This is an overview of how powerful fasting is for various parts of your body.
BRAIN- Fasting stimulates BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). It is like Miracle Grow for the brain. BDNF helps repair and regenerate neurons. Fasting also helps with stress resistance, neurogenesis (nerve support cells), mitochondrial production, and reducing inflammation. It helps if there is damage as in Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s.
BRAIN FUNCTION- Fasting helps improve the number of mitochondria, the energy factories in all body cells including your brain. You will have better memory. You will be able to focus. You will have better cognitive function.
INFLAMMATION- Fasting decreases inflammation, which is deadly inflammation on the different parts of the body. There is nothing more powerful than fasting to handle inflammation.
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
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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