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Benefits of Gelatin

What is Gelatin Exactly? Simply, gelatin is COOKED collagen. Gelatin is the basic ingredient is used to make foods “gel”. Gelatin is found in bone broth, but also manufactured into a powder/granulated form and added to make gummies, gelatin desserts, and more. This form of collagen is used most often in foods and recipes. Gelatin […]

The Ketogenic Diet vs. a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet: Which One Works Best for Children with Autism?

With the popularity of the ketogenic (keto) diet these days and the amazing results people are reporting, my clients have been asking whether the ketogenic diet is right for their child with autism. I have been looking for good science that can guide us as to whether the ketogenic diet improves the symptoms of autism. […]

Autism symptoms improve with better diet and nutrition, 1-year study concludes

Nutritional and dietary intervention is effective at improving non-verbal IQ, autism symptoms, developmental age in children and adults with ASD. I’m very excited to share the results of a new scientific study on autism: this is my first published paper! You read that right! I am one of the co-authors of this study, which was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Study on Gluten Sensitivity in Autism Sheds Further Light on the Gluten-Free Diet

By Julie Matthews As a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism, I’ve spent the past twelve years researching and explaining the underlying scientific rationale for dietary intervention for affected children. The Research I’m surprised to still hear people say, “there is no research to support diet for autism.”  Of course there is, if anyone would […]

The Gaps in GAPS? What you need to know

As a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism for over ten years, I have found the GAPS Diet to be one of the most effective strategies for aiding health and healing. Extensive scientific research indicates that children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal disorders more than do neurotypical children [1],[2].  We also know that there is […]

Camel Milk: Healing or Hype?

Drink camel’s milk?  Really?  And, for those who cannot drink the milk from a goat or cow, is it possible camel’s might be for you? As a nutritionist for children with autism for 10 years, my research and clinical experience indicate that most children with autism cannot adequately tolerate dairy. Particularly, their bodies have challenges […]

The Science and Healing of Traditional Diets for Autism

While much has been written about the most popular and effective autism diets, GFCF and SCD/GAPS, there’s been little investigation of the tenets of Traditional diets. Throughout history and driven by survival and evolution, the varied human cultures of the world inherently learned which foods and ways of being supported their health. And, there are […]

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