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)

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Lydia Polstra

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