This is a fascinating summary of the work of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride and the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Nutritional Program. What she has to say about vaccination makes sense also, that these kids (no longer 1:10,000 in the UK (1984) now 1:150 or even 1:66 being diagnosed with autism) are so weak in their immune and digestive systems that vaccination is the ‘final straw’. She isn’t questioning normal vaccine protocol for all kids but rather tests them in advance and treats the problems very early, preferable long before an autism diagnosis would normally be made and also siblings.
In summary, the protocol consists of three elements:
- Diet—the GAPS diet consists of easily-digestible foods that are dense in nutrition, including fermented foods.According to Dr. Campbell: “On average, people adhere to the diet a couple of years. It takes two years to drive out the pathogenic flora, to reestablish normal flora in the gut, to heal and seal the damaged gut lining in these people and turn the gut back to being a major source of nourishment for the person instead of being a source of toxicity.”
- Food supplements, including: probiotics and vitamins D and A in the form of cod liver oil, although sun exposure is also an important part for GAPS patients, for proper vitamin D production.
- Detoxification—The GAPS nutritional protocol will naturally clear out most toxins. Dr. Campbell does not use any kind of drugs or chemicals to remove toxins as it can be too drastic for some, and can produce damaging side effects. Instead she recommends juicing as a gentle but effective way of removing toxic build-up, as well as baths with Epsom salt, sea salt, seaweed powder, apple cider vinegar, and baking soda.
Click here for the full article by Dr Mercola and a video with Dr Campbell-McBride: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on GAPS Nutritional Program.