The second woman, who did not accept the diagnoses of not being able to help her son with the conventional method, is a Russian neurologist called Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, who lives in Britain.
She has also come to the conclusion, as Kerri has, that the only way to restore proper neurological function to autistic children is via a strict diet. She has written an excellent book called “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” GAPS for short. It is a book that explains the ins and outs of all these ‘new’ diseases, such as the plethora of allergies, ADHD and dyslexia etc.
She also notes that children who suffer from eczema in infancy quite often develop autistic features in later life. Autism and ADHD overlap with every one of the above mentioned conditions. Apart from being hyperactive, many autistic children have severe allergies, asthma, eczema, dyspraxia and dyslexia.
Why are all these conditions related? What underlying problem are we missing in our children, which makes them susceptible to all these above conditions? Why do many of these children fall into substance abuse when they reach adolescence? Why do so many children grow up to become diagnosed with schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and other psychological and psychiatric problems?
In order to find the answer to these above questions, we have to look at one factor, which unites all these patients in a clinical setting. This factor that interconnects all these issues is their digestive system. There is always, without doubt, a plethora of gut issues involved. Dr. Campbell-McBride states that the parents often describe a litany of issues always directly linked to gut malfunction.
Instead of trying to fit these children into any of the above combinations of symptoms – let us start remedying their main issue – their guts inability to function properly. Once the gut has been put back in order, the associated issues for example with brain dysfunction will diminish or even disappear.
So if you have a child that suffers from autism – don’t just take the word from the conventional medical practitioners – inform yourself and start reading her book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” GAP.
Children with GAP syndrome often fall into the gap – the gap in our medical knowledge, and as a result, they do not receive the appropriate treatment. If you start learning about the GAP syndrome, then you will probably recognize a lot of the issues that your child’s body is facing.
How many doctors do you know have had training in nutrition? I believe the doctors currently being trained at our esteemed universities get something like 6 weeks of training on this very important subject. It is no wonder then that most of them do not have a clue!
However, the father of the modern psychiatry, a French man called Phillipe Pinel (1745-1828) concluded in 1807, after having working with many people affected by mental issues:
“The primary seat of insanity generally is in the region of the stomach and intestines”.
Yet nowadays the last thing a modern psychiatrist/doctor will look at is the gut of his/her patients. Give him/her some Ritalin or SSRIs and all will be well!! For big pharma that is the case, but what about the patient him/herself?
We would strongly recommend you getting Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book, “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” – she walks you through the issues and gives you excellent scientific research, backing her theories up plus includes a comprehensive food list and some recipes.