Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS TM) is a term created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to describe the condition where an unhealthy gut results in an unhealthy body and brain.
After working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions she found the common condition in all was disruption in the digestive system.
Adults with physiologic and/or psychiatric problems typically have had long-standing digestive problems. They often have suffered from dyslexia and/or ADHD/ADD in childhood. Malnourishment, allergies, asthma, eczema or chronic cystitis often are part of the picture.
Dr. Natasha’s experience with these patients began with her own 3 yr. Old son, who was diagnosed with autism. After receiving a grave prognosis from her peers, she was determined to find a way to save him.
Her successful protocol is shared in her book, “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” (GAPS TM), as a self-help tool.
Thousands have had excellent results using the protocol outlined in her book. Many others have needed personal guidance. To meed this need, Dr. Natasha has trained GAPS(TM) Practitioners throughout the world to carry out this important work.
What Causes GAPS™?
GAPS™ begins in a baby’s life the moment of birth, when the digestive tract is populated with dad and mom’s gut flora.
If the parents’ gut flora is abnormal, the baby’s gut flora is abnormal. This can result in colic, reflux, irritability, and a compromised immune system.
Chemicals in our drinking water (fluoride and chlorine), and toxins in our food continually damage the gut flora. Each and every course of antibiotics deepens the destruction to the gut flora.
The result is Gut Dysbiosis. Gut Dysbiosis results in a poorly functioning digestive system, a “leaky gut.” This poorly functioning digestive system allows toxins and undigested food to enter the body and sabotage nourishment.
Malnutrition develops and the immune system is continually overwhelmed.
Inevitably this leads to more antibiotics. More antibiotics result in further destruction of the gut flora.
The damage deepens, the immune system is further compromised; this vicious downward cycle spirals into adulthood.
The constant overload of the immune system causes inflammatory responses that produce a plethora of seemingly unrelated symptoms.
WHAT are Symptoms or Conditions
Relieved by the GAPS™ Protocol?
Adults and children with:
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
Epilepsy – Memory Problems
Dyslexia – Dyspraxia
Depression – Anxiety – Migraines
Bi-polar Disorder – Schizophrenia
Allergies – Asthma – Eczema
Night Terrors – Aggressive Behavior
Eating Disorders – Osteoporosis
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
High Blood Pressure