GAPS Adult Program - 1st Month


Do you remember when you felt your best? What was that like? What did you feel capable of?

Nutritional therapy (and GAPS™) addresses the underlying causes of feeling ill, tired, numb to feeling fully alive, and not your best self (due to vitamin deficiencies, food allergies/sensitivities, environmental triggers, and stress from a variety of sources).

This is done through a foundational approach: focused detective work, lab testing, symptom burden analyzing, and a caring practitioner. Nutritional therapy combined with GAPS™ can address and balance a wide range of conditions at once because it works with the body’s own continual movement towards health and homeostasis.

This program is for the adult who wants to feel well and care for their body from the inside out. This is done by giving your body the tools it needs to access the inherent health already there. We’ll work on getting to the root cause of your symptoms and create a comprehensive plan that includes diet modification, basic supplemental supports, shorter term targeted supplements, and healthy routines to address underlying stress (both physical and emotional). I’ll provide education in the Foundations of Health (diet, digestion, blood sugar, fatty acid & mineral status, & hydration) as well as other helpful resources specific to your situation. Through our work you’ll get relief, learn how to take care of your body in new ways, and gain tools and knowledge that you’ll be able to use for the rest of your life.

Whats included?

A three to six-month program, $500 paid monthly.

The clients that end our work together having the best results work with me for a period of at least six months. Why? They get my hands-on attention and care, and lots of interaction between sessions. They have access to my advice for a full six months — the length of time that is generally needed to make lasting progress and complete the phases of a restorative program.

Initial Month:

  • 1.5 hour health history consultation
  • First round of core supports
  • Recommended lab tests
  • First round of dietary changes
  • Diet, Supplement & Detoxification Plan that is GAPS™ oriented and based on labs, individual priorities, symptoms, & food sensitivities

Each additional month:

  • 2x 30-minute phone consultations per month
  • Communication through Basecamp, in between sessions, to keep all your resources and our conversations in one organized and easily accessible place
  • Client education – handouts and/or videos as needed
  • Printable materials – checklists, planning resources, recipe, and food resources
  • Troubleshooting & tailoring the program for YOUR bio-individual needs
  • Evaluation of your physical progress via Nutri-Q symptom assessment
  • Emotional care & support from a practitioner who cares and has years of experience personally implementing GAPS™ and other forms of nutritional therapy

Further details:

Pre-session is when I’m starting to get to know you and craft a direction for our work together. It includes the intake form process: your health history, Nutri-Q symptom burden questionnaire, disclaimer, food journals, and any labs done recently.

The 1st session is all about info gathering and fact-finding. We delve into the issues that you are experiencing, your medical history, and any known environmental triggers. We’ll discuss some basic supplemental supports, the first round of dietary changes, and additional lab testing. After each session you will get an organized and detailed follow-up of your next steps and resources.

The following sessions follow this general flow: lab test ordering, adjusting to initial changes, and determining how you are responding before results have come in. When lab test results are in we review the key points of each lab test, and how they are supported by the protocol. The plan will include diet, environmental adjustments, and any supplements to add to the routine, as well as many resources to refer to again and again.

We continue to meet regularly to monitor how things are going. As a mother and business owner, I understand firsthand how challenging it can be to adjust the diet and lifestyle in a family. The goal of nutritional therapy is to find a routine that works for you! We’ll troubleshoot any issues you’re having and make modifications as necessary.

The remainder of our calls weaves in more check-ins, retesting/review, Phase II considerations, and education that will help you have good health for the duration. At this point, you will likely have seen some major improvements in your symptoms. We’ll go over any additional issues, adjust your program as necessary, and design a strategy for the future.

3 reviews for GAPS Adult Program – 1st Month

  1. Erin

    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!

  2. Kellen

    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.

  3. Theresa

    I have worked with Melanie to get help with my sister’s health issues and again recently for my husband’s health issues. My sister lived with us for 6 mos. because she had so many complicated health problems and was unable to care for herself. I had no idea what was wrong and neither did the doctors, but I knew she had signs of poor gut health and poor nutrition so we started her on the GAPS diet. Melanie was so helpful in creating a protocol and working with both of us to help her get better. It turned out she has Lyme disease which was causing many of her symptoms as well as food sensitivities that we found out from the MRT. With Lyme she has a long road to recovery but she is doing much better. And Melanie also helpedme to help my husband. Especially notable was when he was doing Intro and couldn’t get past Stage 1 (with no vegetables) because of his severe diarrhea. She started him on a supplement that gets rid of bacterial infections etc so the diarrhea cleared up and he was able to move on with Intro. I am so happy to have had Melanie’s help with doing this involved diet. Her knowledge of the diet and supplements, along with the extra information testing provides has been such a blessing. I could not have figured those elements of the healing journey out without her help!

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