Specific Advantages for Clinicians
to become a Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner
- Save time in your practice by learning how to assess which foods to suspect first, where to start with diet and nutrition recommendations, and how to consider the bio-individuality of your client
- Expand your knowledge with detailed science of over a dozen special diets, handouts and instructions to implement special diets, clinical charts and decision making tools, and a scientific understanding of how the underlying biochemistry of chronic diseases affect the reactions to or healing properties of various foods
- Know how to troubleshoot common challenges seen in practice, and devise strategies to improve clinical outcome for patients/clients.o
- Recognize therapeutic dietary pitfalls that can prevent your client from getting results – for example learn how grain-free diets can be high oxalate or high FODMAPS and can interfere with healing, or how other diets may be high salicylate or amine and may cause unwanted symptoms.
- Provide help, hope, and encouragement for parents desperately working to improve the health of their children – and actually see the positive results from your efforts in kids getting better
Learn more and begin today!
- BioIndividual Nutrition Training Program
- PLUS practice-specific BONUS CONTENT
- Ongoing Facebook/Forum Connectivity
- LIVE Monthly Q&A Sessions
Upon enrollment you receive immediate access to our online self-paced training course along with BONUS CONTENT of your choosing - PLUS ongoing private forum connectivity and LIVE Q&A sessions. You can get started right away, study at your pace, and still get opportunity for personalized live support and long-term connectivity with your peers.
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Check the SPECIAL Study Groups - Consider which BONUS Content is right for you.
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Nourishing Hope FOUNDATIONS
Comprehensive training in the nutrition science and clinical practice of individualized diet and nutrition intervention. It provides broadly applicable advanced nutrition knowledge and tools, and explains how to adapt diets for individual food allergies and sensitivities such as gluten, dairy salicylates, amines, glutamates, oxalates, FODMAPS.
Covers over 20 diets: Gluten-free casein-free, allergen-free, elimination diets, yeast diets, SCD, GAPS, Low oxalate, Body Ecology, Feingold, Failsafe, low FODMAPS, Modified Atkins, Paleo diet, Primal diet, and more.
(For ALL practitioners addressing ALL chronic conditions)
Nourishing Hope for KIDS
Specialized Training in Nutrition for Children, Autism, ADHD and other Special Needs. Julie Matthews explains the underlying biochemistry, common nutrient deficiencies, and the most effective diets used for children’s special needs based on her 14 years of research and clinical practice.
About Julie Matthews
Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and global thought leader in the field of bioindividual nutrition and specialized diets for complex chronic conditions. She has a special focus in autism, ADHD and related disorders and has authored the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism. BioIndividual Nutrition FOUNDATIONS Training and the Nourishing Hope for KIDS Training were created by Julie Matthews based on her 15 years of nutrition research and practice.
Julie's courses and writings are backed by an evidence-based approach. She is the Co-Founder and Director of Clinical Research for the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute, and Founder of Nourishing Hope. She is a writer, speaker, and clinician with a nutrition practice in San Francisco, CA.
FOUNDATIONS Course Outline & Overview
Information on over 20 diets: Gluten-free casein-free, allergen-free, elimination diets, yeast diets, SCD, GAPS, Low oxalate, Body Ecology, Feingold, Failsafe, low FODMAPS, Modified Atkins, Paleo diet, Primal diet, and more.
MODULE 1: BioIndividual Nutrition Foundations
MODULE 2: Special Diets for BioIndividual Nutrition
MODULE 3: Good Nutrition – Food Pyramid
MODULE 4: GFCF and Allergen-free Diets
MODULE 5: SCD vs. GAPS
MODULE 6: Dysbiosis and Diets for GI Support
MODULE 7: Low Phenol Diets
MODULE 8: Oxalates and The Low Oxalate Diet
MODULE 9: Paleo, Low Carb, and Ketogenic Diets
MODULE 10: Methylation and Mitochondria
MODULE 11: Laboratory Testing & Supplementation
MODULE 12: Determining BioIndividual Diet
MODULE 1: Chronic Disease, Underlying Factors, and BioIndividual Nutrition
We open the course with an investigation of chronic disease today and routinely observed underlying metabolic conditions, and I present my work with autism as a model for understanding and supporting all chronic disease. We discuss the need and factors for bioindividuality, and explore the practice of BioIndividual Nutrition.
MODULE 2: Special Diets and Therapeutic Success
Next we get a firm understanding of the most common and effective “special” healing diets that every nutrition practicing professional should master. How they work, harmful assumptions about them to NOT make, tweaking the diets and addressing supplementation, and knowing when (or not) to use a special diet. Focus is on optimizing therapeutic effectiveness of your diet and nutrition strategy for each individual in your practice.
MODULE 3: Nutrition Best Practices – NEW Food Pyramid
In this module we discuss the synthesis of more than a dozen years’ research/practice into nourishing diets (vs. the standard mainstream diet). You’ll gain the Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid as a model for understanding and teaching good nutrition and dietary factors in your practice. Our Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid flexible enough to apply to all healing diets. Deeper insight on foods groups, macronutrients, nutrient boosters, and foods not on the pyramid set a foundation for creating customized and effective dietary strategies to address all disease.
MODULE 4: Allergen-free Diets, Gluten-free Casein-free
We explore the practical application of common elimination diets, based on avoidance of known or suspected aversive foods/substances. Allergies vs. sensitivities vs. intolerances; gluten, dairy, and soy, lectins in grains, wheat proteins and exorphins, wheat germ agglutinin, zonulin, celiac and non-celiac gluten intolerance, autoimmune cross reactivity, symptoms and conditions of gluten intolerance, elimination diets/rotation diets are investigated in depth.
MODULE 5: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) versus GAPS
Further exploring healing diets, we compare in great detail two grain-free and starch-free diets: the SCD and GAPS diets, discussing the specific carbohydrate diet; its origins and purpose, and differences in the GAPS diet. We investigate the strategic application of each approach; deciding which diet, understanding di-saccharides and polysaccharides, and how to adapt the diets as needed to address additional underlying biochemical concerns, while not neglecting good nutrition.
MODULE 6: Addressing Dysbiosis and Optimizing GI Support
We look thoroughly at the relationship between gastrointestinal health and chronic disease today, then detail the most effective dietary approaches for addressing gastrointestinal issues. We discuss the importance of the microbiome in health and chronic disease, and highlight: SIBO, Low FODMAPs, Yeast, and the Body Ecology Diet, as well as the use of other special diets discussed on the course for GI support.
MODULE 7: Low Phenol and Amine Diets
The course next covers a very important yet often unknown and underutilized dietary approach. You’ll learn from someone who has been putting these principles of low phenol and amine diets in practice for 15 years and has development an understand of the common symptoms and conditions these dietary approaches can address, how to implement them, and how to improve tolerance to foods containing: phenols, salicylates, histamines, other biogenic amines, and glutamates. Sulfation biochemistry is explored, associated diseases, the role of the microbiome, and how to improve sulfation and phenol/amine intolerance with diet, supplementation, and other factors. We learn about diets high in phenols/amines and diets to adapt for low phenol/amine needs. I explain the ins and outs of the Feingold and Failsafe diets too; when to choose; how to create your own custom approach, and how to implement.
MODULE 8: Oxalates and The Low Oxalate Diet
Diving deep into oxalates, we discover one of the most poorly understood yet crucial dietary strategies, that takes us far beyond a diet used for kidney stone support. We unearth the science and research on oxalates and their influence on: inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage, and more. We investigate which diets tend to be high oxalate, when it’s a problem, and how to adapt, as well as factors outside of dietary consumption that are crucial to understand. You will learn strategies to safely implement the low oxalate diet in your practice, and how to engage further low oxalate principles such as supplementation support.
MODULE 9: Paleo, Low Carb, and Ketogenic Diets
Here we discuss the Paleo diet; it’s advantages and pitfalls, how it differs from other grain-free diets, and common misconceptions. We also explore in this module, low carbohydrate diets and various ketogenic diets; when to use or avoid these approaches.
MODULE 10: Methylation and Mitochondria
This is a favorite module included in this program by popular demand, as it discusses two very important topics essential in customizing nutrition strategy: methylation and mitochondrial dysfunction. We discuss and explain the process of methylation, tying it back to transsulfuration and sulfation biochemistry and complementary dietary strategies. We consider the implications of poor methylation, SNPs, and gene expression. We also explore mitochondrial function and go much further into the subject than simply mitochondrial disease, instead exploring mitochondrial function and dysfunction in many health conditions including autism. We discuss the connection between methylation and mitochondrial function and how to support both. You will learn which symptoms and conditionals can be associated with poor methylation and mitochondrial function, and supplementation and diets to use/not use to address these issues.
MODULE 11: Laboratory Testing & Supplementation
The course gets linear as we study laboratory testing, particularly functional tests. Explicitly, we explore how to determine nutrient need and hone dietary approach based on laboratory testing. We outline common nutrient deficiencies and supplementation to support nutrient repletion and how supplementation can support and improve tolerance of food reactions.
MODULE 12: Practicing BioIndividual Nutrition
We now bring it all together and highlight how to develop dietary strategy and BioIndividual Nutrition approach. Most importantly you’ll learn how to improve food tolerance, variety, and nutrition, a crucial approach often missed in most special diet discussions. Improving tolerance to foods is possible and is important to overall health and healing success in your practice. We cover symptoms commonly associated with food reactions, you’ll learn how to determine diet(s) approaches as needed, as well as receive access to a symptom guide and our online based dietary questionnaire to assist in gathering data and discerning dietary direction. You’ll discover our proprietary model for creating a customized BioIndividual Nutrition strategy with details on combining diets, tightening the rules of a diet, when and how to break the rules of a diet, and how to hone and evolve a diet over time as tolerance improves.
"I enrolled in BioIndividual Nutrition Institute Foundations and Nourishing Hope for Kids programs after hearing your presentation at the NTA conference. I hadn't considered it before as I am a bit familiar with all those diets and am a GAPS practitioner but your presentation really resonated with me. I have since decided to focus on clients like myself and my son. Having tools and resources as your program teaches is really what I needed. I now feel confident that I will be able to reach more families and children and make a bigger impact on my community without driving myself to the ground and losing my relationship with my family."
Holly Morello, NTP, CGP
"As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I have found the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute program to be in alignment with our training. Working with food and diet can be a conundrum as we puzzle out the best plan for our more challenged clients. BNI focuses on both the science and specific diets for specific issues. The program even teaches when and how to break the rules for perfect alignment to my clients’ needs. Don’t underestimate the value of this program that is geared to the Autism Spectrum. I’m sure you’ll find, as I have, that this is information that will inform your clinical practice each and every day."
Resolute Michaels, NTP
Additional Institute Activities
Private Forums & Facebook GroupConnect with colleagues on the latest in nutrition news, science and research using our forums and other online tools. Protecting the privacy of patients and practitioners is very important to us. Also connect online via private Facebook group.
Masters Series WebinarsMasters Webinars are available only to Members of the BioIndividual Nutrition Training and Certification program. These sessions will include guest speakers, scientific advisory board members, and others for more in depth scientific discussions.
Blog, Newsletter & Ongoing EducationOur Blog includes insights and recent research, relevant news, Member spotlights, case studies, and more. Members may contribute articles, research, and collaborate in meeting Institute and Member educational and program objectives.
Online Practitioner DirectoryThe BioIndividual Nutrition Institute's co-founder, Julie Matthews, is frequent conference speaker on nutrition for autism and related disorders, as well as the science and application of bioindividual nutrition. Coming soon, the Institute aims to hold live conferences and other Member events.
Join our Team
Global Team of PractitionersWhen you enroll in our Training Program, you become a Member of our Institute. Clinicians from 20 nations have become Members. This vanguard team includes MDs, Naturopaths, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Certified Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Health Coaches, and more! There is great demand for professionals with the advanced understanding and capability that our program provides, and we’re very excited to welcome and support our new members.
The world needs professionals to help!We’ve spent years creating something that provides significant professional advantage and capability. Through advanced nutrition training we increase the legitimacy of diet and nutrition approaches and increase its clinical effectiveness. If you’re a professional that makes dietary recommendations in your practice – we invite you to join the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute.
You are invited to JOIN today!.BioIndividual Nutrition Institute Members are leaders in their field – people with a passion for helping others and affecting positive change. You will have additional opportunity to meet and collaborate with fellow professionals, and share knowledge as we further the practice of nutrition in health care and advance nutrition science. Be part of the change!
Select Study Group BONUS CONTENT
Read the details of the SPECIAL Study Groups - SELECT the Group and BONUS CONTENT that's right for you.
Successful Learning Approach:
Training Course (self-paced)
BONUS CONTENT (extra distinctions)
Live Q&A + Forums (ongoing support)
Connecting and learning together with like-minded peers has great advantage, so we’ve created a way for a groups of professionals or parents to: learn/integrate/apply the BioIndividual Nutrition training together, while proceeding at their own pace, getting direct support from other group mentors, and being able to connect with Julie Matthews and broader Institute program offerings.
4 Choices of BONUS CONTENT
When enrolling in the BioIndividual Nutrition Training, you ALSO get BONUS CONTENT from one of our FOUR Study Groups. Study Group Sessions are wholly separate from the BioIndividual Training modules: they are meetings of like-minded individuals who are enrolled (of have completed) the BioIndividual Nutrition training. They present further distinctions that enhance the learning and application of the principles and practices covered in the course.
Practitioners of varying discipline have certain aspects of their respective practice, vis a vis making diet and nutrition recommendations, that differ. Our members have found it tremendously advantageous to connect with like-minded peers to share their experiences and clinical insights with one another - thus respectively and collectively advancing knowledge and front-line effectiveness.
Nutritionists, Dieticians, and Health Coaches
TWO sets of sessions held with Julie Matthews and Group Leaders Kathleen DiChiara and Kris Barrett (from Australia). Outstanding distinctions and clinical pearls.
[Doctors & nutrition professionals following an integrative approach] Two doctors Kurt Woeller, D.O. and Tracy Tranchitella N.D., and Julie Matthews share clinical application insight during four sessions.
Nutritional Therapists (NTP/NTCs)
[NTA students/practitioners]. Four sessions with Julie Matthews and Leaders Resolute Michaels and Francesca Orlando. Advances NTP integration of BioIndividual Nutrition.
Nourishing Hope MOMs (parents)
[Parents wanting to study BioIndividual Nutrition for themselves, their family and/or the broader community. Four sessions led by Julie Matthews and Nourishing Hope MOMs, Terri Hirning and Kathleen DiChiara.
Select your desired Training Course(s) and Bonus Content - and Enroll below. For Nourishing Hope MOMs, please complete an application form for enrollment and scholarship by clicking the button below.
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When enrolling in the BioIndividual Nutrition Training, you ALSO get BONUS CONTENT from one of our Study Groups - SELECT your preferred Study Group and click on ENROLL. Upon completion, you will immediately receive Log-in details and access to all course materials purchased - at which to study-at-your-own-pace. You will also receive access to the Bonus Content, private Facebook group, and get to join/participate in our LIVE 2016 Q&A Sessions with Julie and peers.
Immediate access to our Member Portal: all course content and materials (study at your own pace)
Immediate access to our private member forums with Julie Matthews and Group Leaders/Mentors participating
Join LIVE 2016 Q&A sessions with Julie Matthews to enhance your learning/application of content
1) Nourishing Hope FOUNDATIONS
2) Nourishing Hope for KIDS
We guarantee you’ll love the BioIndividual Nutrition Training courses. Julie Matthews is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and teacher, and we are confident you will enjoy what you are learning. Enroll in the program, listen to the first couple modules, if you’re not completely satisfied by the content, then simply send an email within 7 days of enrollment and we’ll provide a full refund of the course fee.