Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is another parent who has gone through the experience of having a child diagnosed with autism. Like most of us, she immediately began researching the causes and treatments for the disorder. Having a medical degree in neuroscience gave her an advantage in understanding brain function. But that wasn’t enough. After going back to school for a degree in nutrition, she implemented a therapy based on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) that reversed her son’s diagnosis. As doctor and author, she has changed the lives of those affected by psychological and physical affliction.
In my online research, I found a common thread on Dr. Natasha’s “quackery”. While entertaining at best, none of the authors base their assumptions on fact and generally express doubts on any claim of curing illness. It is important to understand that this is the prevailing attitude to any treatment outside of the medical industry today. It is financially imperative to the medical industry, as well as to the government, that we rely solely on the pharmaceutical and medical interventions of today. It is a business. Anyone who argues otherwise prefers blissful ignorance devoid of proper research.
Dr. Natasha explains in her book that “GAPS” represents the people suffering from ailments who fall into the “gap” in medical knowledge left by the absence of nutritional education and therapies. Our bodies are fueled by nothing other than what we put in our body. Why should doctors overlook this food’s impact on our bodies and treat symptoms instead? Our gut is the source of disease, as well as the source of recovery.
Scientific evidence is coming out in droves, all supporting that our health is directly tied to our gut, and all of the bacteria/fungi/parasites that live there. This is the hub of our immune system. When it is compromised, so is our health. This is why Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBrides GAPS Diet Protocol is so successful. Not because she invented a new therapy, but because she understood the functions of the body and how to restore our natural ability to heal.