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The GAPS Diet with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride

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The GAPS Diet with Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) is a natural treatment approach to mood and behavioural disorders such as autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia developed by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Today Dr Campbell-McBride joins us to discuss her medical background as a neurologist and neurosurgeon and how her own son's autism diagnosis led her to immerse herself in further education in human nutrition. Dr Campbell-McBride's insights into patterns she was seeing between neurological and digestive disorders led to her writing her book "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" and she now spends her time educating other practitioners on the GAPS Nutritional Protocol allowing her to magnify its reach outside of her own clinical practice. 


Covered in this episode:

[01:10] Introducing Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride
[02:38] Dr Campbell-McBride shares her background
[03:38] Dr Campbell-McBride's son's autism diagnosis led to a new learning curve
[04:04] "Autism is a curable disorder" based on personal experience
[04:22] Working with whole families showed trends in health
[05:16] The gut flora is at the root of the issue
[07:03] The inherited microbiome
[09:32] "All psychiatric disorders are GAPS conditions, in my opinion"
[09:43] How severe was Dr Campbell-McBride's son's autism?
[10:31] Take us through what the GAPs diet is?
[13:22] How does the GAPS diet differ from some of the other diets (eg. FODMAPs, Gluten Free, Paleo, Mediteranean etc)
[15:42] Microbial diversity: pathogenic vs. beneficial
[19:17] Using GAPS to help restore diversity
[20:11] International food quality: sourcing the best food
[24:50] How do you keep people on track with the GAPs diet approach?
[26:30] GAPS barriers to research
[27:13] GAPS practitioner training & further resources
[28:41] Wrap up

Additional Resources

Gut and Psychology Syndrome | Home 

GAPS Australia


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