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Nourishing Hope Nutrition and Therapeutic Diets for Autism, ADHD, and children’s health

Improve your child’s
health, learning, and behavior
through science-based
diet and nutrition strategies

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Hi, I’m Julie Matthews.

Certified Nutrition Consultant,
Educator, Author, & Published Researcher

I teach parents and practitioners that children with ADHD, anxiety, autism, and other needs can improve and heal, and that there’s hope for your children. 
Then I educate and empower you to make strategic personalized nutrition and dietary changes that positively affect children’s bodies, which in turn helps their focus, mood, and behavior. With my unique range of knowledge, from nutrition research and clinical experience to cooking in the kitchen for my own family, I’ve created books, programs, and a much-needed community for parents and practitioners looking to help children with autism – and all children – live happy, healthy lives.

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Kid-Friendly Kitchen Inspiration

Coconut Pancakes (Grain-Free Recipe)

Ground Beef Stuffed Zucchini (Zucchin-izza)

Green Smoothies…. YES, you can! (RECIPE)

The Science Behind Nutrition Intervention for Children
Results of our Published Autism Nutrition Study

Diet and nutrition intervention:

  • Increased IQ by 6.7 points
  • Improved developmental age by 4.5x
  • Decreased digestive symptoms
  • Reduced anxiety, depression, and aggression
  • Improved cognitive thinking, attention/focus and sociability
James Adams, Ph.D. – Arizona State University
Julie Matthews – Nourishing Hope

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BioIndividual Nutrition & Therapeutic Diets for Children

Take the Frustration Out of Picky Eating

Therapeutic Diets for Gut Healing

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“The GFCFSF diet has been the most life-changing. Within a few days, his tics were reduced significantly. The supplements have helped with focus, mood, not being too picky in eating, and regular BM.

The Nourishing Hope Program is working for my son. With diet and lifestyle change, it has helped improve his quality of life. When I tell close friends and family that he has Tourette’s, they are all shocked because they don’t see him ticcing! This has been life-changing! Thank you Julie Matthews!”

UPDATE 2020

“Ever since we’ve followed Julie’s program, my son’s quality of life has just kept improving. In fact, since the summer last year, he has flown 5 times with the Civil Air Patrol. He has even sat on the left seat!!! He’s 14 and he’s working on his Private Pilot License.

He himself loves being on the Paleo diet, and he appreciates the changes I’ve made around the house and in our lifestyle. “

– Catherine S.

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Testimonials

“Julie Matthews does a masterful job at breaking down the complexities of therapeutic diets. Her knowledge of nutrition for children with autism is truly unique. She is a great asset to my patients, and the autism community at large.”

Dr. Kurt Woeller, DO

Integrative Medicine Physician

“Julie is a gifted nutritionist. She elucidates the biochemical imbalances involved in ASD with a clear understanding of how to use nutrition to correct these imbalances. I encourage parents and practitioners alike to read Nourishing Hope.”

Dr. Elisa Song, MD

Pediatrician

“As an overwhelmed autism mom staring at a long list of food allergies and underlying medical issues for my son, Julie Matthews was an invaluable resource to me and my family. My son is now 17 and recovered from autism.”

Terri Hirning

Mom