Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing; 1 edition (September 9, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 10 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (205 customer reviews)
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I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and after doing a lot of internet research, settled on trying Natasha McBride's GAPS diet. Within a week my signficiant ulcerative colitis symptoms had subsided. I ordered the Heal Your Gut cookbook to try and get more ideas for meals, although I have to say there is a lot already on the internet - lovingourguts.com and healthhomeandhappiness.com were two of my staple sites. The book is pleasing in its layout and pictures, and does give a good number of recipes per introduction stage, as well as the full GAPS diet. However, I am only giving the book three stars because I found that the 'allowed' and 'not allowed' foods on each stage became a bit blurry.My understanding is that McBride wasn't entirely clear in her intro GAPS book about the exact foods allowed, so across the internet different individauls have a different understanding of what food to introduce at each stage of the introduction diet. This book introduces cabbage in the recipes in the second stage of the intro diet, while most other practitioners wouldn't introduce until stage 3. This might be fine, except the author doesn't stipulate at the start of the stage 2 chapter that you can actually introduce cabbage - she has a whole lot of other foods you can introduce, but doesn't list cabbage. Nor is it listed in stage 3 as something you should introduce. So I'm left unclear. This may seem like a small thing, but when you're trying to understand what you can and can't eat this kind of discrepancy is confusing.My bigger issue is the way that the author sometimes suggests add-ons at the bottom of a recipe (e.g.
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