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GAPS Diet: Finding Your Way Back to Health

Summary: You may be able to arrest health symptoms with the GAPS diet.
Air Date: 3/29/17
Duration: 26:24
Host: Dr. Mike Fenster
Guest Bio: Hilary Boynton, Holistic Health Counselor
Hilary BoyntonHilary Boynton, certified holistic health counselor, received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

The devoted mother of five young kids, Hilary has seen the power of nutritional healing firsthand. Inspired by her own experience of "food as medicine," she has dedicated herself to helping others on their path to wellness as a cook, coach, and professional educator.

Hilary supports her clients by integrating "Paleo" and "Primal" philosophies with the wisdom of the Ancestral Health Movement and the Weston A. Price Foundation. Hilary is a Weston A. Price chapter leader, runs several local food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house, and helped to open a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord, Massachusetts.

She lives in Marina Del Rey, California, with her family.
GAPS Diet: Finding Your Way Back to Health
Many health issues are a direct result of the foods you eat.

The modern Western diet plays with pleasure centers, preventing you from recognizing the symptoms in your body after eating non-optimum foods.

Becoming Predisposed to Health Issues

There are more caesarean sections than in prior generations. This means fewer babies are passing through the birth canal to get a dose of mothers’ vaginal bacteria. Vaccines, antibiotics, environmental toxins and processed foods disrupt a baby’s gut bacteria.

The bad bacteria start to outweigh the good. They attack the good bacteria, weakening the gut lining. The weakened gut lining leads to undesirable health conditions.

Once you are diagnosed with a health condition, it’s hard to undo the mechanics that landed you there.

Using quality ingredients and spending more time in the kitchen can improve your health.

The GAPS Diet

Started by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet is an elimination diet that cuts out anything that could deliver bad bacteria, such as boiled meats, broth, non-fibrous vegetables and veggies without stalks. Each stage takes a few days. Foods are reintroduced slowly.

Bad bacteria will kick and scream to save themselves. It’s not unusual to feel ill while on the diet. If a reintroduced food makes you feel sick, return to the prior stage of the diet without that food for a few more days.

Listen as Hilary Boynton joins Dr. Mike Fenster to share how you can use food to improve your health.

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