The GAPS Diet

Sonia Tzerefos

The GAPS Diet and Mumma's Own

In 2015, after much deliberating I decided that as a family we were going to do The GAPS Diet.  I'd recently trained with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride herself and with my son on the spectrum as the main motivator it was time to give it a go.

For those of you unfamiliar with The GAPS Diet it's a gut healing protocol which can make a huge difference in a number of health issues plus it also focuses on the elimination of all chemicals from the home...  With this in mind I started making my own cleaning and detox products so to comply with the program and from there Mumma's Own came about.

In our family there was Autism, Auto-Immune, Hormonal Imbalances and Migraines that we needed to deal with (just to name a few of the main issues) so this is the path we took and whilst it wasn't easy it was absolutely worth while.


Day 1 – started with soup and a cup of warm broth for breakfast, infused with a teaspoon of home made sauerkraut juice…  sounds delicious doesn’t it???  To be fair, it went down fairly well..  perhaps novelty factor – I’m not sure…

As day 1 continues…  the soup factor has worn off by mid afternoon I hear the cry from my youngest “what…  soup again???” At this stage my gorgeous daughter is still trying to be supportive…

Day 2 – “Oh God”..  they said…  not soup AGAIN!!!  Surely it wasn’t another day of soup…  suddenly noone was feeling that hungry so to be honest, there was minimal food eaten but in saying that…  we managed to get through

Day 3 – finally we moved onto Stage 2 – never have I seen my kids so keen to eat a stew…  so Stew for breakfast it was with a generous serving of broth… Although the day did start badly with some die off reactions for Zac that weren’t appreciated…

The evening of Day 3 brought tears and tantrums…  (and that was just me!!!) of feeling like it was too hard, everyone hated it and was wishing I was a “normal” mum….. But soldier on we have..Although this is the image I woke up to this morning:

Whiteboard message Aaliyah

So here we are Day 4 – no die off symptoms, everyone is feeling pretty right, just a bit tired still and no reactions as different foods are being introduced…

I’m sure the mood will change as my son comes in for the umpteenth time wondering when we’re going to have “afternoon tea”, I haven’t got the heart to tell him it’s probably not going to be what he’s thinking..

I’ll keep you posted..

Until next time, have a great day.

From the team at Mumma's Own.


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