Beyond GAPS

After completion of your GAPS program, it is very important that you maintain a diet filled with properly prepared nutrient-dense real food. The following points serve as a guide to what constitutes a nutrient-dense real food, which will support continued gut and psychological health.

  • Weston A. Price based diet
  • Paleo Diet
  • Principle of soaking grains
  • Daily sources of traditional animal fats (butter, duck fat, tallow, lard)
  • Incorporate organic virgin coconut oil, extra-virgin olive oil and flaxseed oil
  • Continuance of lacto-fermented foods daily
  • Grass-fed sources of beef, lamb, buffalo
  • Wild game
  • Wild fish and seafood
  • Pastured poultry
  • Avoidance of packaged foods
  • Inclusion of organ meats weekly
  • Continue to include homemade meat stocks and bone broths and soups made with homemade bone broths
  • Fresh organic vegetables and fruits

Our Favorite Cookbooks for Beyond GAPS
We urge you to use caution and resist incorporating unsoaked grains, including pasta, and sugar into your diet. The following cookbooks will bring inspiration to your kitchen.

  • Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morrell
  • The Grassfed Gourmet by Shannon Hayes
  • The Art of Simple Foods by Alice Waters
  • Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Katz
  • The Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates