The Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS™) - Natural treatment for learning challenges, oppositional-defiant behaviors, OCD, autism, ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, and schizophrenia
The Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS™) - Natural treatment for allergies, food senstivities, irritable bowel symptoms, digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, heart disease, diabetes type-1, and neurological disorders.
I am a homeschooling Mom, an occupational therapist, a professor of mindfulness at SJSU, a mindfulness-for-kids teacher, and a GAPS Practitioner.
I feel extraordinarily grateful for the practices of mindfulness in my life and work as the mindfulness skills have allowed me to witness and participate in the intensities of life with openness and curiosity toward deeper levels of understanding of the potential underlying causes for the intensities. The mindful mind has more space to operate clearly and thankfully I had the energy to act upon the ermerging knowledge.
We are currently experiencing a profound global chronic disease health crisis and our children are not immune. I am not talking about the staggering numbers of childhood cancers or diabetes diagnoses although these are rising in devastating numbers every year. I am talking about the daily, exhausting behaviors that the everyday mother and father and teacher are witnessing and experiencing in our children in these modern times as well as experiencing our own challenges staying focused and managing daily stresses.
Our family knows this all too well as our daughter began to show signs of food sensitivities, ADD/ADHD, sensory seeking and avoiding, and just overall super-intense by the age of 4 years. We scrambled to find out what might have caused these behaviors and by the time she was 5 we had a clearer view. We became very familiar with the syndromes The Gut and Psychology and The Gut and Physiology Syndromes articulated by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Understanding the link between the health of the gut and the health of the individual has been a profound awakening for our entire family and we continue to be in awe of the inseperable connection between the foods we choose to eat, the prescription drugs we choose to expose ourselves to, our toxic envirnoment, the health of our gut, and the behaviors we witness.
Thankfully, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride offers hope and her work has brought incredible healing, insight, and reverence to our family and thousands of others. I have obtained advanced training with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride so that I may be able to share the wealth of knowledge with others. We have lived the GAPS protocol, healed our daughter and ourselves, still live the GAPS, and we are prepared and inspired to support others on their journeys.
Details about the coming GAPS group will be posted to this website soon!
Did your child have normal development in the first year of life, and then in the second year became autistic, hyperactive, defiant, oppositional, aggressive, obsessive, compulsive or developed other abnormal behaviours?
Did your baby suffer from colic, loose stools, constipation, eczema, asthma, ear infections or chest infections treated with antibiotics?
Did you or your child have digestive problems and allergies, was a fussy eater, then in late teens become anorexic or bulimic?
Did you or your child suffer from tummy aches, dyslexia, dyspraxia, was anaemic or vegetarian, and then developed psychotic episodes and was diagnosed with schizophrenia?
Did you or your child have urinary infections or acne, treated with numerous courses of antibiotics, and then developed bloating, abdominal pain and was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?
Has your baby been diagnosed with Failure To Thrive?
Were you not breast fed as a baby and were prone to colds and infections, and then developed an OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)?
Did you have food allergies / intolerances, painful or irregular menstruations accompanied by migraines, and then developed depression?
Do you suffer from chronic cystitis, mood swings, anxiety, poor memory, difficulties to concentrate, narcolepsy, are underweight and just cannot put any weight on?
Do you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or any other digestive disorder?
If any of these situations apply to you or your family then you have come to the right place! You need to learn about
THE GUT AND PSYCHOLOGY & PHYSIOLOGY SYNDROMES
The Gut and Psychology & Physiology Syndrome (GAP Syndrome or GAPS)™ is a condition which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. This term was created by Dr Natasha Campbell–McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of GAPS children and adults.
To gain an initial understanding on GAPS, please read the article What is Gaps by Dr Campbell–McBride.
Find out more about GAPS and Dr Campbell-McBride at www.GAPS.me
GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.
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