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

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 […]

Carnitine Supplementation May 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.[1] 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 […]

Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress

Wondering how I became so interested in essential oils? In fact, it turns out to be a combination of personal and professional reasons that encouraged me to look for an essential oil solution. You see, one of my favorite supplements for lowering cortisol, a phosphorylated serine (not phosphatidylserine) product was unavailable for a period of […]

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

Autism Nutrition Study Announcement!

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Did you hear the exciting news? A huge dream of mine has come true! After 16 years espousing the science and clinical efficacy of diet and nutrition for autism, I have become a published researcher! I was part of a study that was just published last weekend, led by Dr. Jim […]

One specific species of bacteria may help reverse autism-like symptoms in mice

A new study links autism-like social behaviors in mice to the absence of a single species of bacteria [1]. What’s even more interesting is that the study authors were able to reverse some of the mice’s behavioral deficits by restoring those bacteria in the guts of the affected mice.  What’s the link between the gut […]

Methyl B12: A potential new supplement to reduce autism symptoms

An exciting new study indicates that supplementation with methyl B12 (the coenzyme or active form of vitamin B12 which is also known as methylcobalamin) could lead to an overall amelioration of autism symptoms by improving DNA methylation [1]. You see, not all genes are active at all times: it is the role of DNA methylation, an […]

Oxalates and Autism

How Oxalates Can Cause the Symptoms and Underlying Conditions We See in Autism The following is a short article excerpt from BioIndividualNutrition.com 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, […]

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 […]

Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance

Nutrition Research Review Researchers wondered why only 2% to 5% of genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease. It turns out our gut microbiome may affect our risk of gluten intolerance. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, they divided the mice into three groups – mice with pathogens, germ-free, a healthy microbiome with no pathogens. The conventional mice […]

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