Oxalates and Autism

In my earlier article about oxalates, I explained how oxalates influence the biochemical progression and symptomatic expression of varied chronic diseases. Through an overarching “lens” of 15 years’ research and clinical experience with autism, I identified multiple areas for scientific inquiry and therapeutic direction for a variety of chronic health conditions and underlying symptomatology. This […]

Grain-Free Thumbprint Cookies

GFCF, Grain-free, SCD/GAPS, Paleo, nut-free (with modification, see instructions) To make this recipe nut-free use a seed flour in place of the almond flour. Ingredients 1 ½ cups almond flour (or any combination of nut flours)* ½ cup coconut flour 1/3 cup coconut or unrefined cane sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 […]

Introducing The Methylation Diet

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges’ new book the “Methylation Diet and Lifestyle.” Methylation is a topic we cover extensively in our Advanced Practitioner training program at the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. I’ve admired Kara Fitzgerald’s work for over 8 years. She’s brilliant at understanding the biochemistry of the body […]

Addressing Anxiety in Autism

If you have an autistic child, chances are you’ve noticed your child often displays physical and behavioral signs of anxiety such as restlessness, recurring headaches, withdrawing from family or refusing to go to school. Unfortunately, anxiety is a common occurrence in autism – according to a research paper published in Neuropsychiatry, “up to 80% of […]

Common Pesticides Linked to Autism: The Role of an Organic Diet and Sulforaphane

A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical School found that pesticides, including a new class of fungicides, caused transcription (genetic) changes in the brain consistent with brain samples of individuals with autism, advanced age and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Huntington’s disease.[i] These chemicals were found to inhibit mitochondrial complex […]

Nourishing Hope PERU 2016

In April, Julie Matthews traveled to South America to educate Doctors and Nutritionists and share her knowledge and experience using diet and nutrition to support those with autism and related disorders. She presented at Tratamientos Biomedicos Para El Espectro Autista (Biomedical Treatments for Autism Spectrum). Special thanks to Dr. Leticia Shaw and The Great Plains Laboratory for inviting […]

Peanut Sesame Dressing & Dip

Diet Compliance: Gluten-Free Casein-Free (GFCF), Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), GAPS Diet. Paleo, Egg-Free Use coconut aminos in place of soy sauce for a soy-free option and to make the recipe SCD, GAPS and Paleo compliant, or avoid all together for a lower glutamate option. 2/3 cup peanut butter (creamy) ¼ cup rice vinegar 1 Tablespoon honey 3 […]

Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance

Nutrition Research Review Researchers wondered why only 2% to 5% of genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease. It turns out our gut microbiome may affect our risk of gluten intolerance. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, they divided the mice into three groups – mice with pathogens, germ-free, a healthy microbiome with no pathogens. The conventional mice […]

Oxalates: Their Influence on Chronic Disease

New science and clinical experience reveal concerns about oxalates that far exceed traditional kidney stone pathology. In order to best support their patients and clients, integrative practitioners, and especially diet and nutrition specialists would benefit from greater understanding of their influence. Oxalates are highly reactive molecules; they present in our body as sharp crystals or […]

Coconut Oil Reduces GI Colonization by Candida Albicans

Nutrition Research Review A study out of Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of Candida albicans (C. albicans) in mice. The research suggests the possibility of using coconut oil as an effective dietary approaches and an alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by C. […]

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