Dairy Sensitivities and GAPS: Everything You Need to Know

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You may have heard of the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) healing protocol. You may even be one of the many people who’ve benefited from it. Or perhaps you’re in the third category: the small but important subset of people who could benefit from GAPS, but avoid it because of their sensitivity to dairy products. If this sounds like you, read on.

It’s true that cultured dairy products are a large part of the GAPS diet, and that’s exactly why so many people with dairy sensitivities miss out on this opportunity to heal. Enter Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, Part II: Culturing Dairy by chef, author, and teacher Monica Corrado. Using nonclinical language all readers can understand, Corrado created her Cooking Techniques series to unravel the myths and misconceptions people bring to GAPS.

Where the first book in the series looks at the important differences between meat stock and bone broth, this time the author turns to the unique role of cultured dairy. If you suffer from dairy sensitivities or even true allergies, her Dairy Introduction Protocol will help you take the guesswork out of figuring out what’s safe to eat and when it’s safe to eat it.

GAPS is based on the fundamental idea that diseases take hold when your gut ceases to function the way it should. The protocol seeks to address a range of disorders and chronic conditions that can be traced back to a “leaky gut”—dairy allergies and sensitivities among them. If these symptoms are left unresolved for a long time, the consequences can be dire to your health. That’s why you don’t want to miss out on this easy-to-understand, step-by-step guide on successfully implementing nutritious dairy products back into your diet within the context of GAPS.

As a society, we’re only now taking our first steps toward understanding the profound implications of digestive health: improve it, and your physical and mental well-being will follow. While the medical community seems to be inching closer to accepting the fact that healing can often be as simple as making different food choices, Corrado has spent her entire career illuminating the connection between food and well-being. Visit Corrado’s author page at SRP to learn more.

Heather Wilkinson

Heather Wilkinson is the Archives Editor for Selene River Press.

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