Food and nutrition affect the health, learning and behavior associated with many childhood disorders (and conditions outside of childhood). Because body and brain are connected, you can improve or eliminate symptoms of autism and ADHD by giving special attention to the food and nutrition children receive.
However, there is no one-size-fits-all dietary program. Each child has unique biochemical needs and requires a personalized BioIndividual NutritionTM approach.
BioIndividual Nutrition is the science and clinical application of nutrition intervention (food and nutrient choices) based on the individual biochemical needs of the unique person. BioIndividual Nutrition is the synthesis of Julie Matthews’ twelve years of clinical experience and research behind childhood disorders and food and nutrition needs. (Learn more about our Professional Training Course.)
Nourishing Hope® brings together the scientific research and clinical experience to individualize and apply the most supportive food and nutrition plan for each person.
To determine the best diet for a particular individual, you must consider: digestive capacity, bio-individuality, family history, inflammation, symptoms present, and more. The diet that’s best for one person, may not be right for another. Depending on the individual, any of these diets can be healing: Gluten-free casein-free, SCD, GAPS Diet, Paleo, Low oxalate, Body Ecology, Failsafe, Feingold, Low FODMAPS, or another diets.
You will learn which diet (or combination of dietary principles) you or your child needs to heal.
There are many improvements when parents take charge of diet—here are some of the most commonly reported:
Nourishing Hope shares the science underlying childhood disorders, and which foods and nutrients improve symptoms of autism, ADHD, and other childhood disorders.