Journey into the World of a GAPS Practitioner
by Pamela Berndt, RN, CGP
As a young mother, I became more and more interested in the principles of nutrition. After all, I was now responsible for the health and development of two precious children. Even then, it seemed somewhat odd that our standard food pyramid was firmly planted in the American grain belt......and taking a deep, cleansing breath, I placed the next 2 loaves of whole grain bread into the oven. Years later, by some quirk of fate, the owner of Serenity Farm Bread in Leslie, Arkansas, introduced me to Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon and Wild Fermentation, by Sandor Katz. Thus, began my facination with the Weston A. Price Foundation - its philosophy, precepts and practice.
This journey has now taken me into the world of a science-based nutritional protocol known as GAPS. Many of you are familiar with the work of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and may also be following her recommendations. The book, Gut and Psychology Sydrome, acknowledges and supports the fact that intestinal health is key to well-being. It lays the foundation for understanding what causes gut dysbiosis and how to reverse it. There was never any question in my mind when given the opportunity to become a GAPS practitioner. This was simply the next, necessary step. Having integrated these principles into our family lifestyle during the past year, I have experienced, firsthand, their wisdom and value.
By Appointment: Holistic Pathways, PLLC