Why this Single Organ Powerfully Dictates Whether You’re Healthy or Sick

Listen to Dr. Mercola interview Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on the healing power of the GAPS nutritional therapy.  This is over 2 hours in length providing a great base for understanding the GAPS protocol.

The GAPS protocol is designed to restore the integrity of your gut lining.

“Our digestive system is lined by very specialized cells, which are called enterocytes. These little cells only live for a few days,” Dr. McBride explains. “They live for two or three days. Then… they die, get shed off, and get replaced by new, healthy enterocytes. The cell regeneration process in your gut lining is a very active process.

… We have a real chance to heal and seal our damaged gut lining thanks to this wonderful process of cell regeneration. But here’s the catch: in order for your body to give birth to healthy functioning baby enterocytes, it needs two factors. It needs building blocks for them, because they’re made out of certain nutrients (proteins, certain fats, vitamins, enzymes, and other active molecules)… Second, it needs the whole process to be orchestrated by the beneficial microbes in your digestive system; by the beneficial healthy gut flora.”

People with GAPS have neither of those factors. They run out of building blocks due to improper nutrition, which prevents the proliferation of new, healthy enterocytes, and their gut lining is overpopulated with pathogenic bacteria, virus, fungi, worms, protozoa, and other pathogenic microbes. As a result, the beneficial microbes are virtually nonexistent, and the balance of good and bad bacteria is dramatically skewed.

“In animal experiments… when they sterilized the digestive tract of the animals, they found that the whole cell regeneration process in the gut lining goes completely wrong,” she says. “The travel time of the baby enterocytes doubles… Enterocytes are born already mutated, and some of them turn cancerous. They are unable to fulfill their functions: breaking down the food and absorbing the food appropriately.

We have to provide those two factors for the gut lining to heal and seal. We need to drive out pathogens and replace them with beneficial flora. And we need to provide all the building blocks for the gut lining to give birth to baby enterocytes. That’s what GAPS Nutritional Protocol does.”

After listening to this, any questions for implementation in your own life may be addressed by your local GAPS Practitioner.  Call today to schedule your consultation.  224-244-7369 (Renz)

Human Intestines function like a second brain

The gut is finally getting some of the credit it deserves.  A recent Clever Apes segment on WBEZ shares some of the important functions nervous system in your gut – the  enteric nervous system.  This system runs independent of the brain in your head.  The health and well-being of your enteric nervous system plays a major role in your overall health.  Something Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride has been showing clinically since her first edition of Gut and Psychology Syndrome(GAPS)  came out in 2004.  Heal and seal the intestinal lining through diet and lifestyle changes and your health can make a change for the better.

Now scientists at Rush University Medical Center are investigating a hypothesis that diseases in the brain are coming from issues in the gut, not the other way around.  In fact the types of microbes within the gut could potentially determine the type of diseases exhibited such as Parkinson’s.

Gut Bacteria Know Secrets About Your Future

What do you know about your world within?  What are bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other microbes doing in you? Are they for you? Against you?  Taking antibiotics will kill them all off for the short-term, but what type of microbes does your inner environment support to thrive and return after the massacre?  Your dietary and lifestyle choices play a major role in creating and maintaining the creatures within.  To learn more about how to create a world within which benefits your well-being contact Renee Renz for your GAPS consultation.

GAPS Connections Group Lesson 4

GAPS Practitioner Purposes

Lesson 4 will cover the GAPS Nutritional Protocol

GAPS Connections is a group of individuals who meet in person and online to learn about Gut and Psychology Syndrome, how it develops and how to treat it effectively with a sound nutritional protocol.
Please Join Renee Renz and Edie Brennan, Certified GAPS Practitioners, and other GAPS community members for our bi-weekly educational, inspiring, and supportive meetings. 

Each GAPS Connections session will include a lesson/presentation, community based support, an opportunity to sample and learn new recipes, and time to have questions answered by GAPS Practitioners as a group and individually.

All GAPS clients, and anybody who is interested in learning about GAPS, may attend.  Let’s work together to “fill in the GAPS”!

Date/Time:  Thursday 7:00 -9:00 pm  January 12th

                             (Meetings will be held every other week)

Location:    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center

109 W. Slade St. #200, Palatine IL  60067      

Investment: $15 per person/Additional family members only $10 per person

RSVP: GAPSConnections@gmail.com or 224-244-7369

As a way to have interaction between group members, we ask that you please join our Yahoo Group

ClickheretojoinGAPSConnections   

Looking ahead, below are the dates for upcoming meetings. 

 GAPS Connections dates and topics

January 26 – The Full GAPS Diet

February 9 – Stages of the GAPS Diet

February 23 – Nutritional Supplements for GAPS

March 8 – GAPS Detoxification

March 22 – GAPS Practical issues

April 5 – GAPS Pregnancy

 

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 autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive –compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and other neuropsychological and psychiatric problems.

“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.”

GAPS Connections Group Lesson 3

GAPS Practitioner Purposes

Lesson 3 will cover the details of Gut and Physiology 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 autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive –compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and other neuropsychological and psychiatric problems.

GAPS Connections is a group of individuals who meet in person and online to learn about Gut and Psychology Syndrome, how it develops and how to treat it effectively with a sound nutritional protocol.

Please Join Renee Renz and Edie Brennan, Certified GAPS Practitioners, and other GAPS community members for our bi-weekly educational, inspiring, and supportive meetings. 

Each GAPS Connections session will include a lesson/presentation, community based support, an opportunity to sample and learn new recipes, and time to have questions answered by GAPS Practitioners as a group and individually.

All GAPS clients, and anybody who is interested in learning about GAPS, may attend.  Let’s work together to “fill in the GAPS”!

Date/Time:  Thursday 7:00 -9:00 pm  December 15st

                             (Meetings will be held every other week)

Location:    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center

109 W. Slade St. #200, Palatine IL  60067      

Investment: $15 per person/Additional family members only $10 per person

RSVP: GAPSConnections@gmail.com or 224-244-7369

As a way to have interaction between group members, we ask that you please join our Yahoo Group

ClickheretojoinGAPSConnections   

Looking ahead, below are the dates for upcoming meetings.  We scheduled a break for the holidays, so mark your calendars for the new year accordingly.

 GAPS Connections dates and topics

December 15 – Gut and Physiology Syndrome

January 12 – GAPS Nutritional Protocol

January 26 – The Full GAPS Diet

February 9 – Stages of the GAPS Diet

February 23 – Nutritional Supplements for GAPS

March 8 – GAPS Detoxification

March 22 – GAPS Practical issues

April 5 – GAPS Pregnancy

“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.”

GAPS Connections Group Lesson 2

GAPS Practitioner Purposes

Lesson 2 will cover the details of 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 autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive –compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems.

GAPS Connections is a group of individuals who meet in person and online to learn about Gut and Psychology Syndrome, how it develops and how to treat it effectively with a sound nutritional protocol.

Please Join Renee Renz and Edie Brennan, Certified GAPS Practitioners, and other GAPS community members for our bi-weekly educational, inspiring, and supportive meetings. 

Each GAPS Connections session will include a lesson/presentation, community based support, an opportunity to sample and learn new recipes, and time to have questions answered by GAPS Practitioners as a group and individually.

All GAPS clients, and anybody who is interested in learning about GAPS, may attend.  Let’s work together to “fill in the GAPS”!

Date/Time:  Thursday 7:00 -9:00 pm starting December 1st

                             (Meetings will be held every other week)

Location:    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center

109 W. Slade St. #200, Palatine IL  60067      

Investment: $15 per person/Additional family members only $10 per person

RSVP: GAPSConnections@gmail.com or 224-244-7369

“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.”

GAPS Connections Group Starting Nov. 17th

GAPS Practitioner Purposes

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 autistic spectrum disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive –compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems.

GAPS Connections is a group of individuals who meet in person and online to learn about Gut and Psychology Syndrome, how it develops and how to treat it effectively with a sound nutritional protocol.
Click to join GAPSConnections
   Click to join GAPSConnections

To gain an initial understanding of GAPS, please read the article What is Gaps  by Dr Campbell–McBride. 

Please Join Renee Renz and Edie Brennan, Certified GAPS Practitioners, and other GAPS community members for our bi-weekly educational, inspiring, and supportive meetings. 

Each GAPS Connections session will include a lesson/presentation, community based support, an opportunity to sample and learn new recipes, and time to have questions answered by GAPS Practitioners as a group and individually.

All GAPS clients, and anybody who is interested in learning about GAPS, may attend.  Let’s work together to “fill in the GAPS”!

Date/Time:  Thursdays 7:00 -9:00 pm starting November 17th,

                             (Meetings will be held every other week)

Location:    Himalayan Yoga and Meditation Center

109 W. Slade St. #200, Palatine IL  60067      

Investment: $15 per person/Additional family members only $10 per person

RSVP: GAPSConnections@gmail.com or 224-244-7369

Download full info here: GAPS CONNECTIONS FLYER

“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.”