#11 – Get Started with GAPS Today – Perfection not required – Hopes & Dreams

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How strict to be on GAPS is each family’s personal decision. I would rather see a family do “good-enough” GAPS rather than give up because they can’t do “perfect” GAPS. So you may want to cut yourself some slack the first month when initially changing your family’s diet. When you are making your initial transition, if your child will only eat GAPS chicken nuggets and carrot fries for a week, well then so be it.

I will strongly suggest however, that you allow NO gluten, ever! Example: Our extended family was out at a restaurant, and I went to the bathroom. When I came back a few minutes later, James was flapping and stimming. I asked what happened? Grandma had given James a bite of her chicken soup, which apparently contained gluten.

By now you’ve read 10 tip-filled articles. And hopefully you’ve already downloaded my free gift of the first 2 Chapters of The BrainFood Cookbook. I hope you’ve been enjoying these tips, and that you’re ready to start the road to recovery with your child. If you’ve not already done so, you can purchase The BrainFood Cookbook (in print or pdf) from www.brainfoodcookbook.com. Or if you prefer a Kindle version, it’s available from Amazon.com.

If you find you need additional help beyond the book, I am available for one-to-one health coaching. You can learn more at www.brainfoodhealthcoaching.com.

We all have hopes and dreams for our children, including:
My child will talk
Eliminate digestive distress
Sleep through the night
Get potty trained
Go out to dinner without creating a scene
Reduce the time and money for therapy
Attend a regular school
Dissolve his IEP
Get good grades
Become a talented musician
Be a sports star
Get into a good college
We can go on a family vacation
Mom can return to work
My child can someday live on his own, and get a good job
He’ll get married
We’ll have Grandchildren
And many more!

Please remember that 
no matter your dreams or challenges, you have the power to change your child’s life. I sincerely hope our resources can help you do just that.

Angela Taylor, MS, CNS, LDN is Board-Certified in Clinical Nutrition and is the author of The BrainFood Cookbook. She successfully recovered her son from autism using the SCD/GAPS/Paleo diet. She resides in Baltimore, MD and holds three degrees from John Hopkins University. Angela is a Licensed Clinical Nutritionist and works with clients via Skype and in-person in Baltimore. www.brainfood-nutrition.com She also serves as Adjunct Faculty at Johns Hopkins University teaching Clinical Nutrition.

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