Processed foods, prescription medicines, sugar, toxins in and around us–these are feeding the bad bacteria in our gut and compromising our gut health, and consequently our overall health. Certified holistic health counselor Hilary Boynton discusses how to address a leaky gut and reverse the trend of deteriorating health.
She knows what she’s talking about since she and her family have faced many health challenges of their own, including eczema, epilepsy, infertility, and cancer. You will be riveted by her story and encouraged by the practical steps she gives for approaching the well-known GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) diet to heal the gut.
Hear Hilary recount how her family got started on the GAPS diet and how they have benefited from it. Her son, who at two years of age couldn’t speak and who was on the autistic spectrum, is now her “smartest kid,” reading and writing at grade level. For other children, speech delays disappeared and skin issues resolved. Her daughter had fewer epileptic seizures. Her husband lost weight.
As the author of the “Heal your gut cookbook,” Hilary has heard from many whose lives have also benefited from the GAPS diet and a new emphasis on real food for lasting health.
Hilary Boynton is a certified holistic health counselor and the author of the “Heal your gut” cookbook. The devoted mother of five, Hilary has seen the power of nutritional healing firsthand. She and her family have faced cancer, epilepsy, infertility, eczema, and more. In today’s episode, she explains how food can be our medicine, what the GAPS (gut and psychology syndrome) diet addresses, how it has helped her and countless others, and how to begin your own journey to heal your gut.
- the roots of her health journey
- how she believed in the “fat free” recommendations
- her struggle with infertility
- her fourth child’s eczema
- how she came across the WAPF principles, in pursuit of alternative treatments for him
- how he healed w/in a month or two, through raw milk and cod liver oil
- her studies with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- the pivotal information she received from Sally Fallon Morell at a WAPF conference
- how she began to suspect she had leaky gut, and her interest in the GAPS diet
- the importance of balance between good and bad bacteria in the gut
- why babies today do not get the same exposure to healthy gut flora as babies in the past
- how most babies born today already have 287 toxins in their umbilical cord blood
- the factors that compromise babies health (including antibiotics, vaccines, and more)
- the description of what causes a leaky gut
- how Hilary decided to make a GAPS cookbook
- the difference between the GAPS intro diet and the full GAPS diet
- how the intro diet is a six-stage elimination diet
- how the full GAPS diet is not unlike the paleo diet
- the immediate results of going on the GAPS diet in her family (which included: a reduction in the number of epileptic seizures that her daughter suffered. Speech delays and skin issues also improved. And her husband lost weight.)
- her connection with readers of the cookbook
- lessons learned from the cookbook (including: there are so many people who are really sick; people are healing for the first time from food alone; often, people who move to this country were healthy when eating their native diet but become sick from the typical American diet)
- Part of her Live Yum Yum mission is retraining the tastebuds of people, and inspiring them to get back in their kitchens, cook real food, take control of their health, and prevent disease
- how eating this way is more expensive, but not in comparison to the cost of being sick.
- how food is the basic foundation for good health
- her belief in the power of the human body to heal
- when facing a health crisis, the need to step back and ask ourselves “why did I get this illness?”
- the importance of getting to the root of the problem for true healing to occur
- the healing power of breath is vital, when making decisions concerning our health
liveyumyum.com – Hilary Boynton’s website
Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride