Johanna Keefe — Enhanced Wellness
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Johanna Keefe
978-290-0266 

Manchester, MA


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Johanna Keefe
978-290-0266 

Manchester, MA

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Trauma Release Certified Practitioner, Nutritional Consultation (Weston Price Foundation), Zero Balancing, Holistic Life Coach, Healing Touch Energy Therapy

In her many years of practice, Dr. Natasha McBride, founder of the GAPS  (Gut and Psychology) program, discovered many clients who were able to gradually decrease their need for prescription medications, and enjoy recovery from many chronic and severe symptoms of the digestive, immune and neurological systems. GAPS refers to a syndrome which connects many conditions of our modern day including autism, depression, learning disorders, and more with a severely compromised intestinal lining of the digestive tract referred to as gastric dysbiosis. It has a nutritional protocol for healing which is consistent with the philosophy of The Weston A Price Foundation, and the evolutionary/Paleolithic perspective on health and nutrition.

GAPS focuses on whole foods found naturally in the environment, produced without chemicals, without the need for factory or industrialized processing or farming. This approach to nutrition replaces most highly processed vegetable oils with naturally saturated dairy and animal fat, moderate protein and low carbohydrates ~ all from sources which are natural, organic and sustainable.   The goal is to engage a person’s body in self healing and rejuvenation by healing and sealing the intestinal lining, and through lifestyle changes which are brought about through education and group support. Reducing the body's exposure to environmental toxins,  re-learning how to shop for and cook food, as well as prepare naturally fermented foods, are some of the ways a client of the GAPS program can help begin the healing process.  GAPS protocol will work to restore the essential digestive enzymes and acid balance of the stomach, along with a gentle, gradual, detoxification.  The connection between a healthy intestinal lining and optimal cellular function within the digestive tract has been well established and can be understood by reading Dr. McBride’s very accessible book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. In fact, reading this book is the first step to beginning the program. 


As a certified GAPS Practitioner, I am prepared to work with you to apply these principles of nutrition for you or a family member, to reach optimal health, and to begin a healing from the inside out. Please see the following website for a more  complete description of this program, and to source the educational materials: http://www.gaps.me/


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