Monday, December 5, 2011

Natasha Campbell-McBride

Autism Light #101 is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is a physician from Cambridge, England in the United Kingdom. She was born in Russia and has a son with autism. Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is an Autism Light because of her devotion to treating patients with autism and her development of the groundbreaking GAPS protocol.

Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride began her career as a medical doctor in Russia and initially served as a neurosurgeon. She then moved to the United Kingdom to practice medicine. She has the Master of Medical Sciences in Neurology and the Master of Medical Sciences in Human Nutrition. This is a applicable combination for the help she brings to autism treatment.

Origin of GAPS: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride was led to research alternative medicine for possible causes of autism when her firstborn son developed autism and she did not find any answers in the medical community. As a result of her research findings, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride developed GAPS which stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome. She believes her son was helped tremendously through treating his GAPS and she explains that he is able to live a typical and healthy life today. The following is a video where Dr. Nathasha Campbell-McBride explains the importance of GAPS in an interview for the Mind Foundation.

GAPS Protocol: According to Dr. Campbell-McBride's website, "Thousands of people around the world follow the highly successful GAPS Nutritional Protocol to help themselves and their families." The Full GAPS Diet is available online. Food Supplements and Detoxification is also part of the program.

Author:  Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride is the author of two books related to her work.
  1. In 2004 she wrote the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome. An Second edition of the book was published in 2010. Gut and Psychology Syndrome is available on at this link.  
  2. In 2007 she wrote the book Put Your Heart in Your Mouth which is available at this website
Dr. Joseph Mercola Interview: Here is Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride being interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola about her interesting background, the GAPS protocol, and her theory on the "epidemic" of autism cases. This is part one of the interview and the entire interview is available online at the Archives.

Websites: There are some very helpful Websites that explain the GAPS Diet and the work of Dr. Campbell-McBride.

Social Media: You can follow Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride at the following social media areas.
Special thanks to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride for bringing light to the concept that gut problems may be related to autism. You are making a difference.

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This post went into syndication on Autisable.

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