If you or someone you care for is on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet, you could be dealing with a problem that you don’t even know about. The result could be a slower recovery, aggravated symptoms, or other unhealthy consequences.
But don’t worry—chef, teacher, and author Monica Corrado is here to fix it. Her latest offering, Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, Part I: Meat Stock and Bone Broth, is equal parts cookbook and culinary class. In non-clinical language all readers can understand, Corrado brings new clarity to a topic that confuses a good many people on the GAPS diet: the proper role of meat stock and bone broth. When you make them. How you make them. Why you make them. And, crucially, why mixing them up isn’t a good idea. These are four key questions that everyone on the protocol should know the answer to, and Corrado provides them.
If you’re not quite sure why such healthy ingredients can cause unhealthy consequences in some individuals, check out Corrado’s post “The Dark Side of Bone Broth.” Though Bone Broth provides minerals in a state that’s easily absorbed by the human body, Corrado points out that the high amounts of glutamic acid in it can trigger seizures if you’re prone to them, as well as other neurological symptoms such as brain fog, migraine headaches, dramatic mood swings, stimming, and nervous tics. That’s why she emphasizes that many people—including the vast number of children in our country with nervous system disorders such as ADD, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders—shouldn’t drink bone broth.
But there’s more to learn, and Monica Corrado’s latest offering will help you do just that. With her cooking classes, lectures, and previous book With Love from Grandmother’s Kitchen (not to mention these whimsical, wonderful kitchen charts), she’s devoted her career to helping both children and adults reclaim their natural well-being through nourishing traditional food.
Along with Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (who also provides the introduction here) and The Heal Your Gut Cookbook by Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett, Cooking Techniques for the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet, Part I: Meat Stock and Bone Broth is destined to join the list of essential GAPS books.