Learn science-backed approaches effective at improving the symptoms of autism
Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition 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. You'll discover which body systems are routinely affected in autism and what the science says about using food and nutrition to help. Find out which foods negatively affect learning, behavior and mood, along with which approaches can help. Learn how and why you must individualize based on your child’s unique needs. Read Julie's bio here
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Host: Julie Matthews, CNC

Certified Nutrition Consultant and Educator

Julie Matthews is a leading expert, since 2002, on the science and application of therapeutic diets and nutrition for autism. Her award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, help parents and practitioners make food and nutrition choices that improve symptoms. She founded Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to further the practice of customized therapeutic diet and nutrition.

Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition 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. You'll discover which body systems are routinely affected in autism and what the science says about using food and nutrition to help. Find out which foods negatively affect learning, behavior and mood, along with which approaches can help. Learn how and why you must individualize based on your child’s unique needs. Read Julie's bio here
Meet the Experts
Julie Matthews, CNC
Food Matters for Autism
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.
James Adams, PhD
The Scientific Evidence Linking Nutrition and Autism Improvement
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.
Martha Herbert, MD, PhD
The Whole Body Approach to Autism
Autism is not simply a brain disorder… Autism is a whole body disorder 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.
Methylation Genes: What You Need to Know About Methylation in Autism
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How Gluten May Be Harming Your Brain, Body and Autoimmunity (Even if You’re Gluten-Free).
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Understanding Lyme, Infections, Mold, and Heavy Metals and The Affects of Autism
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Tom Malterre, MS, CN
Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet Essentials
Are wheat and dairy foods “all” that you child eats? There is a reason for this. Discover why they are so addictive and how language delays and behavioral issues can result. And most importantly, learn how you get your child on a GFCF diet even if that’s all your child eats right now.
Chef Pete Evans
Food is Medicine:
Inspiration from a Chef
Join our conversation about food as medicine - and embracing that in the kitchen. On some innate level, nourishing your child with healthy food meets the natural nurturing instinct that parents have. 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 some other healing diet.
Trudy Scott, CN
How to Calm Anxiety,  Aggression and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Anxiety affects most children with autism. Learn how to reverse anxiety with diet, nutrients, and amino acids like tryptophan, GABA and inositol. Also learn how other mood and behaviors symptoms like aggression and OCD can be improved with similar approaches (as well as other root causes to consider).
Barry Smeltzer, PA
What You Need to Know
Children with autism and neurological disorders are often deficient in nutrients. Impaired underlying biochemical can cause the need for more nutrients. Learn when and why to use supplements, catching up on deficiency, and pulsing supplements. Discover foundational supplements that can help most children, and “advanced” supplements that can fine tune your child’s care.
Elisa Song, MD
The Immune System and Autism: Autism as a Neuroimmune Condition
Strengthen and fortify your child’s immune system.  Autism is a neurological condition where immune system issues are a root cause. The inability for the body to fight infections properly can cause symptoms of pain and discomfort, and chronic inflammation from a disregulated immune system cause biochemical chaos that impairs the brain. Discover more about what your doctor isn’t telling you about Lyme disease and PANDAS and inflammation in autism, and what you can do about it.
Kaalya Daniel, PhD
How You Can Use The Healing Properties of Camel’s Milk for Autism
Camel’s milk is like no other milk. You’ll learn the unique and powerful immune system properties and nutrient benefits of this milk, from an animal known to endure extreme conditions. And how it helps with autism, even when you can’t tolerate other milk.
Raphael Kellman, MD
Microbiome and the Future of Medicine for Autism
Our microbiome determines our health or disease state. Digestive symptoms affect up to 80% of kids with autism. Studies show autism severity correlates with the severity of GI symptoms, and how improving the microbiome improves GI and autism symptoms. Learn how to improve health AND autism symptoms by addressing the microbiome.
Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
Is the Ketogenic Diet Right for a Child with Autism?
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 with autism.
Kurt Woeller, D.O.
Biomedical Intervention for Autism
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. 
David Berger, MD
The Taboo "C" Word and Autism (Cannabis)
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. 
Nicolas Pineault
EMFs: How to Use this Autism Environmental Detox For Results
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.
Julie Matthews, CNC
Breakthroughs and Real Solutions for Solving the Picky Eating Conundrum
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.
Susan Owens, MS
Oxalates, The Inflammasome, 
Autoimmunity and Autism
Oxalates have long 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.
Julie Matthews, CNC
BioIndividual Nutrition for Autism
Don’t give up on diet. If you are missing one important principle, it will mask your success, and make all the difference. And it’s highly likely your doctor does not know about: oxalates, salicylates, amines, histamine, and glutamate - these food molecules can significantly affect autism symptoms, behavior and healing. Discover what you need to know about the underlying factors that affect children reaction to certain foods, and what you can do about it.
Maya Shetreat, MD
The "Dirt" on the Real Problem That Your Doctor is not Telling You About (Mitochondrial Dysfunction)
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.
Nicole Beurkens, PhD
How to Dramatically Improve Behavior Through Nutrition
Dr. Beurkens has the unique perspective of being both a therapist and a nutritionist. She sees this issue from both sides: 1) How to improve behavior through nutrition, 2) and how nutrition improves therapeutic results children receive from behavioral (and other) therapies.  Is your child receiving behavioral therapy, speech therapy, or another therapeutic support? Nutrition can help it be more effect.
Jill Carnahan, MD
Histamine, Mold and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome 
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.
Zen Honeycutt
Dangers of Glyphosate and GMOs
Glyphosate could be sabotaging your gluten-free diet. Glyphosate is a harmful substance, that's very high in many gluten-free foods. Many of the physiological problems children with autism have could be caused by or exacerbated by glyphosate. Learn how it causes health problems, what foods it may be hiding in, and how to avoid it.
Kiran Krishnan
Probiotics for Neurological Health and Autism
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.
Teresa and Roger Harding
Essential Oil Support for Kids
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 Panel
Tara Hunkin
Terri Hirning
Kristi Wees
Beth Lambert
Why you should be nourishing hope...

nourishing hope = making strategic diet and nutrition choices that lead to improved health, learning, and behavior
Your child or patient!
Most children with autism 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 autism
Results are global
Parents and cutting-edge practitioners are doing this around the world - and children's lives are improving!
Food Matters for Autism
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