GAPS: Heal yourself with natural means.

In this video Dr. Natasha explains when you should see a mainstream doctor and how the body can kick-start its own healing process for many degenerative diseases – even when things seem hopeless. (This video is Part 2 of 3 videos.)

Here is the link:

GAPS Pt. 2: Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride

INTERVIEWER: I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many medical issues explained so clearly and a connection made so clearly as I did yesterday in your session. Why don’t we hear more?

Please see last week’s 2healthyhabits post for Part 1:

https://2healthyhabits.wordpress.com/2018/07/20/gut-and-psychology-syndrome-gaps-what-is-gaps/

DR. NATASHA MCBRIDE:  Well mainstream medicine has its own priorities in its own aims, which can be very different from what the individual might want.

Mainstream medicine has its place in healing. There are all sorts of forms of healing. Mainstream medicine has its place. If you got run over by a car for example, you don’t want to be taken to a homeopath or to nutritionists. You need mainstream medicine and fast.

So mainstream medicine is very good for dealing with extreme and emergency situations. They can repair you quite quickly.

But when it comes to chronic degenerative conditions, mainstream medicine doesn’t have much to offer to the patient’s, because the way it’s designed, the way it’s structured and the way it’s run, it is not interested anymore in finding out what actually causes the disorder.

And secondly, because they don’t know what causes most of these conditions. How do you treat it?

They only can deal with the symptoms, the details of the problem. To try to remove that symptom, remove this symptom.

But symptoms have a purpose.How else is your body going to tell you that there is a problem inside? It’s going tell you through symptoms, through pain, through inflammation, through some other symptoms, through swelling in that place and limitation of the movement in that place.

So when you get symptoms it’s your own body calling for help to you.

But what our mainstream medicine is designed to do is to deal with the symptoms to remove the symptoms. So they’re basically telling the body be quiet.  Stop calling for help and suffer in silence.  When that happens long enough, because the problem hasn’t been dealt with inside the body, it causes much more damage than they would’ve done if it was dealt with earlier and the person comes up with a much more severe condition later on when the symptomatic measures don’t work anymore.

So at the end of the day a human body is a marvellous, marvellous machine.  It has been designed by nature in a perfect way.  It can heal itself, it knows what it’s doing.  It is restructuring itself all the time and it’s self-regenerating all the time. Old cells get shed off all the time and replaced by newly born cells.

So all the body really needs is good food and removing the damaging substances.

It is within your body, the power to heal is within your body.

That’s what I teach people to do take the power back to yourself.  Heal yourself with your own body and your own means natural means and heal your children and heal your family the same way.  That works.

INTERVIEWER:  That is one thing that really stood out for me yesterday was, so many people have started to think of their body as you know broken deficient or the children’s body that way and your message is really one of empowerment.

DR. NATASHA MCBRIDE:Absolutely.

Take the power back to you. So don’t give it away to anyone. No matter how well position that person might be, no matter how much an expert or something rather they position themselves to be.  Your own body is infinitely clever.

Next week I will post Part 3: Dr. Natasha talks about the healing wisdom of our bodies.

 It is my desire to follow the GAPS diet for nutritional healing of the gut and therefore the brain and the rest of the body.  I will also use the macros of the Ketogenic diet to control body fat. Thank you for reading my Posts. It will be an interesting journey.

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Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) – What is GAPS?

In this video, Dr Natasha Campbell McBride – author of Gut And Psychology Syndrome talks about her personal experience as the mother of an autistic child and how the GAPS protocol can help heal psychological and physiological disease.
This from the transcript of Part 1 of 3 videos. Here is the link to part 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epkFl5qaYEU
Dr. McBride: It is a personal story like with many other mainstream doctors. In order for us to move into the alternative field we have to have some personal reason for it.
My first child was diagnosed autistic at the age of 3. That threw me into a very steep learning curve when I discovered that my own profession had nothing to offer my child.
As a result of that search as of now he’s a healthy young adult with no traces of autism left. He’s leading a normal life. He’s driving a car. He’s got a girlfriend. He’s going to university. So everything is absolutely fine.
As that start learning curve progressed, GAPS got developed, gut and psychology syndrome. As the name implies it establishes a connection between the functioning of the digestive system and the functioning of the brain in the person because that contact is very, very tight. What’s happening in the digestive system doesn’t just affect the brain. It affects everything else in the body.
So the second part of GAPS syndrome has gut and physiology syndrome which includes all sorts of physical conditions such as autoimmunity, multiple sclerosis and diabetes type 1, and rheumatoid arthritis includes the diseases of low energy, supply low energy production such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome and ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and allergies and all types of arthritis and all sorts of other physical conditions.
When we talk about gut and psychology syndrome we talk about the function of the brain. Here we talk about autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia and dyspraxia and various other mixtures of learning behavioral and social problems in children and adults. That also includes psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder in schizophrenia and eating disorders and addictions and epilepsy.
So when we talk about gut and psychology and gut and physiology syndrome we talk about the roots of our health because the roots of the human health are embedded in the digestive tract.
It’s a digestive tract that feeds us and nurtures us and nourishes us and looks after us. In these people (GAPS people) because they develop abnormal gut flora their digestive system instead of being a source of nourishment for them becomes a major source of toxicity in the body.
Foods don’t get digested properly so the person develops multiple nutritional deficiencies. The gut lining itself deteriorates becomes porous and leaky and lets through partially digested foods When this partially digested foods are found in the bloodstream by the immune system, the immune system attacks them it recognizes them as foreign substances.
The person starts developing food allergies and intolerances to all sorts of foods. It’s not due to the problem with the food itself is due to the fact that their gut lining is like a sieve.
So the treatment has to be focusing on the gut lining on healing and sealing the gut lining. In these people their gut flora gets taken over by pathogenic microbes: pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi, worms, parasites all sorts of things.
These pathogens digest food that comes home in their own way converting it into hundreds and hundreds of very toxic substances. These toxic substances are absorbed through the damaged gut lining into the bloodstream and get distributed around the body.
When they get in the brain they impair the brain function. When they get into joints they cause arthritis. If they get into lungs they would cause some other disease if they get into your skin they can go psoriasis eczema or any other disease of the skin. Whatever they get to they cause trouble around the body. So that’s what in essence GAPS is.
In the next few weeks I will post the following videos:
Part 2
Dr. Natasha explains when you should see a mainstream doctor and how the body can kickstart its own healing process for many degenerative diseases – even when things seem hopeless.
Part 3
Dr. Natasha talks about the healing wisdom of our bodies.
It is my desire to follow the GAPS diet for nutritional healing of the gut and therefore the brain and the rest of the body. I will also use the macros of the Ketogenic diet to control body fat. Thank you for reading my Posts. It will be an interesting journey.
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Lydia Polstra
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All Diseases Begin in the Gut – Hippocrates, 460-370 BC

Growing up I had to work extra hard to get over my mild case of dyslexia.  I would read the same few words over and over again and I would not understand what I read. It is a relief to know that my diet may have caused the problem.

Since I read Dr. McBride’s book, I have changed my diet dramatically. My dyslexia has much improved. Now, I enjoy reading and understanding what I am reading. Thank you Dr. McBride.

The following information is from her book: Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

 GAPS (Gut Psychology Syndrome) children and adults have digestive problems, sometimes quite severe.

 GAPS is a natural treatment for colic, bloating, flatulence, diarrhoea, constipation, feeding difficulties and malnourishment, all to various degrees, are a typical part of autism, schizophrenia and other GAPS conditions.

In the majority of cases digestive problems start at weaning time or times when breast milk gets replaced with formula milk and other foods get introduced. In those cases where an adult did not have a history of gut problems from childhood the digestive problems would start later in life due to some health-damaging event.

The second year of life is the time when many autistic GAPS and non-autistic GAPS children start developing fussy eating habits. Many GAPS children and adults prefer processed carbohydrates to the exclusion of everything else. They will only eat starchy and sweet foods: breakfast cereals, chips, popcorn, cakes, biscuits, sweets, bananas, bread, rice, sweet yoghurts.

There is an established a hypothesis of gut-brain connection. It backed by very serious scientific findings, which Dr. Natasha McBride discusses in her book, Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

There is much less published scientific data on gut problems in ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, asthma, allergy, eczema and other GAPS conditions. However, when it comes to clinical observations almost all children and adults with GAPS have digestive problems to various degrees.

Many patients have typical symptoms of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): abdominal pain, bloating, stool abnormalities and flatulence. Some may have normal stools, but complain about malnutrition, reflux, “heartburn”, abdominal pains and flatulence.

Source:Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, MMedsci(neurology), MMedSci(Nutrition) https://www.amazon.ca/Psychology-Syndrome-D-D-D-H-D-Schizophrenia/dp/0954852028

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Healing your gut with the GAPS diet.

I grew up with learning issues. I now know what I was eating was contributing to my foggy brain. Dr. McBride taught me that the GAPS diet that would help me lift that fog.

The following is condensed from the video link: The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) Healthy Gut, healthy Human, 14 min short clip

Health - Gaps Conference 2016 - Dr. Natasha McBride

Every illness – whether it is mental, or physical – begins in the digestive system of the human being.

GAPS – Gut and Psychology, and Gut and Physiology Syndrome established a connection between the state of the gut and the health of the rest of the body.

Recent research has discovered that 90% of all cells – in your body – is your gut flora.

Your gut flora protects your gut from any invader from the outside. Be it a microbe, be it a worm, or be it a toxin, a chemical. If it is a cancer-causing chemical … these microbes have an ability to neutralise these chemicals.

Microbes are all controlling each other, so not one of them can overgrow, get out of control, and start causing damage.

When we take antibiotics we kill off a large part of that harmony. So what’s left there, suddenly, is not controlled anymore. We have an imbalance.

Most industrial food is full of antibiotics.

Meat, industrially produced.

Fish, industrially produced.

Eggs, milk, vegetables, fruit, grains, beans – everything is grown with substances, which have antibiotic properties.

Most pesticides are antibiotics.

Every time we are eating non-organic food, we are taking in antibiotics.

What can damage our gut flora?

What can damage our gut flora?
* Anitbiotics
* Steroids, The Pill
* Other drugs
* Stress
* Poor Diet
* Infections
* Disease
* Bottle Feeding
* Old Age
* Pollution
* Alcohol
* Toxic Chemicals
* Dental Work

When people destroy their gut flora – usually with antibiotics – they develop anaemia:

They become pale, pasty, their energy goes down.

And they can’t tolerate stress and pressure.

They continue being anaemic until we restore the gut flora of the person.

In my (Dr. Natasha McBride) clinic, I’ve worked with thousands of autistic children, almost 100% of the mothers have abnormal gut flora.

What do we need to do with this child?

We need to change the gut flora. And once that source of toxicity stops, the brain cleans up.

The human brain has its own detoxification system, Microglia.

It’ will clean itself up and it will start functioning.

The toxic fog disappears and from that moment on the child learns.

So, if the child is two years old, three years old, we can pull the child out of autism 100%.

[Dr. McBride healed her own son of autism with the GAPS diet.]

GAPS people have an abnormal digestive system.

An unhealthy digestive system doesn’t produce enough serotonin or dopamine.

So these children grew up being depressed most of their life.

These children use reckless behaviour to get a spike of serotonin or dopamine, just to feel alive.

In order to help these children, we need to heal their gut.

Autoimmunity – ALL autoimmunity is born in the gut.

Every autoimmune disease is a digestive disorder, whether it is rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus, or psoriasis, or multiple sclerosis, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or anything else.

Our major immunologists in the world are now confirming this fact, in the last few years.

Focus on normalising your gut flora and you will change the very basis of your immune function in the body, and the immune system will start working properly in the body.

The majority of GAPS children and adults are fussy eaters.

More than 90% of children with learning disabilities have this problem, and they limit their food to sweet and starchy foods. As a result a drug is produced in their digestive system by their abnormal gut flora.

The drug is sugar.

The drug is wheat.

The drugs are those biscuits, and cakes and crackers that they are eating and the breakfast cereal they are eating.

These are the foods we avoid, because the human digestive system has not been designed to digest them well, and we get virtually no useful nutrition from them.

* All grains
* Starchy vegetables
* Sugar, other commercial sweeteners
* Milk sugar Lactose
* Starchy beans including soy
* All processed foods
* All food additives

These are the recommended foods; that is what we are actually eating on the program.

* All meats cooks from fresh or frozen
* All fish cooked from fresh or frozen
* Organ meats
* Good quality eggs
* Non-starch vegetables
* All ripe fruit including dried fruit
* Nuts and seeds
* Fermented foods: dairy, vegetables, etc.
* Cold extracted honey

These are the foods the human digestive system can break down well, and they are the basis of building our human bodies.

Meat and fish stock provide glucosamine, collagen in large amounts, gelatine, and other things.

These foods provide all the necessary building materials for your gut wall to give birth to trillions of new cells.

In that way it rebuilds itself.

The only fat suitable for human physiology, is animal fat.

Vegetable oils, cooking oils, are poisonous. Nobody should be eating them, nobody should be cooking with them.

We need natural fats.
* All animal fats
* Butter and ghee
* Coconut oil and palm oil
* Cold pressed virgin olive oil
AVOID ALL MARGARINES, BUTTER REPLACEMENTS, VEGETABLE OILS AND COOKING OILS

The detox system recovers. In more than 85% of these children, when we retest a year later – lead is gone, mercury is gone and we didn’t have to chelate.

You can start from the Full GAPS Diet.

The Full GAPS Diet gives you a longer list of ingredients to play with, and you can eat out.

You can eat in good quality restaurants while on the Full GAPS Diet.

Many people achieve a lot of healing and recover completely. Just on the Full GAPS Diet.

But if you have some symptoms, which are just not going – you’ve achieved a lot of healing, but some things are just still left behind – do the Introduction Diet at home, and you will get rid of those remaining symptoms.

Book Dr. McBride has written:

Put Your Heart in Your Mouth: Natural Treatment for Atherosclerosis, Angina, Heart Attack, High Blood Pressure, Stroke, Arrhythmia, Peripheral Vascular Disease (2016)

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition

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 May you Live Long Healthy.

Yours truly,

Lydia Polstra

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