#30: Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride: GAPS Diet


Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (author of GAPS, Gut and Psychology Syndrome) and I discuss the GAPS diet, her opinion on mainstream medicine, the consequences of mistreating the microbiome, her opinion on North American cows, and she breaks down the many reasons for drinking raw milk.

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Show Notes:
[4:00] GAPS: Gut and Psychology Syndrome & Gut and Gut & Physiology Syndrome
[5:00] Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride’s two books: Gut And Psychology Syndrome & Gut and Physiology Syndrome
[7:30] Abnormal Gut Flora
[8:00] “There is no such thing as a good microbe and a bad microbe. All microbes can cause disease, every one of them. It’s the balance, the overall diversity and the balance in the microbial community that makes every microbe do only good things for you. But every microbe that gets out of control can cause disease and can cause disorder.”
[9:00] Different situations that have an effect on the microbiome
[10:30] “When we take chemicals that destroy some portion of that microbial community, they absorb into your bloodstream and they damage the microbial community everywhere in your body.”
[12:00] The process of GAPS in the human body
[14:30] The bodies response with Inflammation and Autoimmunity
[17:00] “Our mainstream medicine has been busily suppressing people’s immune systems with steroids and other terrible drugs, and they just beat your immune system down to stop attacking your own body. So, as a result, nobody is dealing with that contamination. It continues in your body and the disease progresses.”
[18:30] “Every autoimmune disease, no matter how far away from the digestive system it develops…the roots of that disease in the gut. Why? Because 85% of your immune system is located in the gut now.”
[19:30] “Every autoimmune disease, the treatment must begin from healing and sealing the gut wall. We need to rebuild the quality of the gut wall from quality materials. We need to close all those holes. Once those holes close up the river of toxicity stops.”
[22:00] How GAPS diet encourages cell regeneration
[24:30] “Unfortunately, the majority of people in the world are gorging on the industrially processed plant oils, vegetable and cooking oils, these are poisons. There are hundreds and hundreds of scientific studies that have been shown, conclusively, that they cause every chronic disease under the sun.”
[25:30] Importance of animal fats.
[27:30] Foods in the GAPS Diet
[28:30] “Plants are difficult for humans to digest and they damage the human digestive system, particularly the sensitive digestive system. The easiest things for humans to digest are animal foods, that’s a fact, a clinical fact.”
[31:00] The misinformation of vegan and vegetarian diets.
[33:30] “All plants are indigestible, particularly seeds of plants, that’s grains, beans, nuts all sorts of seeds. They are particularly indigestible, they are full of chemicals called antinutrients which damage our digestive system, damage our collagen, and damage all other tissues in the human body.”
[35:30] Dangers of maintaining a vegan diet.
[37:30] Problems with Frankenstein animals and their milk
[40:00] Quality of milk depends on the quality of the animal
[42:00] “If we started pasteurizing human milk before we gave it to our babies, our babies would die in a matter of weeks, they would not live…What is milk coming from the women to the baby and the cow to her calf? It’s her white blood, its total life, active immune cells, white blood cells, active hormones, neurotransmitters, microbes because the blood is a microbial community.”
[44:30] Diversity is the benefit of adding plants into your diet
[45:00] Fixing microbial imbalances with your diet
[50:00] “Once the human heal and seals the gut wall, food starts properly digesting and all the allergies start to disappear one by one.

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