October 5th: GAPS Support Group

GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps

June 1: GAPS Support Group

Are you on a strict diet and need support?  Do you or any of your family members regularly experience common digestive complaints, such as heartburn (reflux), indigestion, bloating, cramping, constipation, or diarrhea? Do any of you suffer from eczema, asthma, dyslexia, or depression? Have your children received labels such as autism, ADD or ADHD? Do you wonder if there is a common link between any of these these things?  If so, come to the GAPS diet meeting!  Feel free to bring your questions!  RSVPs are not required.

GAPS Support Group

Alive Holistic Clinic:
1902 Jefferson Street,
Eugene, OR.
The first Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm

Lead by: Mary Ruddick & Ann Tepperman

The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) program is a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the body to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other health problems, including ADD, MS, autoimmune disorders, digestive disorders, dyslexia, IC, mood disorders, nervous system disorders, epilepsy, etc.

Read more: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps

October 6th: GAPS Support Group

Throughout 2012-2015 Cherie Anello, NTP offered regular Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Support Group meetings. Due to an injury, she has not been able to offer these since mid 2015.

Thankfully, Mary Ruddick has offered to take over the task.  The GAPS Support Group will begin holding monthly meetings in October.

GAPS Support Group Meeting:

October 6th, 2016
7:00 pm
1902 Jefferson Street
Eugene, Oregon

“I’m planning on having the group be a causal place where everyone can learn from one another, share recipes, and tricks that save time or make the diet easier.  I so loved and appreciated the GAPS support group that I went to in Dayton, OH that I am hoping to emulate it.  It will be for people on the diet, those transitioning on to the diet, family members, and those who are interested in the diet.”Mary Ruddick

For more information about GAPS see: eugenewestonaprice.org/gaps

GAPS Support Group

GAPS Support Group upcoming meeting schedule:

Dates:

6:30 pm on Mondays; February 2, April 6, May 4, 2015
(We will take a break for the summer and resume in the fall.)

Location:

At the home-office of Cherie Anello

Contact info:

Cherie Anello, NTP, CGP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certified Gaps Practitioner
cherieanello@gmail.com
541-870-0646

http://www.cherieanello.com/
“All Disease Begins in The Gut”

 This group is open to anyone in the community to attend. Please feel free to invite friends and family that might be interested in gaining better health, especially those with a gluten sensitivity and ongoing challenges. This really does work for a variety of problems!
This year I am asking that anyone that attends more than once as a visitor be willing to bring a GAPS qualifying recipe sample for us once during the year of meetings. We all have different food preferences and ideas, so let’s glean from each other. You may demonstrate making it for us, or if that is complicated, you can tell us what you did as we munch.

There will be a donation jar. A donation of $5.00 or more helps support the cost of copies and supplies used to demo. This is greatly appreciated!
Please avoid wearing fragrance of any kind so that those with chemical sensitivities will be able to join us. Thank you!

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and call for directions/address.

If someone you know may be suffering from a GAPS condition, please invite them to the event.

For more information about GAPS, please see our GAPS page: http://eugenewestonaprice.org/2014/11/14/gaps-gut-and-psychology-syndrome-program

GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) program

A delicious GAPS meal

The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) programis a healing regime based on change of diet to allow the digestive system in particular to detoxify and heal. It was originally designed for, and works successfully healing autistic children, but since that initial research, it has also been found to heal numerous other (especially chronic) health problems.

The GAPS “diet” was developed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a practicing neurologist and nutritionist working in London, when one of her children showed signs of autism. As so often happens when mothers are faced with such a situation, Dr. Campbell-McBride devoted much research time to learn how to help her autistic child. In her research she discovered an earlier, highly-successful “celiac” diet, which she augmented with her knowledge of nutrition and gut-healing. After her child fully recovered, other parents of autistic children flocked to her clinic, and finally she wrote a book to explain the basics of the program (available through Eugene WAPF). Since then, numerous articles have been written explaining that there is a linkage between a healthy digestive system and proper brain development, for example:

More studies prove your gut bacteria control your brain functioning
http://www.naturalnews.com/040946_brain-gut_connection_intestinal_health_probiotics.html

 

Fermented vegetables are easy to make at home.

Basics of the GAPS program

The GAPS eating program follows all the suggestions made by Weston A. Price, but it excludes all foods that have been found to irritate the digestive system, adding them back in very slowly and experimentally until the body has healed enough to cope with them. It is very difficult to describe the GAPS diet in a general article like this because it is extremely individualized. Some of the modern environmental problems which lead to digestive problems include: exposure to heavy metals such as lead, aluminum, and mercury (widely-used in amalgam dental fillings); use of antibiotics without replenishing the stomach’s healthy microbes; use of birth-control pills; thyroid disfunction; parasites; and many more challenges. Depending on the level of problems, you may be able to modify your diet just slightly beyond the Weston A. Price diet, or you may have to limit your diet severely (“GAPS introduction diet”) to give your body the time it needs to heal itself. A number of the members of the Eugene WAPF have done this successfully, even in the face of severe challenges.

In the case of the biggest challenges, here are the basics of the “GAPS Introduction Diet”. Working with a nutritionist (some of whom are Eugene WAPF members), you may discover you do not need this level of change, or you may be able to graduate off of it quickly. But often people discover that it is good to go back to just the basic introduction diet from time to time. So here are the basics:

– Removal of ALL sugar and just about all complex carbohydrates, both of which are difficult for the body to digest (a moderate amount of raw honey is allowed on the full GAPS diet);

– Meat and/or fish-based stews and soups with lots of broth and healthy fats;

– Fermented vegetables (especially cabbage), fermented with the use of only natural salt and whey if you’re not allergic to it or other probiotic; therefore probably home-made because most of what is sold in markets is made with vinegar. Sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables are extremely important because they provide the stomach with lactobacillus bacteria, which should be one of the main digestive microbes in a healthy digestive system. This should be eaten with all meals because the body cannot make its own lactobacillus bacteria. Amounts should be limited to very small at first, in order to reduce a possible detoxification reaction;

– Additional probiotics;

– Eggs if you can eat them without problems, especially the yolk and especially raw, but also cooked;

– Dairy products from animals raised on green grass and only non-pasteurized, if you don’t have an allergy to dairy. Includes butter, cheese, properly-made yogurt, as well as full-fat milk. Difficult to find in mainstream markets, but Eugene WAPF has more information on availability;

– Vegetables may be able to be added to the stews and soups depending on your level of health; raw vegetables and all fruit are not eaten on the GAPS diet until the body has healed properly. (They may be eaten on the full GAPS diet if well tolerated.);

– Nuts are slowly introduced during the Introductory Diet, but they should ALWAYS be pre-soaked, and should be eaten in very small amounts until you’re sure they do not cause any problems.(These may be also be eaten on the full GAPS diet if tolerated).

This sounds to most beginners like an extremely limited diet, but you’ll discover that, unlike most “diets”, you will not feel hungry, and symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation will disappear rapidly, so the trade-off for less variety is a feeling of great well-being and usually rapid recovery from the most disabling symptoms.

Soups and stews recipes come from all around the world.

As always, it is best to be working with a trained and knowledgeable nutritionist when you start the GAPS diet, who can watch for signs of any unforeseen problems. The GAPS book written by Dr. Campbell-McBride is meant for practitioners especially, and gives excellent background for the diet, but not always the simplest explanation of what to do. Thankfully there are now a number of other books which give a simple introduction, often with recipes.

Books:

Dr. Campbell-McBride has recently been interviewed by Dr. Mercola for his well-known health website, if you’d like to hear more about her discoveries in her own words.

Audio Interviews:

You can find more information on Dr. McBride’s website: www.GAPS.me, and on her blog at www.doctor-natasha.com

Find local GAPS Certified Practitioners:

http://eugenewestonaprice.org/resources/practitioners/

November 10: GAPS Support Group

Date:

Monday, November 3, 2014 Correction: November 10, 2014
6:30 PM

Location:

At the home-office of Cherie Anello

Contact info:

Cherie Anello, NTP, CGP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certified Gaps Practitioner
cherieanello@gmail.com
541-870-0646
“All Disease Begins in The Gut”

Just a review of our group. This is open to anyone in the community to attend. Please feel free to invite friends and family that might be interested in gaining better health, especially those with a gluten sensitivity and ongoing challenges. This really does work for a variety of problems!
This year I am asking that anyone that attends more than once as a visitor be willing to bring a gaps qualifying sample for us once during the year of meetings. We all have different food preferences and ideas, so lets glean from each other. You may demo it for us, or if that seems intimidating you can tell us what you did as we munch. 
Also, a a reminder that there will be a donation jar and a $5.00 or more donation helps support the cost of copies and supplies used to demo. This is greatly appreciated!
Please avoid wearing fragrance of any kind so that those with chemical sensitivities will be able to join us. Thank you!

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and call for directions/address.

If someone you know may be suffering from a GAPS condition, invite them to the event. For more information about GAPS please see the links.

Link to more information: April 10th: DVD GAPS

September 29: GAPS Support Group

Hi all,

The first GAPS support group for this fall will be Sept 29th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. We will review the importance of the GAPS diet, who needs it and foundational ideas. I will demo a basic recipe. (Thinking of mayo as that was a challenge for me initially. But, who knows what other recipe will grab my fancy by then?) On going meetings will be the first Monday of each month starting in November. 
Please come prepared to share any new discoveries you have made over the summer as far as where to buy quality foods etc. 
Just a review of our group. This is open to anyone in the community to attend. Please feel free to invite friends and family that might be interested in gaining better health, especially those with a gluten sensitivity and ongoing challenges. This really does work for a variety of problems!
This year I am asking that anyone that attends more than once as a visitor be willing to bring a gaps qualifying sample for us once during the year of meetings. We all have different food preferences and ideas, so lets glean from each other. You may demo it for us, or if that seems intimidating you can tell us what you did as we munch. 
Also, a a reminder that there will be a donation jar and a $5.00 or more donation helps support the cost of copies and supplies used to demo. This is greatly appreciated!
Cherie Anello, NTP, CGP
541-870-0646
“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” Hippocrates

May 28: GAPS Support Group

Date:

Wednesday May 28, 2014
6:30 PM

Location:

At the home-office of Cherie Anello

Contact info:

Cherie Anello,NTP, CGP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certified Gaps Practitioner
Phone: 541-870-0646
www.cherieanello.com
email: cherieanello@gmail.com

“We will discuss various theories of Acid/Alkaline balance. Bring your points of view and your questions.”

Please avoid wearing fragrance of any kind so that those with chemical sensitivities will be able to join us. Thank you!

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and call for directions/address.

If someone you know may be suffering from a GAPS condition, invite them to the event. For more information about GAPS please see the links.

Link to more information: April 10th: DVD GAPS

April 30: GAPS Support Group

Date:

Thursday, April 30, 2014
6:30 PM

Location:

At the home-office of Cherie Anello

Contact info:

Cherie Anello,NTP, CGP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certified Gaps Practitioner
Phone: 541-870-0646
www.cherieanello.com
email: cherieanello@gmail.com

“Since we are entering warm weather let’s talk about the importance of staying hydrated, and a simple test to know if you are in need of  more water.

And we will Demo Gaps friendly Granola for busy summer days.”

Please avoid wearing fragrance of any kind so that those with chemical sensitivities will be able to join us. Thank you!

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and call for directions/address.

If someone you know may be suffering from a GAPS condition, invite them to the event. For more information about GAPS please see the links.

Link to more information: April 10th: DVD GAPS

March 13: GAPS Support Group

Date:

Thursday, March 13, 2014
6:30 PM

Location:

At the home-office of Cherie Anello

Contact info:

Cherie Anello,NTP, CGP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certified Gaps Practitioner
Phone: 541-870-0646
www.cherieanello.com
email: cherieanello@gmail.com

“Each person will make their own fruit chutney if they wish. Bring all ingredients, knives, cutting boards, jars, etc. We know that fruit is out of season, but we’re bored with winter and want to make a treat! Here are 2 sample recipes, or try one of your own.”

Please avoid wearing fragrance of any kind so that those with chemical sensitivities will be able to join us. Thank you!

RSVP: Please confirm your attendance and call for directions/address.

If someone you know may be suffering from a GAPS condition, invite them to the event. For more information about GAPS please see the links.

Link to more information: April 10th: DVD GAPS

 

Apple & Pear Chutney

Makes 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh apples and pears (any fresh fruit can be used)
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • Grated rind of 2 lemons or 4 limes
  • Juice of 2 lemons or the juice of 4 limes
  • 1/8 cup Rapadura sugar (optional, not recommended during GAPS)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/4 cup whey
  • 1/2 cup previously soaked pecans or other nuts, lightly chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins, cherries, cranberries or other dried fruit
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried green peppercorns, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

Preparation

Use any fruit in season. I like firm fruit best. It holds texture better. I use no sugar, the dried and fresh fruit has enough sugar for my taste.

Mix water, lemon or lime juice, lemon or lime rind, optional Rapadura, salt and whey. Peel fruit and cut up into lemon juice mixture. Mix with nuts, dried fruit, herbs and spices and place in a quart 1 quart, wide mouth mason jar. Press down lightly with a Kraut Pounder, adding more water if necessary to cover the fruit. The mixture should be at least 1 inch below the top of the jar. Cover tightly and keep at room temperature for 1 day before transferring to the refrigerator. This should be eaten within 2 months. Best within a few weeks. Cap with lid, label and date jar.