But...I know there are still changes that need to take place. I have not led a healthy lifestyle throughout my younger days, and I have health issues that show me my immunity is not where it should be. No, having allergies is not normal. Having itchy, bumpy skin, children being impulsive, and lack of concentration, are not normal.
For these and other issues, I have been reading up on GAPS. GAPS is a program that uses diet, supplementation, and detoxification to heal and seal the gut lining. Did you know that most diseases begin in the gut? Our bodies are populated with good bacteria which keeps bad bacteria under wraps. But when things upset this balance of good bacteria (like antibiotics, birth control, unhealthy diet, and the bacteria population passed on to us from our mothers), the bad bacteria gets out of control, and we then obtain a host of different symptoms and diseases that modern doctors have no idea how to cure.
What is very interesting to me is that autism, dyspraxia (clumsiness), dyslexia, depression, A.D.D., A.D.H.D, and schizophrenia are ALL treatable by GAPS. This is very good news to many a worried mom out there. I want to encourage you that there is hope and healing.
As a Christian, I know that God is in control of our lives. I know that He takes care of us and does not let anything come to pass in our lives without His knowledge.
So why would I, as a Christian woman, be interested in taking on a dramatic change like this?
For one, I want to be healthy for my children. If God blesses us with more children, I want to be in as good of health as possible so I don't have the health issues I have had with other pregnancies. Another reason for going on the GAPS program is so I don't pass on unhealthy gut flora to any future children we have. I feel this is my responsibility as a mother, to give our children the best possible start to life through good health.
I am on my second day of GAPS with some of our children. At times I have felt like I am starving, as the GAPS food is super-digestable. I have wanted chocolate and the baked goods I always make. But those are out for right now. My itchy skin has already subsided, which is a great encouragement to me.
I am using a wonderful ebook that I will tell you about later that walks you through GAPS step-by-step on the GAPS introduction diet and has delicious recipes. Without it, I don't think I would be doing so well.
If you have issues that you knew could be cured and allow you to be in a better state of health to serve your family, would you take the steps to do it?
I would greatly encourage you to go to the GAPS website to read more about it, and pick up a copy of the book, for you, your children, for your whole family. I'm sure it will be a blessing to you.
I will be updating you on our progress and telling you more about GAPS in future posts.
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