14 Days Til GAPS Intro, Resources for Bone Broth, Ferments, Probiotic, and Cod Liver Oil

Though I’m a little behind the 8 ball, it’s time to stock up on bone broth and start some ferments for this upcoming round of intro.

My new motto for intro is “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

I sure proved that on our first round of intro when I gave myself about 12 hours to plan and prep. I found that Katie needs a lot of variety with intro meals especially, so I will be making as many soups as I can think of. That way she can have a different soup for just about every meal. I plan to stay on stage 1 until her bellyaches mostly or completely disappear, so we may be on it for the full four days.

Here are a few resources to help you along. (Feel free to use your favorites or access the almighty Google for more.)

• If you are scratching your head and wondering what the GAPS intro is: http://www.gapsdiet.com/INTRODUCTION_DIET.html

• If you are completely new to this stuff and wondering what on Earth the GAPS diet is:

• And if you’d like to know what conditions this healing diet addresses, here is a good comprehensive list (you will be astounded at the range of conditions it addresses):

• Bone broth information/recipes/methods:

• There are innumerable recipes for ferments on the Internet but Starlene recently posted a good size list of links to get you started:

• Our GAPS diet is based on traditional, local, and organic foods [you’ll see references to WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation, dentist who is mainly credited with starting traditional foods movement) or NT (Nourishing Traditions, recipe and traditional foods factoid book). Here’s a good snapshot of what eating a traditional foods diet involves:

• Our probiotic:

• Our fermented cod liver oil / butter oil (FCLO/BO):
I prefer the cinnamon tingle

That should be enough to get us started. 🙂 Please feel free to comment, message, or e-mail me with any questions if you are considering joining us or just want to know more about it. I am more than happy to share!

This post is part of GAPS Friendly Fridays.


Jennifer Nervo is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master Practitioner & teacher, and Aromatherapist. Her focus is on digestive, nervous, and immune system dysfunction and the fields of functional nutrition & psychoneuroimmunology. She works with all conditions and diseases including environmental and food allergies, autoimmune diseases, multiple chemical sensitivity, diabetes, eczema, anxiety, weight loss as a symptom of dis-ease, and gut-brain disorders like autism.

When she’s not herding her small troupe of monkeys or seeing clients, her free time is packed with researching and perfecting new wellness techniques (her not-so-secret passion). Jennifer is currently a group leader for the newest class of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners out of Ann Arbor, MI, studying for the national board exam in holistic nutrition, and running a combined distance and brick and mortar practice in metro Detroit. She’s also a homeschooling suburbanite, foodie, and mama to two littles and a schnoodle.

5 thoughts on “14 Days Til GAPS Intro, Resources for Bone Broth, Ferments, Probiotic, and Cod Liver Oil”

  • Alison, I'm so glad to hear that you are doing so well on intro (small hiccups aside)! I was thinking we would be able to move faster since we've been on GAPS for a few months, but I should know better than to expect to follow a plan. Thanks for the reminder to let our bodies go at *their* pace instead of by Dr. Natasha's or my agendas. Love having you around for input! 🙂 Dorothy, thank you canning queen! 😉

  • Yikes, that probiotic is expensive. Do you feel it was very good? How would you compare it to probiotics you’ve taken in the past? I like it because it is free of the things my son is allergic to. I’m wondering what made you decide to take that one. Thank you 🙂

    • I do like it. I recommend starting out with a probiotic that contains transient strains like the one I mentioned and also one that has native strains like Prescript-Assist in addition to eating probiotic-rich foods.

      I chose to use it because of the wide variety of strains and because it was pure and allergy-free.

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