We are professionals, researchers, and individuals…
improving how personalized nutrition is understood and practiced.


MISSION: To advance the legitimacy of nutrition in health care and further the research and practice of individualized (patient-specific) diet and nutrition strategies for the prevention and healing of chronic health conditions.

About the Course Creator and Instructor

Julie Matthews, MS is a Certified Nutrition Consultant that holds a masters degree in medical nutrition. She is a respected nutrition expert, award-winning author, and published scientific researcher. Her guidance is backed by twenty 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 published scientifically referenced articles in journals and websites. Julie’s been featured by Price-Pottenger, honored by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, sits on two scientific advisory boards including the Autism Research Center, and is a Certified Nutrition Consultant with a successful practice in San Francisco.

Julie is a dynamic speaker who has 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. Now, nutrition professionals around the world embrace her comprehensive bioindividual nutrition training.

During her early nutrition studies back in 2001, Julie discovered that food and nutrition influenced the condition known as autism. She committed to investigate the connections then explain them to parents and clinicians that can make a difference helping children recover. Her final research paper at Bauman College later became her award-winning book Nourishing Hope for Autism. It explains WHY food and nutrition affects the systems and biochemical pathways routinely occurring in autism and HOW to strategically apply a specialized diet to help children heal.

After many years in practice, it became evident to Julie that the dietary approaches that helped the most difficult clients, were useful in healing most chronic conditions. 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 Julie 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 to stand for the efficacy of improved diet and nutrition for autism, and the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to share the synthesis of her knowledge with cutting edge clinicians to help improve their effectiveness with therapeutic diets and nutrition to address all chronic disease and disorder.

Visit Julie’s MEDIA PAGE here…

Julie has presented at the following professional conferences:

Scientific Advisory Board

We’ve asked the following esteemed professionals to serve on the Scientific Advisory Board for the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to help us pursue our mission: to establish the legitimacy of nutrition in health care, and further the research and practice of individualized (patient-specific) diet and nutrition strategies for the prevention and healing of chronic health conditions. Our Scientific Advisory Board members share a passion for nutrition research, genomics and individualized nutrition, evidence-based medicine, nutrition science, and an integrative approach to health and wellness.