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Are you plagued by poor digestive health? Auto-immune diseases? Autism spectrum disorders? Mood swings or depression? Have you considered starting the Gut And Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet, but don’t know where to begin?

It’s your lucky day! This week, I’m giving away a complete GAPS starter kit including a copy of Gut And Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the Gaps Guide, and a bottle of GAPS-approved Bio-Kult probiotics.

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In Gut and Psychology Syndrome, British neurologist and nutritionist Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD reveals the connection between the gut flora — the microorganisms in the digestive tract — and the nervous system/brain. She explores the gut’s vital role in supporting the full range of our mental and physical health. A mother of a child diagnosed with learning disabilities, Dr. McBride believes that the link between learning disabilities, the food and drink that we consume, and the condition of our digestive system is absolute, and the results of her clinical work have supported her position on this subject.

The GAPS Guide book presents the “how-to” of the GAPS program. It’s a step-by-step guide written by Baden Lashkov — a woman who believes the GAPS program has transformed both herself and her son. She takes you through all aspects of the GAPS diet and protocol and offers personal stories and troubleshooting ideas. This book is a must for anyone starting the GAPS diet or those who are simply interested in knowing more.

Reviewed and approved by Dr Campbell-McBride, the GAPS Guide book:

  • shares several inspiring stories of recovery
  • presents a step-by-step guide to doing GAPS
  • answers frequently-asked-questions
  • directs you to amazing resources

Bio-Kult is a therapeutic grade probiotic used in Dr. Campbell-McBride’s clinical practice. As you know, the healthy body naturally hosts trillions of beneficial bacteria. Among other things, they help to support and maintain a strong immune system and a healthy digestive system. Today’s lifestyle of stress and poor nutrition can compromise these essential functions. Dr. Campbell-McBride believes the formula in Bio-Kult helps balance and maintain these natural systems against pathogenic and opportunistic organisms. According to GAPS theory, it is of fundamental importance that we have an adequate level of these probiotic bacteria in our bodies at all times. With fourteen strains of beneficial bacteria at a concentration of 10 billion per gram, Bio-Kult is one of the most powerful probiotic supplements available.

Enter to Win A Free GAPS Starter Kit


The first step to entering the contest is to click on the link below, which will take you to Nicole, the bright light behind that wonderfully informative site, offers many GAPS-friendly products for sale there including the entire line of Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oils. After you click on the link below, peruse the site and choose one product you wish you used but don’t currently. Then, come back here and tell us what it is in the comments!

(Note: If you can’t see the link above, it is because you have ad blocking software enabled. Please disable your ad blocker to participate in the giveaway.)

That’s good for one entry. If you’d like additional chances to win, do any of the following:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link back to this page on your blog. Comment below with the link. (1 extra entry)

2. Sign up for my email updates or RSS feed. Leave a comment below telling me that you signed up. You will also get an entry if you already subscribe — make sure to leave a comment! (1 extra entry)

3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Be sure to include the URL to this page in your tweet. Click the TweetThis button at the bottom of the post, or you can use the following tweet: “Win a GAPS starter kit – includes books & bottle of BioKult probiotic supplement. (AND INCLUDE THE URL)” Leave a comment telling me that you followed & tweeted. (1 extra entry)

4. Email 5 friends about the giveaway, with a link to this page. Leave a comment below telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

5. Stumble this post and leave me a comment telling me that you did. (1 extra entry)

There are a total of 6 possible entries.

Questions? Comment below.

This contest will end Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be chosen via, and will be announced on Wednesday, September 30th. The lucky winner will have 48 hours to contact me with his or her full name, address, and phone number.

Sorry, but due to shipping costs, only those residing in the United States are welcome to enter this contest.

Please note that is one of my sponsors, and as such I am being compensated for hosting this giveaway. That said, you can trust that I only accept sponsors whose products I whole-heartedly endorse and believe in.

Good luck, everybody!

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83 Responses to Win A GAPS Starter Kit!
  1. emily
    September 21, 2009 | 7:07 pm

    i am a subscriber. I would love to checkout the book Gut and Psychology Syndome, which I have yet to read, and i think the biokult pobiotic sounds really good.
    .-= emily´s last blog post …A Real School Lunch- cute eco friendly lunch boxes and simple meal ideas =-.

  2. Betsy
    September 21, 2009 | 7:14 pm

    I’m a subscriber. :)

    That guide sounds wonderful, a real must-have. When perusing the site, however, what caught my eye was the elderberry extract tincture. That might come in handy this winter. Actually, I’d like to learn to make something like that.

    I just bought the GAPS book a couple of weeks ago. Haven’t read it yet. I seem to be accumulating books faster than I can read them, lol.

  3. Michele
    September 21, 2009 | 7:23 pm

    I am a new RSS subscriber – last week. The product that interested me the most is the Bio-Kult. I am very interested in probiotics – having just started a batch of sauerkraut, kumbucha, and water kefir! Thanks for the opportunity!

  4. Mrs. Not the Jet Set
    September 21, 2009 | 7:33 pm

    Houston TriEnza looks like a product I would like to get for my mom.
    .-= Mrs. Not the Jet Set´s last blog post …The BIG Birthday Surprise! =-.

  5. Mrs. Not the Jet Set
    September 21, 2009 | 7:34 pm

    I’m a RSS reader too.
    .-= Mrs. Not the Jet Set´s last blog post …Poster Print Giveaway =-.

  6. AppleTree
    September 21, 2009 | 7:44 pm

    I’m a follower via Google Reader. I have struggled with Candida issues for quite some time and thank you for the resource.

    And I’d love a copy of the book.

  7. tarena
    September 21, 2009 | 8:01 pm

    The elderberry extract to improve the immune system would be wonderful to try!
    Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!!!!
    .-= tarena´s last blog post … =-.

  8. Leanne Overlander
    September 21, 2009 | 8:49 pm

    I am a food renagade reader and what interested me the most on the site was the “Breaking the Vicious Cycle” Book. I have a wheat intolerance. I have not been officially tested, but I have been off wheat for a year and seen a difference in my health. It would be interesting to learn what this book and the GAPS book have to teach.

  9. Sarah Scott
    September 21, 2009 | 8:57 pm

    I am a regular subscriber and love this info–the Gaps site is awesome and wonderful prices on the CLO! I am very interested in the probiotics

  10. Mimi
    September 21, 2009 | 8:59 pm

    I perused the site and I have yet to try fermented cod liver oil. Once I’m out of my reg CLO, I will consider buying the Blue Ice original liquid Fermented CLO.

    I would love to win this package.

    I love Food Renegade!

  11. Lindsay
    September 21, 2009 | 9:00 pm

    I follow your website on Google Reader; I love Fight Back Fridays!

    I would love to have some of the Blue Ice fermented cod liver oil–the fruit flavor for my girls and me.

  12. Melissa
    September 21, 2009 | 9:22 pm

    I would like to try some fermented cod liver oil.

  13. Melissa
    September 21, 2009 | 9:23 pm

    I subscribe through google reader.

  14. Jo Overbey
    September 21, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    I am a recent subscriber and love your site. I would most like to try the fermented CLO, which I will do once I use up the bottle of oil that I have now. I am interested in the Bio-Kult, but just read somewhere recently that there have been some problems with the soil-based bacteria used in probiotics. I have no further information on this. Do you know anything about it?

    Thanks for your great website. I have already used a number of your recipes and give them all 5 stars!

  15. Gayle
    September 21, 2009 | 10:02 pm

    I would love to take the digestive enzymes. I used to take them, but they got to be a little too pricey.

  16. Tara
    September 21, 2009 | 10:05 pm

    I wish I had that book!

  17. Teoma
    September 21, 2009 | 10:38 pm

    I would love the butter oil. I use the FCLO and LOVE it!
    I post you on my FB page all the time. :)
    Would love to win the package…and I promise to pass the book on when I’m finished with it…gotta keep the love going….will keep probiotics for my daughter though. :)

    • Teoma
      September 21, 2009 | 10:40 pm

      Forgot to mention that I am a subscriber. Sign me up for another change at winning! :)

  18. burnsberries
    September 21, 2009 | 10:40 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Win A GAPS Starter Kit!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  19. MrsBurns
    September 21, 2009 | 10:47 pm

    1. I am already an RSS subscriber.
    2. I clicked thru to the GAPSdiet webpage (which I’ve now also bookmarked). The item I would most like to try is the High Vitamin Butter Oil.
    3. I tweeted the contest.

    I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to email my peeps and blog about the contest; no blogging this late at night!

    Thanks for all you do!
    .-= MrsBurns´s last blog post …Crock-Pot Yogurt =-.

  20. Melissa W.
    September 21, 2009 | 11:01 pm

    I would love to try the Blue Ice Royal – Cinnamon Gel (CLO/butter oil blend). I’m also interested in trying the Bio-Kult.

  21. Melissa W.
    September 21, 2009 | 11:04 pm

    I am signed up for your email updates.

  22. Jen
    September 22, 2009 | 12:08 am

    Without a doubt I would like to try the Bio-Kult, although the butter oil is a close second. I’ve been planning to order it, but now I’ll wait to see if I win. :)

    Thanks Kristen!

  23. Jeanne Graham
    September 22, 2009 | 6:45 am

    I am already a faithful user of the Blue Ice CLO products; I would love to add the High-vitamin butter oil!
    Your links are frequently on my Facebook page…

  24. Leandra
    September 22, 2009 | 7:20 am

    I’m a subscriber and love all your informative posts, especially the occasional recipe :). I currently take regular cod liver oil, but I would love to try fermented.

  25. Ellen
    September 22, 2009 | 7:40 am

    i wish i used that fermented cod liver oil, as well as any of the probiotics! i have eczema as well as less than stellar digestion, so this would be much appreciated!

  26. Ellen
    September 22, 2009 | 7:47 am

    i also already subscribe to your RSS feed.

  27. ellen1214
    September 22, 2009 | 7:53 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Win A GAPS Starter Kit!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  28. Ellen
    September 22, 2009 | 7:54 am

    i tweeted and i follow you @ellen1214

  29. reamz
    September 22, 2009 | 9:02 am

    I’d love to try the Blue ice fermented cod liver oils! Some of the flavors look interesting..i’d probably go with the cinnamon liquid or arctic mint gel!

  30. reamz
    September 22, 2009 | 9:05 am

    I also just became an RSS subscriber

  31. roomikub
    September 22, 2009 | 9:10 am

    in a GAPS starter kit – includes books & bottle of BioKult probiotic supplement.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  32. reamz
    September 22, 2009 | 9:10 am

    aaaaaand i just tweeted about the giveaway

  33. Jessie
    September 22, 2009 | 9:36 am

    My husband and I would love to start taking the fermented CLO capsules.
    .-= Jessie´s last blog post …When I Forget to Defrost… =-.

  34. Jessie
    September 22, 2009 | 9:36 am

    And I RSS. :-)

  35. CrazyCatLadie
    September 22, 2009 | 11:49 am

    Reading @foodrenegade Win A GAPS Starter Kit!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  36. slvrnmph
    September 22, 2009 | 12:00 pm

    Thanks to @foodrenegade for oppertunity to win a free GAPS starter kit

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  37. Celeste Parkhurst
    September 22, 2009 | 12:03 pm

    I am definitely interested in the bio-kult probiotic. I currently take an acidophilus supplement and a probiotic with more beneficial bacteria seems like a good thing.

    I currently subscribe to the RSS.

    I follow you on twitter and tweeted about the give away.

    I use stumble upon and I stumbled this page.

  38. Nancy
    September 22, 2009 | 12:19 pm

    I am reading the book right now and would love to have some biokult!

  39. Rachel Leake
    September 22, 2009 | 12:22 pm

    I am interested in trying the Biokult to boost the probiotics in my system.


  40. Crystal
    September 22, 2009 | 12:38 pm

    I would be interested in trying the Fermented Cod Liver Oil. I’ve been reading so much about it lately.

  41. Melissa
    September 22, 2009 | 12:51 pm

    Hey, I subscribed to your RSS feed…great blog you have here!

  42. melissamcewen
    September 22, 2009 | 12:52 pm

    Reading @foodrenegade Win A GAPS Starter Kit!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  43. Melissa
    September 22, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    Also tweeted you!

  44. Becca
    September 22, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    I would love the fermented CLO.

  45. Scooter
    September 22, 2009 | 1:44 pm

    I’ve been an RSS reader (google reader) for some time…

    If I felt like I could afford it, I would definitely use the BI Fermented Cod Liver Oil. I’ve really felt better on CLO and would love to get higher quality stuff.

  46. Becca
    September 22, 2009 | 1:45 pm

    And I am a subscriber.

  47. Lee
    September 22, 2009 | 2:01 pm

    I would love my own copy of the GAPS book. I have told so many people about it and wish I had it on hand to reference all the time!

  48. Lee
    September 22, 2009 | 2:08 pm

    I only have Facebook, no blog right now, but I posted your link in my comments section!

    I also e-mailed the link to five friends, I hope they come visit your site! It’s great!!

    I’m teaching a class on healthy eating tonight and your blog address is in the handouts :)

  49. Ann
    September 22, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    I would so love to have this tstarter kit
    1. went to the site and fell in love with “breaking the vicious cycle”.
    2. tweeted
    3. i am a subscriber

  50. Meredith
    September 22, 2009 | 4:03 pm

    I would love to have the High Vitamin Butter Oil.
    I am a subscriber.

    I wish my library would stock the GAPS books, I have written in to suggest that they do.

  51. cheeseslave
    September 22, 2009 | 5:47 pm

    Have IBS, food allergies, gluten intolerance? Kids on the autism spectrum? Win A GAPS Starter Kit! @foodrenegade

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  52. Herbwifemama
    September 22, 2009 | 6:01 pm

    I went to the site, and I think I’d most like to try the High Vitamin Butter Oil. Or one of the blends.

  53. Brie
    September 22, 2009 | 7:16 pm

    I love your giveaways!

    I’d like to try the High Vitamin Butter Oil – not only b/c it is beneficial but b/c I’d love to tell people I take Butter Oil and see the confused look on their face. ;) The elderberry extract also would be wonderful for me to take – and b/c that one reminds me of Monty Python.
    .-= Brie´s last blog post …Devil’s Food Cake =-.

  54. Brie
    September 22, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    I am a subscriber for email updates.
    .-= Brie´s last blog post …Devil’s Food Cake =-.

  55. Brie
    September 22, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    I’ve tweeted about the giveaway.

  56. Brie
    September 22, 2009 | 7:25 pm

    This giveaway has been stumbled.
    .-= Brie´s last blog post …Devil’s Food Cake =-.

  57. Lauren
    September 22, 2009 | 8:05 pm

    I’d love this starter kit

  58. Shawnee
    September 22, 2009 | 8:59 pm

    I would love to have the BI Fermented Cod Liver Oil – Oslo Orange Liquid. Everyone I talk to says they like the orange flavor best.

    I’m also a subscriber :)

  59. Vicky Carlson
    September 23, 2009 | 8:36 am

    H i , I wish I used the NN ProOmega with CoQ10.

  60. Vicky Carlson
    September 23, 2009 | 8:42 am
    I linked to you on my blog and blogged about the contest.

  61. t42vek20
    September 23, 2009 | 8:45 am

    @foodrenegade Win a GAPS starter kit – includes books & bottle of BioKult probiotic supplement.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  62. Vicky Carlson
    September 23, 2009 | 8:46 am
    Following on twitter and tweeted.
    Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  63. Vicky Carlson
    September 23, 2009 | 8:48 am

    You have subscribed to “Food Renegade.”
    I subscribe to your RSS feed through Google.

  64. Bryan Bowen
    September 23, 2009 | 3:19 pm

    I think I am most curious about the fermented blue ice cod liver oil liquid.

    I signed up for google reader feeds and sent out this email to 5 friends. It’s a great website. I have read a little bit of the gaps book and found it really interesting!

    Thanks, Bryan

  65. FoodRenegade
    September 23, 2009 | 5:01 pm

    Have IBS, food allergies, gluten intolerance? Kids on the autism spectrum? Win A GAPS Starter Kit!

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  66. Lisa
    September 23, 2009 | 8:51 pm

    Definitely interested in the Bio-Kult Probiotics.

  67. Pogonia
    September 24, 2009 | 11:19 am

    I, too, would like the elderberry extract tincture.

  68. Pogonia
    September 24, 2009 | 11:20 am

    I am a subscriber. :)

  69. mpeau
    September 24, 2009 | 2:04 pm

    I am a new subscriber

  70. mpeau
    September 24, 2009 | 2:05 pm

    I visited the site and am interested in the bio kult probiotics.I recently read an article about a lady who broke open the pills and put them in her neti pot…..she swears it is what cured an uncurable sinus infection….interesting!

  71. Kyle
    September 24, 2009 | 3:20 pm

    Cool, well I’ve:
    1-signed up for your newsletter already
    2-and am following you on twitter

  72. Lauren
    September 24, 2009 | 10:06 pm

    1) Stumbled
    2) interested in the bio-kult probiotics

    daughter is autistic and am probably on the spectrum somewhere as well

  73. April
    September 25, 2009 | 7:50 am

    I would really like to try the Houston TriEnza.

    I tweeted.
    I subscribe to the RSS.
    I emailed 5 friends.

  74. LiveWireFamily
    September 25, 2009 | 7:52 am

    Win a GAPS starter kit – includes books & bottle of BioKult probiotic supplement.

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  75. Michelle @ Find Your Balance
    September 25, 2009 | 8:34 am

    I’m interested in the bio kult probiotics! And I’m already subscribed to your RSS :-)
    .-= Michelle @ Find Your Balance´s last blog post …Fancypants Sportsclub/LA giveaway =-.

  76. Alicia
    September 25, 2009 | 12:46 pm

    I clicked through…..very interested in trying the fermented cod liver oil

    I subscribed through rss feed…

    Thank you for the chance to win.

  77. Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up
    September 25, 2009 | 5:06 pm

    I’d love to try out some of the EFAs sometime!
    .-= Donielle @ Naturally Knocked Up´s last blog post …Just another test post =-.

  78. Sarah
    September 25, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    What a great givaway! I would love to try anything on that site. The X-clear would be great for my 2yo ear infection issues. I would love to try some of the CLO products also. I have been interested in the book for some time. I have 2 children with ASD and I am desperately tring to navigate all of the diets and such while staying with a TF approach.
    I have been following this for some time (thanks to this blog I am brewing some yummy KT from a SCOBY sprouted from store bought KT) and I stumbled, and e-mailed some friends. I will blog later and send the link. Off to bed for the moment. Thank you for all the good info you provide.

  79. Diana Martina
    September 25, 2009 | 11:45 pm

    I am already a happy inspired subscriber. Started NT in June, lactofermenting all kinds of summer bounty, stock from chicken feet, FCLO, raw milk/water kefirs, you name it! and am sharing with my friends who have sick kiddos. Just heard of a little boy who has totally lost hearing in one ear (tubes since birth) and partial loss in the other. Best friend told me that GAPS is the way to go and gave me her own book to show Wyatt’s mom. Would LOVE to bless them with those probiotics and a good diet! She said she’s desperate and looking for answers. :-) thanks!

  80. Jennifer Dubos
    September 26, 2009 | 8:45 pm

    My son has been diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorder with many intestinal issues. We’ve been discovering healthy eating NT style trying to help restore his health. I’m glad I found this site!

  81. Cindy
    September 27, 2009 | 1:38 pm

    I subscribe to this site.
    I don’t tweet,twitter,bing,ping, or stumble ,well over my feet.
    I talke FCLO , cook a WAFP lifestyle and treat my ADHD,OCD,OC,OD ,12 yr old son
    with good wholesome food. It’s not enough. I enjoy your site

  82. Jenny
    September 28, 2009 | 10:42 am

    *I subscribe thru Yahoo RSS…
    *I have emailed my friends…
    * I checked out the website…The elderberry extract to improve the immune system would be wonderful to try!
    *Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!!!!

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