Everything is buttoned up to start #GAPSintro tomorrow. We're eating the last of our Full GAPS foods and the dates and raisins are hidden high up . This is definitely the most prepared I've felt going into Intro. The first time I just dove it not knowing what the heck I was doing. The second time was exactly a year ago. My health was sucking and I felt like my wheels were spinning on GAPS; it wasn't getting me anywhere anymore. Soon after, I was diagnosed with Lyme and not long after that I began treatment with my Klinghardt doctor. The rest is history. I'm so much better than I was a year ago! GAPS, for me, has been a lifeline. In the beginning I had major detox (a good thing). Then healing and detoxing slowed down and I began incorporating a whole lot of "cheats" with a two week vacation to Mexico, terrible postpartum health, and traveling to #thekingstonhouse every weekend. Regardless of my waxing and waning dedication, it's kept me afloat. Once I figured out what complementary treatments my body needed, everything kicked back into high gear and GAPS has served as a solid foundation to it all. My Lyme ND comments every visit on how receptive my body is to treatment; that I'll heal quickly. She believes it's my lifestyle that's supercharging our work together. I agree. So now, I'm here, still with food intolerances, which I have honed in on and can mostly decipher. Some are from lack of enzymes, which healing my gut and supplementing with specific enzymes temporarily will solve for. And others are actually detox reactions where my food is too cleansing for my sluggish detox pathways. If any of that makes sense. I'm doing this round of intro to give my gut some love, is what I'm saying. I'm also doing it to recover from the most stressful season ever building our house, which will hopefully lead to a healthy pregnancy sometime this year. Weston A. Price recommends beginning preconception work beginning the year before you might conceive. So when I talk about pregnancy, this is what I mean. I'm not saying we're actively trying. That's my GAPS story. More to come. I'm happy to be where I'm at right now and am excited to go through this season.