A Special Interview with
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride By Dr. Mercola
on HOW TO HEAL AUTISTIC CHILDREN
and yourself if you have a condition related to coeliac disease, leaky gut, etc.
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has a full-time medical practice in the United Kingdom where she treats children and adults with autism, learning disabilities, neurological disorders, psychiatric disorders, immune disorders, and digestive problems.
In the video, she shares her insights about Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), which can make a child particularly prone to vaccine damage, and the GAPS Nutritional program; a natural treatment for autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression and schizophrenia.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND DOWNLOAD THE FULL TRANSCRIPT on this page:
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a medical doctor with a postgraduate degree in neurology. She worked as a neurologist and a neurosurgeon for several years before starting a family. When her first-born son was diagnosed autistic at the age of three, she was surprised to realize that her own profession had no answers…
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is convinced that autistic children are in fact born with perfectly normal brains and perfectly normal sensory organs.
"What happens in these children [is that] they do not develop normal gut flora from birth…" she says. "Gut flora is a hugely important part of our human physiology. Recently research in Scandinavia has demonstrated that 90 percent of all cells and all genetic material in a human body is our own gut flora. We are just a shell… a habitat for this mass of microbes inside us. We ignore them at our own peril.
"…As a result, their digestive system—instead of being a source of nourishment for these children—becomes a major source of toxicity. These pathogenic microbes inside their digestive tract damage the integrity of the gut wall. So all sort of toxins and microbes flood into the bloodstream of the child, and get into the brain of the child. That usually happens in the second year of life in children who were breast fed because breastfeeding provides a protection against this abnormal gut flora. In children who were not breastfed, I see the symptoms of autism developing in the first year of life.
"So breastfeeding is crucial to protect these children."
VACCINES AND ANTIBIOTICS RUIN THE GUT FLORA
"This is why it's so important to 'reseed' your gut with fermented foods and probiotics when you're taking an antibiotic. If you aren't eating fermented foods, you most likely need to supplement with a probiotic on a regular basis, especially if you're eating a lot of processed foods.
"In parallel with beneficial microbes in the healthy gut, scientists have found thousands of different species of downright pathogenic disease-causing microbes; bacteria, viruses, fungi and other microbes. But as long as the good ones predominate in your gut, they control all the pathogens… They keep them in small colonies and they don't allow them to proliferate.
"Every course of antibiotics tends to wipe out the beneficial bacteria and that gives a window of opportunity for the pathogens to proliferate, to grow uncontrolled, and to occupy new niches in your gut. The beneficial flora recovers, but different species of it take between two weeks to two months to recover in the gut and that's a window of opportunity for various pathogens to overgrow.
"What I see in the families of autistic children is that 100 percent of mom's of autistic children have abnormal gut flora and health problems related to that. But then I look at grandmothers on the mother's side, and I find that the grandmothers also have abnormal gut flora, but much milder."
"In essence, what we have is a generational build-up of abnormal gut flora, with each generation becoming ever more prone to being further harmed from the use of antibiotics—and vaccines as well, which I'll discuss in a moment."
MORE INFORMATION ON THE "GUT AND PSYCHOLOGY SYNDROME" or GAPS
can be found in Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's web site and blog:
FIND HER BOOK on amazon.com
and on http://www.doctor-natasha.com/gaps-book.php
GUT AND PSYCHOLOGY SYNDROME. NATURAL TREATMENT FOR AUTISM, ADHD/ADD, DYSLEXIA, DYSPRAXIA, DEPRESSION AND SCHIZOPHRENIA
by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
The book contains a highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protocol, which is a self-help programme for treating disease. Apart from the conditions, listed on the front of the book, the GAPS Nutritional Protocol will help you with all digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, eating disorders, epilepsy, failure to thrive, childhood disease, problems with development, and much more.
VERY IMPORTANT IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR ARE PLANNING TO HAVE ONE!