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You may get the impression that I think GAPS is the miracle, cure-all for everyone. And, you would be right – almost! I have had such dramatic results and such a complete turn-around in my health, that it must be for everyone – right? After all, we all think that what we are doing must be the right thing or we would not be doing it! 😉
Besides adding probiotics to the diet, going grain free is a major part of the GAPS diet. Gut Dysbiosis (which is a fancy way of saying the gut bacteria is out of balance) results in an inability to digest foods – especially proteins – properly and thoroughly. This allows the unchanged proteins to pass into the blood stream unchanged, causing problems ranging from autoimmune diseases to autism and beyond. The purpose of GAPS and going grain free is to allow the intestines to heal.
I can not begin to tell you how much better I feel! My arthritis symptoms are gone, I have more energy and it is just plain easier to think clearly. It truly has done wonders for me. And, from the emails I receive and family members that have also started on the GAPS diet, I am not alone.
If you are on the GAPS or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), you may be feeling overwhelmed. After all, you are beginning a cooking adventure without the good old stand-by’s like pasta, bread, cereals … It takes time to plan such a diet and lifestyle change and sometimes, it helps to have support. If you are agreeing with me, then I think you will find the Go Grain-Free Cooking Class a great help. It was developed by Dr. Jill Tieman.
I met Jill at Real Food Forager when she featured our vineyard on her Home on the Range series. She has been a nutritionist and chiropractor for 20 years. Her interest in nutrition began at an early age. As a result, She has just launched the Go Grain-Free class. Jill’s testimony echoes mine – The GAPS diet and going grain free has helped many people.
I thought you might like to have a little background from Jill’s perspective so here are 5 questions and her answers:
1. How did you become interested in nutrition?
My mother was a great influence on me in this regard, as she was always seeking nutrition and heath information when I was growing up. It just made sense to her that she could improve her health with diet. She listened to many radio programs about health and nutrition and basically taught herself.
Eventually I became a chiropractor and certified clinical nutritionist out of my passion for this subject.
2. How did you find out about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet?
I was tasked with finding a dietary solution to a patient’s problem with ulcerative colitis. Through research on line, I found the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for her, but it made so much sense to me that I put my family on it as well.
That led to reading Jordan Rubin’s book Patient Heal Thyself,which led me to the Weston Price Foundation. I had heard about WAPF at one of the nutrition conferences I attend, but didn’t follow up on it until I saw that Rubin had more success with that diet than with SCD – which just goes to show that one size does not fit all.
I went to my first Wise Traditions conference specifically to hear Dr. Campbell-McBride speak about her GAPS diet. I had just read her book and realized that she was taking the SCD to another level that coincided with my own thoughts about how to combine the SCD with Weston Price principles. Needless to say, I was star struck!
3. What prompted you to launch your Go-Grain Free class?
I began making videos for my blog, Real Food Forager and I really enjoyed showing people how to cook this way. It just naturally followed that I would eventually put a class together that would have a continuity where for instance, condiments or staples are made that are later needed for other recipes or some of the leftovers from making something like coconut milk are used to make macaroons.
4. Describe the Go-Grain Free class?
Go grain-free is an online video class that shares information about cooking and baking with real food that is also grain-free, dairy-free, soy-free, additive-free and refined sugar-free. There are challenges to meet these specifics, but you can definitely produce wonderful food within these guidelines. Even if you do not need to go grain-free, this way of eating is very healthy.
5. What can people expect from the Go-Grain Free class?
People can read the class schedule to see what recipes are included and which ones have videos. The introductory lesson also includes videos that go over the pantry and equipment that is suggested.
There are over 80 videos in this class and over 150 recipes. The videos have a great quality and proper lighting and I made a point to show how a batter should look. I had a lot of fun filming these recipes and I think anyone will really enjoy it and get a lot out of it.
The recipes are appropriate for the SCD and GAPS diets as well as Paleo and Primal diets and any other low carb or healing diet.
When people switch to these types of diets amazing things can happen to their health!
I am excited about this class and appreciate Jill taking the time and effort to put it together for us! Not only that, but from now until September 25th you can save an additional $20 by using the code: NOGRAINS
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