By The Wellness Couch
AQJ 100: GAPS with Dr Natasha Campbell McBride
Welcome to our 100th podcast! We are so excited and honoured to have with us today the founder of the GAPS protocol and a world expert on gut health, Dr Natasha Campbell McBride.
Dr Natasha is a medical doctor with two postgraduate degrees: Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition. She is well known for developing the GAPS (Gut And Psychology Syndrome) protocol, which she described in her book Gut And Psychology Syndrome – Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia. Thousands of people around the world follow the highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protocol to help heal themselves and their families. You can learn about GAPS on www.gaps.me
In this podcast Dr Natasha shares her story – how and why she developed the GAPS protocol, the influence of her medical training combined with the age-old traditions of nutritional healing that her Grandmother taught her growing up in Russia, and how these principles helped her autistic son and many, many more of the patients in her clinic and all over the world.
The concept of nutritional healing using foods our bodies are biologically designed to eat has been part of traditional wisdom and cultures for thousands of years, but our society has wandered away from these basic principles and is now paying the price in the rapid rise of chronic illness. Dr Natasha speaks beautifully about the importance of returning to whole food traditions, and gives practical guidance in the ways to do this.
Dr Natasha makes it clear that although basic biology dictates what foods our bodies need to heal and rebuild damaged cells and to rebalance our microbiome, our bodies are all different and there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to diet. We each need to adjust our diet to what is specifically needed for our own body and the season of life we are in. You can read more about Dr Natasha’s thoughts on the flexibility of healing foods in this article: One Man’s Meat is Another Man’s Poison.
We’ve used GAPS for our own personal healing, and Dr Natasha is a personal hero of ours. We are delighted to bring this eye-opening and information packed podcast with such a world leader in health to you.
Other books by Dr Natasha:
On vegetarianism/veganism: Vegetarianism Explained
Stories of healing: GAPS Stories