Introducing a GAPS Forum: Gapalicious Community

August 2, 2011 · 7 comments

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This post is written by a very talented, young guest blogger, Hannah, from Gapalicious.com. She is announcing her new forum for anyone involved in the GAPS diet. She shares her story and her success and wants to create a community of GAPsters. Join today!

By Hannah

From the time I was at least 12 years old I had been suffering from Gut and Psychology Syndrome™. I just didn’t know it. During that time my family and I didn’t understand what was going on, and the onset was so slow that – like a frog in a pot –  it became my new “normal”.

I didn’t really admit some of my problems to myself until one day, at church, I was watching a little, autistic boy. All of a sudden I realized that I was doing everything he was doing to calm myself down. Just then, all of my struggles began to come to mind.

I realized that from the time I turned 17, until I was 20, I had been suffering from: autistic problems, stimming, digestive issues, stomach pain, chronic fatigue, chronic anxiety, shaking “episodes”, OCD, and being overweight.

When that light bulb went on everything I was struggling to understand suddenly made sense. More sense than I wanted it too.

Shortly after that, my whole family decided to go on the GAPS™ diet. Looking back on it now it was the best decision we could have made. Within a week I was feeling a huge difference, but I still wasn’t sure this was the answer because I had tried things before, and they would work for a week, a month, rarely more and then I would be worse then before. But this time I didn’t experience any of that, and now after a year of being on the diet I still feel great!

Life has still had it’s ups and downs, and sure some days I haven’t felt like my usual self, but I’ve gone from being sick about 11 months out of the year to being well for 11 months out of the year. For me that is just mind blowing. My continued success makes me want to share GAPS with everyone I can. To encourage them and tell them “it is possible. I am doing it”.

Because my mother was my strength during my 8 years of being chronically ill, she is one of the reasons why I want to share my experiences, and why my main goal is to: “help moms out there dealing with GAPS children.”

That is why in February I started my blog, Gapalicious.com, to share the diet with everyone I could. I also released the Gapalicious™ iPhone app which is the GAPS allowed foods list and approved by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

I’m so excited to share with you a secret I’ve been working on the last couple weeks. A GAPS™ forum called the Gapalicious Community!

This forum is meant to be a place to talk about the GAPS diet and lifestyle, share tips and tricks, swap recipes, and encourage other people on GAPS. It is meant to create an online support system. A community of people who will be there to cheer you on you journey, help you through the rough spots, and most importantly to give you hope.

I hope to see all of you there!

www.gapalicious.com/forum

Hannah Kosek is a 21 year old who’s suffered from Gut and Psychology Syndrome™. After going on the GAPS™ diet last year she is now on the road to recovery. Since then Hannah has started a blog about GAPS™ (called Gapalicious), released an iPhone App, and is now starting the Gapalicious Forum.

 

 

 

 

 

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1 Emily @ Butter Believer August 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Wow! This is awesome! What a great thing you’re doing, Hannah! I look forward to joining the forum. Haven’t started GAPS yet, but I know I need to, and I could really use the support of others from a community like what you’ve started here. Nice work!! And congratulations on your healing so far!

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2 Jill August 3, 2011 at 8:00 am

Way to go, Hannah! This forum is exactly what is needed by so many people! I will be joining…right now!

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3 Martha August 3, 2011 at 11:51 am

Great idea, Hannah! I already have your iPhone app and found it invaluable when I went through the Intro stages. Thank you!

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4 Hannah K. August 4, 2011 at 8:44 am

Hi Ladies,

Thank you so much for your kind comments. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you all on the forum.

Martha, I’m so glad the GAPS™ app helped you.

Emily, If you have any questions about starting GAPS let me know and I’ll try to help anyway I can.

Jill, Thank you so much for your encouragement and support.

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5 Asma February 8, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hi Hannah
I am so happy about your sight
I am amother of sever 30 years old autistic son , he has been on the diet for 3 monthes
but i’m not sure about the dairy probiotic do i have to stay in the first stage until i intruduce the kefir for him or i can move to the second stage before the kefir and it’s products , thank you so much for your assistance
Asma

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6 Shannon November 18, 2012 at 1:11 pm

I am at day 4 intro (still not doing everything right, sauerkraut isn’t finished yet) but feeling great! And I can eat without taking pills or supplements for nausea and heart burn! I am so glad to read about someone else like me – finally! I just started reading the book and it is all about autistic children (on the first couple pages anyway) and I’m 27 yo. I’ve had many, many, though mild psycology and auto immune symptoms my whole life starting with being a terribly cholicy baby but the digestive stuff only just began coming to my notice. I hope that I am all healed before starting my own family and will be sure to keep a close eye on my future-potential-children!

I’ll be joining the forum as soon as the spam problem is cleaned up (announced on home page as of today). I was very excited to check out the app, but the reviews made some good suggestions for updates (par down the list once you enter the stage you’re on, address proper preparation of the ingredient). Once these updates are made I will be very happy to pay the price for it! For now the full GAPS list provided on Dr NCM website will suffice.

Thank you for being a 20 something and making your voice heard, I was beginning to feel very alone in this in between stage.

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