By Hilary Boynton & Mary Brackett
Trade paperback book
302 pages, 7.00 x 10.00″
With more than two hundred straightforward, nutrient-dense, and appealing recipes, The Heal Your Gut Cookbook was created by GAPS Diet experts Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett to help heal your gut and to manage the illnesses that stem from it.
Developed by pioneering British Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who provides the book’s Foreword, Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) refers to disorders, including ADD/ADHD, autism, addictions, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, stemming from or exacerbated by leaky gut and dysbiosis. GAPS also refers to chronic gut-related physical conditions, including celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type one, and Crohn’s disease, as well as asthma, eczema, allergies, thyroid disorders, and more. An evolution of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, GAPS can also appeal to followers of the Paleo Diet.
In The Heal Your Gut Cookbook readers will learn about 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. The authors offer encouraging real-life perspectives on the life-changing improvements to the health of their families by following this challenging but powerful, diet.
The GAPS Diet is designed 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.
The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a must have if you are following the GAPS Diet, considering the GAPS Diet, or simply looking to improve your digestive health and – by extension – your physical and mental well-being.
About the Author’s:
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. The devoted mother of five young kids and inspired by her own experience of “food as medicine,” she has dedicated herself to helping others on their path to wellness as a cook, coach, and professional educator. Hilary supports her clients by integrating “Paleo” and “Primal” philosophies with the wisdom of the Ancestral Health Movement and the Weston A. Prince Foundation. Hilary is a Weston A. Price chapter leader, runs several local food co-ops, teaches cooking classes out of her house, and has helped to open Woods Hill Table restaurant in West Concord, Massachusetts, where she lives with her family.
Mary G. Brackett is a whole-foods advocate and a creative visionary based out of Boston, Massachusetts. After receiving her BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mary went on to photograph hundreds of weddings, events, people, and places before recognizing her true passion: the healing power of real food. Mary’s work has been featured in many publications online and in print, as well as in many restaurants and the cafes throughout the city. Mary happily serves up three homemade meals a day to her husband and son in their Watertown, Massachusetts home. Her work can be viewed at www.MGBrackett.com .
Praise for The Heal Your Gut Cookbook
“The world can only be grateful to Hilary Boynton and Mary Brackett for this work! The recipes are wonderful, and the book is full of useful tips and helpful guidance and inspiration. I thoroughly recommend it.”
-Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, author, Gut and Psychology Syndrome, from the Foreword.
“This book provides easy, mouthwatering recipes. It offers practical ways to restore your gut to optimum function and help you and your family take control of your gut health.”
-Dr. Joseph Mercola, founder, Mercola.com
“If you think ‘healing diet’ means renunciation of delicious foods, you are in for a surprise. The Heal Your Gut Cookbook shows that you can enjoy every morsel while your body recovers from a lifetime of nutrient deficiencies and processed food. It is a wonderful contribution to the literature on the topic.”
-Sally Fallon Morell, president, Weston A. Price Foundation.
“For all the damage we have done to our gut and immune health, there is hope. Healing the gut through nutrient-dense, restorative diets like the GAPS Diet is absolutely foundational to recovery. The Heal Your Gut Cookbook is a terrific companion for that journey.”
-Beth Lambert, author, A Compromised Generation.