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018 Sleep requires a clean brain | Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride

Melatonin is the absolute ruler of our sleep. It is essential for every stage of sleep and having really restful and proper sleep
— Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride -

The concept of GAPS (Gut and Psychology / Physiology Syndrome) came into being as a result of Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride’s son being diagnosed Autistic at the age of 3.  Natasha was determined to find a solution as her mainstream medical training had no answers.  The reason I invited Natasha to discuss gut health is there is a strong link between gut health and cognitive function and both are related to quality sleep.

While Natasha focused on Autism in children and teenagers in her case studies, I invite you to broaden your perspective to gut health at all life stages and it’s impact on your overall wellbeing.  Researchers are calling the gut our second brain for good reason.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Natasha

We spoke about

  • What the GAPS nutritional protocol is
  • The role and function of the gut microbes
  • The impact of imbalance in the gut microbes on the whole body
  • The reasons nutrition is the basis of healing
  • How the GAPS nutritional protocol supports good gut health
  • The impact of “leaky gut” on the body and the brain
  • How autoimmune disease comes about
  • The impact of toxicity on the brain
  • Where our gut flora comes from
  • Linking toxicity from the gut to brain health and learning
  • The need to take action to resolve poor gut health
  • The physical and psychological reasons that may lead to addiction
  • The link between sleep, gut health and hormonal health
  • The impact of not getting good quality sleep
  • Eating and buying foods that are as nature intended
  • The value of cooking at home
  • The importance of being in nature and sunlight
  • The imperative to avoid man-made chemicals

Value Quotes

“Recent research has discovered that 90% of all cells in the human body are in our gut flora”

“We ignore our gut microbes at our peril”

“People with GAPS have abnormal gut flora”

“The basis of healing in any body is nutrition”

“GAPS nutritional protocol normalises the gut flora, drives out pathogens out of the digestive system and heals the gut wall”

“The river of toxicity that flows from the gut into the blood stream in GAPS people stops with the GAPS nutritional protocol”

“The more we study chronic disease the more we realise they all have an autoimmune component”

“The body of a GAPS person is filled with undigested food particles and the immune system is fighting with them and many other toxins that are produced by abnormal gut flora”

“The parents pass their gut flora to the child”

“Babies are born with an immature immune system that needs education”

“If the brain is clogged with toxicity it cannot process the sensory information coming through”

“The more we research neurotransmitters… the more we discover that most of them are manufactured in the digestive system and then transported to the brain to be used”

“I believe we are born to be happy”

“How do we achieve a state of happiness, of complete bliss, of being on top of the world, how do we achieve that. By the brain receiving a fountain of neurotransmitters that hit a certain ceiling”

“My dream is that sometime in the future our psychiatry will know about the GAPS nutritional protocol and start using it when they section people in the hospital”

“Sleep requires a clean brain, not a brain that is intoxicated”

“Melatonin is the absolute ruler of our sleep.  It is essential for every stage of sleep and having really restful and proper sleep”

“Sleep is absolutely important for us”

“All health and all disease begins in the gut”

“Every physical and mental disease begins in the gut”

“Cooking is the basis of good health for you and your family”

“If you are buying processed foods you are causing disease. You are on the road to a lot of suffering for yourself”

“Never go to swimming pools. They are chemical soups which poison you”

“Our bodies have no program to deal with man-made chemicals.  They just accumulate in your body these chemicals. They cause disease.”

“Our skin is a sponge, it absorbs everything we put on it”

“If you cannot eat it, you cannot put it on your skin”

“The healthy lifestyle is in nature, get close to nature”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Natasha at:

Website: http://www.doctor-natasha.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GAPSDrNatasha

Useful infographic on how gut bacteria affects the brain and the body

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