Sue Shepherd, PhD, is coauthor of The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet and author of The Low-FODMAP Diet Cookbook. She is the director of Shepherd Works, Australia’s premier private dietetic practice specializing in dietary conditions. A dietitian and senior lecturer at La Trobe University (Melbourne), Dr. Shepherd is an invited speaker at national and international medical conferences and has authored over 20 medical journal papers. She is also the consultant dietitian for the Medical Advisory Committee to Coeliac Australia and is a Fellow of the Rome Foundation. She herself has celiac disease.
Peter Gibson, MD, is Professor of Gastroenterology at Monash University and the Alfred Hospital (Melbourne, Australia). He is a world-renowned expert gastroenterologist in areas including the low-FODMAP diet, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease.
William D. Chey, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, RFF, is Professor of Medicine, Director of the GI Physiology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Michigan Bowel Control Program at the University of Michigan. He also runs a clinical research group, serves as Co-editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, and is on the Board of Trustees of the American College of Gastroenterology and the Board of Directors of the Rome Foundation and Advisory Board of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD).
Developed by pioneering British MD 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, the GAPS Diet will appeal to followers of the Paleo Diet, who are still struggling for optimum health, as well as anyone interested in the health benefits of fermentation or the Weston A. Price approach to nutrition.
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.