Food can harm or heal us. This idea wasn’t clear to me until recently. I started cooking to help a dear relative heal from a digestive disorder. We can’t control a number of variables, but we can control the food we put in our mouths. In my journey, I read a number of books (see references) and taught myself how to cook. I started with easier recipes, which inspired me to develop others of my own. The intent was to keep eating delicious food while getting healthy.

The objective of this blog is to be a resource for people looking for healthy recipes. The ones here are based on the Specific Carbohydrate (SCD) Diet and Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Diet. The only exceptions here are some recipes that call for unsweetened cocoa powder, allowed on the GAPS diet after sufficient healing has taken place. After 18 months on the diet, we have introduced cocoa back, with continued progress. The science for food reintroduction is not clear and the recommendation is to do one food at a time, slowly. Tolerance and success will vary from person to person.

Disclaimer: this blog does not replace or substitute medical advice. It is based on the findings of Dr. Elaine Gottschall and Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride in their respective work on the SCD and GAPS diets.