Author Archive | Julie Matthews, NC


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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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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Study on the Effects of a Vitamin/Mineral Supplement in Autism

Recently, there has been quite a lot of controversy in the media (and even in the nutrition field) on whether diet and nutritional supplements can help autism. I’ve been focused on the science and application of nutrition and special diets for autism for 14 years. The scientific rationale for giving strategic attention to the food and nutrition children with autism […]

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