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Methylation Nutrients from Food – And a Bonus Recipe!

By Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges MS CNS If MTHFR is on your radar, this article is for you. Methylation capability, often assessed by MTHFR genotype, is a crucial piece of the puzzle for many with autism. But reaching for that bottle of supplemental methyl-folate (5mTHF) or methyl-B12 (methylcobalamin) shouldn’t be the only consideration. FOOD is a […]

Kid-Tested Lunch Box Ideas for Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Special Diets

Being the mother of an elementary school child, I have been experimenting for a couple years on what’s best to put in my daughter’s lunch box that his healthy and delicious. One of the challenges of school lunch is that we parents are not there to supervise and make sure/encourage they eat all of their […]

Top Lunchbox Picks for Back to School from a Nutritionist and Mom

I have to admit that as a nutritionist and a mom, I’m a bit obsessed with lunchboxes and finding the perfect non-toxic lunch containers for my daughter (and myself).  I own and have tried many.  While all of my choices at home are BPA-, phthalate- and lead-free, I’m still not thrilled with plastic options.  I’m […]

Chicken Pancakes, Kale Chips, & Raw Sauerkraut Recipes with Cook-Along Video

Learn to make these nourishing gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, Paleo, SCD and GAPS-friendly recipes with Julie! In 2013, Julie led a livestream special USAAA Pre-Conference Event with ZenWorks Production – the first Nourishing Hope Live Cook-Along! The event was recorded so if you missed it, you can download the free recipes and replay the video and cook-along with Julie at your convenience! […]

Sugar-Free Ketogenic Chocolate Mousse (RECIPE)

Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free Contains Dairy. You can make this dairy-free by using coconut cream. This recipe is perfect when you cannot have any sugar in your diet. You can skip the sweetener all together or add just a touch of stevia for a hint of sweetest. I prefer xylitol because it does not have a bitter aftertaste. However, […]

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 […]

Nutritional Supplement Could Reduce Autism Risk

Researchers at Texas University have published a groundbreaking study demonstrating the positive impact of carnitine supplementation on a gene mutation common in ASD.[i] The results specifically advocate taking the amino acid supplement during pregnancy to protect the delicate embryonic neural structures. The research adds to the growing body of evidence that ASD risk and symptoms […]

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 […]

Grain-Free Thumbprint Cookies

GFCF, Grain-free, SCD/GAPS, Paleo, nut-free (with modification, see instructions) To make this recipe nut-free use a seed flour in place of the almond flour. Ingredients 1 ½ cups almond flour (or any combination of nut flours)* ½ cup coconut flour 1/3 cup coconut or unrefined cane sugar ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 […]

Introducing The Methylation Diet

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges’ new book the “Methylation Diet and Lifestyle.” Methylation is a topic we cover extensively in our Advanced Practitioner training program at the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. I’ve admired Kara Fitzgerald’s work for over 8 years. She’s brilliant at understanding the biochemistry of the body […]

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