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what is it like to work with me?
I have gained more knowledge from our working together than in the past 12 years of working with numerous doctors, specialist, naturopathic doctor. I am forever grateful!
I feel more at home in my body than I have since childhood – it has allowed me to return home to myself.
At age 60 with multiple health challenges, I didn’t know if GAPS could help me. I’m forever grateful to Melanie for the compassionate, thorough, and effective care she provided. Even with my complicated health history, she paid attention to detail and crafted a protocol to meet my specific needs. The help and education I received from her proved to be truly critical, invaluable, and life-changing. Working with Melanie was the best health decision I ever made!
Although I still have a ways to go on GAPS, I am excited by the positive changes I’ve seen over the past six months. I am so thankful Melanie helped me get started and provided timely help through each phase. One aspect of her protocol that I found to be extremely valuable was the testing, in particular the food sensitivity test. It was extremely accurate in my case, and I would have been so frustrated to try to do GAPS without it. (For instance, I found I was sensitive to garlic and when I temporarily cut out this food, it made a huge difference in how I felt on GAPS).
Melanie also helped me regulate my blood sugar through a combination of dietary strategies and intermittent fasting, and I am no longer hyperglycemic. Finally, I have no more symptoms from Graves’ disease. This autoimmune disease was the main reason I decided to do Melanie’s program, so I am very excited to see the changes in my symptoms thanks to her help.
I would highly recommend Melanie to anyone seriously seeking to maximize their nutrition, and for a thorough, comprehensive and custom plan of action.
While face to face practitioners are nice, it's really simplified life to not have to be running to and from appointments. I don't feel I've lost anything in care. I pay a monthly fee and feel I receive personal attention as I need it. She is very systematic and this makes working with her very easy.
Who is Melanie & why does gaps™ work?
gaps™ works by getting to the root issue of so many health issues = gut health. this helps to resolve health concerns ranging from autism, eczema, & migraines — to depression & hormone issues.
Want the short & sweet version? Here is what GAPS™ does:
- Removes complex carbs, which are difficult to digest and feed pathogenic organisms.
- Includes fermented foods & high-quality probiotic supplements to restore gut flora.
- Prioritizes meat stocks/bone broths to heal the lining of the intestinal tract.
- Focuses on nutrient-dense, traditional foods to restore nutrient deficiencies.
- Carefully reintroduces foods in order of digestibility & absorption.
- Includes lifestyle changes that bring in detox and immune-boosting practices.
To learn more, visit my What is the GAPS Diet page.
i’m melanie fielstra, fntp, cgp. as a functional nutritional therapist & skilled gaps™ practitioner i take a bio-individual approach to gaps, helping you craft a simple plan to do gaps for yourself or your kids.
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