My New Juicer and a Raw Carrot Juice Recipe

Juicing Bandwagon - Breville juicer and carrot juice recipe

Sometimes I am late jumping on the bandwagon and this is one of those times.

The bandwagon I’m talking about is juicing. I really enjoy carrot juice but to take the time to do it is another story. It is not so much the juicing but, the clean-up afterwards. You know, the juicer itself – it can really be a pain to get clean!

Then again, there are some juicers that leave quite a bit of juice in the pulp. Cheap, frugal or whatever you want to call it, when I see the pulp still wet with juice, I think I need to run the pulp through a second time – talk about a mess! Imagine trying to ring the feed spout with pulp that has already gone through the juicer – take my work for it, it is messy! Well, that has all changed – thanks to my new juicer!

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GAPS Diet Supplements – Then and Now

GAPS Diet Supplements

I have recently had several readers emailing and asking what supplementation of vitamins I used while on the GAPS diet. I thought others might have the same question. So, today I want to share the supplements I took while on the GAPS diet and the supplements I take now. If you are not sure what the GAPS diet is, take a minute and read the GAPS Review.

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latte macchiato with cocoa powder I have a confession to make.

If you have been around awhile, you know that I have been on the GAPS diet (affiliate link) for 1 1/2 years and followed it religiously. The results have been amazing! Through the GAPS diet, I have relief from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and I am eating meat again after a 30+ year allergy!

But, back to my confession.

I have had off-GAPS “treats” these past couple of days!

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How to Get Rid of Gallstones Naturally

How to Get Rid of Gallstones Naturally

Have you ever had a gallbladder attack?

Talk about painful!

Thankfully, I have found something that works like a charm, is not invasive and lets me keep my gallbladder!

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GAPS – 1 Year Anniversary!


I am quickly approaching my one year anniversary on the GAPS diet and the results have been life changing – Literally!

Can you imagine the home educating mother of  10 children – well, only 7 of them are still at home   ;) – not being able to do simple everyday activities? That was me before the GAPS diet!!

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GAPS and Osteoporosis


As  shared earlier in GAPS – My Experience, I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at 47 years of age. And, this was before menopause! Normally, women may be diagnosed with osteopenia before menopause and after menopause it progresses to osteoporosis. Not me – I skipped osteopenia and went straight to osteoporosis!

If you are not familiar with osteopenia and osteoporosis and the difference between the two, let me give the definition of each.

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Overwhelmed – Where to Start???

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A friend cornered me after church Sunday and had a question for me. We had spoken at length on previous occasions about his health problems and how the GAPS diet might benefit him. He also knew that we had done GAPS as a family and now, all but myself are on a traditional, real food diet. He wanted to have a healthier life and wanted to start the GAPS diet but…

His question:

“If I can only do one thing, what one change should I make in my diet?”

As I searched for an answer, I realized this was a very valid question. After all, if you are beginning the GAPS diet or transitioning to a   real foods diet, it can be completely overwhelming. He did not want to do just “one” thing, but he did not know where to start. Being completely  overwhelmed, he had done nothing so far.[Continue Reading]

Transitioning to a Traditional Diet – 4 Steps

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As I began seeing significant physical improvement as a direct result of the GAPS diet, I began wondering what was next? The GAPS diet is not intended to be a lifelong way of eating but only for a period of time necessary to heal the gut. If a change in diet had such a dramatic impact on my health, should I return to my former way of eating? What about the rest of the my family?[Continue Reading]

Lacto-Fermentation – What Is It?

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You may have noticed my latest recipe additions – Sauerkraut and Fermented Carrots - are fermented. Being on the GAPS Diet and reading about the health benefits of probiotics, I have purposefully added them to our family’s diet. One way to get probiotics is through fermented foods. But, not just “fermented” as in pickled, I mean “fermented” using the lacto-fermentation process. So, what is lacto-fermentation and why is it so healthy?

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Results of the GAPS Diet

While we undertook the GAPS Diet as a family experiment, to make sure everyone had healthy gut bacteria, the results have been encouraging. I have detailed my experience with the GAPS (relief from rheumatoid arthritis pain and ability to eat meat after a 30 year “allergy”) but the family has also benefited. I see results of the GAPS diet in several areas.

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