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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'

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.

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...

March 27, 2018

 One of my most diligent, and consequently, successful clients (back when I was still a GAPS coach) is Gillian, a mum of three boys who was steering her family through the rigours of the GAPS Introduction protocol when I first met her. I will never forget how, in our first session, she told me that she didn't like to leave the house with her boys. They were so volatile, their behaviour was so unpredictable, that she didn't feel safe taking them out. My heart bled for this mom who had been through so much already, including cance...

October 27, 2017

Emma is a mum of 2 beautiful boys who has been to hell and back before finding the GAPS protocol, and an answer to her prayers. She was a client of mine (back when I was still coaching): I supported her when she started the GAPS Introduction diet for a multitude of chronic health issues, the worst of which were SPD, Failure to Thrive and severe eczema.
She has kindly written their story to offer hope to other mothers who are stuck in the hopelessness of the current epidemic of childhood chronic disease. I'll start with the...

September 8, 2017

 After 20 months of breastfeeding my final baby, a record for me by more than 12 months, I made a decision to wean her, even though neither she or I wanted to. I needed to, though. My chronic health, in terms of mental health and energy levels, just couldn't keep up with the demand. 

It all came to a head about a week ago, when I knew that I finally needed to stop in order to relieve the stress that was spilling over into family life. It was seeping out of me, the lack of energy, the inability to be a good wife and mother...

March 30, 2017

A lot of my clients are doing it tough at the moment. When there is a pause, or a regression, while we are on a healing pathway, we can often lose hope. I contacted some of my clients who are further along the road of healing, who can yell back to you to not lose hope, to focus on the task at hand, and to keep your head down and your bum up and HEAL THE GUT, HEAL THE GUT, HEAL THE GUT!
Here is the first post in a series called Hope for Healing, and it is a doozy. Anne-Marie has kindly sent the details of her incredibly journey o...

December 14, 2016

How to make GAPS Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

November 14, 2016

Here is a recipe for you that offers an alternative to throat lozenges and is free from chemicals, toxins and refined sugar, but is packed to the brim with health giving properties.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and we were struck down with two little ones who had VERY sore throats this week, which made it hard to eat and sleep.

So I did some research to find what I had in my cupboard that might soothe and even promote healing.

There was heaps: Ginger, Onions, Lemons, Oregano Oil, Garlic, and raw Honey to name a few. T...

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...

September 5, 2015

These cookies are going down an absolute treat at the moment! They are grain free, egg free, dairy free (optional) and refined sugar free, and basically a mouthful of chewy cookie heaven! It took a while to get the perfect recipe to statisfy my cravings for a cookie that you could dip into a cup of tea, but this one has ALL the right stuff.

 

I've been serving them up to all my clients, as a way to lull them into the idea that GAPS can be, like, TOTALLY YUM! Ha ha, suckers ;-)

 

Just kidding, people: but remember, as with all swee...

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...

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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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