The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
“This book offers practical ways to restore your gut to optimum function, and help you and your family take control of your gut health.”
“While it will require some dedication, I firmly believe the GAPS diet may be one of the most profound healing strategies out there. Optimal health really is rooted in optimal intestinal health, and that’s what the GAPS diet addresses head-on. If you have any kind of health challenge, I believe you’d be wise to consider it. Mary and Hilary’s cookbook, which contains about 200 recipes, now makes it that much easier to implement without feeling completely deprived from sheer lack of variety. I highly recommend their book, and believe it could really help you and your family enjoy a higher level of health and wellness.”
-Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, Mercola.com
Simple, delicious, family-friendly recipes for those following the GAPS Diet.
With a foreword written by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome, The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a visually stunning cookbook created by GAPS Diet experts Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett. The book gives readers more than 200 straightforward, nutrient-dense, and appealing recipes designed to heal your gut and thereby manage the illnesses that stem from it.
“Mothers are my heroes! This recipe book was created by two such heroes. The recipes are wonderful, and the book is full of useful tips and helpful guidance and inspiration. I thoroughly recommend it,” writes Dr. Campbell-McBride in the foreword.
Dr. Campbell-McBride designed the GAPS diet to restore the balance between beneficial and pathogenic intestinal bacteria and seal the gut through the elimination of grains, processed foods, and refined sugars and the carefully sequenced reintroduction of nutrient-dense foods, including bone broths, raw cultured dairy, certain fermented vegetables, organic pastured eggs, organ meats, and more.
From basic bone broth and broth-based soups, such as maitake mushroom immune boosting soup in the first stage of the GAPS Intro Diet to roasted pork sausage with red onion and butternut squash, marinated cod fish tacos with coconut flour tortillas, and more, readers will discover a great deal of flexibility within this restrictive diet for delicious home-cooked and even kid-friendly meals. Readers will find recipes for salads, fish, poultry, meat, organ meats, vegetables, ferments, snacks, and even desserts, as well as sauces, dressings, and marinades.
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook also walks readers through the key cooking techniques and ingredients that form the backbone of the GAPS Diet: working with stocks and broths, soaking nuts and seeds, using coconut, and culturing raw dairy. Boynton offers an encouraging perspective on the life-changing improvements to her family’s health, as she, her husband, and their five children followed this challenging, but powerful, diet.
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a must-have if you are following the GAPS Diet, considering starting the GAPS Diet, or simply looking to improve your digestive health and – by extension – your physical and mental well-being.
Hilary Boynton, certified holistic health counselor, received a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia and was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Hilary is a Weston A Price chapter leader, runs several local food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house, and is opening a farm-to-table restaurant in Concord, MA.
Mary Giordano Brackett, is a whole foods advocate and creative visionary based out of Boston, Massachusetts. With a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mary illustrates and illuminates the importance of our food choices. Her work has been featured in many publications online and in print, as well as in numerous restaurants and cafes throughout the city.