Carolyne Carroll, Nutritionist BHSc (Nutrition)
I have been working in the medical industry for twenty years, but it wasn’t until my son was diagnosed with ASD when he was three that I started looking into nutrition and how the gut can be the source of many of our health problems.
I decided to go back to study Nutrition when my youngest child started school and after my own diagnosis of an autoimmune condition, Hashimoto's. I particularly wanted to specialise in gut problems, autism, thyroid disorders and auto-immune disorders and this led to my applying to become a GAPS Registered Practitioner.
The term GAPS, abbreviated from Gut and Psychology Syndrome 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, such as autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ ADHD, schizophrenia, dyslexia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and other neurological and psychiatric problems.
Since then the term GAPS has been extended to incorporate Gut and Physiology Syndrome because all autoimmunity begins in the gut. These conditions include but are not limited to the following: multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes type one, coeliac disease, osteoarthritis, lupus and any other autoimmune conditions. There are many autoimmune disorders but these are the most common.
Whether you are looking at nutrition for healing, maintaining health, anti-aging, reducing pain, allergies, reflux, mental health or weight control, a nutritional appointment may assist you to get on top of your health.
I am a Nutritionist with a great interest in using nutrition to gain optimum health. I believe the gut is the source of many of our health problems and in the future it is predicted that there will be an increase in disease due to gut health.