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Dark Days Challenge … on Low Oxalate GAPS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2011 in GAPS, Local Sources, Low Oxalate, St Louis | 0 comments

I have decided to take on a challenge this winter.  I’m participating in the Dark Days challenge to eat one 100% local meal a week from now through March 31, 2012.  My family is giving it a twist because we also eat following the principles of the GAPS Diet  And two of us follow a low oxalate diet With a few other food sensitivities thrown in for good measure.  Thankfully, unlike last year, winter squash is back on the menu or this would be nearly impossible.  One saving grace is that there is a store just a mile away called  Local Harvest that stocks and sells local produce, eggs, cheese and other foods year round.  Of course many foods are not in season in the winter and therefore are not available.  Since the only veggies that I have personally frozen from local sources at...

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2 years of GAPS part 1

Posted by on Nov 26, 2011 in Adrenal, allergies, GAPS, Lyme, MTHFR, thyroid | 8 comments

We have been on GAPS for 2 years.  I’m going to do a series of posts on each of us and our results from the 2 years.  I was trying to do one on all of us but it got too long and complicated.  So I will start with my eldest since she has the best story of us all. W has been gluten free since she turned 2 and has always followed a restricted diet trying to minimize her reactions to foods and keep her on an even keel.  We followed the Specific Carbohydrate diet the year she was 2 until she was a little over 3.  She saw lots of improvements on SCD but life was still crazy.  She didn’t sleep and was very fussy and clingy.  I now know that she had silent reflux that kept her...

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Black Friday Sales you can feel good about.

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in expired sale, GAPS, Kids | 2 comments

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  I certainly did.  Good food, good friends, good times. My Lemon Meringue Pie was excellent.  No one was missing gluten or sugar with it.  Look at my Thanksgiving Menu post to get the link to the recipe. So on to the Holiday season.  I haven’t ever got out shopping on Black Friday and I don’t intend to start now but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some deals you can take advantage of and feel good about.  Many Bloggers are giving 40% off their real food products this weekend. Healthy Home Happy Use the coupon code BLACK40 for 40% off from all of these bloggers  Grain Free Meal Plans (discount applies to monthly or yearly purchases- bringing the daily cost to just 21 cents a day for a yearly subscription. I know it’s...

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Thanksgiving Menu

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 4 comments

I’ve got lots of more interesting posts in the works but they need some more time so I’m just going to post my menu for Thanksgiving.  We will be going to a friends house but since we are on GAPS we need to make most of our own food. So I’ve got a pastured turkey that I’ll be picking up tomorrow.  It is most likely being butchered today.  I ordered it back in the spring from a farmer a few hours away. I have no idea what size it will be.  I’m actually getting 3 turkeys and plan to freeze two of them for later on.  I’m going to do the brine that I did last year assuming I can remember all my tweaks to this recipe Apple Brined Turkey I left off the sugar and didn’t boil anything.  I also...

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Here we go…..

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in God, healing | 2 comments

Well people have asked me to start a blog for a while so here goes.  This will be about my journey healing my family.  That encompasses a much broader range of issues than it might appear at first.  I titled it Loving Our Guts because God made us and loves us and we are loving ourselves as we heal.  Also as Hippocrates said “All disease begins in the gut.”  The further we go in this journey the more we realize how true this is.  So we are loving our guts as we heal them because that will be the source of our health. One big piece for me is local foods and I will be starting off with some posts about local meals.  Sourcing local foods has many benefits.  It reduces our carbon footprint.  When food doesn’t take an airplane ride to get...

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