April is National Autism Awareness Month
- Autism is a major global health crisis, with rates of incidence now at 1 in 150 children (1 in 96 boys), up from 1-10,000 in 1980.
- Scientific community fails to explain the increases – offers those affected little promise of quality of life.
o At best, families are told to do their best to cope using behavior and learning therapies (or drugs), and little encouragement or institutional support is offered to consider possible alternative solutions.
- Dietary Invention helps relieve the symptoms of autism.
o Diet and Nutrition for autism is increasingly validated and applied as an essential first step to actually helping these injured children heal.
o Parents are seeking solutions that help – and welcome all things natural.
- Parents, including celebrity Jenny McCarthy, and leading edge doctors and researchers are championing this strategy that empowers families to help their kids’ health through special diets.
o Millions of parents across America and around the world are learning that one of the most important steps to helping their children recover is right in their hands. Jenny McCarthy’s recent book, Louder Than Words, has helped fuel public awareness of empowering treatment options, particularly her success with applying diet..
- There are few experts on this specific subject. Mainstream doctors and pediatricians know nothing about nutrition and diet – and therefore do not speak about it nor can advise parents appropriately.
- Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant in San Francisco who has been studying diet and nutrition for autism for seven years. She has supported more than 200 families with autism.
- Her book, Nourishing Hope, is the only comprehensive guide to nutrition and dietary intervention for autism
o Distillation of 7 years clinical study and practical experience
o It informs both parents and clinicians.
o How to – Scientific validation, etc
- Passionate about helping children with autism
- Leading expert in diet and nutrition strategies for autism
- Respected international speaker on diet for autism
- An experienced radio host with over 5 years on the air
- Author of only comprehensive text about nutrition and dietary intervention for autism
- Intelligent, articulate, and contagiously engaging.
- Experienced behind the microphone and on the fly
- Can speak to first time parents, or practiced physicians or researchers
- Not phased by naysayers
Julie informs parents of options, science, and ‘how to’ of special diets for their children. Julie routinely collaborates with primary care clinicians to help their patients through therapeutic nutrition strategies.
Julie Matthews BIO
Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant specializing in nutrition and diet for autism. She has been studying the unique biochemistry of autism for seven years. Her book, Nourishing Hope, is a comprehensive guide to nutrition and dietary intervention for autism. It informs both parents and clinicians of the scientific rationale for autism diets and presents a holistic approach to applying this healing strategy.
Julie presents her work at the leading national autism conferences, teaches cooking classes, has hosted a health oriented radio show for the past five years, and has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco where she consults with clients from around the world. Her website, NourishingHope.com contains free information, including links to her presentations and interviews with experts.