Using Diet to Manage Learning Disabilities in Children

We live in a world with two opposing scientific paradigms. On one hand, scientific research continues to provide breakthroughs in modern medicine, helping to both cure and treat diseases that once had a bleak outlook. The list of diseases we are able to treat today far surpasses our ability at any other point in history.

Because of this, we have made tremendous advancements in understanding the inner workings of the human body. One of the by-products is an extensive knowledge of how bodily systems work together to complete essential functions. This gives us an unparalleled ability to holistically treat different ailments.

On the other hand, the advancements in modern medicine are breeding a culture of pharmaceutical dependency.

We are met with the continued perpetuation that we need to stay dependent on drugs to sustain a healthy life. This messaging—extensively funded by the [...]

By |December 29th, 2015|GAPS|Comments Off on Using Diet to Manage Learning Disabilities in Children|

All Things Crunchy – Leaky Gut 101 – Google Hangout

Join Francesca and MJ from All Things Crunchy as they discuss Leaky Gut 101.

You’ll learn about all the different factors that impact your health, from stress, to toxins to allergies and more. This event was brought to you by the Mama Tribe Network.

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Gestational Diabetes – Webinar

A Whole Foods Approach

Listen in to Francesca’s discussion with Semi-Crunchy Mama Stacy. Learn how to lower your risk and what you can do to prevent or control gestational diabetes.

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Would A GAPS Diet Help You?

Would a GAPS Diet Help You?
Ironically, our “advanced” western medical establishment cannot always successfully treat some of the most pervasive issues affecting Americans today. Families go from doctor to doctor looking for answers for:

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD)
Bi-polar disorder
Learning disabilities
Autoimmune conditions
Digestive distress

Many of these families find great relief and even complete healing when they regard their disease through the lens of gut and psychology syndrome, an issue first identified by British neurosurgeon Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.

The basis of gut and psychology syndrome or GAPS™ is that when the bacteria or “flora” in the digestive tract or “gut” becomes compromised, the resulting toxicity can interfere with proper brain function. Effective nutritional therapy can re-balance gut flora to create a healthier overall physiology.

What’s in the Gut? You May Be Surprised
The human body carries around 4 to 6 [...]

By |July 6th, 2013|GAPS|Comments Off on Would A GAPS Diet Help You?|

Healing allergies with the GAPS Protocol

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies (1 in 5 Americans) including indoor/outdoor, food & drug, latex, insect, skin and eye allergies. Allergy prevalence overall has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex and racial groups. AND allergy is the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old.

It is that time of year again, and my inbox is piling up with inquiries regarding alternative treatments for seasonal allergies. There is a lot that we can do dietarily to support the immune system during allergy season and rebalance it for the long haul.

The protocol I use the most in my practice is called GAPS. GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome. [...]

By |June 21st, 2013|GAPS|Comments Off on Healing allergies with the GAPS Protocol|