Scroll through this page to find resources to maximize your GAPS Guide experience, GAPS-savvy health professionals located around the world, free online and phone support lists, recipe and menu planning links, links to many GAPS blogs, research support, financial loans, and much more!
GAPS Guide Resources
Questions? Need Help Now? – Online instructions to finding answers to most of your questions, without having to wait for a reply! See: Questions? Need Help?
Guide Book – A highly readable, step-by-step guide to doing GAPS, with answers to the most common scenarios, challenges, and frequently-asked-questions. The 2nd Edition is a massive overhaul on the first, addressing more issues, professionally edited and indexed, etc. See: http://www.badenlashkov.com/staging/3037-2/
Book Updates – For a list of updates to the GAPS Guide book, please regularly peruse: http://badenlashkov.com/staging/book/book-updates/
Using The GAPS Guide Website – To maximize your research efforts, find tips here: http://badenlashkov.com/staging/2010/05/28/using-this-site-successfully/
Dr Natasha’s Updates Page
Updated as often as once a month, this information is presented in a searchable PDF, with the latest additions offered at the top of the document. Click the link at the bottom of http://gapsdiet.com/FAQs.html
Online and/or Live Support Groups
Getting Started – The most recent option among the GAPS support groups, this email list is a great place for those new to GAPS. Offering defined posting rules and an assurance that all topics are GAPS related, this one is very focused which is especially helpful to those just starting to wade through the information available. To join the “GAPSdiet” group, add your email address to the box here.
Implementation – There is a wonderfully supportive email list (plus files and potential for phone buddies) for those doing GAPS. Note: In honour of the incredible diversity of this truly international group, this list involves no political or religious content. It offers practical and emotional support in implementing the program. To join the “GAPShelp” group, click here.
Addiction Recovery – Folks recovering from addiction (food, alcohol, drugs, etc) with the help of or in conjunction with GAPS are so far connecting via the comments section of this blog’s ‘Addiction’ post, found here. If at any point someone sets up a site or forum specific to addiction recovery, the link will be offered both here and in the post referenced.
Los Angeles – Besides live consultations, Nutritional Therapist and Certified GAPS Practitioner Liz Voosen offers a meetup group and real-time online GAPS Support Group. See: http://www.LizVoosenWellness.com/services/gaps-diet-program/
New York City – Email list with intention of live gatherings in future. Email to GAPSdiet-NYCfirstname.lastname@example.org
Olympic Peninsula GAPS Diet Support – Facebook, plus live meetings in Port Angeles. See: http://www.facebook.com/groups/olypengaps/161794837252973/
Sweden – The GAPS Sweden Facebook site is “growing every day and our members are very active and enthusiastic.” https://www.facebook.com/groups/245938265462333/
Worldwide Meetup Group – A forum for finding people and food in your area, as well as live meetings for those in New York City. http://www.meetup.com/GapsDiet/
Other – Some folks doing GAPS wish to connect with others to discuss the program in relation to topics such as addiction recovery, faith, politics, wider research efforts, etc. Whatever your “off topic” interest, just ask on your chosen support list(s) for a referral to a group supporting discussion in those interests. Note: As not all members have the time to read all posts, be sure to use a very specific and relevant subject line.
Languages Other Than English
Like most GAPS resources, these offerings develop as volunteers provide them. If you are fluent in a language not yet listed, feel free to contact me about translating GAPS Guide resources, then let me know when your resource is ready for linking from this page.
Spanish, French, Russian, Hungarian:
At the top corner of Dr Natasha’s main site, click on a flag for site content in any of the abovelisted languages.
1. Join the Yahoo support list listed under ‘implemention’, above.
2. Go to Files > Overcoming Challenges > Phone Pool
3. Follow the instructions presented in that file.
- Link to the GAPS Practitioners presented at the bottom of this page. Many are facilitating live support groups in areas throughout the world.
- For ideas on connecting with or starting a local-to-you group, click here.
- In the Yahoo support forum, put your region in the subject line and invite other members in your region to connect live!
- Attend GAPS forums at Weston A Price Foundation conferences
- New York City – Email list with intention of live gatherings in future: GAPSdiet-NYCemail@example.com
- New York City – Meetup group with live presentations/meetings, plus online resources: http://www.meetup.com/GapsDiet/
Recipes & Menu Planners
For recipes and recipe sources, click here.
Weekly GAPS menu planners are offered by Sarah Schatz.
(If you are avoiding even some GAPS ingredients, ask Sarah for additional help.)
Wondering why a given food is on the “Avoid” list? Wondering which foods are acceptable and which ones are not? Wondering what Dr. Natasha has said about arthritis or vision impairment? For research support, please click here.
See Supplement Samples in this site’s right hand navigation.
A nutrient-dense diet is more costly than the Standard American Diet. Also, when a person is very ill, her ability to work full-time or at all is impacted. Even where a family member can work, low wages can set a barrier to how many children can be supported to heal. Thus, in GAPS Guide 2nd Edition, I post financial options.
For encouragement, read accounts of recovery here and, for longer versions, in GAPS Guide. Also, in January 2013, Dr Natasha released a compilation of additional recovery stories in her book called GAPS Stories.
Audio & Visual
Starlene maintains a chart of audio and visual interviews regarding GAPS. To view and access these interviews with various parents who’ve implemented GAPS with their children, Dr Natasha, etc, click here.
Acronyms Used On This Site
What is BTVC, FCLO, etc? See http://badenlashkov.com/staging/about/acronyms/
App – Food/Symptom/Wellness Tracker
For details about this product, please see this post.
App – GAPS Food List
GAPalicious is an App listing all foods from the book by “allowed” and “not allowed”, with descriptions and preparation details for each one. GAPalicious is available from iTunes for $3.99. http://itunes.apple.com/app/gapalicious/id430369661?mt=8
GAPS Blogs [Updated November 12, 2012]
For regular “injections” of GAPS wisdom and ideas, consider subscribing to any number of GAPS blogs. With every blog reflecting a different personality, it is likely that some will resonate with you more than others. Subscribing to your favourite blogs is free and simply allows you to receive new blog posts directly into your email box. Post your questions and comments on any or all and you’ll often hear back from the writer!
Justine: GAPS On A Boat: http://www.thenewhuntergatherer.blogspot.com/
Magda & Child: http://mygapsmusings.wordpress.com/
Mary Voogt & Young Family: http://voogtrecipes.blogspot.com/
Mom with Kids (12, 10): http://helpingdandj.blogspot.com/
Sara Tung: http://www.wholetraditions.com/blog/
Sierra & Teri: http://grainfreefoodie.blogspot.com/
GAPS Blogs Specifically Covering The Intro Journey
Professionals Supporting GAPS & Official GAPS Practitioners
To find a practitioner familiar with GAPS, please click here.