healing the gut and mind

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Here at Good Mood Food, we are focussed on two things: DETOXING and HEALING the body. These are 2 separate activities, that when combined, bring amazing results for people suffering with chronic health issues. For more info on how we can help you to support detoxing, click HERE.

HEALING means resolving the root cause of your chronic health issues. These can manifest as physical issues (IBS, allergies, eczema, rashes, pain, fatigue, bloating, SIBO, constipation, arthritis, diarrhoea, to name a few) they can present as mental health and behavioural concerns (OCD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety, Brain fog, to name a few). For me, it was a combination.

In order to fully resolve these symptoms, or RED FLAGS as I like to refer to them, you first need to fix the gut. If your gut is not working properly, it does not absorb the vitamins and minerals out of food correctly. This alone will have a huge impact on how your organs, your glands, your hormones and your brain function. The impact is complicated, but the root cause of the problem is not. I have collated a huge amount of information in the blogs below, as well as my eBOOKS and PODCASTS to help you navigate your way through the HEALING part of your journey, without becoming overwhelmed.

"I highly recommend this website to parents of children with health problems. Written by a parent who successfully healed her own children, this website will give you genuine and very valuable information. Thank you, Mary Kelly for sharing your knowledge with the whole world!"

Dr Natasha Campbell - McBride, world - renowned doctor and bestselling author of the GAPS protocol  - 'Gut and Psychology Syndrome'

July 6, 2018

Well, SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, why didn't we try these earlier?
Far OUT. 

5 years without a Twix, and then Danny discovers a recipe that just had us all shaking our heads while our eyes rolled back in said heads with ecstasy. I'm not even overstating the party in the mouth that this recipe brings.

So, as usual, we found a sort of GAPS recipe online, but it was loaded with maple syrup and coconut oil, and we prefer honey and ghee (which really brought out the buttery caramel taste), so we tweaked it, and here it is.

(The original recipe...

October 2, 2017

I started writing The Book today and felt so overwhelmed with purpose and excitement that it was too much not to share.

I had a vision of myself, and this book I had written, going viral because I claimed to have helped God to write a book.

In my vision, I was being interviewed, and the question that came at me was “How can you claim to have a direct connection to God? What makes you so special? Is he talking to you right now?” That kind of scoffing line of questioning. The person conducting the interview premised this question...

December 14, 2016

How to make GAPS Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

July 29, 2016

This blog is titled: Stupid Things you’ve done because you are sleep deprived.
And if this is a competition, I think I win.

Because this week, at 2am, I bought a Thermomix. By accident.

I had forgotten. A baby’s cry that pulls you only halfway out of the deepest sleep you have had in weeks is both a tender, pathetic mewling and a STUPID SHUT UP OH MY GOD I’M LEAVING okay I can’t even finish that sentence because I cannot SPEAK ENGLAND ANYMORE I am so tired.

I just woke up on my keyboard with the letter Y now imprinted on my f...

June 19, 2016

When we started our GAPS journey, I quickly realised that a huge part of the problem that needed to be solved, was the toxins that we had surrounded ourselves with. Part of the recommendations when you start GAPS, is to have a good look at your home: your medicines, your cosmetics, your cleaning products.
The reason for this is beautifully put in the book: "Your skin is as absorbent as your mouth."
This means that if you aren't willing to eat your cosmetics, you probably shouldn't put it on your skin. 

Because we all had leaky gu...

May 22, 2015

After 18 months on GAPS, we have healed a LOT! But we also hit a bit of a brick wall in terms of the final, obvious immune response issues like remaining anaphylaxis to nuts in my son, and random belly bloat, fatigue and brain fog in my daughter and I.

  • My daughter still had big patches of cradle cap that was causing her hair to grow out really thin and weak, she was regularly wetting herself, and would still get random bloated tummy from food that I know is fine. It was confusing. She also had a persistently itchy bum and h...

April 30, 2015

I have written up my kids stories (Danny and Eden) about their incredible healing through the use of the GAPS protocol, but now it is time to tell my story, so that you can see the clear path that lead to the birthing of two kids who developed chronic health issues, and so you can also see the clear path to healing all those issues.

It’s fascinating to me to look back on how we got here, and I hope it is to you too.


We’ll start with my childhood.

I grew up in a wonderful, healthy home, with a mother and a grandmother who both had...

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About Me

My name is Mary Kelly, and I am a mum of 3 who had to find a way to heal our son from an incredible number of allergies and other health issues. We replaced pills for good, real food, and homemade non-toxic remedies.

And it worked!

It lead directly to the business I now run from our farm on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. This is where I handmake the beautiful GMF Sole Balms, to help other families to Detox their Medicine Cabinets from the toxic petrochemical industry that fixes one problem, just to create another. 

We followed the GAPS protocol, healed, and now we eat a wholefoods diet. I offer recipes, advice, blogs and rants about GAPS, food choices, and the shocking state of our chronic health.

For more information on our story, click here.

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GMF Sole Balms

I make these balms myself. Each one has brought a magical, unique healing property into our home: from the liver-supporting Sleep Balm, to immediate pain relief of Calm Balm. Everything that I need as a mom, with 3 rambunctious kids, is in my medicine box. And the best part is what’s NOT in my medicine box. No toxins, no petrochemicals or steroids, or thyroid-inhibiting supposedly ‘mild’ paracetamol. No drugs, nothing with a list of side effects. No medicine that fixes one problem but introduces 2 new ones that you didn’t know about. My kids can help themselves. They have their little 30ml jars next to their bedside tables. My son uses Chest Balm when he has a blocked nose and can’t sleep. My daughter chose Achy Breaky for when she gets twitchy legs and needs magnesium after too much acrobatics. My 3 year old...well okay she doesn’t get one since she painted her bedroom wall with Black Balm 🙄

PS: An added bonus: I pray over every single balm before I send them on their way to families all over the world. They come to your family with love and hope from my family ❤️🌈

Podcasts with Quirky Cooking

Jo Whitton from Quirky Cooking and I  have recorded a number of podcasts together about our story, parasites and their impact on the gut, how to prep  your body for a healthy baby, and how to do GAPS when you have depression.

You can listen to them here:

Popular Blogs

These are my most read and shared blogs. There is some good HOPE stuff in there. And Chocolate.

Detoxing our home

June 19, 2016

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