Melanie Christner, GAPS Practitioner

I’m Melanie.

I work with smart, dedicated women who want a simple plan to do GAPS™ for themselves or their kids.

The struggle is that after reading the “Yellow GAPS Book” and being convinced that GAPS™ will solve a multitude of health issues, there are still lots of things about GAPS that feel hard. 

You don’t know how you’ll fit in the cooking, and you’re still playing the part of Midnight Google Warrior trying to figure out GAPS and keep your sanity.

This keeps you and your family sick…and not doing GAPS.

I’ll help you come up with a plan to start with GAPS.

No more: 

  • Mama guilt about that Yellow book on the shelf collecting dust. 
  • Feeling frustrated before you even start, wondering how in the world your child is going to go from eating mac ‘n cheese to chicken stock and sauerkraut. 
  • Doing it alone and feeling isolated in your desire to get yourself or your child healthy
  • Wondering about what part of GAPS to start with.

Instead, I see confidence & courage…and you (and your child) are healing from the kitchen.

I am a certified GAPS practitioner who implemented GAPS with my family of 6.

I’ve worked with hundreds of families in both 1-to-1 coachings and through my online GAPS Class over the last 6 years. I have seen almost every challenging situation when it comes to transitioning to the GAPS™ Protocol and have been able to guide families, just like you, to make the leap with confidence.


I’ve been where you are. After the birth of my 4th child, my health took a turn for the worse, and I struggled to get through my days without feeling my body was betraying me. Conventional medicine failed my symptoms and natural remedies and diets only went so far. 

It was then that I found Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride at a health conference. I read the GAPS book, knew that it was my ticket to better health…and then waited three years to start with my own family (Was I intimidated? Yes!). And when I actually started GAPS, I made just about every mistake one can. 

Through some hard learning, I overcame the mistakes and struggles and healed myself and my family from:

  • dental trouble
  • headaches & migraines (including throw-up migraines for our sons)
  • eczema & rashes
  • systemic Candida infection
  • aches & pains
  • poor childhood growth & muscle tone
  • food sensitivities
  • adrenal fatigue
  • painful menstrual cycles & irregular hormones
  • adult acne
  • picky eating
  • poor immune status

I was so thoroughly transformed by the power of nourishing food, and the GAPS™ Protocol specifically, that I went on to train in functional nutrition and as a certified GAPS™ practitioner.


GAPS transformed my health – and my family’s health. 

I’ve seen it transform the lives of my clients & class participants. 

It can transform yours. 

My work will take you from feeling intimidated and confused about how to start GAPS…to CONFIDENT about starting and solving stubborn health issues from the inside-out. Book a short call so we can discuss your needs. 

Book a free 20-minute GAPS Inquiry call with me here:

Book a GAPS Inquiry Call

I look forward to helping you with your transformation.

Loving you from here, Melanie

Professional Bio:

Melanie Christner is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, GAPS™ Practitioner, and certified Restorative Wellness Practitioner. She is trained in the foundations of functional and therapeutic nutrition with a focus on the digestive healing protocol (based on the work of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride in her book, “Gut and Psychology Syndrome”). She is mother to four hearty eaters.