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Today marks my 1-year anniversary on the GAPS diet. I started eating this way to control my SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth). It’s been quite a ride but I couldn’t be happier with my results:
no more bloating
no more abdominal pain
no more problems with my bowel movements
no more skin rash
no more headaches
better mood (no more depression)
better concentration (no brain fog)
improved PCOS (regular menstrual cycle, less PMS and other PCOS symptoms)
better blood sugar regulation
I still can’t eat dairy (besides butter and ghee) and still have to be careful with fruits and some vegetables, but I can tolerate a bit of chocolate, nuts and honey once in a while. A year ago, I was feeling so bad every day. I knew there was a connection between the foods and I ate and the way I felt but couldn’t figure it out. My dream was to have a list of safe foods to eat and a clear list of foods to avoid. I now have that. It took a few months, but the GAPS diet protocol helped me figure out what my body wants and what it doesn’t like.
I don’t really consider myself on the GAPS diet or any kind of diet anymore. It’s just the way I eat now!
Here’s what I eat on a daily basis:
non-starchy vegetables (all kinds, including most high-FODMAPs!)
butter, ghee, coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil
homemade bone broth (1-2 cups daily)
unrefined salt and other seasonings
fermented foods (raw sauerkraut)
and once in a while:
raw vegetables (cucumber, cherry tomatoes, lettuce)
dark chocolate (85%)
a few slices of prosciutto (just a little since too much nitrates trigger headaches for me)
coconut butter, coconut chips, almond butter, a bit of honey or maple syrup
Make your own toothpaste with coconut oil and baking soda to save money and avoid the fluoride and chemicals used in commercial toothpaste. It is super easy and it works well! Add a few drops of peppermint oil if you want to have a fresh taste in your mouth, but even without it, I feel like my mouth is clean and fresh after brushing my teeth with this Paleo toothpaste!
I keep a little jar of the coconut oil and baking soda mixture in my bathroom. I just mix it before using (the baking soda sinks a the bottom).
Ask your dentist to make sure it is safe for you. Baking soda is an abrasive so use it sparingly, in small amounts, no more than twice a day. You probably won’t feel the need to brush your teeth as often anyway if your diet is lower in carbs by avoiding grains and sugary foods.
Please note that baking soda can apparently dissolve orthodontic glue. Don’t use if you wear braces or any other kind of permanent/fixed dental correctors.