My husband has recently been battling some fairly serious health problems. He’s not exactly on his death bed, but it’s not just some passing virus either. Whenever someone in the family falls ill, I always fall back on something called the GAPS diet.
The GAPS diet is just one of many elimination diets designed help your body in a time of crisis. I like it simply because it takes your eating habits back to basics so you can identify what, if any, foods might be exacerbating or even causing the health crisis at hand.
One of the backbones of the full GAPS diet is probiotic-rich cultured foods. These are taken in stages, from easiest to digest to ones that could contain a possible allergen such as dairy or soured grains.
Today I thought I’d share with you these stages and how we use cultured foods in a time of illness.