GAPS YOUTH MOVEMENT PROJECT MAKES PROGRESS!
The GAPS Youth Movement (GYM) is a new project that is in its beginning stages of development. The goal of this movement is to create a worldwide network of young people, ages 10 to 28, who connect virtually and locally to learn about and implement the GAPS lifestyle while having support from peers. In a time where many young people are struggling with health challenges, mental and physical, the GYM will help our “GAPS YoungStars” move from adolescence to adulthood with a strong foundation of health by simply making better food and lifestyle choices. GYM community building will be accomplished through podcast episodes, articles, blog posts, engaging social media campaigns, as well as special lecture tracks reserved just for GYM participants at our annual GAPS OnCon event! GAPS OnCon 2024 planning is now in motion and more details will become available soon.
If you or someone you know is in in the GYM age group (10 to 28), Dr. Natasha and the GAPS Team would like to invite you to sign up for the GAPS mailing list to receive ongoing project updates. You’ll find our mailing list sign-up form in the bottom/footer of every page on this website. Once you subscribe, you’ll receive updates about the GAPS Youth Movement as Julia Dulgerova (GAPS Youth Movement Outreach Coordinator) and the GAPS Team develop and build this youth-based community.
JOIN THE GYM today!
4th ANNUAL GAPS OnCon 2024
“Raising Children the GAPS Way: Helping Your Child to be Healthy at Every Stage of Life”
Visit www.GAPSOnCon.com for more event details and to purchase your discounted EARLY BIRD tickets!
Dr. Natasha and the GAPS Team are delighted to invite the whole family to our 4th annual online conference. GAPS is flourishing and we are excited to host this virtual event to nurture and expand our worldwide community and to encourage parents and their children to learn more about the GAPS way of life. Each year, we embark on a new GAPS adventure, selecting a fresh and unique theme and lecture topics to delve into and enrich the collective knowledge within the GAPS community. For OnCon 2024, we’ve set our sights on the invaluable subject of children’s health.
Children, the guardians of our future, undergo astonishingly rapid growth. It’s awe-inspiring to witness their swift maturation. Unfortunately, the state of children’s health in the Western world degenerates with each passing year. Our keynote and featured bonus speakers are eager to not only shed light on the reasons behind this health crisis but also to share actionable solutions. Together, we will unravel the intricate web of factors contributing to this issue and chart a path to help parents nurture healthy, vibrant, and energetic young bodies and minds! Our aim is to cultivate a brighter future that these children will soon hold in their capable hands, benefiting all humanity.
As an OnCon attendee, you will have 9 full months of access to our event portal (3 months pre and 6 months post-event). During this time you will have abundant opportunities to interact with our esteemed speakers and worldwide GAPS community members, engage with sponsors in their virtual booths, and participate in our 4-week Pre-OnCon Family Challenge through our interactive web portal and/or mobile app. You’ll also have access to our “GAPS Youth Movement” track with fun and engaging sessions just for young people.
Whether you are taking your first steps into the world of GAPS, or you’ve been on the path for quite some time, the information presented at GAPS OnCon 2024 will provide families like yours with comprehensive resources, practical recommendations, community support, fresh ideas and perspectives, troubleshooting tips, and simple ways to integrate elements of GAPS into your family’s lifestyle at your own pace regardless of your level of experience. We hope your entire family will join us at GAPS OnCon 2024!
WHAT MAKES THE GAPS NUTRITIONAL PROTOCOL DIFFERENT?
When the GAPS Nutritional Protocol was created by Dr. Natasha, it was designed within a full-spectrum framework of healing using nourishing food from the earth. This natural approach allows the body’s innate wisdom to balance itself from the inside out, at its own pace, to achieve balance (nourishment) and harmony (homeostasis).
Even though the protocol has a specific structure, it can be personalized to address the needs of any individual. These nuances aren’t always so obvious and that is where an educated GAPS person or certified Coach or Practitioner enters the picture to help themselves or their clients/patients become healthier overall.
GAPS is not a permanent elimination diet, and in fact, our goal is to help people to eat a wider variety of whole foods that are as untouched by processing as possible. It’s not always easy to find food resources of the highest quality, therefore, we encourage people on the GAPS Nutritional Protocol to adopt the concept of “good, better, best” to keep rigid tendencies to a minimum.
Other therapeutic protocols focus solely on the permanent elimination of foods with no reintroduction steps or stages, and they rely heavily on supplementation. The GAPS Nutritional Protocol takes a “food first” approach that is designed to fully nourish all body systems. We don’t discount the need for supplementation, but the goal is to keep it to a minimum due to budget concerns and potentially undesirable fillers and excipients often present in commercial supplements that can lead to unexplained reactions.
A little bit of GAPS is better than no GAPS at all, so rather than trying to create the “perfect personalized protocol” we encourage our GAPStars* to practice stress reduction through a balanced mindset. We must all be mindful to do the best we can, when we can, but to also extend ourselves and those we consult with some grace and flexibility. The GAPS Nutritional Protocol also stretches beyond food, always looking at our surroundings, including the air we breathe, the water we drink, the pots and pans we cook in, chemicals, EMFs, stress, movement and so much more. GAPS is truly a comprehensive protocol (one-stop shop), providing knowledge to our global community and teaching GAPS students to do the same on a deeper level within their own practices and non-clinical settings.
* A GAPStar is a grounded, awakened soul who intentionally travels the GAPS path to wellness by preparing real food using time-honored cooking techniques and cultivating a daily connection to community and nature.
NEW COURSES & INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR FEATURES AT GAPS TRAINING.com!
In addition to our GAPS Practitioner (CGP) and GAPS Coach (CGC) certification training courses, GAPS Training has added some DIY (Do it Yourself)/non-certification courses for every person’s level of experience – from beginner to advanced.
Here’s a list of our DIY non-certification courses:
- Getting Started on GAPS (GSOG)
- Baby GAPS
- GAPS Fussy Eating Mealtime Management Course
- Enema Masterclass Course
- Electro-Pollution Fix Course
- Meat Stock Masterclass (NEW! Launched August 2023!)
- Foundations of Farming and Homesteading (with Joel Salatin)
- New training and courses coming soon:
- GAPS Certified Cooking Educator Training
- Navigating Food Allergies & Intolerances on the GAPS Diet Course
- GAPS No-Plant Diet Course
Click here to learn more about our certification and non-certification training courses and if you have questions about qualifications, we highly recommend joining us for our next live and interactive informational webinar.
If you are eager to receive immediate training details and information, navigate to our ON-DEMAND webinar page to gain instant access to the replay of our most recent informational webinar. If you have a question during the on-demand presentation, our new and improved on-demand feature will allow you to enter questions into a provided chat box where our Admissions Department will answer your question(s) via e-mail during regular business hours.
The GAPS Science Foundation was established to conduct and publish critical research through the analysis of our own clinical studies related to treating disease through nutrition, and to communicate findings globally with the intent of improving the quality of health for all humanity.
To learn more about our new nonprofit organization, review our published studies, and to make a donation, please visit the official GSF website at https://gapssciencefoundation.org/. We thank you in advance for whatever support you can offer to help us achieve our long-held vision of putting the GAPS Nutritional Protocol on a scientific basis.
THE GAPS TEAM EXPANDED!
Marcie Larsen has been an integral part of GAPS Training courses since 2013 as the Director of Administration and Director of Education. Alongside Caroline Barringer, the Executive Director of GAPS Training LLC, they have built and continuously improved and expanded Dr. Natasha’s GAPS principles by certifying GAPS Coaches and Practitioners. Marcie is now using her talents and expertise building, developing, and running online courses to work with teams around the world to offer the Certified GAPS Practitioner and Certified GAPS Coach training in multiple new languages by heading up our new International Training Department in her new role as International Training Coordinator. We currently offer the Certified GAPS Practitioner training online in English and Turkish and Marcie looks forward to future to bring our training courses into several languages including Italian, French, Spanish, German, and Russian.
Jennifer Davis is a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner based in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She comes from an Admissions, Curriculum and Student Experience background spending five years at the Nutritional Therapy Association, first as an Admissions Advisor then moving to the curriculum department as the Academic Manager. As the Admissions and Student Experience Coordinator here at GAPS Training, Jennifer will ensure that every student receives the most comprehensive GAPS education by providing an engaging and supportive environment. She understands it is essential that students feel connected, enthusiastic, and empowered to pursue their training. Her mission is to make certain that each student reaches their greatest potential and achieves their professional goals that will enable them to make a profound impact on the world.
Jourdan Ellefson has now taken over the role as the GAPS Graduate Community Outreach Coordinator where she will be guiding graduates within our new Graduate Portals on the INDIE platform. We look forward to working with her for many years to come.
Julia Dulgerova, our very first GAPS Training LLC intern joined us in November 2022! She will be helping us with a myriad of tasks and working her way towards a future GAPS certification in exchange for her internship work hours.
THE GAPS INTERNATIONAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT
Due to overwhelming demand, GAPS Training.com officially launched (in 2022) a new department to prepare and deliver our certification training courses in six additional languages to bring a greater number of graduates into our family of GAPS professionals and paraprofessionals from around the world! We currently offer the online Certified GAPS Practitioner training in English, Italian, and Turkish. We now look forward to translating our certification courses (CGC & CGP) over the next two years into French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Russian (and Turkish CGC too). The Gut & Psychology Syndrome book has been translated into 26+ languages. Visit GAPS.me (Dr. Natasha’s official GAPS website) to view the full list of GAPS books and associated translations.
GUT and PHYSIOLOGY SYNDROME
Dr. Natasha’s new and best-selling book!
The first GAPS book focused on learning disabilities and mental illness, but people all over the world have been using the GAPS Nutritional Protocol for healing from physical illnesses too. This inspired Dr. Natasha to write her new GAPS book, “Gut and Physiology Syndrome”, which focuses on the rest of the human body and completes the GAPS Concept. Allergies, autoimmune issues, digestive dysfunction, neurological and endocrine problems, asthma, eczema, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, psoriasis, chronic cystitis, arthritis, and many other chronic degenerative illnesses are covered.
Dr. Natasha believes that the link between the gut and physical/mental health, the food and drink we take, and the health of the digestive system are undeniably connected. Her deep understanding of these concepts put her advice in a class of its own.
Order your copy of Gut and Physiology Syndrome today!
JOIN US ON A LIVE GAPS TRAINING INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. USA Pacific Time (please adjust the start time to your own time zone). Click here to register for the info webinar.