Easter Bunny Bites 

This recipe is easy to make with little preparation time required.   Print Recipe Easter Bunny Bites  This recipe is appropriate for people who are following the Introduction Diet from Stage 3 onwards. Cook Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins Course: Baking at home, Egg free recipesCuisine: Full GAPS Diet Recipes, GAPS Introduction Stages Ingredients2 Cups Organic […]

Kefir Grain Suppliers

Australian And New Zealand Kefir Grains The following people, generously offer to share their Kefir grains with people as their supply overpopulates and grows. Australia TAS     Wynyard   Mike Bucky  Milk Kefir Grains:   Express post shipping within Australia for $25.00     bukysoper@hotmail.com TAS     Launceston,  Christina Mathewson:  Milk and Water Kefir Grains     christinamathewson@yahoo.com.au VIC     ♥ […]

Healing Crisis Explained: Detox and Retracing

Detox & Retracing Why you feel worse when you implement an optimal nutrition program By Linda Paterson BHSc The more food is presented in its natural raw state in which it grows, without any modifications made to it, the easier it is to digest.  Food in its natural state maintains all its enzymes, amino acids, […]

Foods to Avoid

• Sugar and anything that contains it. • Molasses, maple syrup, corn syrup, any other syrup. • Aspartame in any form, it is a potent neurotoxin (brain toxin). • Sweets, cakes, biscuits, chocolates, ice – creams. • All alcoholic beverages. An adult can have good quality wine with meals occasionally but not beer or spirits. […]

Chronic Colitis & Failure to Thrive

The following GAPS testimonial was very concerning for first time parents of their 9 month old baby girl.  This family came to me when mainstream medical interventions were unsuccessful in treating her condition. With failure to thrive and severe colitis consisting of daily episodes of bloody diarrhoea, the GAPS protocol made all the difference.  We […]

Treating Eczema with the GAPS diet

About GAPS GAPS is a term that refers to Gut and Psychology Syndrome, which was first developed by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride in response to the findings of years of experience working alongside people of all ages suffering with a variety of psychological and autoimmune conditions. The link between mental and physical health It has, for […]

Possible ADHD Treatments

Possible ADHD Treatments ADHD treatment: Where does one start to look?  ADHD is an abbreviation from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, which is a condition that makes it hard for children, in particular, to manage and check the way that they act. ADHD treatment is needed by children that suffer with the condition, which is one […]

Autism Treatments that focus on the health of the Gut

Autism Treatments that focus on the health of the Gut Autism is a condition that affects children in the way that they behave, communicate, form relationships and understand the world. The number of children that are being diagnosed with this condition seems to be increasing and so it is essential that an adequate Autism Treatment […]

Effective ADD treatments that could make a Difference

Effective ADD treatments that could make a Difference ADD refers to a condition known as attention deficit disorder and is more or less exactly as it sounds. Children with ADD may seem inattentive and as though they are not listening to what you are saying. Providing adequate ADD treatment has always focused on managing the […]

Autism ABA in treating children with Autism

Autism ABA in treating children with Autism Autism ABA refers to a course of treatment that involves therapy delivered to a child with Autism on a one to one basis. ABA stands for applied behavioural analysis and look to provide behavioural intervention to alter and improve the behaviour of a child with autism. Autism ABA […]

Changes to the Autism Diet

Changes to the Autism Diet There are many studies that exist today that look at the autism diet, which is the intake and digestive functioning of a child or adult with autism. The autism diet is thought to be a way of treating people with autism through the things that they eat. The idea is […]

Kefir Suppliers for Australia and New Zealand

Milk Kefir Grains Express post shipping within Australia for $10.00 Robert Paralowie, SA ryk5108@gmail.com   Milk Kefir Grains Pick up  $15.00 Or Express post shipping within Australia for $25.00 Mike Bucky Wynyard, TAS bukysoper@hotmail.com   Milk and Water Kefir Grains Margaret Blackney VIC marg.blackney@optusnet.com.au   Milk and Water Kefir Grains Anita Gerardi VIC gamgo@optusnet.com.au   […]

What is GAPS

Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome       The term GAPS, abbreviated from Gut and Psychology Syndrome was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci(human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological  and psychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, […]

GAPS Protocol

The GAPS Protocol is a three part program designed to heal the gut lining, restore the gut with beneficial flora and relieve the body of an excess toxic load.  The program incorporates a nutritional program supported by specific supplements with an emphasis on detoxification and reduction of exposure to environmental toxins.  The program requires persistence, […]

The GAPS Diet

The Full GAPS Diet By Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride Your patient needs to carry on completely avoiding starches and sugar for two years at least. It means avoiding all grains, sugar, potatoes, parsnips, yams, sweet potato and anything made out of them. The flour in your cooking and baking can be replaced with ground almonds (or […]

Detoxification Steps

   1st Step The first step involves removing the main source of toxicity which means cleaning up and restoring digestive health through the GAPS diet intervention protocol. Dr Campbell-McBride has a theory explaining how both salicylates and phenols have strong antioxidant and detoxifying abilities and therefore creating a detox reaction whilst flushing toxins from storage sites […]

Is your child a fussy eater?

Question: My child is a fussy eater and self limits his diet.  How am I able to get him to eat the GAPS food? This is one of the more common questions I am asked and understandably so.  This was my number one question too.  I sought answers everywhere including standing up at seminars and […]

Never Give Up on Your Child

My son Jake is 3 years old and has been diagnosed with high functioning Autism. He is an extremely intelligent and affectionate little boy who is incredibly capable in so many areas yet has extreme difficulties in others. More specifically, the boxes he ticks are the usual suspects of tantrums, melt downs, inappropriate public behavior […]

Linda Has Been There For Me

Seven weeks into the GAPS journey and there’s one thing for certain – our progress would have been much slower and a lot more confusing had we not consulted with Linda both one week prior to beginning the diet, and again for a recent follow up consultation.  There are so many questions I had as […]

GAPS Protocol Changed Our Life

Dear Linda, Last night I read the story you wrote about your son and what you went through. It is incredible to me now, particularly having read your story, how many others have been and are currently going through what we are going through. Every symptom of your sons was and is, identical to my […]

Linda Helped me Understand

“I was initially daunted when I read the Gaps book by Dr N. Campbell-McBride and could not see how I could implement so many aspects of the introductory diet on my own so I was relieved when I learnt that Linda offered a consultancy service to support and guide me through the process. I was […]

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GAPS Supplementation Criteria

 GAPS Supplementation Protocol.  Dr N. Campbell-McBride emphasises nutrition as the core intervention for the GAPS protocol and successful management of GAPS digestive disorders.  Supplements alone can not achieve the healing response that the GAPS diet does.  Too many supplements can irritate an already inflamed and damaged gut lining and interrupt with the healing process.  Whilst some supplements are important […]

Stage Progression

Healing Crisis A healing crisis usually occurs in stage one on day two or three.  During the first few days in implementing the GAPS protocol, the body begins cleaning up its toxins.  The healing crisis occurs when the pathogenic microbes die off and release their toxins.  These toxins are the cause of the GAPS patient’s […]

Video and Audio Download

  13th May 2009 The true connection between nutrition and brain function One Radio Network (sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  Gut flora and healing with animal foods One Radio Network(sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  The […]

GAPS Recommended Reading and Viewing

  The Following Books and DVD’s are recommended reading and viewing for GAPS   Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride) Cooking For GAPS DVD (Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride) Put Your Heart in Your Mouth (Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride) Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal health through diet (Elaine Gotchall) The GAPS Companion (Linda Paterson) Internal Bliss (International Nutrition) […]

Research links

GAPS Related Research Click on the below research links to view  Dr Andrew Wakerfield:  MMR vaccine findings on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in children  Rush University Medical Centre are conducting a clinical trial for the  Specific Carbohydrate Diet to determine whether it changes the composition of gut flora. The Title of the Study: […]

Creating an Allergy Diet

More and more people are reporting that they are suffering from a form of food allergy. In practice, many of the people that report food allergies do not meet the criteria of a food allergy and so it is far more likely that they are suffering from a food intolerance. Food intolerances can take many […]

Establishing a Food Sensitivity Diet

Establishing a Food Sensitivity Diet Food sensitivity is what most of us would call a food allergy. A food sensitivity diet is one that looks to deal with these allergies in a practical way so that we can become more tolerant of certain food types that we think we have built up an intolerance of.  […]

GAPS and the Fussy Eater

GAPS and the Fussy Eater It is quite common for children with neuro-psychological conditions to be fussy eaters. GAPS, which refers to a relationship between the gut and the health of the brain and immune system, ties together all the health issues experienced by children and adults with psychiatric and psychological conditions. These health issues […]

Is Autism Recovery Possible?

Is Autism Recovery Possible? The parent of a child with autism will naturally wonder whether autism recovery is a possibility. Autism recovery is most likely the earlier a diagnosis is given and the earlier that treatment is started. The kind of treatment that is geared towards autism recovery, or at least an improvement in a […]

Treatment with the Autoimmune Diet

Treatment with the Autoimmune Diet An autoimmune diet is one that looks to improve the symptoms associated with autoimmune diseases by looking at nutritional intake. Autoimmune diet advice may be given to people who suffer from diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type one, celiac disease and other conditions. http://dsite.gapsaustralia.com/services/what-is-gaps/ How the body […]

Improving Diet for Eczema Sufferers

Improving Diet for Eczema Sufferers Understanding GAPS is about understanding the relationship between the way we live, the foods we eat, the health of our gut and our overall health. By overall health this is extended beyond our physical wellbeing to include our mental health too. Eczema is a common complaint amongst people with digestive […]

Creating an Improved Diet for Anxiety

Creating an Improved Diet for Anxiety Understanding psychiatric or psychological conditions like panic and anxiety can be difficult because they are so often intertwined with other condition. Pigeon-holing people and providing a single diagnosis is made hard by the fact that so many conditions overlap one another. How a Better Diet for Anxiety Could Help […]

GAPS and Eczema Relief

GAPS and Eczema Relief GAPS refers to the idea that psychiatric complaints as well as physical complaints originate in the gut and that therefore all of these complaints, including eczema relief can be targeted by focusing on the problems that have arisen in the gut. Digestive Problems and Eczema Relief Overwhelming research has shown that […]

The link between Depression Diet and Digestion

The link between Depression Diet and Digestion Gut and Psychology Syndrome describes a connection between the gut and the brain and suggests that the two go hand in hand whereby the gut affects the way the brain functions in terms of the levels of toxicity in our diet and in our daily lives. This syndrome […]

GAPS, Diet, Anorexia and Eating Disorders

GAPS, Diet, Anorexia and Eating Disorders Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome – both known as GAPS – refers to a condition whereby the way that the gut works is related to mental health and brain functioning of an individual. Diet, anorexia, and fussy eating in childhood along with digestive problems have […]

Common Questions

  1) Q: GAPS FIRST EDITION BOOK Dairy order: I noticed the order for dairy in the introduction diet is different to the order in the GAPS book first edition. The book explains a gradual introduction to dairy but the introduction diet allows yoghurt from the very beginning. A: Yes and I am glad you […]

A to Z GAPS

  B is for Beauty and Skin Treatment, the magic of kefir and coconut Many of our very expensive skin care products contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which was a revolutionary discovery for the beauty industry and a product found naturally in fruit acids as well as kefir in the form of lactic acid. The lactic acid […]

How toxic is your dentist?

One question I am often asked is how to avoid the chemicals at the dentist.  There is no need for a regular visits to the dentist whilst the person is working on healing, unless there is an identifiable problem that needs treatment.  If there is a need for urgent treatment, try to find a holistic […]

Belly Massage: to assist in the relief of constipation

Anyone can perform this nurturing and relaxing procedure. It aids digestion, assists in loosening faecal compaction, eases constipation, relieves colic, eases tension and helps regulate breathing.  To help your child’s bowels move, try the ‘ I love you’ technique for the large intestines. With follow the steps outlined below to first massage the small intestine […]

Greek Grandmother Power

From the moment I read Dr Natasha’s personal testimony of how she recovered her son from autism, there was never a doubt in my mind that I would implement the GAPS diet in our house for my son, aged four, diagnosed with autism. I read Dr Natasha’s book, made soup, sauerkraut, ghee, yoghurt and lard.  […]

I am truly thankful

Another day is over, my boys are asleep in their beds.  And as often happens to us all, it is a time to think of the day we have just had, and what a day. Tonight l sat down to a wonderful dinner with my family. We started with our drinks of chicken broth with sauerkraut […]

Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers Q: GAPS FIRST EDITION BOOK Dairy order: I noticed the order for dairy in the introduction diet is different to the order in the GAPS book first edition. The book explains a gradual introduction to dairy but the introduction diet allows yoghurt from the very beginning. A: Yes and I am glad […]

Multimedia

Food Matters Official Trailer: BUY HERE Buy the GAPS Audio 6 CD set here (6 1/2 hours)

News & Events

Click on the News Bucket below to receive the latest GAPS Australia Newsletter I am very excited to announce that I am a featured speaker in the 2nd Annual Online Eating Psychology Conference. Join me, along with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he interviews over 45 international experts […]

GAPS Recipes

Click on the recipe title below to select the recipe page Homemade Meat Stock and Meat and Vegetable Soup Kefir Homemade Butter, Ghee and Dripping Homemade Yoghurt Curde’s and Whey Beet Kvass: 3 Options Sauerkraut GAPS Milkshake / Smoothie GAPS Almond Milk NUT Yoghurt Coconut Milk Raw Coconut Yoghurt How to Ferment Almond Flour Pumpkin […]

Harsch Fermenting Crock Pots

Harsch Fermenting Crock Pot Inclusions Two Weighting stones and a lid Tips and Handling The primary requirement in preparation is to ensure all parts of the pot are clean, including the lid. This can be achieved simply by wiping, scrubbing or rinsing off. (Avoid detergents and allow to drip dry). The weighted stones come in […]

Fussy Eaters

Q: My child is a fussy eater and self limits his diet.  How am I able to get him to eat the GAPS food? Question: My child is a fussy eater and self limits his diet.  How am I able to get him to eat the GAPS food? This is one of the more common […]

Support Group

Australian GAPS Support Group Forum ‘GAPS Support’ is an online Australian support forum for people navigating and implementing the Gut and Psychology Syndrome protocol by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride. It provides an opportunity for people to share their experiences and knowledge about GAPS topics and allows new commers to gain an insight on what to expect during […]

Kefir: Dairy and Water based

Kefir Fermented foods are essential to introduce to the GAPS diet from the beginning and kefir can be managed after whey and yoghurt have been successfully introduced.   Supplementing with probiotics alone will allow beneficial flora to do its job primarily in the upper parts of the digestive system which does not generally reach all the […]

Homemade Yoghurt Curds and Whey

Yoghurt Instructions Ingredient/Supplies 1 litre of Organic Milk or Raw Milk (raw milk is ideal but does not require heating) 1/3 cup of Commercial Organic Yoghurt    or    Yoghurt Culture Starters. Thermometer Yoghurt maker or Excalibur dehydrator, a hot plate or place it on top of your hot water system Bring 1 litre of milk close […]

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GAPS Tools & Templates

Click here for your own PDF Weekly Meal Planner copy The GAPS Meal Planner provides you with some samples and options to choose from when in the full GAPS diet. Click here for your own PDF Weekly Meal Planner Template The GAPS Weekly Meal Planner Template allows you to record your own menu plan for […]

Research

GAPS Related Research Click on the below research links to view Dr Andrew Wakerfield:  MMR vaccine findings on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders in children A. J. Wakerfield Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Rush University Medical Centre are conducting a clinical trial for the  Specific Carbohydrate Diet to determine […]

GAPS Supplementation Criteria

GAPS Supplementation Protocol Dr N. Campbell-McBride emphasises nutrition as the core intervention for the GAPS protocol and succesful management of GAPS digestive disorders.  Supplements alone can not achieve the healing response that the GAPS  diet does.  Too many supplements can irritate an already inflamed and damaged gut lining and interupt with the healing process.  Whilst some supplements […]

Therapeutic Probiotic

ONE.  An effective therapeutic   strength Probiotic An accumulation of research and increasing medical practitioner interest and acceptance is emerging with attention focused on probiotics in the treatment of digestive disorders and disease.  This lends to a good case for recommending probiotics, either in fermented foods or as supplements on a regular basis to improve digestive […]

Essential Fatty Acids

TWO & THREE.   Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin A & D Essential fatty acids play a major role in the GAPs Supplementation Protocol and the following group of essential oils meet the GAPs supplementation protocol. 1.  A good seed/nut oil blend in the ratio of 2:1 omega 3 to omega 6 fatty acids. Barleans Omega […]

Vitamin A Fermented Cod Liver Oil

3. Vitamin A Fermented Cod Liver Oil Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the […]

Betain HCL Pepsin or Sauerkraut

FOUR.  Digestive Enzymes    Betaine HCl with added Pepsin: Bio-Care People with abnormal gut flora almost without exception have low stomach acid production. Toxins produced by overgrowth of Candida species, Clostridia and other pathogens have a strong ability to reduce secretion of stomach acid. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, recommends that […]

Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acids

FIVE.  Vitamin, Mineral and Amino Acid   Seagreens Seaweed buy here Dr Campbell-McBride prescribes Seagreens Seaweed to almost all of her patients once the digestive system starts starts to show signs of healing.  Seagreens is a natural source of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other important nutrients.  The improvements seen in GAPS patients who take […]

Detoxification

  Detoxification Steps   1st Step The first step involves removing the main source of toxicity which means cleaning up and restoring digestive health through the GAPS diet intervention protocol.  Dr Campbell-McBride has a theory explaining how both salicylates and phenols have strong antioxidant and detoxifying abilities and therefore creating a detox reaction whilst flushing toxins […]

Lifestyle

Fresh Air and Leisure   Ensuring you get plenty of fresh air will also assist your body to detoxify.  This can be emphasised during a family leisure activity that you find both rewarding and enjoyable.  Open your windows and doors and air your home regularly to allow a good circulation of fresh air.  Supplying many house […]

Diet & Nutrition

  The Full GAPS Diet Your patient needs to carry on completely avoiding starches and sugar for two years at least. It means avoiding all grains, sugar, potatoes, parsnips, yams, sweet potato and anything made out of them. The flour in your cooking and baking can be replaced with ground almonds (or any other nuts […]

Books and DVD’s

The Following Books are recommended reading for GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride) Put Your Heart in Your Mouth (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride) Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal health through diet (Elaine Gotchall) Delicious recipes for healthy living: Grain Free Gourmet (Jodie Bager and Jenny Lass) Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s […]

Health Food Stores & Organic Cafe / Restaurants

Australian Organic Directory: www.organicfooddirectory.com.au

Organic Butchers Farmers and Distributors

QLD Chemical Free Grass Fed Meats www.mitchellgrassmeats.com.au

Organic Markets

QLD Organic Markets: Northey St City Farm www.ncf.org.au

GAPS Audio and Video download

13th May 2009 The true conection between nutrition and brain function One Radio Newtork (sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  Gut flora and healing with animal foods One Radio Newtork(sign up with One Radio Network for free to download the podcast) 14th September 2009  The GAPS […]

Healing Indicators

Healing Crisis A healing crisis usually occurs in stage one on day two or three.  During the first few days in implementing the GAPS protocol, the body begins cleaning up its toxins.  The healing crisis occurs when the pathogenic microbes die off and release their toxins.  These toxins are the cause of the GAPS patient’s […]

Bio-Kult

Advanced Probiotic Formula For Immune and Digestive Systems Support Bio-Kult is the recommended Probiotic for individuals following the the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Protocol and was formulated by a team of doctors, nutritionists and scientists (including Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride) dedicated to advancing the research and use of probiotic health supplements. The healthy body naturally hosts […]

Detox introduction to the diet

The 6 introduction stages to the GAPS Nutrition Protocol provide individuals with a kick start to healing.  Gut and Psychology Syndrome    Introduction Diet   The Introduction Diet has been designed for people with serious digestive problems, persistant diarrhoea, food allergies and intolerances.  These individuals should follow the Introduction Diet before progressing into the full GAPS diet.  People […]

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Fermented vegies

Beet Kvass: Three Options (Stage one or two appropriate & onwards) Option One:  Dairy free 1 kg beetroot 1 ½  tbls salt added to water 1 tsp caraway seeds 3 Garlic Cloves Place seeds and garlic in glass canning jar and place beetroot Slices (1/2 cm thick) on top until the jar is ¾ full.  […]

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut Lactic Acid Fermentation   “Sauerkraut is a wonderful healing remedy for the digestive tract, full of digestive enzymes, probiotic bacteria, vitamins and minerals”. (Dr Natasha Campbell – Mc Bride) Natural Lactic Acid Fermentation is one of the oldest and healthiest means of food preservation however the benefits of fermented vegetables and fruits go beyond […]

A – Z Everything GAPS

B is for Beauty and Skin Treatment, the magic of kefir and coconut Many of our very expensive skin care products contain Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which was a revolutionary discovery for the beauty industry and a product found naturally in fruit acids as well as kefir in the form of lactic acid. The lactic acid found […]

The GAPS Protocol

   Diet                  Detox            Supplement    This information is not designed to replace the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book, but provide a  simplified version of the GAPS protocol at a glance.  Please read the GAPS book to fully understand how and why this particular intervention works, why other diets are inappropriate for GAPS patients and how to implement the protocol […]

Home 2012

The GAPS Certified Practitioner Training Course by Dr Natasha Campbell McBride is NOW OPEN – View Details Here The GAPS Conference Comming to Brisbane April 2012 – View Details Here GAPS Australia is a support network and information site for people following the GAPS™ (Gut and Psychology Syndrome™) protocol created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride Our […]

What is GAPS

Gut and Psychology Syndrome and Gut and Physiology Syndrome   The term GAPS, abbreviated from Gut and Psychology Syndrome was created by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci(human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological  and psychiatric conditions, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, […]

Healing Remedies for your teeth and gums: Natural Non Toxic Teeth Whitening

Commercial toothpaste most commonly contains many ingredients that are potentially harmful to our health and this is particularly concerning for individuals who have impaired detoxification systems. Some of the most sinister ingredients to watch out for include sodium fluoride, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulphate and propylene glycol. It is also worth mentioning other ingredients like artificial […]

After GAPS

GAPS and Onwards After completion of the GAPS program in approximately 2 –  2.5 years, Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride advises that GAPS patients need to continue taking probiotics indefinitely; however this does not need to be maintained with commercial sources.  Probiotic can be supplemented in the form of homemade fermented preparations such as yoghurts, kefir and […]

Wild Vegetable Fermentation verses Culturing Vegetable Fermentation methods

Wild fermentation is specific to the live organisms naturally present on the raw vegetables.  This is the traditional way to ferment vegetables and sauerkraut because there are abundant lactic acid bacteria on all plants and if submerged under its own juices with a good coverage of salt (regardless of what type vessel they are contained […]

Mould is destructive to the immune system: How do we address it?

People with asthma, allergies, or other breathing conditions have been known to be the most sensitive to moulds.  However, growing research has shown how the impact of mould on health has extended beyond these conditions to show a relationship between mouldy homes and depression and how babies who live in these climates or homes, seem […]

Black Elderberries and their wonderful immune properties for GAPS

Black Elderberry bushes have been found in many parts of the world and grow very well as a native bush right here in Australia. The Australian Elder Berry bush can grow as high as 4 – 6 metres and begin to bloom in late spring with small white flowers followed by small green berries which […]