Author Archive | Julie Matthews

Nutrition Research and News – March 2019

Home cleaning products may increase risk of children becoming overweight by altering their microbiome Mom’s microbiome during pregnancy linked to child’s autism risk People with type 2 diabetes may reverse or reduce their insulin use with intermittent fasting Children with developmental disorders are more likely to be overweight or obese Short questionnaire may help identify […]

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Research and News – February 2019

Autism and gluten intolerance – what do genes say? High gluten intake during pregnancy linked to increased risks of diabetes in children Early disturbance of the microbiome and the rise in autism FDA-approved artificial sweeteners are toxic to gut bacteria PANDAS and the gut microbiome Autism and gluten intolerance – what do genes say? Did […]

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Research , Studies and News – January 2019

Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms?Gut health and inborn errors of metabolismEffects of probiotics prebiotics, and phytobiotics on mental healthThe gluten-free diet, ASD and Down SyndromePrenatal fish oil supplementation may improve children’s growth     Could targeting the immune system improve ASD symptoms? Numerous studies indicate that the immune system, which usually protects the […]

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When Histamine Goes Haywire

Histamine and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know Do you experience random headaches? Or perhaps your tongue gets all swollen when you eat tomatoes? As you’ll discover in this article, these symptoms aren’t ‘all in your head’ but could be related to how your body handles histamine. I’ll also talk about […]

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Oxalates and Autism:
How Oxalates Can Cause the Symptoms
and Underlying Conditions We See in Autism

In my earlier article about oxalates, I explained how oxalates influence the biochemical progression and symptomatic expression of varied chronic diseases. Through an overarching “lens” of 15 years’ research and clinical experience with autism, I identified multiple areas for scientific inquiry and therapeutic direction for a variety of chronic health conditions and underlying symptomatology. This […]

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Modern Diseases from a Mitochondrial Perspective

A growing body of research is implicating mitochondrial dysfunction as a root cause of a wide spectrum of metabolic, lifestyle and degenerative diseases including: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autism, Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Fibromyalgia and potentially many more. Essential to human survival at the most basic level we review the evidence that these specialized organelles are suffering […]

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The Methylation Diet and MTHFR

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of Kara Fitzgerald and Romilly Hodges’ new book the “Methylation Diet and Lifestyle.” Methylation is a topic we cover extensively in our Advanced Practitioner training program at the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. I’ve admired Kara Fitzgerald’s work for over 8 years. She’s brilliant at understanding the biochemistry of the body […]

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Addressing Anxiety in Autism

If you have an autistic child, chances are you’ve noticed your child often displays physical and behavioral signs of anxiety such as restlessness, recurring headaches, withdrawing from family or refusing to go to school. Unfortunately, anxiety is a common occurrence in autism – according to a research paper published in Neuropsychiatry, “up to 80% of children […]

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Study: Pesticides Linked to Autism

A study out of the University of North Carolina Medical School found pesticides linked to autism. Researchers discovered that pesticides caused changes in the brain consistent with autism and neurodegenerative diseases. These chemicals were found to inhibit mitochondrial complex I and III, stimulate free radical production and disrupt microtubules in neurons – underlying conditions we […]

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Practitioner Spotlight: Resolute Michaels

Tell us about your specialty and clinical focus, and how you use nutrition to help? While I currently see all nutrition clients, my passion lies in three main areas. The first is ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Sensory Processing Disorder. Closely related is AutoImmune issues, due to the correlation that has been seen with […]

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Our Gut Bacteria Affect Our Risk of Gluten Intolerance

Nutrition Research Review Researchers wondered why only 2% to 5% of genetically susceptible individuals develop celiac disease. It turns out our gut microbiome may affect our risk of gluten intolerance. In a study published in The American Journal of Pathology, they divided the mice into three groups – mice with pathogens, germ-free, a healthy microbiome with no pathogens. The conventional mice […]

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Oxalates & Chronic Disease: How the healthy foods you love may be making you sick

New science and clinical experience reveal concerns about oxalates that far exceed traditional kidney stone pathology. In order to best support their patients and clients, integrative practitioners, and especially diet and nutrition specialists would benefit from greater understanding of their influence. Oxalates are highly reactive molecules; they present in our body as sharp crystals or […]

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Practitioner Spotlight: Kris Barrett

Tell us about your specialty and clinical focus, and how you use nutrition to help? I work specifically with families who have children on the autism spectrum. I help families implement dietary intervention to help improve their children’s behaviour, sleep and health. How do you incorporate BioIndividual Nutrition into your practice? Because there is no […]

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Low Oxalate Recipes

While most greens are high oxalate, it is not impossible for you or your patient/client to enjoy greens on a low oxalate diet. Lacinato kale, red kale, collard greens, and turnip greens are all leafy greens that are in low oxalate.  For this Low Oxalate Kale Salad recipe, I used lacinato kale, as it is the lowest […]

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