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Katie’s Home – GAPS style

Gee it’s been a while since my last post. I don’t think my feet have touched the ground since then! We have embarked on a new health journey. It is one which is currently taking up a LOT of my time, but one which we feel is entirely necessary.

My eldest, Jay, has had migraines since the age of four and has had a constant headache for four years now. He also suffers from frequent tummy aches. He has numerous food intolerances and the food on the ‘can’t have’ list seems to be growing by the day.

Thankfully, after searching for years in the mainstream medical world, we stumbled across someone who can help us to get Jay back to full health. It will be a long, hard road to healing but we are committed to join him as a family for the ride.

The diet we have taken on is basically GAPS/ketogenic style diet. We starve our bodies of carbs and sugar and pack it full of fermented food for good bacteria, bone broths and meat and veggies which are gentle on our tummies.

Prepping veggies for breakfast and lunch
Fermented Jelly

During these first few weeks it takes a while for our bodies to adapt. Some of the kids have a larger toxic load than others and are taking longer to adjust. Vomiting and lethargy are common during these early stages. Thankfully, we are over the vomiting part.


A large part of my day is spent in the kitchen, as there is NOTHING at the shops that we can just buy and eat. EVERYTHING must be cooked or fermented. This takes
a lot of forward planning and time. Ferments can take anywhere from 8 hours to three days. For example, fermented apples take three days, as do carrots. Coconut yoghurt takes 8 hours and kefir takes about 24hours.

Coconut Kefir needs to be drunk every day


Fermenting Apples


Epsom salt baths or magnesium spray is important as is bentonite clay drinks or baths. Jay also takes charcoal tablets which soak up toxins and eliminate them from the body.


This protocol is HUGE and the benefits may not ben seen for a while, but we are committed and are determined. The kids have been amazing so far. I have been so proud of them. They only eat the foods they are allowed, even when being offered sweets by their friends! It has been wonderful for their self control. They are maturing before my eyes and I have been impressed by their obedience and their understanding of what it will take for them to  get to full health. They are also getting really good at helping in the kitchen.

Coconut Yoghurt Starter


I am confident that we will pull out of this in the end better, healthier people. And we will be glad that we have taken the difficult, yet more rewarding path.

4 thoughts on “Katie’s Home – GAPS style”

  1. I was just thinking that at the moment you wouldn’t have the time to even think of posting on here, so what a pleasant surprise indeed! What an enormous task you have undertaken – that looks like a lot of extra work! (Thought you had your hands full before this!) Best wishes to you all for the success you deserve on this journey.


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