This type of coaching is based on the books “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” and “Gut and Physiology Syndrome”, both written by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and the "Specific Carbohydrate Diet" by Elaine Gottshall.
GAPS is a healing protocol, through diet and supplements, to heal the gut and with that a large variety of health problems.
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is not exactly a healing protocol. This is a diet plan that one is supposed to remain on for the rest of their lives. Though for some it does heal their difficulties over time and they do end up healed.
I personally would prefer to heal my digestive health and have done so by following a protocol based on the teaching of Dr. Natasha.
For some it is easier to just pick the SCD and feel good and just stick with it.
I want to let you know that I am not a GAPS Practitioner. This is still on my list of training that I still want to do. But that said, I do have a lot of experience with the protocol as we did it with our family from 2009 onwards. We all gained a lot from it, the results were astounding. I have also worked with clients to heal their digestive health. They also has incredible results. I have adjusted the length of the stages a bit based on my work with my clients to make the introduction protocol a bit longer as this worked better for them.
I offer coaching for people / families who are doing or going to do GAPS, be it with the help of a GAPS practitioner, which is to be preferred, or on their own.
I also offer a programme which has a slightly longer introduction phase, but is otherwise based on the GAPS protocol.
I am also available to those who need an antibiotics course and want to make sure that their digestive health doesn't plummet from that. I can help you draw up a plan for during and after the course so that your digestive health remains well.
- is it for me?
- what is the goal?
- how will i benefit?
This is for families or individuals who are following the GAPS healing protocol to achieve gut healing. This can be either on their own with help of the books, or with the guidance of a GAPS practitioner.
To keep you on track with the steps that you take while doing the GAPS protocol. Some of you will want to start with the full protocol first and then work their way back to the introduction protocol. Others want to cliff dive and right away start with the introduction protocol. Whichever way you choose, we will discuss each month which steps you have taken successfully in the last month and which steps you are planning on taking in the coming month. That way you will be kept on track of you plans. We can work out a full plan of what steps you want to take when.
The coaching will help you stay on track. You have email access to me between our appointments, so you can talk to me about issues you have. In general I think 1 meeting a month is likely enough, but when you feel the need for more frequent meetings, this is no problem at all.
I will help you learn how to make the foods that you'll need and how to make a meal plan, unless you want to receive ready made meal plans. I will help you source supplements, foods, etc.
As the protocol heavily relies on stock and variety of fermented foods it is very important to learn how to make these. It’s not difficult, but most people have not been exposed to homemade yoghurt or sauerkraut and homemade meat stock or bone broth.
So your biggest benefit is that I have been through it with my whole family of 6 and have learned how to make all these foods and know the tricks on how to make it easily and how to easily implement all of it into your normal daily routine.