Martha Herbert, assistant professor in neurology at Harvard Medical School, is a brilliant researcher and doctor. The thing I love most about her is her heart and understanding of the interplay of the environment and health. Recently, she was interviewed on CBC news in Ottawa on the gut-brain connection. This information further solidifies the efficacy of diet and nutritional intervention for autism. It is inevitable that “mainstream” sources begin to understand the broader holistic comprehension of the interconnectedness of mind & body, of gut & brain. Hopefully this will lead to greater acceptance and support of effective approaches not previously “understood” by many “traditional” clinicians. LINK to the article… LINK to the VIDEO of the interview with Martha Herbert. Additionally, Dr. Herbert wrote an article for the Autism Advocate on the role of the environment in autism. JULIE SPEAKING about this on her radio show – 11/8/07 (7 mins)
Scientists make Gut-Brain Connection to Autism and Harvard Professor validates Diet & Nutrition approach for Autism
Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Educator, globally respected nutrition expert, published researcher, and accomplished author. Her guidance is backed by over twenty years of clinical experience and scientific research with complex neurological and physiological needs; particularly autism, ADHD, and related disorders. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism and also the founder of BioIndividualNutrition.com. Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.