Healing Autism with the GAPS Diet (New Podcast)

by Ann Marie Michaels on August 24, 2010

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Is healing autism possible? Many people say yes.

The GAPS diet is a grain-free, sugar-free, starch-free diet designed to heal the gut. It was created by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, a pediatrician and neurologist living in England. Her own son was diagnosed with autism, and she researched a way to help him heal — which he did. He is now fully recovered. She went on to write the book The Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

With the help of the GAPS diet, children all over the world are healing from autism, Asperger’s, and other autism spectrum disorders as well as ADD and ADHD.

Healing Autism with the GAPS Diet

Yesterday I interviewed Cara Faus of the Health, Home & Happiness blog about her daughter, Hannah, who has delays on the autistic spectrum. Cara talks about the amazing results she has seen in Hannah since she changed her diet. She also talks about why a gluten-free casein-free diet is not enough.

If you have a child on the autism spectrum, you need to listen to this podcast. If you know someone who has a child on the spectrum, please share this podcast with them. Even if you don’t know anyone who is on the spectrum, I think you’ll really enjoy and learn a lot from this interview.

Listen to the Podcast: Cara Faus on Healing Autism with the GAPS Diet

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The Effect of a WAPF Diet on Children

I also wanted to share this with you. Cara posted on my Facebook page this photo of her daughter and her son. It really shows the difference in facial structure between the two children. Her daughter, the firstborn, did not get the benefits of a Weston A. Price style diet. Her son did — and you can see the dramatic difference.

Cara writes:

My daughter has the more narrow face, my son’s is nice and wide. I had found Nourishing Traditions before I got pregnant with him- and had raw milk, lots of butter, grassfed beef, and raw eggs during his pregnancy.

My daughter’s face is more narrow (I ate the standard American diet during and before her pregnancy), and she even has some crowding of her lower baby teeth- I’ll take a picture of that too some time.

She also is on the autistic spectrum- see how my son looks straight at the camera and she looks slightly away? On GAPS her eye contact has been improving, but it’s still got a little while to go. This picture was taken after she had been on GAPS for 6 months. She was nursed until she was 26 months, I’m still nursing her brother.

Enter to Win a Copy of Gut & Psychology Syndrome and a Bottle of Bio-kult Probiotics

Cara just announced a new giveaway on her Health, Home & Happiness blog. Click here for a chance to win a copy of the book, Gut & Psychology Syndrome and a bottle of Biokult probiotics (60 ct) from GAPSDiet.com — retail value $52.90!

Click here to go over to Cara’s site and enter the giveaway.

Share Your Thoughts Below

How about you? Have you noticed a change in your children since you changed to a traditional food diet?

Do you have children on the autism spectrum or with ADD or ADHD and have you noticed positive results by changing their diet?

If you are thinking of starting the GAPS diet but haven’t gotten started yet, what’s holding you back?

This post is part of Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop

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