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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.

December 14, 2016

How to make GAPS Christmas Fruit Mince Pies

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...

January 27, 2015

Grain free, Refined sugar free, Dairy free, Nut free option*, Egg free

 

Chocolate date balls SOUND really decadent, and they are (sweet food should always be a rare treat if you want to keep the pathogenic bacteria and fungii like candida at bay), but they are also a really good source of that ever elusive mineral that is deficient in most people these days: MAGNESIUM. Dates are one of the highest sources of magnesium in our food, followed by cocoa! Magnesium is a critical mineral: it supports our muscles and our bone health, and...

January 10, 2015

Grain free, Refined sugar free

 

There is a really simple recipe in the GAPS book (Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr Natasha Campbell-Mcbride) for GAPS bread.

You know, something to soak up the sauce.

Something to hold when you eat your burger meat.

Something that lets you know that everything is going to be okay in a post-bread world...

 

Anyway, I found the bread was delicious, but a bit dense and crumbly, so I fiddled with the recipe and came up with this beaut.

It rises, it holds together, it toasts beautifully, and it freezes well...

January 7, 2015

Before children, I was a lot of things. I was fun, energetic, available for a party at short notice. I was also a career woman. And my role title, for a time, was 'Problem Manager'.

 

"Got a problem? Make yourself at home." I would say that with a wink and my hand making gun shooting motions.

 

It's a stupid title, but it was a really cool job, and one of the only roles I've ever had that proved useful to all parts of my life so far on this planet, rather than only being useful to an I.T. department full of nerds.

 

Something I c...

December 12, 2014

Grain free, Refined sugar free, Dairy free

 

Well, 'tis the season for giving, so please accept with my love and gratitude, for all of you and all you do for me, this free recipe based on the Almond Crackers recipe from my ebook Nourishing Party Food.

 

This recipe is my new best friend, and we are going through almonds at a rate of knots, which is a sign that we PROBABLY need to engage in the theory of moderation a bit more...never mind! Christmas will soon be over!

 

MASSIVE TIP: I use the base of this recipe to make the following:

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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:

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