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Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia, 2nd Edition Paperback – 1 November 2010
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Dr. Campbell-McBride graduated with Honours as a Medical Doctor in 1984 from Bashkir Medical University in Russia. In the following years she gained a Postgraduate Degree in Neurology.
After practicing for five years as a Neurologist and three years as a Neurosurgeon, she started a family and moved to the UK. It was during this time that Dr. Campbell-McBride developed her theories on the relationship between neurological disorders and nutrition, and completed a second Postgraduate Degree in Human Nutrition at Sheffield University, UK. She has specialized in using nutritional approach as a treatment, and has become recognized as one of the world's leading experts in treating children and adults with learning disabilities and other mental disorders, as well as children and adults with digestive and immune disorders.
In 2004 she published her first book Gut And Psychology Syndrome. Natural Treatment Of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression And Schizophrenia where she explores the connection between the patient's physical state and brain function. The book gives full details of the GAPS Nutritional Protocol, highly successful in treating patients with chronic diseases. A second edition was published in 2010. The concept of GAPS has become a global phenomenon and the book has been translated into 20 languages.
She is also the author of Put Your Heart in Your Mouth (rev ed. 2016), and Vegetarianism Explained published in 2017. She is also a Member of The Society of Authors, The British Society for Environmental Medicine, and a Board Member of the Weston A Price Foundation. She is a regular contributing health editor to a number of journals, magazines, newsletters, and radio programmes around the world.
- ASIN : 0954852028
- Publisher : Medinform Publishing; 2nd Revised ed. edition (1 November 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 392 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780954852023
- ISBN-13 : 978-0954852023
- Dimensions : 14.61 x 2.54 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What I found to be a problem is the constant subtle condescending undertone towards children or adults with autism or mental health issues. Statements such as “GAPS patients are very toxic people” are offensive and disrespectful towards this group of people. It could have been easily rephrased into something along the lines of “GAPS patients suffer from having toxins in the body”, focusing on the condition rather than making the patient themselves out to be the problem.
Some of the methods described on how to get children to eat the GAPS diet are questionable and can be categorised as forms of psychological abuse/trauma-bonding. This approach towards dealing with children, as well as the condescending view upon autism and mental health patients is disrespectful and outdated. If we want to be healthy we cannot just focus on the physical body alone, we also need to take psychological health into consideration. The way we speak to and about other people has an impact, even if it’s only subtle. Being exposed to a condescending and disrespectful attitude from others can have a negative impact on a person, especially if they are vulnerable. Anyone who is working with children, mental health patients and other vulnerable people should be aware of this. Sadly, that’s not where we’re at in this world yet, but it is time to let go of these old and outdated systems and perspectives.