.

Reach out here and ask questions to clarify what you will expect.  Ask for support if you feel a little shaky on your ability to pull off the GAPS diet.  We all have a lot to offer, and if we all share our tips, thoughts, stories, and plans then we will all be stronger and more capable.

So now without further ado, let’s announce the winner of this thing!

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Before I Start GAPS, What Should I Do to Prepare?

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In January 2012, we did the 30-Day GAPS Challenge here at Our Nourishing Roots.  For 30 days, it was all about drinking stock, detoxifying, replenishing with probiotics, and healing with nourishing foods.  Of course, beforehand there was a little preparation that took place.  Let’s take a look at what you should do before starting GAPS.

I highly recommend getting a copy of the What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on the GAPS Introduction Diet ebook.  Those of you who have already purchased a copy of the ebook, you will see that there are recommendations for what to do 2 weeks before starting GAPS.  Go ahead and open the ebook and start following the directions.  You can do this! [Read more…]

30 Day GAPS Challenge

Check out my checklist for How to Prepare for the GAPS Challenge here.  See the “What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on GAPS Intro Diet” Ebook Giveaway here.

Have you heard a lot about the GAPS diet, but you aren’t sure what it’s all about?  Do you have food allergies?  Do you have a mental illness, or a chronic disease?  Do you find that you cannot focus like you used to, like you have “brain fog”?  Have you gained weight either from hormonal fluctuations or pregnancy?  Do you think that there should be a way to nourish your body to get things “right” again?  Do you just want to feel better?!

For 30 days, why not give GAPS a try?  You can do anything for 30 days, and committing to it for that length of time should give you a decent idea of what to expect from GAPS.  And should you choose to continue with GAPS for a longer amount of time, you will already know that you can do the most difficult part: the beginning!

The icing on the cake is that Cara over at Health, Home, and Happiness has written an ebook called “What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days on the GAPS Introduction Diet”.  The ebook takes you through the GAPS intro diet day by day, complete with recipes, detox baths, juices, and more.  You can even print it out and have it bound.

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