Hello gorgeous!

I’m Monika, a certified GAPS coach and GAPS instructor to Certified GAPS Practitioners.

I’m all about enjoying a good laugh, taking care of my health, taking a soul-stirring hike, and always plotting out my next adventure in the mountains. I’m happiest when I’m exploring the peaks and valleys of the great outdoors!


I was on top of the world, living the life I had always dreamed of as an executive, lifestyle, and wellness coach and trainer. I had achieved everything I ever wanted until my health began to take its toll. Instead of the healthcare system providing solutions, I found myself at the mercy of conventional medicine, taking steroids, immunosuppressants and other medications like candy – but still feeling like nothing was working. Frustrated and downhearted, I kept searching for a better way.

I longed for a healthier life where I thrived and not only survived.

 When I stumbled across the powerful effects of the GAPS diet, my life changed vastly. I suddenly had a new purpose, one that was deeply meaningful to me: helping people find their way to a healthier, more vibrant life. I wanted to give them the tools they needed to make the transition from merely surviving, to truly thriving. People thought I was crazy to walk away from a lucrative and steady job, and many family and friends expressed concern. But I knew this was the path I was meant to take. I discovered my purpose in the realm of health and GAPS coaching.


Diving into the captivating realm of the GAPS protocol and health, I was immediately overwhelmed by a feeling of clarity and purpose. It was as if a newfound strength had been unleashed within me, and I was able to breathe freely for the first time in years. Without hesitation, I knew I had been called to assist people in transforming their lives and restoring their health. I was ready and eager to answer the call. I became obsessed with learning. I focused my attention and energy on learning everything I could to help others on their healing journey.

I’m a lifelong learner, and I’ve logged an impressive 15,000+ hours of learning so far!

Whether it’s completing official certifications, attending conferences and summits, engaging in online training and webinars, reading books, or analyzing clinical research and scientific publications, I’m always looking for ways to expand my knowledge. In fact, I’m still devoting a minimum of 20 hours each week to learning!

I help others upgrade their lifestyle from just getting by to truly flourishing and becoming the healthiest, most vibrant version of themselves. Whether it’s in terms of physical, mental, or emotional health, I’m here to help people reach their highest potential. Together, we can make a real and lasting transformation.

I am on a mission to do whatever I can to help others to live a pain-free life with an abundance of energy and happiness… all while making the world a healthier place, one person at a time.

Want to join me on this incredible ride?


I specialize in severe digestive disorders, mental/nervous system imbalances and impaired autoimmunity. I have “walked the walk” having healed her own severe life-threatening Crohn’s Disease. My personal experience gives me compassion, empathy and intuition when working with clients to restore their gut-brain connection, rebuild their gut lining, repopulate their microbiome, and help them return to a healthier self. Think of me as the “microbiome researcher” who is on a quest to help you on your healing journey.
I have the following training, knowledge, and experience with GAPS and more: 

  • Certified GAPS Coach (CGC) & Nutritional Therapist (NT) – one-on-one and group coaching sessions focused on the GAPS protocol, emotional healing, detoxification protocols, and other natural time-tested therapies.
  • GAPS Instructor – teaching the science of enemas in the Certified GAPS Practitioner & Coach certification training (CGC & CGP) with my mentor and colleague Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.
  • Founder of the Great Gut Guide online teaching platform – offering affordable, self-paced, easy-to-follow and practical courses focused on natural health modalities and detoxification protocols.
  • Co-Founder of How2Gaps – a Facebook community group for members following, learning, and sharing about the GAPS protocol.
  • Founder of the GAPS 101 Podcast – focused on the GAPS protocol and natural healing modalities.
  • Life-long researcher: Microbiome, Enemas, No Plant GAPS/carnivore, Heavy Metals
I typically help people who suffer from..
Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, SIBO, IBS, Diverticulitis, Coeliac
Autoimmune diseases
Heavy metal and mold toxicity
Autistic kids & adults
MCAS, histamine, various sensitivities
Allergies & Intolerances
Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Problems
Candida, yeast, parasite infections
Obesity & weight issues

What You Need to Know


I love to hike. Give me a hill, or mountain and I want to get on top of it.


I’m obsessed with eating animal fats. Give me a block of butter and I will love you forever.


I love alpacas and goats. And yes, I milked dr Natasha’s goats!


I cry when dogs die in the movies.


I dance crazily and weirdly in the kitchen- no music is needed.


I want to unlock a world of fun and healing possibilities with a furry companion – a dog is coming soon!

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