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Julie Matthews    

Nutrition Expert, Researcher, Author of "Nourishing Hope for Autism" & Founder of Nourishing Hope

Julie Matthews, CNC & CNE is a globally respected nutrition expert, published researcher, accomplished author, and inspirational educator. Her guidance is backed by sixteen years of clinical experience and scientific research with complex neurological and physiological needs; particularly autism and related disorders.

She has lectured in more than 60 cities across three continents, been on television, radio, newspaper, blogs/podcasts and more, and published scientifically referenced articles in journals and websites. She is a dynamic speaker that’s educated professionals at trainings for Integrative Medicine for Mental Health, Autism Research Institute/DAN!, Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, and the MINDD International Forum in Australia.

During her early nutrition studies in 2001, Matthews discovered that food and nutrition influenced the disorder of autism. She committed to investigate the connections and to explain them to parents and clinicians that can make a difference in helping children recover. Her final research paper at Bauman College became the basis for her award-winning book "Nourishing Hope for Autism," which won the gold medal for “Most Progressive Health Book.” It explains WHY food and nutrition affect the varied systems and biochemical pathways routinely occurring in autism and HOW to strategically apply a specialized diet to help children heal.

And because autism is one of the most complex disorders (with underlying immune/autoimmune, digestive, neurological, and metabolic dysfunction issues), it provides a unique perspective on chronic disease that helps Matthews teach others to see hidden connections between symptoms, circumstances, and effective healing dietary strategies for a wide variety of complex conditions.

She founded Nourishing Hope in 2005 to stand for the efficacy of improved diet and nutrition for autism, and the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute in 2014 to share the synthesis of her knowledge with cutting edge clinicians to help improve their effectiveness with therapeutic diets. She has concurrently been focused on Nutrition for Healthy Pregnancy and Baby, putting all of her research, knowledge, and experience into teaching prevention/promoting health.

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