Victoria LaFont
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January 28, 2013
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First meeting of GAPS Groups set for Feb. 4

A group of local and licensed health care practitioners will begin holding groups for those interested in the GAPS Protocol, beginning Feb. 4. These meetings will be a chance for those in the community who are currently utilizing the protocol, or simply curious about GAPS, to meet twice per month to receive support and education.

The GAPS protocol is a cure for the underlying issues of chronic developmental and psychiatric issues, such as ADD, ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, schizophrenia, type 1 diabetes, and autoimmune illnesses.

GAPS (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome) is a condition which establishes a connection between the functions of the digestive system and the brain and/or physiological function.

This term, and the subsequent protocol, 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.

The group will be held 6-8 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month at HAALo, 412 Commercial St. in Nevada City. There is a $10 suggested donation per person or family. If there are those unable to give this amount, they are still welcome to come.

Of the five practitioners leading the group, three are Certified GAPS Practitioners through a program designed by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, and two are chefs, experienced in the art of cooking according to the GAPS protocol.

GAPS Groups are designed for those who are interested in the GAPS protocol, a way of eating and living that heals the underlying causes of chronic psychological and physiological illness, particularly autoimmune disorders. It is a way to connect, share stories, information, and valuable advice after living GAPS, while providing support for those who are interested or beginning the protocol. This group will teach a beautiful way of healing, originally designed by Campbell-McBride for her son who was diagnosed in the autistic spectrum.

Every group will be designed along similar guidelines. There will be discussion and a time for sharing, a slide show that discusses a specific part of the protocol, and finally questions, and in the future, a possible potluck. The group will last about two hours, and in good weather, will definitely be outside in the sun.

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