Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS™)
Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ (GAP Syndrome™ or GAPS™) is a condition, which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain. This term was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, MMedSci (neurology), MMedSci (human nutrition) in 2004 after working with hundreds of children and adults with neurological and psychiatric conditions, such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems
The GAPS™ protocol is designed to allow the body to detoxify in order to lift the toxic fog from the brain to allow it to develop and function properly. In order to achieve this, the digestive tract needs to be cleaned up and healed so that it will no longer remain the major source of toxicity in the body. Once this occurs, the digestive system can then become a source of nourishment as it is meant to be.
Gut and Physiology Syndrome (GAPS™)
Dr. Campbell-McBride is currently working on her second book, Gut and Physiology Syndrome. This book will highlight in more detail how the toxic fog can also affect other areas in the body, most specifically the immune and digestive systems. These are common physiological symptoms we see in GAPS individuals:
- Auto-immune illnesses
- Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue
- Arthritis or RA
- Digestive disorders
- Constipation, diarrhea, bloat, gas, etc.
- Bed wetting or night terrors
- Skin conditions: psoriasis, eczema, etc.
- Allergies & Asthma
For an extensive explanation as to “What is GAPS”, please visit Dr. Campbell-McBride’s website, www.GAPS,me.
“GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.”