Hello and welcome to my blog, Dairy Free GAPS!
I started this blog in 2014 when I had just started the Full GAPS diet. I was looking for dairy-free GAPS recipes, and at the time I couldn’t eat coconut flour. Over the years my gut has healed considerably and now I can eat most things except gluten, so you will see that I transitioned to including dairy. I still practice a modified GAPS diet, and make bone broth every week, and usually a soup, and make mostly paleo recipes.
I’m not a nutritionist, and I don’t claim to be an expert on the GAPS diet, so please consult with your health practitioner about whether the GAPS diet is right for you.
2021 edit – I’ve been eating a bone-broth-based soup for breakfast for the last eight years. By healing my body and my gut I have been able to transition to a diet that includes more dairy, grains, and coconut. Thus, the recipes on this blog have reflected that gradual change over the last few years.
This year I was diagnosed with thyroid nodules, a form of calcification. My functional practitioner suggested that I switch to a low-oxalate diet to see if I felt better. After YEARS of eating a diet heavy in nuts (especially almonds), root vegetables (root vegetable soup daily and raw beets!!!), and chocolate, I made the switch to a low-oxalate diet. It’s been eye-opening to realize I was eating three times the recommended amount of daily oxalates, and experiencing more frequent migraines, insomnia, and fatigue. Though it may be too soon to tell, I believe I’m feeling better! So, the recipes I will be sharing will now be low-oxalate, and continue to be gluten-free, and GAPS-inspired.
And, here is a good resource for calculating dietary oxalates.