New Changes at Gutsy & 10 things about me

It is 2013. There will be new changes here at Gutsy. Don’t worry they are all good πŸ™‚

#1 post more often.

2 words. So sorry. I have been a bad blogger the past few months. My health was first priority and still is, though I will have time to blog now. I will give you a full recap once I get the post finished (its getting longer and longer by the second). If you follow me on FacebookΒ (click here), then you know that I am going through intense NAET treatments. Please forgive my absence.


#2 Tell you more about my life- not just bits and pieces.

I give stories from time to time about my health but you really don’t know what I do all the time. At first I thought telling my whole story would be too much (I am way weirder then you think). I now know that many of you are interested in what I am doing to heal, and I promise to do some more posts on “about me” and my life. It also helps put the whole “picture” together. It will also be easier to post more often if I don’t have a specific detailed post that I have to create or write.


Want to know a few things about me that are “current”? Here it goes.

1. I have done 21 NAET treatments and they have changed my life. I used to be not able to touch or breath anything without getting an allergic reaction, and now I can. What is NAET- find out here.Β 

2. I live in Minnesota and I go cross country skiing on the lake I live on. Our neighbors drive cars on the lake (we have too but its scary!) and wear plaid shirts and ice fish. Yes people do say “you bet’cha” here.


Me and my older sis on the frozen lake

3. I have a cat and a dog. My cat’s name is Ollie and even though my younger sister is allergic she still lets him snuggle with her and just deals with the hives later. My dog is Jasmine. We have a thing for naming our animals after characters. Our old dog was Snoopy (he died a year ago) and our old cat was Tigger (she got eaten by coyotes…)


Me and my ollie or “wall” as we like to call him. This was taken after a bath πŸ™‚

4. I have a mom, dad, older sister, me, younger sister, and a younger brother. I love my family πŸ™‚

5. Currently I only eat bison (raw and cooked, the bones, the tallow and the organs) and nettle tea, oil of oregano, ginger, water, and salt. Im working my way up to eating more things. I don’t eat non-GAPS food but I cant say that I would consider my diet “GAPS”. Im really not sure.

6. I am a terrible speller. I probably already misspelled a few words on this post. I promise you I recheck my posts but sadly it is a weak point of mine. My family calls me the “creative speller”. I have been this way my whole life.

7. After NTA I want to go to acupuncture school. I could study meridians all day long. If you are even slighlty a nerd Β (like me) look at this meridian cart-click here!Β LOVE it.

8. Im 18 years old. You may have already know that. πŸ™‚

9. My favorite thing in the world is swimming, I dream about it during the winter months. As soon as the ice melts I will jump in that lake…Im serious, I have a wet suit.


Summer please come soon!

10. Im 5 feet tall. Short but sweet πŸ™‚


#3 Not every post will be about recipes.

Im starting NTA on February 8 (yikes so soon!) so I will have loads of information that I will want to share with you..I don’t want to waste any of my valuable research πŸ™‚ Also, as I am healing, my energy tanks fast so my time in the kitchen is very limited.


Still one of the recipes I have to share with you…

#4 Gutsy does not revolve around the GAPS diet.Β 

This may be a shock to some of you, but when I first created this blog I wanted a name that could grow with me. I will always have a gut-check! I wont always be on GAPS. I actually feel like I’m under the requirements for the GAPS diet. I cant eat any ferments yet and im still allergic to most the food- I tried GAPS for 13 months. Most likely the recipes I will post will still be GAPS friendly, though I want to expand my posts on Gutsy to be about anything related to the gut and gutsy living. This is an interesting article if GAPS isn’t quite doing what you expected (read here).


ok your turn, any questions you want to ask me? Be honest-will you mind that change in my blog?



Sorry If I have not replied back to your e-mail or comment on my blog. I cant just read and forget (that just isn’t who I am), though because I have been going through so much, I couldn’t reply back, so I decided to stop for a few months. I still have all your e-mails and will slowly get through them one by one. Each one means alot to me-remember that. If something is more urgent, please e-mail me again! Thanks


Im off…

Ok Im off to go read more books from the Wellness e-book bundle. Nobody can pull me away from the computer tonight! Β Want to join me in reading these AMAZING books click here to find out “what I learned” form these books.Β Β Only 1 more day and a few hours left to take hold of the deal.




~Stay Gutsy!

disclosure 3


  1. I’m excited for the changes in your blog! Blogging is great because the only rules are the ones you set for yourself. I think showing a more personal side will increase your reader-ship and will inspire even more people. Keep up the good work and good luck starting school πŸ™‚

  2. Mary Rebekah says

    Totally from left field, but could your lake be toxic, and have environmental toxins in it, and could your exposure to that water (swimming, etc.) have been the source of some of your health problems? After reading POISONED NATION a few months ago, everything is suspect to me, now! πŸ˜‰

  3. I am also 5 feet “tall” πŸ™‚

  4. I think it’s a great idea to share more about yourself! I am hesitant as a writer to share many details of my life, but I know as a reader i do love getting the personality and the back store from bloggers. Plus, eating in this way does not happen in a bubble! We all still have to live our day to day lives. So I think it’s very valuable πŸ™‚

  5. Sandi Araiza says

    Can’t wait to read more – you inspire me!

  6. Good luck with your continued healing! Nothing wrong with being less tall. I’m barely 5’3″.

  7. I have been doing NAET for two years and have even written a book about my experiences. I have a long version and a short version. (self-published.)
    I’m interested in your site. My allergy problems were legion. How come your sister doesn’t clear her pet allergies through NAET? I am 65. You are too young to have such problems.

    • Pamela, do you have a link to your book? that is awesome!!! are so alot better afterward? Well she is not a patient at that clinic yet-my younger sister is like the healthiest person even ad rarely needs to go to the dr. so eventually. one person at a time πŸ™‚

  8. Pamela Call Johnson says

    ps One of the multitudinous things I was allergic to was ANYTHING that sent and received messages…garge door openers, car clickers. clickers of all sorts. Internet interfaces, cell phones etc.
    Might want to put that on your to consider list.

    • yeah like electronics. electro magnetic fields (EMF’s) i am too, but i have protection inmy house and for my phone and labtop and wifi. out of the house im not so bad because most of the time in on electronics in my house. but i will eventually treat EMF’s with NAET. thank you!

  9. Kandace says

    Just wanted to comment on your mention of your sister’s cat allergies. What kind of food is the cat fed? I ask because I have seen mentioned that people who normally react to cats, may not react to them if the cat is fed a raw natural diet. I haven’t personally had experience with this (and I am cat allergic) but someone I know posted about this in a mom’s list I am on. She feeds her cat(s) a natural diet instead of store bought foods and people who normally react to cats, do not when they visit her house.

    • yes I feed my kitty raw meat, and one in a while some store bought organic food ( if he wakes me in the middles of the night) he wont eat “leftover” raw meat- such a picky cat! haha

  10. Hi there I I love this blog girl ! I was also wondering if the foods you listed we’re all you could eat and if you still were able to eat broth and soup veggies or were just sick of them. I too was on Gaps 13 months and got off for some change and really believed I was healed. Well after about 3 months of being off and eating soaked grains like oats, rice, quinoa and sweet potatoes on a new diet. I found my self in hives and not digesting his right ye again. I also was under stress due to my youngest son having a fribral seizer and well just being fearful. It has been 3weeks with hives and I have started gaps intro yet again , but included everything but dairy and nuts since those all the sudden gave me hives … It seemed everything was doing that until I started intro again. I say this just to say I feel like as I look back n my last year of gaps and the present I noticed my symptoms worsened with my focus … If I focused on not healing they got worse or if I focused on other family issues then my symptoms really took a turn for the worse. I now realize that Gaps is helping me and hurrying it is not the best for me. So I say this to encourage you …. This season will change in you life , but please keep your focus not on the problems , but on the things in your life that bring you joy . That is all i can do as well , because it really is a pain to not feel good , but there is so much to life and living then that. I hope this helps .

  11. Hello fellow vertically challenged holistic geek! Great post. I come in at 5’1″ so we have another thing in common. I think so many of us short people are in this genre, because we’re automatically closer to nature. πŸ˜€

    Take your time and post about what you are most interested in and the right readers will come. It’s time we shook things up with some new info instead of rehashing all of the same ideas. You’re already doing a great job at it lil’ mama!

  12. Hi, Caroline. It’s Kelly from The Nourishing Home! I am so excited for you that you’ll soon be starting your NTA classes. What a wonderful year ahead! I look forward to connecting with you in the near future. Keep up the great work! May the Lord continue to bless you in your road to healing and wellness. Blessings in Christ, Kelly

Speak Your Mind