“At birth, the baby gave a mother’s microbiome. Good or bad, the child gets what it gets. ”
“Short breastfeeding time (or even its absence), frequent antibiotic use, contraception used in girls, consumption of processed foods, and many other factors can contribute to an imbalance in the gut microbiome (gut flora).”
“A healthy child’s digestive system seems to be key to promoting proper mental development.”
“The quality of the gut microbiome has declined significantly over the generations. Today there are diseases that did not exist 50 years ago. ”
The concept of gut health finally enters the mainstream. Which is a bit ironic because Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, has warned us: “All diseases begin in the gut.”
The author of the book Gut and psychology syndrome is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, founder of The Cambridge Nutrition Clinic and author of the GAPS protocol GAPS. The book describes the principle of this protocol.
Dr. Campbell-McBride claims that there is a link between the mental health, the food and drinks that we take, and the condition of our digestive system. Based on her personal and clinical experience with thousands pediatric and adult patients suffering from neurological disorders and psychiatric conditions, she proposed GAPS protocol that deals with the effect of gut microbiome on mental and health status.
The goal of this protocol is to heal and seal the gut lining, rebalance the immune system, and restore the optimal bacterial ecosystem within the gastrointestinal tract. This goal is achieved through a specific way of eating the so-called GAPS diet.