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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treat Reinvented

Halloween is almost here. This year, some families may be choosing to find new ways to celebrate that do not include trick or treating or large gatherings. There is still so much you can do to make this Halloween memorable, fun, healthy, and safe.  Instead of Trick or Treating this year, try a Halloween Party.   […]

Could berries, apples, and grapes be causing your child’s behavior challenges?

What do berries, apples, and grapes have in common? Salicylates. A vast majority of children with autism and ADHD in my nutrition practice have salicylate reactions. The most common symptoms are red cheeks. red ears, hyperactivity, and irritability.. SALICYLATES are a #1 food related cause of BEHAVIOR issues. There is a reasonable explanation for the […]

12 Benefits of Gelatin

The Ketogenic Diet vs. a Gluten-Free Casein-Free Diet: Which One Works Best for Children with Autism?

With the popularity of the ketogenic (keto) diet these days and the amazing results people are reporting, my clients have been asking whether the ketogenic diet is right for their child with autism. I have been looking for good science that can guide us as to whether the ketogenic diet improves the symptoms of autism. […]

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

50 Gluten/Dairy/Grain-Free/Paleo Lunch Box Ideas: How to Pack Lunch on a Special Diet

Download our handout on GFCF and Grain-Free Lunches There are a lot of children on special diets. In our Nourishing Hope community the following diets are very helpful for kids with ADHD, Autism, and Neurodevelopmental Delays… GFCF Diet Paleo Diet Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) GAPS diet But for parents new to special diets, some of the […]

Oxalates and Autism

Oxalates: Their Influence on Chronic Disease

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 Gaps in GAPS? What you need to know

As a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in autism for over ten years, I have found the GAPS Diet to be one of the most effective strategies for aiding health and healing. Extensive scientific research indicates that children with autism suffer from gastrointestinal disorders more than do neurotypical children [1],[2].  We also know that there is […]

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