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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 […]

Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Luka and Family

[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.] Luka was once diagnosed with severe case […]

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 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 […]

How to get Calcium on a Dairy-Free Diet

Calcium-Rich Foods for Casein-Free Diets Calcium is an important nutrient.  It’s essential for strong bones, as well as supporting muscle contraction, heart function, and neurotransmitter release. Studies show that children with autism are often deficient in calcium.  There are also studies showing that children with autism on special diets are even more deficient in calcium.  […]

Top Food Allergens and Sensitivities: Gluten, Casein, Soy and Corn

The top allergenic foods for Americans are: gluten, casein, soy, and corn, as well as eggs, citrus, chocolate, cane sugar, seafood and shellfish, peanuts and nuts.  Today we are going to talk about the top 4. Food allergies and sensitivities (and their accompanying symptoms) are common in children with autism and they often react poorly […]

Valentine’s Day Cookies (Recipe)

Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite GFCF holiday cookies.  Use a different cookie cutter and make these for any holiday.  The cut out cookie recipe is from Special Diets for Special Kids and the dye-free frosting is my recipe. Cut Out Sugar Cookie II (from Special Diets for Special Kids) 1 cup casein-free […]

News Report of One Family’s Experience with GFCF

Frequently I hear objections to the GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free) diet on the basis that it is not “proven.”  I try to explain to individuals on the street and even some of my clients, the positive results of diet as experienced by so many parents.  Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, stories like this […]

News Report of One Family’s Experience with GFCF

Frequently I hear objections to the GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free) diet on the basis that it is not “proven.”  I try to explain to individuals on the street and even some of my clients, the positive results of diet as experienced by so many parents.  Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, stories like this […]

Jenny McCarthy is Right — Autism Diets Can Help, says Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition Consultant and author explains that special diets can help children with autism. There is scientific rationale for nutrition and dietary intervention which parents’ rate as the most effective category of treatment options for autism. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2007 — Oprah recently dedicated an entire show to autism featuring celebrity "warrior mom" […]


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