Tag Archives: Autism

Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Shamus

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 […]

Nourishing Hope Success Story: Getting Your Hopes Up with Luka and Family

[This is part of our series: Getting Your Hopes Up: Stories of Healing Thru Diet and Nutrition. Each month we will be posting stories directly from mothers and fathers, on their experience using food and nutrition to help heal their child with autism, ADHD, and other developmental delays.] Luka was once diagnosed with severe case […]

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 […]

Camel Milk: Healing or Hype?

Drink camel’s milk?  Really?  And, for those who cannot drink the milk from a goat or cow, is it possible camel’s might be for you? As a nutritionist for children with autism for 10 years, my research and clinical experience indicate that most children with autism cannot adequately tolerate dairy. Particularly, their bodies have challenges […]

Law of Attraction: Autism Parents

“Genius. It is just attention to something specific. That’s all it is. Law of Attraction makes it happen, and so anyone who gives attention to any subject for a period of time will evolve in the direction of that understanding.” — Abraham (from Abraham-Hicks) Julie’s comment: Parents are powerful creators in the autism movement. Your […]

Study Showing that GFCF Diet May Positively Affect ASD

Here’s a recent study that has not gotten any press showing that the GFCF diet may positively affect autism.  It followed a larger group of children for 12 months, not four weeks like the other study in the news lately.  Why did the media not cover this one? Researchers stated, “Our results suggest that dietary intervention […]

News Report of One Family’s Experience with GFCF

Frequently I hear objections to the GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free) diet on the basis that it is not “proven.”  I try to explain to individuals on the street and even some of my clients, the positive results of diet as experienced by so many parents.  Just like a picture is worth a thousand words, stories like this […]

Jenny McCarthy is Right — Autism Diets Can Help, says Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition Consultant and author explains that special diets can help children with autism. There is scientific rationale for nutrition and dietary intervention which parents’ rate as the most effective category of treatment options for autism. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2007 — Oprah recently dedicated an entire show to autism featuring celebrity "warrior mom" […]

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 […]

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