Taste and texture issues was a big deal for my little one before doing GAPS. She would reject many nourishing foods and most fats, which are extremely beneficial for a healing gut. Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride has a very informative section in her Gut and Psychology book titled "Its feeding time! Oh, no!". Where she explains, "First is a distorted sensory input. The taste buds in their mouth receive the information about food, which gets passed to the brain. A GAPS brain is clogged with toxicity and cannot process this information properly. As a result, to these people the food can taste completely different to what it should taste like." So grateful for the GAPS diet, taste and texture problems are no longer an issue. I know that her body has experienced significant healing on this protocol and is clearly communicating what she needs to thrive. It's amazing to see your child enjoy healing foods that they previously rejected. She consumes healthy fats with every meal and even request what she calls "creamy chicken soup" which is just puréed fat, chicken skin and connective tissue added back to the broth (pictured above). If your struggling with a finicky eater please look into the GAPS protocol. Dr Natasha offers different methods to help introduce foods to children with or without language problems, a very positive process that can help normalized meal time.
"I generally don't believe in hopeless situations. Where there's a will there's a way! There is a way, a very efficient way of introducing foods into your child's diet. It requires a lot of determination from the parents but brings huge relief and quite a bit of normality into your family's life." -Dr. Natasha Campbell Mc-Bride #healthyfats #pickyeater #nourishingfoods #broth #toxicity #candida #healyourgut #restoreyourhealth #autism #sensoryissues #sensoryinput #textureissues #gapsdiet #fullgaps #gapsintro #gapsdietmom