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About Sarah Hanratty

Sarah is a specialist practitioner at the Brain Food Clinic. She is a certified Gut and Psychology (GAPS) Practitioner and has a degree in Nutritional Medicine. Sarah helps people to overcome physical and mental health issues using bespoke nutritional protocols.

The 5 biggest GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) diet mistakes.

By |October 8th, 2018|

It’s easy to be overcome with enthusiasm after reading all the success stories of people who have used the GAPS protocol to reclaim their mental and physical health. I have worked with hundreds of GAPS clients since training with Dr Natasha Campbell McBride in 2012. In this time I have seen many people struggle in […]

What is Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)?

By |October 8th, 2018|

Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS)  is a nutritional protocol initially created to help people with autism, depression, mental illness and auto immune disorders.

GAPS is a nutritional protocol devised by Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride in the 1998 based on her clinical work with individuals with autism. She found that many of her patients with autism also […]

Are you ready for the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Introduction Diet?

By |October 7th, 2018|

If you’ve heard of Gut and Psychology Syndrome (Gaps), then you’ve probably heard about the Introduction Diet. Despite what the name suggests the Introduction Diet is not always the right place to start when beginning Gaps. The Introduction Diet or Gaps Intro is an intensive stage of the Gaps protocol and is used to accelerate gut […]

Toilet troubles: Bowel urgency.

By |October 3rd, 2018|

There are a few reasons that you might need to go to the toilet urgently! An need to empty your bowels asap could be because …..

You are stressed: Fight or flight impacts digestion and causes bowel emptying. Any stressful situation – acute or longer-term could have this effect. Over time this affects nutrient balance […]

Nutrition Case Study: Facial tics and gut bacteria

By |October 1st, 2018|

Harry came to see me with his mum. She was concerned that he had developed a facial tic which involved opening his mouth wide and tilting his head to the side. It was more frequent when he was tired but it was a constant feature every day. He wasn’t able to control it, although he […]

Get a Happy Mood Using Food.

By |September 27th, 2018|

Supporting your mood with the right diet is easier than you think. Here are 10 tips to get you started …

Avoid foods that play havoc with your blood sugar levels. Keep sugar, artificial sweeteners, fizzy drinks and sweet foods out of your diet.
Eat protein. Plenty of it with each meal and snack to […]

What are the signs of salicylate or phenol sensitivity?

By |September 24th, 2018|

Phenol or salicylate sensitivity: Signs and symptoms.

Regresses after eating
Eats lots of high phenol or salicylate foods ie grapes, apples or apple juices
Aggressive, easily angered or injures self
Red ear or red cheeks 
Sweating during the night
Disrupted sleep
Sensitive to medications

Why is my child constipated?

By |September 18th, 2018|

Constipation.
Severe constipation is one of the main reasons parents attend with their child. The likelihood of ending up in A and E with bowel trouble is even higher if you have a child with autism. With the possibility of anal tears, compaction and severe discomfort this is problem that needs to be tackled at the […]

Brain Food Nutrition Clinic Clients Say ….

By |April 19th, 2018|

Ms Yvonne on October 11, 2017 at 20:27:34

Sarah Hanratty was patient, took the time to listen, asked questions to ascertain the reasons/causes for the symptoms. Gave suggestions of tests I should seek from my GP and I was given a Food Programme to work with, along with suggestive supplements to speed up my recovery.

 

Verified Client

Excellent

JodieN on September 17, 2017 […]

Nutrition Case Study: Anxiety and binge-eating.

By |April 19th, 2018|

This case study shows how important nutrition can be in the management of anxiety.

Kate struggled with acute anxiety for at least ten years. She recalls being anxious as a child too and struggled to remember a time when she didn’t feel this way.

In her early twenties she remembered being really concerned about food and weight, […]