Feeling intimidated about implementing the GAPS™ diet (and need some hands-on help)?

Welcome to the 9 Week (online) GAPS™ Class

If you’re reading this, chances are very good that you’ve read the yellow book cover to cover and are convinced that the GAPS protocol is something you want to at least try.

It makes sense to you.

Good health starts in your gut.

Got it.

And nothing else has worked to help you or your kids with the health issues that have appeared.

Perhaps you’re here because your child struggles with:

  • behavior & emotional issues
  • not being able to focus
  • eczema
  • weight (too much, too little)
  • autism
  • allergies & food sensitivities
  • digestive issues & tummy aches
  • chronic ear infections
  • picky eating

Or maybe you’re here because you struggle with:

  • acne, psoriasis, rosacea
  • autoimmune issues
  • GERD or heartburn
  • depression and/or anxiety
  • migraines and headaches
  • PMS, irregular cycles, and other hormonal challenges
  • arthritis
  • Crohn’s, UC, or IBS
  • chronic cystitis

Whatever brings you here, you’re not alone. Myself, my family and most of my clients have struggled with the same things for years.

Years. Like being in a desert with no water. No diagnosis. Doctors who shrugged their shoulders and said, “You’re fine.” Make that a dozen doctors and specialists who were not trained in how to get to the root of your issues.


You want to see your family thriving – happy, healthy, emotionally balanced, sleeping well, energized all day, able to focus.

Which brings you here.

What is the GAPS™ Protocol?

The term “GAPS” stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome & Gut and Physiology Syndrome. GAPS™ makes a connection between the state of the gut…and the health of the brain and body. GAPS™ is a natural protocol for helping a variety of conditions. It does this by getting to the root issue through systematic and time-tested methods. Learn more here.

GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.  The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.

You’ve likely discovered, as I did, that the GAPS diet is a complex, nuanced, intimidating protocol.

Likely, you’ve not only read the yellow book but you’ve researched a ton of websites, but still lack confidence to start GAPS on your own.

Let me underscore that: this is intimidating. It’s not you. There’s a lot to wrap your head around. I wouldn’t recommend most people try to do it on their own because:


  1. starting with the wrong part can really make you suffer (e.g. constipation, brain-fog, low blood sugar, too much die-off…)
  2. misusing a supplement or food can set you back (e.g. starting with bone broth instead of meat stock, not enough HCl, or too much probiotic…)
  3. you may need guidance to tweak and adapt GAPS to your situation (because, bio individuality)
  4. you can  feel pretty lonely (I hear this often,  “My family & friends don’t eat remotely like this…they think I’m nuts!” or “I know this will help my family, but I feel so alone.” – and so they quit because the social pressure makes it too hard). 
  5. it just feels better to do it with guidance, community & support!

This is where the 9 Week (online) GAPS™ Class comes in.

1 Payment of $197 or 3 Payments of $71

What people are saying about The GAPS Class…

This class will provide you with the tools to be successful! If you intend to work with the GAPS diet, you will be much better prepared after taking this course. The Facebook forum is worth the price of the course all by itself… Don’t miss the opportunity to enroll!

Lisa K.

I was able to finally dive into gaps with my daughter, after reading the book three times, researching different websites etc. I finally felt confident enough to go for it.

Kristal H.

Lots of information, really good guidance and a teacher who never stops searching for more information if needed.

Anne-Marie O.

Very good information about gut health, leaky gut, and how to heal it with GAPS and an awesome support community! Lots of great tips, recipes, and info on supplements to go along with the GAPS book. Access to our wonderful teacher, who patiently answered endless questions.

Megan H.

I have a much deeper understanding of the primacy of food – its role as both villain (when we eat modern processed food) and the hero (when we eat real, nutrient dense, healing food) of our health. I have learned that my health, and how I feel on a day to day basis, is 100% about what I eat. I honestly – no exaggeration – feel better than I have felt in decades. I have lost 10 lbs (was not overweight before) and have so much more energy and a more clear (less fuzzy) brain.

Skotti F.

Informative, easy to navigate, great resources and access to a wonderful Facebook community.

Alyssa A.

Module 7 [Supplementation] was the most useful to me. Finally figured out why I had so much indigestion and was able to address it with supplements and stop taking Prilosec!

Cheryl W.

It’s hard to choose a favorite module… I love the wealth of information included and how well you have organized it. Your GAPS Class is so thorough.

Julie M.

How is the GAPS Class delivered?

The GAPS Class is delivered in 9 modules – plus 2 bonus modules. The program is fun and supportive.

The information is always available so you can reference it at any time. The materials are presented in both printable and audio formats to allow you to choose the method of learning that works best for you.

What is included in The GAPS Class?

Cooking Videos

There are cooking videos that demonstrate all of the GAPS food basics – from meat stock and bone broth to GAPS pancakes.

Practitioner Hours

The GAPS Class forum is facilitated by Melanie Christner, an experienced GAPS™ Practitioner who has helped hundreds of clients and class participants to navigate the GAPS Protocol.

Beautiful materials

The GAPS Class materials come in a variety of formats, including PDF workbooks and worksheets, MP3 Audio, & Video.

Here’s an overview of the topics that we’ll cover:

Module 1 – Introduction To GAPS Concept

– upon registering

For those who are new to GAPS, this module covers the basic concepts. This module also includes logistics of the course and how to organize and get the most out of this course. This module will be available as soon as you register.
  • Structure of the gut
  • Gut flora
  • GAPS children & adults

Module 2 – The Gut + Brain Connection

– Week 1

In this module we discuss the connection between the digestive system and the mental condition, and what GAPS symptoms look like. Also included are some great Family Observation tools, how to make broth and meat stock, and how to use these healing foods.
  • GAP Syndrome
  • GAPS Symptoms = Mental + Digestive
  • Family Observation

Module 3 – The Gut + Body Connection

– Week 2

In Module 2 we established that the digestive system affects our mental condition…what about the rest of the body? The digestive system is what gives us what we need for every part of the body to function. We also cover the making of ghee and more family tools.
  • Detox through Liver, Lungs, Skin
  • Spotlight on asthma, autoimmunity + chronic cystitis
  • Family record keeping

Module 4 – Nutritional Protocol

– Week 3

This is definitely a favorite module and full of great content. Along with talking about the protocol of GAPS, we also cover anaerobic fermentation and probiotics, with a bonus workbook and a handy PDF probiotics guide included.
  • Key Components of GAPS Program
  • Supplementation Overview
  • Detox + Chelation Overview

Module 5 – The Full GAPS Diet

– Week 4

What do you need to be eating on GAPS? This Module fills you in on what you can eat on the Full GAPS diet, along with food lists for all meals, eating GAPS with other people, traveling with GAPS, how to introduce dairy, as well as sample menus, great GAPS legal recipes, and useful templates.
  • Food lists
  • Cooking
  • Recipes

Module 6 – Stages Of The GAPS Diet

– Week 5

Module 6 focuses on the stages of the GAPS Introduction Diet, with lots of recipes for each stage! It also includes information on transitioning from stage to stage, transitioning to Full GAPS, and moving beyond the GAPS diet.
  • Introduction Diet, Stages 1 – 6
  • Full GAPS Diet
  • Coming Off the GAPS Diet

Module 7 – Supplementation

– Week 6

This Module talks about supplements commonly used in GAPS, with a supplement resource list included. As a special extra, there is a homeopathy workbook by Angelica Lemke, N.D. who has worked closely with many children with special needs. This workbook gets you started with this very GAPS complimentary therapy.
  • GAPS Supplements
  • ‘Die Off’ Management
  • Complimentary Supplements

Module 8 – Detoxification

– Week 7

Another favorite in the GAPS Class, this module talks about the importance of the detoxification component of the GAPS protocol and how it works. Topics covered include juicing, sunbathing, detox baths, enemas, resources, and more.
  • Juicing
  • Detox baths
  • Enemas & other therapies


– Week 8

This week is open time for review/catch-up on previous modules. There will be no Q & A this week.
  • Review of Modules

Module 9 – Practical Matters

– Week 9

In this module we turn our attention to some practical matters…from fussy eating to budgeting. We also discuss common GAPS issues and DIY remedies to help. Bonus budgeting workbook by the budget experts at YNAB!
  • Fussy Eating
  • Common issues & DIY remedies
  • Budgeting for a healing diet

Bonus Module – Heart Disease { Part 1 }

– after class survey!

These modules dispel the heart disease myths that have been around since the middle of the last century. The bonus modules cover Dr. Natasha’s explanations of the origins of the diet-heart hypothesis and how critically important fats are to every cell in our body.
  • Diet/Heart Hypothesis
  • Cholesterol
  • Animal fats vs. vegetable oils

Bonus Module – Heart Disease { Part 2 }

– after class survey!

{ continued }
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Prevent heart disease naturally


Ready to get started?

1 Payment of $197 or 3 Payments of $71

When it comes to starting GAPS, there is so much to think about…figure out…and plan out.

But in the GAPS Class, you’ll be fully supported and learn:

  • how the brain and the digestive system works together
  • how to best support the brain and gut by choosing your foods wisely, based on a proven protocol designed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
  • how to prepare GAPS foods
  • meal planning tools
  • budgeting tips
  • what products to use on your body that support the brain and gut
  • the importance of a daily routine to support this new lifestyle

Again, you will be completely supported throughout the class – and beyond through our private Facebook community.

What do students love most about GAPS Class?

“It’s a great resource!”

Kristal H.

“I really love that I can continually refer back to the modules.”

Lisa K.

“Informative, easy to navigate, great resources and access to a wonderful Facebook community.”

Alyssa A.

“The Facebook forum, the communication, the ability to ask questions, and let out my emotions.”

Carrie K.

Easy access on your website, the design was beautiful which made it easier to digest the amount of info provided.”

Jen B.

The teacher was fantastic! Always willing to help and very knowledgeable. The modules were self explanatory, therefore easy to follow. I liked the ” homework” at the end of every module, it makes you achieve things.”


“Melanie’s knowledge, care & commitment.”

Deborah R.

“There is no way I could do the GAPS diet from just reading the book, this course filled in all the blanks.”

Alison W.

“I loved the community aspect of Facebook and the built-in links in the module, directing us to other resources.”

Skotti F.

Module 7 [Supplementation] was the most useful to me. Finally figured out why I had so much indigestion and was able to address it with supplements and stop taking Prilosec!”

Cheryl W.

It’s hard to choose a favorite module… I love the wealth of information included and how well you have organized it. Your GAPS Class is so thorough.”

Julie M.

Meet your instructor…

This course is taught by Melanie ChristnerShe is a Certified Nutritional Therapists and GAPS™ Practitioner who has been through the complete GAPS Protocol herself, with her family.

Melanie Christner

Melanie Christner is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified GAPS™ Practitioner in VT, trained by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, with further training in functional nutrition through Restorative Wellness Solutions.

Melanie’s passion is helping families navigate digestive therapy in a way that is understandable and well-supported.

Having four children of her own, she loves working with children and families, and she endeavors to pair her desire to nourish with practical efficacy for clients.

Are you ready to feel calm, confident, and supported?

I hope to see you in the GAPS™ Class.

The GAPS Class is based on the best-selling book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr, Natasha Campbell-McBride, as well as the GAPS™ Practitioner training received by Melanie Christner, NTP, CGP, RWP and Jennifer Scribner, NTP, CGP, RWP.  

1 Payment of $197 or 3 Payments of $71

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are you qualified to teach these classes?

I am trained as:

  • Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
  • GAPS™ Practitioner
  • RWS™ Practitioner

I (and my family) have gone through the digestive healing protocol called GAPS™.  It was formidable to start at the time, but delivered huge health benefits. Food, and a focus on digestion, profoundly changed our lives for the better. From this experience we want to help others, and provide a class that addresses the challenges we faced.

What is the GAPS Class?

The GAPS Class is a 9 week online course that provides both instruction in the GAPS Nutritional Program, and guidance for the practical application of this healing protocol in your everyday life.

What happens when I pay & enroll?

You will make your secure payment via the Honest Body website. A welcome email will direct you to the GAPS Class Dashboard and to access the course content.

I haven't started GAPS yet, is that okay?

Absolutely. Our aim with this course is for you to be as well prepared and supported as possible, to do GAPS when you decide. We do encourage you to pick a date, as the course materials can be more useful if there is a goal in mind.

How much time do I need to commit every week?

I would suggest that you need a couple of hours to review the content, complete the worksheets, and participate in the forum. There is also the option to download audio versions. However you don’t have to “keep up” so you could do less than that each week and just take a little longer.

What happens if I fall behind?

You can’t “miss out” or “fall behind” because you get lifetime access to this course and the forum. Every 4 – 6 months there will be a new intake meaning you can go through the course again as often as you like. As new content is added or features improved, you will also have access.

Will I get personalized advice from you?

Yes, within the boundaries of the course materials. We are actively involved in the forum from 12-2pm, Eastern on Tuesdays, throughout the year, excluding holiday weeks and the occasional break week. Those times are subject to change, but all questions are generally answered within 24 hours.

Please note that we are not a replacement for your personal health care provider, and we only give ideas and support from a broader sense within the boundaries of the course materials. We encourage participants to answer each other’s questions anytime, as this builds a strong supportive community!

How much does the course cost?

The course costs $197. We also offer a three-payment installment plan of $71 for three months.

What happens if I'm not satisfied?

Firstly, we will do everything we can to ensure that this doesn’t happen! We want you to be blown away by the value in this e-course!

If you work through the first couple of modules and participate and still do not feel that you have gained value from this course then we will refund your money in full.

Refunds within 1 week of course start.

Legal disclaimer

This GAPS Class membership (and the materials contained) is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice and treatment from your personal physician. Participants are advised to consult their own doctors or other qualified health professionals regarding treatment of medical conditions. The authors of these course materials shall not be held liable or responsible for any misunderstanding or misuse of the information contained in this course material or on the Facebook group or for any loss, damage, or injury caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by any treatment, action, or application of any food, supplement or food source discussed in this course material. The statements and information in this course have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. To request permission for reproduction or inquire about private consulting, please contact Melanie by clicking here.

The GAPS Class is based on the best-selling book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr, Natasha Campbell-McBride, as well as the GAPS™ Practitioner training received by Melanie Christner, NTP, CGP, RWP and Jennifer Scribner, NTP, CGP, RWP under Dr. Natasha’s tutelage.