Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Research Study for Autism

After 16 years espousing the science and clinical efficacy of diet and nutrition for autism, I have become a published researcher! I was part of a study that was just published last weekend, led by Dr. Jim Adams, that researched the benefits (and synergistic effects) of six diet and nutrition interventions for autism, over the […]

Autism Nutrition Study Announcement!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Did you hear the exciting news? A huge dream of mine has come true! After 16 years espousing the science and clinical efficacy of diet and nutrition for autism, I have become a published researcher! I was part of a study that was just published last weekend, led by Dr. Jim […]

Amazing Instant Pot Refrigerator Pickled Beets

I like to have lots of veggies on hand throughout the year, and we love beets! Beets are excellent for our digestive health. Beets help the liver and gallbladder by thinning the bile, making it much easier to digest and assimilate healthy fats in our diet. Beets are rich in betaine, which is involved in and supports methylation. They […]

Holiday Meltdowns – Could it be your Christmas Tree?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Christmas or Christmas trees.  But the pine tree, might be a problem. Before you run out and buy a fresh, new Christmas tree or holiday wreath, you’ll want to read my client’s experience at Christmas last year, when her son severely regressed. During this lovely holiday […]

Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Tara

[This is part of our series: Getting Your Hopes Up: Stories of Healing Thru Diet and Nutrition – stories directly from mothers and fathers, on their experience using food and nutrition to help heal their child with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays.] Tara’s daughter’s success story of hope and healing demonstrates the power of a multi-faceted […]

Best Gluten-Free Holiday Meal

An Easy-to-Make Delicious Holiday Meal Your Family Will Love This is the season for holiday meals, and the nostalgia and family time spent together at the dinner table. Here at Nourishing Hope, we have readers from 90 countries, who all celebrate the season differently.  So whether you are looking for Holiday recipes, or just a […]

Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress

Wondering how I became so interested in essential oils? While I’ve used them on and off for decades as antimicrobials and for relaxation, it was only recently that I took them more seriously for their therapeutic effects. In fact, it turns out to be a combination of personal and professional reasons that encouraged me to […]

50 Gluten/Dairy/Grain-Free/Paleo Lunch Box Ideas: How to Pack Lunch on a Special Diet

Download our handout on GFCF and Grain-Free Lunches There are a lot of children on special diets. In our Nourishing Hope community the following diets are very helpful for kids with ADHD, Autism, and Neurodevelopmental Delays… GFCF Diet Paleo Diet Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) GAPS diet But for parents new to special diets, some of the […]

Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Shamus

[This is part of our series: Getting Your Hopes Up: Stories of Healing Thru Diet and Nutrition. Each month we will be posting stories directly from mothers and fathers, on their experience using food and nutrition to help heal their child with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays.] Shamus was diagnosed with moderate to severe […]

One specific species of bacteria may help reverse autism-like symptoms in mice

A new study links autism-like social behaviors in mice to the absence of a single species of bacteria [1]. What’s even more interesting is that the study authors were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits by restoring those bacteria in the guts of the affected mice.  What’s the link between the gut […]

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