When a child’s gut is healthy, it leads to a healthy, energetic, robust, joyful, clear-skinned, and happy lifestyle because the child feels good. Proper and balanced nutrition is the most effective and sustainable way to get there.
Sound basic? Sure it does…but achieving it can be a long term process. This is due, at least in part, to genetic and environmental influences coupled with the physiological make-up of individuals.
Hippocrates famously penned the guiding light and oath for all in medicine – the Hippocratic Oath. He also wrote: “All disease begins in the gut.”
Many illnesses stem from the gut; even when there are no digestive symptoms. This is due to a misaligned and/or misbalanced microbiome system – aka the medical term for ‘gut health’.
A body that is not in balance beginning with its most basic functions undergoes an internal war to utilize its natural defensive weapons such as a healthy immune system. A healthy fully functioning immune system is the first step in restoring health…and the first step in restoring a healthy active immune system is gut health.
The GAPS™(Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Diet provides a solution to the complex problem of rebalancing the blood chemistry and gut flora as the foundation for correcting gut health issues. As such, it is a core tool in the treatment for and elimination of chronic diseases. It is a whole-life makeover that establishes good bacteria in the intestinal lining which, in turn, benefits the immune system, hormonal balance, inflammatory reactions, and mood disorders.
Based on patient-specific labs, priorities, symptoms, and food sensitivities, the plan includes diet and lifestyle changes that will benefit the whole family.
It was very important to me to learn from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (who coined the term GAPS™ and created practitioner training), in order to bring this knowledge to New York City and spread this knowledge to the world. In all my training, I never found a more natural, holistic, and potent method to reverse chronic childhood illnesses whose root cause stems from gut health. I recommend the book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” to all the medical students and resident that I teach also adults and parents of kids with chronic illnesses whose disease stem from gut health.