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Last week I had the pleasure to interview Toni Graff and her son Ethan also participated!
Toni had been a member of Weston A. Price Foundation for several years and learned of GAPS from a member of her local group. She knew about GAPS for about a year before finally starting in March 2009 for her son Ethan who had been diagnosed with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with an emphasis on the Hyperactivity and he had sensory problems. Toni was able to persuade Ethan to go along with the diet who agreed to staying on GAPS for eighteen months. When 18 months came around, Toni didn't think they were done, and she told Ethan it had been 18 months and Ethan echoed his mother's thoughts, that they weren't yet done. Bravo to Ethan for being wise beyond his years!
In the interview, Toni shared with us an explanation about the villi and microvilli in the digestive tract.
In addition to telling us about their experience on GAPS, Toni also shared with us that she recently became a board certified health coach and has started a business called Healthy Body Naturally. She's also contemplating taking the training with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to become a certified GAPS practitioner! I hope Toni does take the training because I think that she's done GAPS for 28 months herself (and still on GAPS) will be of great benefit to her clientele.
Ethan also spoke with me for a few minutes. What a charming young man! I really enjoyed speaking with him, we talked about what he likes about being on GAPS, some foods he likes and dislikes, and we commiserated briefly on the “ewwww-ness” of liver. 🙂
If you have a chance to download and listen to Toni and Ethan's story, you will truly be inspired.
Do you find you don't have a lot of time to sit at the computer and listen to podcasts? Me either, here are some of the ways to listen without having to be tethered to the computer:
- In the car: If you have a tape cassette player in your car and do any amount of driving, this handy device Philips USA PH-62050 CD/MP3/MD-To-Cassette Adapter is awesome to hook up your iPod, MP3 player, Android or SmartPhone to your car speakers.
- In the car: Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger for MP3 Players If you don't have a tape cassette player in your car, this device plugs into your cigarette lighter and tunes into certain stations on the radio.
- If you have a SmartPhone or Android, you can download the show onto your phone and listen. My husband does this and uses the FM transmitter in his truck, and the cassette adapter in his van.
- At home I sometimes listen to podcasts while taking a detox bath, using my laptop.
- While doing dishes or cooking I either crank up the speakers on my computer, or bring the laptop into the kitchen.
- MP3 players work great, they are fairly inexpensive nowadays, here's one: Coby 4GB Flash MP3 Player with FM and Color Display (Black)
- My husband used this Apple iPod nano 8 GB Graphite (6th Generation) before he got his Android phone with all the bells and whistles.
Thanks Toni and Ethan, it was a real pleasure speaking with you both!