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Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Interview with Dr. Natasha – Timeline and Bullet Points

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Have you had a chance to listen to my interview with Dr. Natasha on my Blog Talk Radio show? I was listening to the interview again today, looking for the part where she talks about the “cherries” on our individual GAPS cakes, and decided to jot down the timeline for the topics we discussed. If you haven't had a chance to listen, I hope you'll try to sometime soon. I've only typed in bullet points of the interview here, this is not a complete transcription. If you don't usually listen to podcasts, check out this post (at the bottom) where I detail a few ways you can, if you are interested in doing so, but just haven't felt like you can find the time. I would never get any podcasts listened to if I had to sit at the computer to listen to them! 🙂

2:00 No cure for autism at the time Dr. Natasha's son was diagnosed. There is a cure, there is a solution – Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia. There are various approaches for each child.

3:06 Dr. Natasha noticed as a neurologist that 90% of her clients had quite severe digestive problems. So she started questioning and wondering if there was a connection between gut dysbiosis and brain problems.

4:43 Gut flora is something the majority of people are aware of now. 90% of all cells in the human body are microbes, our gut flora. We are just a shell, just 10%, we ignore our bacteria at our peril.

7:14 Dr. Natasha keeps her family on full GAPS to prevent common maladies and discusses the new book Gut and Physiology which will talk about the physical problems caused by gut dysbiosis. Allergies, excema, asthma, hay fever. Our digestive system is the biggest and most important organ in the immune system. Multiple schlerosis, Celiac Disease, Diabetes Type I, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lupus, any autoimmune condition is due to abnormalities in the gut flora of the person.

11:19 Discussion of mitochondria. People who become extremely fatigued, fibromyalgia, ME or Myalgic Encephalopathy. Treatment begins with normalizing the gut on GAPS.

12:39 Discussion of what GAPS is: food, environment. When Dr. Natasha goes on holiday they eat what is available trying to choose good quality foods that are freshly prepared. Reverting back to full GAPS once they are back home.

13:25 Medical history of one's family, can we avoid family diseases by doing GAPS?

14:25 Genetics aren't the only thing passed through generations, gut bacteria is passed on also. In just about 100% of children with learning cases, mothers have abnormal gut flora passed to the baby at birth.

16:00 Babies with this compromised immune system are not fit to be vaccinated on the standard protocol.

16:39 Slippery slide of damage right from birth: Bad flora obtained from mother, vaccinations, antibiotics, wipes out any precious little bacteria the child may have obtained.

16:55 Abnormal bacteria passed from generation to generation from grandmother to mother to child. Fathers are not exempt, they also share bacteria with mothers.

17:27 Learned behaviors acquired from parents without genetics involved, we learn what to eat, sweet rich desserts, how to cook, how to behave around food, what kind of chemicals to use in the house, toxic personal care products make a person toxic quite quickly. You can acquire these learned behaviors which will damage your health from your parents and grandparents.

18:55 GAPS “Program” is not just diet. GAPS program includes detoxification and lifestyle changes. You will become far more healthier. Immune system and gut intrinsically connected. Liver will not be so overburdened and will be able to cope with toxins, there is no reason to assume we will get the same diseases our parents and grandparents had.

20:27 Genetics are made in such a way that we are designed perfectly, we are not designed to have disease. Primitive cultures have no illness because they lived in harmony with nature. Genetics don't change so rapidly, they take millions of years to change. We can choose any cards we like depending on our environment, we can choose which genes are expressed and which will remain dormant. Epigenetics. Genes are not cast in stone. [I have recently read a book where this topic is discussed at length: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food].

23:08 Does Dr. Natasha put her family on the introduction part of GAPS on occasion?

25:15 Dr. Natasha's determination in curing her own son from autism.

27:05 Dr. Natasha used therapy (ABA Applied Behavioral Analysis – 35 to 40 hours a week) to help son to catch up for the time he'd lost to the autism.

28:54 There is an alternative form of ABA for children who are visual learners.

30:25 Picky eaters – addicts who get trapped in a vicious cycle of addiction and dependency on the very foods that hurt them.

32:51 Children learn “food makes me ill”.

34:00 GAPS finally starting to be recognized after 12 years of working with protocol.

38:00 GAPS can relieve so many symptoms and spreading the word about GAPS.

42:48 Dr. Natasha is going to be training practitioners. Many people can do GAPS on their own, but some people need a doctor to help guide them through the process. Beginning in September 2011 Dr. Natasha will be training in Seattle, Chicago, New York and Dallas. GAPS certified practitioners will be asked to set up local groups with patients.

47:20 First Caller, Katie: Multiple food allergies, can't tolerate fats. [For more information read Dr. Natasha's paper on Food Allergies Published in: Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, First Quarter, 2009, Vol 24, 1, pp.31-41]

54:27 Question from Lisa: What if you can't tolerate broth or probiotics or Epsom salt baths? Dr. Natasha discusses the “cherries” on our individual GAPS cake within the answer to this question.

56:36 Question from Bridgette: I would love to hear what Dr. Natasha says about histamine and glutamate sensitive so that a person can't tolerate broths or ferments.

59:35 Second caller, Robert: Questions about leaky gut, abdominal swelling, loses weight on GAPS. Supplements like Glutamine, Demulcent and drinking mineral water?

62:50 Question from Brenda: What do you think of the acid/alkaline theory?

66:06 Third caller, Katina: Question about her one year old daughter who has been constipated since birth.

69:52 Question from Kris: Is my homemade cream cheese which I ferment over 24 hours is okay on GAPS? It's quite tangy, how do I know if all the lactose is consumed?

71:03 We all need a unique combination of protein and fat, it's only you that can work that out. Mother Nature has equipped us to figure this out.

72:15 Our metabolism changes from day to day, season to season, even hour to hour depending on the weather, stress level, needs of the body, our body will give us the taste for the foods we need.

74:15 If you have junk food in your diet, your body won't ask for “real” food. Your normal sense of taste returns once you are on GAPS. While eating SAD all your senses are upside down in the constant stream of addictions and you can't trust your instincts in that state. Choose within the full GAPS list of recommended foods. [Read Dr. Natasha's blog post One Man's Meat is Another Man's Poison to read more of her thoughts on how this works.]

75:34 Counting calories should be abolished. The human body is infinitely more complex than a wood burning stove. It's not as easy as fuel in, fuel out.

77:05 GAPS normalizes blood sugar.

78:00 Dr. Natasha's words of wisdom for anyone embarking on GAPS. Take the healing into your own hands, it is your own responsibility.

80:00 Question from Bridgette: I'd be interested to know why some people develop more sensitivities on GAPS?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Toni Graff and son Ethan, Healing on GAPS

GAPS Journey Blog Talk Radio Interview with Toni Graff and Son Ethan

Toni Graf Certified Holistic Health Coach Healthy Body Naturally

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Last week I had the pleasure to interview Toni Graff and her son Ethan also participated!

Toni had been a member of Weston A. Price Foundation for several years and learned of GAPS from a member of her local group. She knew about GAPS for about a year before finally starting in March 2009 for her son Ethan who had been diagnosed with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with an emphasis on the Hyperactivity and he had sensory problems. Toni was able to persuade Ethan to go along with the diet who agreed to staying on GAPS for eighteen months. When 18 months came around, Toni didn't think they were done, and she told Ethan it had been 18 months and Ethan echoed his mother's thoughts, that they weren't yet done. Bravo to Ethan for being wise beyond his years!

In the interview, Toni shared with us an explanation about the villi and microvilli in the digestive tract.

In addition to telling us about their experience on GAPS, Toni also shared with us that she recently became a board certified health coach and has started a business called Healthy Body Naturally. She's also contemplating taking the training with Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to become a certified GAPS practitioner! I hope Toni does take the training because I think that she's done GAPS for 28 months herself (and still on GAPS) will be of great benefit to her clientele.

Ethan also spoke with me for a few minutes. What a charming young man! I really enjoyed speaking with him, we talked about what he likes about being on GAPS, some foods he likes and dislikes, and we commiserated briefly on the “ewwww-ness” of liver. 🙂

If you have a chance to download and listen to Toni and Ethan's story, you will truly be inspired.

Do you find you don't have a lot of time to sit at the computer and listen to podcasts? Me either, here are some of the ways to listen without having to be tethered to the computer:

  • In the car: If you have a tape cassette player in your car and do any amount of driving, this handy device Philips USA PH-62050 CD/MP3/MD-To-Cassette Adapter is awesome to hook up your iPod, MP3 player, Android or SmartPhone to your car speakers.
  • In the car: Griffin iTrip Universal FM Transmitter and Charger for MP3 Players If you don't have a tape cassette player in your car, this device plugs into your cigarette lighter and tunes into certain stations on the radio.
  • If you have a SmartPhone or Android, you can download the show onto your phone and listen. My husband does this and uses the FM transmitter in his truck, and the cassette adapter in his van.
  • At home I sometimes listen to podcasts while taking a detox bath, using my laptop.
  • While doing dishes or cooking I either crank up the speakers on my computer, or bring the laptop into the kitchen.
  • MP3 players work great, they are fairly inexpensive nowadays, here's one: Coby 4GB Flash MP3 Player with FM and Color Display (Black)
  • My husband used this Apple iPod nano 8 GB Graphite (6th Generation) before he got his Android phone with all the bells and whistles.

Thanks Toni and Ethan, it was a real pleasure speaking with you both!

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Millie, mother of Kevin and Ellen

GAPS Journey Blog Talk Radio Interview with Millie and daughter Ellen

Millie, mother of Kevin and Ellen

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I've been remiss in announcing my Blog Talk Radio shows. I will begin a series of posts to announce each interview with some of the topics discussed within.

On April 23rd, 2011 I interviewed Millie whose son was diagnosed with autism. Millie's daughter Ellen also came on the show that day and we talked about the work she has done with her baby son who was beginning to show some signs of autism as well.

  • Millie explained that she had been doing the Body Ecology Diet by Donna Gates and that is how she was introduced to GAPS. Donna Gates and Dr. Natasha did a series of videos together, discussing their diets and the similarities between their protocols.
  • Millie discussed issues with her husband, a staph infection he couldn't clear on his leg until they did GAPS.
  • Millie shared how very hungry her son was when they started the GAPS diet, and also she shared the learning curve of learning to cook everything from scratch.
  • Millie told us how she learned one new thing each month to make the tasks easier and shared that she can get dinner on the table in half an hour nowadays.
  • Millie talked about how we're not healing autism, but we're healing the body by doing GAPS.

And then Ellen came on and talked with us for awhile.

  • Ellen worked as a Special Ed 1:1 aid for children with learning disabilities like Asperger's Syndrome and who were higher functioning on the autism spectrum, she talked with us about her experience in the classroom.
  • Ellen shared her own GAPS history with taking antibiotics and having had yeast infections and bladder infections.
  • Ellen's first baby was very sleepy and Ellen had trouble getting him to stay awake long enough to nurse and this was a red flag for her, but she also began to notice other signs like he wouldn't focus, he wouldn't snuggle, he was difficult and hard to engage.
  • Ellen shared how she was addicted to sugar during this time, and that she was completely exhausted.
  • Eventually she put her son on the WAPF raw milk formula and he began to thrive.
  • Once she started her son on GAPS intro he started to talk around 30 months of age and she and Millie feel they snatched him from the brink of autism.
  • Ellen's second baby has been very healthy in comparison.

Then Millie came back on to talk with us.

  • Millie shared that parents have to have the right attitude when doing GAPS, if they convey to our kids that they are being deprived, the kids will pick up on that. So we need to turn our thinking around. Millie's family thinks they are lucky to be eating such delicious foods and they understand how important GAPS is to their continued health and well being.

It was such an honor to speak with Millie about the success she has found for her family on the GAPS Diet. I hope you enjoy the interview!

 

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Baden Lashkov, author of GAPS Guide

Interview with Baden, Author of GAPS Guide

 

Baden Lashkov, author of GAPS Guide

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Today I had the honor and great pleasure of interviewing Baden Lashkov, author of GAPS Guide (Simple Steps to Heal Bowels, Body and Brain). Listen in to hear Baden's story of healing for herself and her son on the GAPS Diet.

 

 

GAPS DIET JOURNEY is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to AMAZON.COM. GAPS DIET JOURNEY is an affiliate for several companies and may be compensated through advertising and marketing channels. Therefore, this post may contain affiliate links.