Research Findings and Discussion

Ratings of the Effectiveness of 13 Therapeutic Diets for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Results of a National Survey

Authors, Julie Matthews M.S., and James Adams Ph.D.

Julie Matthews , MS

Prof. James B. Adams, Ph.D.

We will talk about:

  • The importance of the microbiome for gastrointestinal health
  • How food and diet affects the microbiome and gut health
  • Research on the microbiome in autism
  • Microbiome testing and the use of customized probiotics
  • And how to get involved in the research trial that is going on right now for people with autism

Your Host: Julie Matthews

Julie Matthews, MS, NC, 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. She is the author of the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients. Julie’s approach is based on the BioIndividual Nutrition® needs of each person and stems from her work with autism. Using autism as a model for complex chronic disease, her approach and methodology on personalized nutrition helps parents and practitioners specializing in varied disorders improve health and healing through strategic BioIndividual Nutrition and dietary intervention. Julie supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses. Visit and