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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 […]

New Year’s Sleep Resolution: Sleep Like a Baby

New Year’s sleep resolution… Are you in? The best thing about this “resolution” is that you don’t have to do ANYTHING! …Just sleep. While Nourishing Hope is about healthy food and nutrition that nourishes our children (and nourishes hope for a healthy future for your family), I think it is essential this year to talk […]

Gluten-Free Playdough (RECIPE)

Playdough is a fun and creative art medium.  However, for gluten-free kids, Play-doh is not an option, as Play-doh brand contains gluten. Since gluten can absorb through the skin and (if your kids are like mine) kids often eat playdough, so gluten-free playdough is the solution! I have made many batches of playdough – some a […]

Barefoot Running

  Radio Interview with Michael Sandler In Barefoot Running, Feet Beats Shoes Hands Down Michael Sandler, author of Barefoot Running: How to Run Light and Free by Getting in Touch with the Earth, debunks mainstream views and modern medicine regarding shoes and our feet.  After years as a professional athlete, and a number of injuries […]

Love Sauerkraut: Putting Loving Intention into Your Food and Cooking

Not only do we love sauerkraut in our family, but we make “love sauerkraut.”  What do I mean? Are you familiar with Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work, Messages from Water? He has done experiments where he writes a word on a bottle of water and freezes the water into a “snowflake” crystal.  The results are astonishing.  […]

Law of Attraction: Autism Parents

“Genius. It is just attention to something specific. That’s all it is. Law of Attraction makes it happen, and so anyone who gives attention to any subject for a period of time will evolve in the direction of that understanding.” — Abraham (from Abraham-Hicks) Julie’s comment: Parents are powerful creators in the autism movement. Your […]

Supporting the health and healing of children with autism…

Dear Parents….. Welcome!  I’m Julie Matthews, an autism diet and nutrition specialist and Defeat Autism Now! (DAN!) Practitioner who helps parents like you worldwide find hope and healing for their children on the spectrum. As demonstrated by pediatricians, scientific data, and parental experience, autism diets can help relieve some of the symptoms of autism. I […]

Julie’s Original Research Paper on ADHD


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