Scientists make Gut-Brain Connection to Autism and Harvard Professor validates Diet & Nutrition approach for Autism


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)

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who received her master’s degree in medical nutrition with distinction from Arizona State University. She is also a published nutrition researcher and has specialized in complex neurological conditions, particularly autism spectrum disorders and ADHD for over 20 years. Julie is the award winning author of Nourishing Hope for Autism, co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients, and also the founder of Download her free guide, 12 Nutrition Steps to Better Health, Learning, and Behavior.