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2 Years on GAPS part 3 continued

Posted by on Feb 29, 2012 in GAPS, healing, Kids, Low Oxalate, Lyme, MTHFR, Tongue tie | 4 comments

Yesterday I published the first part of my younger daughters GAPS story. You can read it here. 2 Years on GAPS Part 3 I realized as I was writing it that it was just too long for one blog post so here is the second half of it. Isn’t she beautiful?  Not that I’m a biased mama or anything. Another big piece for J was my realization that she needed a Low Oxalate Diet. She was still in diapers when she turned 3 more than a year after we started GAPS and I began to wonder what I could do to encourage her to move on from them. Her older sister had wanted to potty learn and had been fully out of diapers by 2.5 of her own volition. A child who liked her diapers and wanted to keep wearing them...

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2 years on GAPS: Part 3

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Detox, GAPS | 14 comments

I am doing a series of blog posts on our first 2 years on GAPS.  There is one for each of us.  This is part 3.  It is the story of my youngest.  She was our impetus for starting GAPS when we did but since her story is more complicated I have saved it till now to tell.  To read part 1 about my older daughter go here and part 2 about me go here. This ended up being a very long post so I have broken it down into two.  Check back tomorrow for the rest of the story.   To tell J’s story I have to go back to her newborn days.  With both children my midwife discovered that I had a yeast infection while doing an internal within a day or two of labor starting.  Both...

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We have a Winner for the Be Young Liver Cleanse Duo!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2012 in essential oils, Give away | 0 comments

Thank you everyone for entering my first ever give away for Be Young Liver Cleanse Duo worth $39! I used Rafflecopter to select a winner this morning.  Unfortunately the first person who was selected had not signed up for my newsletter so I had to select another winner.  Remember to win you have to be signed up for my newsletter.   Without further ado the winner is Liz DeMar (cue balloons falling and the band striking up a happy song) Liz, please contact me at Pattyla (at) lovingourguts (dot) com with your mailing address. I’ll need it to send you your prize! I’m sorry that all of you couldn’t win.  Be sure to sign up for my e-mail updates to not miss out on the next give away that I do. Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner And...

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Have you visited a Salt Room?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Local Sources, St Louis | 3 comments

Have you heard of Halotherapy?  What about a Salt room?  No?  I hadn’t either until this summer.  It just so happens that I am a very lucky American to have a Salt room in my vicinity. There are more opening up all the time so you just might be too. I have tried to find a comprehensive listing of salt rooms around the country to include on here but I can’t seem to find one. Sorry you will have to google it for your own area yourself. Here I am in the salt room. A friend shared about the St. Louis Salt Room on her Facebook page this summer and I’m always up for learning about an alternative therapy so I agreed to go with her and check it out. We don’t have any major symptoms that are obviously...

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GAPS Cookbooks

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe | 2 comments

I am often asked what cookbooks I use for making my GAPS foods.  I do have a few grain free cookbooks but most of the books I reach for time and again are not specifically GAPS books but instead they just have good recipes that I modify as needed. I have had The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook for several years. I got it when I first started shopping for my meat from local farmers. It has taught me how to make many different cuts of meat as well as organ meats.  It contains the recipe we use for our Christmas Goose, Leg of Lamb, and just last night for Rabbit.  It explains all the different cuts and how to order a whole animal and even shows what recipes work for what cuts.  I have learned so much from this book.  ...

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