Doctors Treating Autism and ADHD by Balancing Gut Flora

The balances in the gut flora between the good and bad bacteria can affect the brain and causes symptoms such as autism and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder.

In YouTube video, Dr. Mercola interviews Dr. Natasha’s Campbell McBride who had cured her son of Autism with the “GAPS diet” that she pioneered.

GAPS is “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” and her website is http://www.gaps.me/ where she has her book which is a self-help book for parents explaining what foods are good and bad for autism.

Parts of the GAPS diet is (1) restricting sugar and carbohydrates, (2) introducing probiotics in the form of fermented foods, (3) and detoxification.

Dr. Mark Hyman explains similar concepts when he gave his talk at Google where he mentioned how helped ADHD boy by correcting diet and other imbalances in gut.

Types of Diet

There are so many types of diet out there.  Here are just a few of the popular ones listed in no particular order with links to learn more about them …

Ornish Diet

DASH Diet

Atkins diet

Low Carb Diet

Mediterranean diet

Paleolithic diet

Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD Diet)

GAPS diet – pioneered by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

ZONE Diet

Raw Food Diet

Dukan Diet

Which diet is the best?

The answer to that question is up for debate.   And it really depends on the particular individual and conditions.  Here are some references …

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Dr. Lustig Video Explains the Dangers of Sugar

Explains the dangers of sugar in particular the fructose. Common sugar contains 50% fructose. High fructose corn syrup contains even more at 55% fructose. That is why high fructose corn syrup is so bad for you.

He explains in biochemical details as to how sugar turns into fat. He actually will say that sugar is toxic. Because he explains in such scientific rigor, after watching the video, you will most likely become convinced of the dangers of sugar.

Books on Longevity

Most of us wants to live longer. But how? The most like answer is lifestyle changes. Here are a couple of books that will show us what types of lifestyle changes we can make to help increase our longevity.

Longevity Made Simple: How to Add 20 Good Years to Your Life: Lessons from Decades of Research

“Made Simple” is correct. This practical book is short and easy to read without long lengthy technical dissertations. This makes it simple to understand and follow the advice of the authors, who are a father-daughter team.


The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle The Forever Young Diet and Lifestyle

This book is written by husband and wife team of cardiologist and dietitian. Chapters includes “Chapter 10: Prescription Drugs That Improves Longevity”, “Chapter 12: Exercise: The Fountain of Youth”, and “Chapter 18: Longevity with Spirit”.