Autism Nutrition

From the Show: Wellness for Life
Summary: Adjusting nutrition for people with autism may improve their quality of life.
Air Date: 9/27/19
Duration: 26:18
Host: Susanne Bennett, DC
Guest Bio: Julie Matthews
Julie MatthewsJulie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and published researcher specializing in complex neurological, digestive, and immune conditions, most notably autism. 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 18 years of work with autism. Using autism as a model for complex chronic disease, her approach and methodology help practitioners specializing in varied disorders improve the health and healing of their clients through her BioIndividual Nutrition Training for practitioners. And she supports parents with many writings and learning materials, including her nutrition program for parents: Nourishing Hope for Healing Kids. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses.
Autism Nutrition
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by repetitive behaviors, challenges with social skills and speech, and non-verbal communication. It affects one in 59 children in the United States today.

A study showed supplementation and external body treatments improved the development of subjects. Discovering common biological markers in those with autism provides greater insight for diagnosing and treating the condition.

Listen as Julie Matthews joins Dr. Susanne Bennett to discuss autism nutrition.