The Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid

The best foods to nourish your family, heal your child,
and avoid the guesswork of mainstream nutrition advice

LEARN Simple Steps To Success to Make Any Diet More Effective

The Nourishing Hope Food PyramidTM helps you make healthy nutritious food choices. It takes confusion out of dietary advice and makes for better planning, greater compliance, and easy tracking to ensure your success.


  • 9 Foundational food healing principles including grass-fed animal foods, fermented foods and broths
  • Why animal protein and vegetables share the bottom rung of the pyramid
  • The most nutrient dense and easy to digest foods
  • Top  7 guidelines for using food to heal
  • Important food additives and substances to avoid

The Pyramid supports all special diets (foods are adapted as needed):

  • Gluten-free, casein/dairy-free, and soy-free
  • Primal/Paleo
  • Feingold and Failsafe
  • Low oxalate diet

For example, omit shaded areas and you have the Primal or Paleo Diet.

For ten years I’ve been focused on the therapeutic use of healing diets for children with autism, as well as good nutrition for healthy pregnancy and baby. After thousands of hours of research, analysis of biochemical pathways and body systems, and years of clinical experience working with children, parents, doctors, and women planning for and having babies, I’ve gained deep understanding of how food matters – and how to best guide those choices for each individual.Then one day, a mom asked me if I had a chart of the BEST foods to eat. “What should I eat to ensure I’m on the right path?” she asked. That led to a year of consideration of what ARE the best foods to be eating for everyone who wishes to embark on improved diet for improved health and well being – from which was born The Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid, aka, the Autism Food PyramidTM. The Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid is an instrument for using diet to heal the body or become prepared for nourishing a baby.

Because children with autism are perhaps the most sensitive and need the most nutrition, the principles that apply to them, apply to virtually everyone who wants to become healthy and heal including: healthy people like pregnant women and children, preconception women wanting to “stack the deck” in their favor, and children with developmental delays and digestive disorders. Like the children with autism, this pyramid is especially for the most sensitive children and adults—dealing with inflammation, digestive issues, immune system and detoxification challenges.

Pyramid Includes

A Detailed Description

A detailed description of each element on the pyramid including checklist.

Nutrition Checklists

Food Pyramid and Nutrient-Rich Food checklists are
included to help you to track nourishing food intake.

Print your own pyramid poster