35 Nutrition and Pediatric Experts Reveal...
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with ADHD, Autism, and Anxiety

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Nourishing Hope for
Healing Kids

12 Nutrition steps to better health, learning, and behavior for your child with ADHD, autism, anxiety, and beyond.

With 18 years specializing in nutrition for autism and ADHD, I've synthesized the most successful nutritional approaches and created a step-by-step guide  to help parents (and individuals) use food and nutrition to help their child(ren) improve. It is a proven scientific method developed from my years of research, clinical practice and results.

This guide explains the 12 steps, including specific directions on how to get started, get the quickest results and maximum improvements.

20 Nutritious
Kid-Friendly Recipes

Taking charge and following a specialized diet and nutrition plan takes determination. But you're not alone.

These 20 Kid-Friendly Recipes are tested kids’ favorites. And they consider the texture and taste preferences of most children, while maximizing nutrition. Since diet recommendations vary based on the bioindividual nutrition needs of the person, the recipes have been tagged for dietary compliance, such as: GFCF, SCD, GAPS diet, Paleo diet, low oxalate diet, low FODMAPS, low phenol diet, egg-free, soy-free, nut-free and more. These recipes can kick start your nutrition journey, making it easier and improving your results.

Nutrition Can Help

- Most Children With ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, and neurodevelopment disorders suffer physical health issues, as well as neurological symptoms, related to the food and nutrition they receive.

- Because the Body and Brain are Connected, you can positively influence childhood disorder by making strategic diet and nutrition choices.

- It's Been Scientifically Shown that boosting diet and nutrition can improve childhood symptoms and conditions.

Parents, Practitioners, and Loved-Ones Can Learn Proven, Effective, Nutrition Solutions for Improving Symptoms.

Are You Worried About Your
Child’s Nutrition?

You are not alone. Studies show...

- 50% of children with autism did not meet the nutritional requirement for eleven nutrients 

- And more than 50% of children with ADHD had suboptimal nutrition (with 11% severe malnutrition).



Scientific Research Shows Diet and Nutrition Can Help With:
Autism symptoms
Cognition/Thinking
Play Skills
Expressive Language/Speech 
Receptive Language /Comprehension 
Attention/Focus
Aggression
Stools/GI Problems
Sociability
Eye Contact 
Sleep 
Seizures 
Anxiety 
Self-Abusive
Irritability/Mood
Hyperactivity
Tantrums/Meltdowns
Depression 

Meet Your Host:
Julie Matthews, CNC

Since 2002, Julie Matthews is a leading expert in the science and application of therapeutic diets and nutrition for autism, ADHD, and related childhood disorders. Her award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, guides parents and practitioners to make food and nutrition choices that improve health and symptoms. Julie is co-author of "gold standard" scientific research that substantiates her approach. She founded Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to further the practice of personalized diet and nutrition.
For Nourishing Hope Summit 2020, Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition and health professionals to present the science, clinical results, and steps that can be taken right away. They will reveal the scientific connections between what children eat and varied symptoms of autism, ADHD, anxiety and many other disorders and diet-related challenges that so many children face today. 

You will learn HOW, in ADHD, autism, and anxiety, certain body systems are routinely affected and what the science says about using food and nutrition to improve functioning. Find out which foods negatively affect learning, behavior and mood, and which nutrition and lifestyle approaches are known to help.
Who should attend this Summit?
Parents
Seeking answers and strategies to take charge of nutrition and healing for children.
Individuals
Seeking long sought breakthroughs to complex nutrition related disorders.
Health Professionals
Interested in the highest level application of nutrition and therapeutic diets.
Researchers
Exploring evidence-based nutrition strategies for children's physical and mental health

Gain the Knowledge and Confidence to Put Hope into Action

Discover The Missing Link
Know the Scientific Evidence That Proves Autism Can be Reversed

Answers to Tough Questions
Medical and Nutrition Thought Leaders Address Your Most Pressing Concerns
Avoid Common Mistakes
Get it Right From the Start! Learn to Overcome Challenges While Avoiding itfalls
Proven. Effective. Healing  
Nutrition-Based Strategies Effective at Improving ADHD, Autism & Anxiety.
Gain Confidence and Take Action
Plenty of "Hope in Action" Takeaways Will Get You Started on the Right Path
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You're Not Alone! Families and Health Care Professionals Around the World Are Getting Breakthrough Results

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SUMMIT SCHEDULE

7 Days • 7 Life-Changing Concepts

Day 1 - How Nutrition Helps Children: The Science

Food Matters for ADHD and Autism: Nourishing Hope
with Julie Matthews, CNC

You can recover from autism… and food matters. Autism is not a brain disorder. You read that right… certainly autism affects the brain but autism is a WHOLE BODY disorder. And the food your child eats affects the biochemistry in their body and their brain. Learn how to help your child through food.

Not Just a Brain Disorder: The Whole Body Approach to Improving Childhood Disorders 
with Martha Herbert, MD, PhD

Neurodevelopmental disorders are not simply "brain disorders." Disorders such as autism are whole body disorders that affects the brain. This interview provides Pediatric Neurologist's perspective of the body/brain connection and what you can do to improve your child's condition, including the role of food in healing.

The Scientific Evidence Linking Nutrition and Autism Improvement
with James Adams, PhD

We will discuss the scientific studies supporting a diet and nutrition approach to autism. We will share the research on nutrient deficiencies and what happens when you replenish them, the microbiome and the benefits seen when balancing it, and food reactions and the improvements seen with special diets. This talk is for every parent that was told by their doctor that there is no research on diet for autism… hint, they are wrong.


The Gut-Brain Connection, Nutrition & Digestive Wellness for Children
with Liz Lipski, PhD

Digestive disorders are a core underlying factor in neurodevelopmental conditions, and digestive health is a key to healing both body and mind. Dr. Liz Lipski a pioneer in digestive wellness for more than 20 years shares her knowledge and expertise with parents. She explains how digestion, the gastrointestinal system, and microbiome affect the brain, as well as health, learning, behavior, and what you can do to help your child right away.


What to Know About Methylation to Help Your Kid
with Ben Lynch, ND

Methylation affects neurotransmitter activity, allergy response, mitochondrial function, and many more processes, and is found to be impaired in autism. Research shows more genes than MTHFR are affected. We will decipher the research and make it applicable to real life so you can discover what you can do to help improve methylation, symptoms, and health.

Day 2 - Heathy Eating and Help for Picky Eaters

Hidden (Biochemical) Reasons for Picky Eating & Strategies to Breakthrough and Improve Nutrition 
with Julie Matthews, CNC

There are biochemical reasons for picky eating that can’t be solved by simply offering a food over and over. Learn how you can address the underlying reasons for picky eating so your child can enjoy a more nutritious diet without the stress and struggle. A majority of children through our Nourishing Hope for Healing Kids program reduce their restrictive eating and improve their eating habits... Learn some of the strategies Julie teaches. 

How to Really Succeed with a Gluten-free and Dairy-free Diet
with Tom Malterre, MS

Are wheat and dairy foods “all” that you child eats? There is a reason for this. Discover why these foods are so addictive, and most importantly, learn how you get your child on a healthy GFCF diet - even if that’s all your child eats right now.

Picky Eating Dynamic and Power of Cooking With Your Kid to Encourage Healthy Eating
with Katie Kimball

It's been scientifically show that when children are involved in healthy food preparation and cooking, they eat more healthy food. Picky eating improves when kids get cook. No matter the age or the skill level, there are ways your child can contribute to meal prep and cooking. Katie, a former school teacher, guides us step by step through kitchen skills by age. She also shares real life experience with picky eaters who get involved in her kids cooking program. 

Camel's Milk: It's Nutritional and Healing Properties
with Christina Adams

Camel’s milk is different than all other milk, and is often tolerated when other animal milks are not. You’ll learn the unique and powerful immune system properties and nutrient benefits of this milk. Many children have found camel milk nourishing and healing, especially those with autism. In this talk, we will discuss the science of camel's milk and the experiences of children who have used it. 

Food is Medicine: Inspiration From a Celebrity Chef 
with Pete Evans

Celebrity food chef and proponent of a Paleo diet, Pete Evans discusses food as medicine for children, and how to embrace it in the kitchen. Nourishing children with healthy food is an instinct of all parents and something you can influence everyday. We’ll be sharing practical guidance and ideas to inspire you to cook even healthier for your family, whether it's gluten-free, Paleo, or other healing diet.

Day 3 - Exploring Nutrients and Supplementation

Supplements 101: Guidance for Parents  
with Barry Smelter, PA

Does your child have food aversions? Are they turned off by the texture, smell, or even sight of a food? There are biochemical reasons for picky eating that can’t be solved by simply offering a food over and over. Learn how you can address the underlying reasons for picky eating so your child can enjoy a more nutritious diet without the stress and struggle.

Sulfate: Why this Mineral is Vital for ADHD & Autism and How to Get it 
with Stephanie Seneff, PhD

Sulfur/Sulfate is one of the most abundant mineral in the body... yet rarely talked about. Sulfate is crucial for digestion, detoxification, the intestinal barrier and brain barrier, and so much more. MIT science researcher Stephanie Seneff, explains why sulfate is so important, especially with neurodevelopmental disorders, and how to get more sulfate for your body. Dr. Seneff will also discuss other issues with inadequate sulfate levels, such as: glyphosate, pathogens, depleted plants, sulfate wasting, etc.

Down Syndrome Nutrition Support
with Dr. Erica Peirson, ND

Children with Down Syndrome can improve and feed better through nutrition. People often erroneously believe that because Down Syndrome is genetic there is nothing you can do. This is not true. Even though Down Syndrome involves chromosomes and genetics, by supporting the weaknesses in biochemistry we can improve their health, learning, mood, and quality of life significantly with strategic bioindividual nutrition and diet choices.

Improving Methylation, Brain Chemistry and Customizing Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids
with William Walsh, PHD and Albert Mensah, MD

Proper methylation is essential for balanced brain chemistry. Functional lab markers help paint a complete picture of the biochemical individuality of the person, and which particular supplements would be most helpful. With this information, a supplement plan can be created based on the customized needs of the individual and may include targeted vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to improve ADHD, autism, anxiety in children (and adults). 

CBD for Autism and Anxiety 
with David Berger, MD

Cannabis is no longer about getting high and the stigma associated. Cannabis has powerful neuroprotective qualities, and has helped very sick children be relieved of their seizures and feel better. Learn how cannabis and CBD work on a molecular level and how it can help your child.

Day 4 - Improving Mood, Learning, and Behavior

Calming Anxiety, Aggression, and OCD Through Amino Acids & Food
with Trudy Scott

xiety affects 4 million children in the US alone, including most children with autism. Learn how to decrease anxiety with diet, nutrients, and amino acids like tryptophan, GABA and inositol. Also discover how other mood and behaviors symptoms like aggression and OCD can be improved with similar approaches (as well as other root causes to consider).

Improving Challenging Behaviors Using Strategic Nutrition Approaches
with Nicole Beurkins, PhD

Is your child receiving behavioral therapy, speech therapy, or another therapeutic support? Have you seen vast improvement? These can be important to support children with autism. However, often more is needed to get the best results from therapy, and that involves supporting the child's biochemistry through nutritional and biomedical support. Learn how to take your child's development to the next level.

Improving ADHD Naturally: Understanding Food Sensitivities and Diet Options
with Darin Ingels, ND

ADHD affects millions of children and many are given pharmaceutical drugs before they try food solutions. For decades researchers and integrative doctors have seen the negative effects food sensitivities have on hyperactivity, attention, and focus. Discover how to determine if your chid has food sensitivities that are contributing to their ADHD symptoms. 

Essential Oils for ADHD and Anxiety
with Eric Zielinski

Essential oils are becoming very popular and there is a good reason for this. They are easy to use and children like them. We discuss how essential oils can be helpful for children who struggle with anxious feelings, irritability, lack of focus, difficulty with sleeping, and how may become agitated easily. We discuss how essential oils work and which oils can be helpful.

Stories of Hope – Moms’ Recovery Panel
with Tara Hunkin, Terri Hirning, Kristi Wees, Beth Lambert

Children can improve, sometimes dramatically. These moms have been right where you are now and applied diet and nutrition strategies to help heal their children. Hear exactly what they did, how they did it, and learn what's consistently been effective.

Day 5 - Using Therapeutic Diets for BioIndividual Nutrition (Nutritionist/Practitioner Day)

BioIndividual Nutrition for Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety
with Julie Matthews, CNC

A special diet is important for healing. but with so many diets claiming to be the “one” best, which should you choose? The truth is, there is no "one-size-fits-all" diet. The diet that’s right for an individual must be customized to their unique needs. Learn how certain symptoms can tell you which foods are not tolerated and which therapeutic diet approach is best.

Oxalates, the Inflammasome, and Autoimmunity
with Susan Owens, MS

Oxalates are known to create inflammation and oxidative stress in the body, as well as impair mitochondrial enzymes. More recently, it has been discovered that oxalate activates inflammasomes. Inflammasome activation creates ongoing inflammation in the body and is implicated in many other chronic diseases, including autoimmune diseases, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimers. We will explore the research into oxalates and autism, as well as the interplay of inflammasomes and mitochondrial function.

Wahls Protocol for Children With Special Needs
with Terry Wahls, MD

The Wahls Diet has been successfully used with hundreds of individuals with M.S. and in several research studies. Dr. Terry Wahls explains how the Wahls Protocol helps many neurological conditions including children with autism, ADHD, and anxiety. In this interview, she shares what nutrition principles she finds key to healing, and how to apply different stages of the Wahls Diet to children’s special needs. She includes three things people can use right now.

Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for a Child?
with Dominic D’Agostino, PhD

The ketogenic diet has been touted as a solution for everything from metabolic conditions to seizures, and there are some good research studies supporting it's use. But is a ketogenic diet the right diet for a child? Learn everything you need to know about ketosis and the ketogenic diet, and when it is right, and isn’t right, for a child.

Body Ecology, Genetics, and Pregnancy Nutrition for a Healthy Child
with Donna Gates

Donna Gates has been a staple in healing diet circles for children with autism and other special needs for decades. In this interview, she discusses key aspects of the Body Ecology that help children improve their health, learning, and behavior. She also discusses the importance of good nutrition during pregnancy and how to meet these special nutrition needs. And we discuss the importance of our genome, genetic polymorphisms, and our microbial genome from our microbiome. 

Day 6 - Supporting the Gut, Immune, and Whole System

Using Probiotics for Gut and Brain Health
with Kiran Krishnan

The microbiome is essential to health, and nowhere is this more important than in autism and other neurological disorders. We explore the different types of probiotics: conventional, soil based and spore forms. We look at the research on probiotics and leaky gut, as well as the research on a variety of other conditions. And you will discover the particular benefits of spore probiotics.

The "Dirt" on the Real Problem That Your Doctor is not Telling You About (Mitochondrial Dysfunction)
with Maya Shetreat, MD

Over 30% of children with autism have mitochondrial dysfunction, and since mitochondria are the powerhouse of every cell, impairment affects every cell and organ system of the body. Learn what toxins, deficiencies, and even foods can damage and impair mitochondria, and what you can do at home to help your child, including one of the simplest solutions, dirt. We discuss how getting dirty through fresh food and time in nature can help with mitochondrial and neurological recovery.

Strengthening Your Child's Immune System and Autism as a Neuroimmune Condition
with Elisa Song, MD

Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders are neuro-immune conditions where the gut-brain-immune systems all connected and influence the disorder. Learn how to strengthen and fortify your child’s immune system. Discover how infections, Lyme disease and PANDAS, inflammation, and a disordered immune system can cause neurological symptoms and how you can help your child.

Integrative Medicine for Autism; 20 Years of Clinical Practice
with Kurt Woeller, DO

Autism is a whole body disorder with underlying biochemical imbalances including inflammation that cause neurological symptoms. By addressing these underlying factors with integrative/biomedicine interventions children can heal. Learn the foundations, what to ask your doctor, and how to take charge of your child's health care.

Gluten, the Brain, and Autoimmunity (What You Need To Know)
with Dr. Tom O'Bryan

Discover how gluten can cross-react with tissues in your child’s body and brain causing autoimmune reactions and serious harm. Learn several ways you can react to gluten and how to test to see if it’s affecting your child.

Day 7 - Reducing Toxins and Pathogens to Improve Healing

Histamine, Mold and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
with Jill Carnahan, MD

Mast Cell Activation Syndrome causes the release of histamine, a substance that causes chronic inflammation. Histamine released by the mast cells by exposure to mold or other toxins, can cause many significant symptoms in individuals with autism. This can be exacerbated by histamine containing and releasing foods. Discover what you need to about mold toxicity, histamine foods, and mast cell stabilization.

Understanding Lyme, Infections, Mold, and Heavy Metals
with Dietrich Klinghardt, MD

The are many environmental factors and serious complications that can result from exposure to the common diseases of our time.  Don't let another day go by without  understanding exactly all this means and how to avoid and recover from the deadly mixture of these illnesses.

PANDAS: A Hidden Cause of Anxiety, OCD, Defiance and Rage
with Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge and Tom Moorcroft, DO

PANDAS and PANS are autoimmune reactions to strep and other microorganisms. They can cause biochemical havoc in the brain causing extreme symptoms of anxiety, aggression, OCD, defiance, and rage. Learn how to identify PANDAS and how you can address it through food and functional medicine strategies to help your child heal and improve.

ADHD, Anxiety and Autism's Link to GMO's and Glyphosate
with Jeffery Smith

GMO and glyphosate affect the nutrition quality of the food we eat. Jeffrey Smith is well known food activist, and author of two books on GMOs and glyphosate. In this interview, he speaks about the research on GMOs and glyphosate, how they can affect health of brain and body and contribute to ADHD, autism, and anxiety, and what you can do to help your child today. 

EMFs: How to Reduce Your Child's Exposure
with Nicolas Pineault

EMF’s are everywhere, and their effects can damage cells, biochemical processes, and our heath. Discover why EMFs are such a problem for children’s developing brain and how they can cause acute, daily symptoms. Learn how you can protect your family without feeling overwhelmed.

Nourishing Hope For Children... 
Nourishing Hope = Making Strategic Diet & Nutrition Choices That Lead to Improved Health, Learning, and Behavior
Your Child or Patient
Most children with ADHD, Autism & Anxiety suffer physical health issues and symptoms related to what they eat
Proven Effective
It's been proven that improving diet & nutrition choices can alter the trajectory of adhd, autism & anxiety
Results are global
Parents and cutting-edge practitioners are doing this around the world - and children's lives are improving!
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What People are Saying... 

"Absolutely loving the summit. Every talk I hear I learn more, and want to explore the topic further and further. My 3 year old ASD son is currently gluten, dairy, nut and egg free. He's also low salicylates and amines. His behaviour, communication and attention has definitely improved but I feel there's still a piece of the puzzle missing. Can't wait to share my learnings with the community. Thank you Julie!" - 2018 Testimonial
"As the mom of a boy with autism, and a girl with anxiety and depression, I love the interviews, especially Dr. Adames studies. We live in a place where special diet intervention is not accepted at all. Doctors here only think of medication, and state that special diets have no scientific evidence. It's great to be reminded that what we believe has scientific evidence and there are researches going on to support it. Hope that this knowledge can be shared globally and reach this land of ignorance.” - 2018 Testimonial

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More About Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews, BS NC is a globally respected nutrition expert, award-winning author, inspirational educator, and published researcher. Her guidance is backed by eighteen years of clinical experience and scientific research with complex neurological and physiological needs; particularly autism and related disorders.

She has lectured in more than 60 cities across three continents, appeared on television, radio, newspaper, blogs/podcasts and more. Julie has published scientifically referenced articles in journals and websites; she’s been featured by Price-Pottenger, twice honored by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, sits on two scientific advisory boards including the Autism Research Center
, and is co-author on a recently published university research study proving the efficacy of nutrition intervention for autism.

Julie is a Certified Nutrition Consultant with a successful practice in San Francisco. She has a 10-year old neurotypical daughter.

Julie is a dynamic speaker who has educated professionals at trainings for Integrative Medicine for Mental HealthAutism Research Institute/DAN!Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, and the MINDD International Forum in Australia. Now, nutrition professionals around the world embrace her comprehensive online training in bioindividual nutrition.

During her early nutrition studies back in 2001, Julie discovered that food and nutrition influenced the condition known as autism. She committed to investigate the connections and then explain them to parents and clinicians that can make a difference helping children recover. Her final research paper at Bauman College became her award-winning book 
Nourishing Hope for Autism. It explains WHY food and nutrition affects the varied systems and biochemical pathways routinely occurring in autism and HOW to strategically apply a specialized diet to help children heal.

After many years in practice, it became evident to Julie that the dietary approaches that helped the most difficult clients, were also useful in healing most chronic conditions. And 
because autism is one of the most complex disorders (with underlying immune/autoimmune, digestive, neurological, and metabolic dysfunction issues), it provides a unique perspective on chronic disease that helps Julie teach others to see hidden connections between symptoms, circumstances, and effective healing dietary strategies for varied complex conditions.

She founded 
Nourishing Hope to stand for the efficacy of improved diet and nutrition for autism, and the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute
 to share the synthesis of her knowledge with cutting edge clinicians to help improve their effectiveness with therapeutic diets.

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