The BioIndividual Nutrition Forum

Autism, ADHD, and Pediatric Special Needs

Learn why food affects children’s health, learning, and behavior
and how to use personalized nutrition to help right away!

For Parents and Health Professionals

Julie Matthews & leading experts!

April 27-28

All-Access ENCORE Weekend

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  • The science and biochemistry behind ADHD and autism
  • How and why food, nutrition, and diet choices affect these children
  • 5 areas where food affects body and brain
  • What you can do to help right now!
  • Scientifically referenced!

The Rates of Childhood Conditions are Rising…

1 in 6 children have ADHD • 1 in 10 have anxiety • 1 in 36 have autism

Parents and Healthcare Professionals can help
by giving strategic attention to food and nutrition.

Discover The Scientific Link

Know the science behind diet and nutrition intervention for autism, ADHD, and more.

Answers to Tough Questions

Medical and nutrition thought leaders address your most pressing concerns.

Avoid Common Mistakes

Get it right from the start! Learn to overcome challenges while avoiding pitfalls.

Learn Effective Strategies

Nutrition-based approaches for improving autism and related conditions.

Gain Confidence and Take Action

Plenty of “hope in action” takeaways will get you started on the right path.

Join the Supportive Community

You’re not alone! Families and healthcare professionals around the world are getting breakthrough results.

The Forum presents cutting-edge physicians, researchers, and nutrition practitioners.

To deliver the most up-to-date science
and practices for parents and practitioners.

Speakers & Topics

Julie Matthews, MS

For Practitioners: The Clinical Application of BioIndividual Nutrition for Autism and Pediatrics

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • The latest scientific research on personalized nutrition for autism and chronic disease
  • The details of how 7 therapeutic diets can improve autism and ADHD and how symptoms will help you develop a BioIndividual Nutrition plan for your clients
  • How laboratory testing will help you personalize your nutrient and therapeutic diet approach

Kurt Woeller, DO

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Mitochondrial Dysfunction

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • Why mitochondrial function in the liver is critical to detoxification of toxins
  • How the mitochondria are involved with many neurological conditions outside of autism like Alzheimer’s, dementia, epilepsy, neuropathic pain problems, Parkinson’s disease, etc,
  • Why diet is key; which foods interfere with energy production and which essential nutrients are needed for optimal mitochondrial functioning.

Elisa Song, MD

Optimize Your Child’s Gut-Brain Connection

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • What the microbiome is, why it is important for a child’s brain function, and how it gets disrupted
  • How sugar and sugar-free products influence the microbiome and behavior in children
  • Easy steps to a microbiome-friendly diet and lifestyle


With the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD, some as early as age 4, understanding the impacts are crucial to your child’s health. 1 in 3 children with ADHD are also diagnosed with Anxiety, while 1 in every 2 children, by the age of 18, will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. In this interview, you will learn how the gut microbiome directly impacts our mood, anxiety, via the Vagus Nerve, and how restoring neurotransmitter levels can be addressed in the gut! Looking at a combination of food, lifestyle, and our environmental impacts are key.

Julie Matthews, MS

Food Matters for ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Down Syndrome, and more.

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • ADHD, autism, and anxiety are whole body disorders and why food matters
  • How picky eating is affected by children’s biochemistry and what you can do to help
  • What food, nutrient, and diet strategies you can get started with right away to improve your child’s health, learning, and behavior

Albert Mensah, MD

Personalized Nutrient Strategies for Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health

What you will learn

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You will learn:

In this joint presentation with Dr. Mensah and Julie Matthews, Dr. Mensah discusses zinc, copper overload, vitamins B6 and B12, folate, niacin/niacinamide, DHA, EPA, AA (essential fatty acids), antioxidants, undermethylation, pyrrole disorder, and the importance of personalized a nutrient approach. The presentation also includes information from Julie Matthews on how therapeutic diets such as low salicylate, low histamine, and low oxalate can help address anxiety, depression, and mental health.About the intersection of diet and genetics, and the Body Ecology Diet aligns with gene expression for optimal health.

Janice Carlin, PhD

Personalized, Holistic Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • Autism is a complex health challenge and a multi-therapeutic approach to healing is important and can help
  • Changes in lifestyle and diet can affect epigenetics when they’re provided optimal environment and nutrition
  • Inflammation is a major factor in autism as well as most other chronic health conditions.
Certified BioIndividual Nutrition

Julie Matthews, MS

Beyond Gluten-Free: Steps to refine a personalized nutrition approach

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • A step-by-step approach that can help you figure out which diet is best for your child
  • How and when diets beyond GFCF such as a low salicylate, low amine, SCD/GAPS, low oxalate, and ketogenic diet can be beneficial
  • The science and stories of hope behind using therapeutic diets and a personalized nutrition approach to help children with pediatric special needs

Steven Wright

Advanced Strategies for Rapid Leaky Gut, Histamine and Food Tolerances

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • New research that shows at least 4 Layers of Leaky Gut (Mast Cells could be layer 5)
  • Making sense of gut healing protocols based on what replaces or supports each layer.
  • How to stack terrain support products to make other protocols more effective.

Erica Peirson, ND

Biochemical Individuality and Nutrition for Down Syndrome

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • The importance of recognizing the medical and biochemical individuality of children with Down syndrome
  • What micronutrient deficiency *tendencies* do children with Down syndrome have, how to recognize them, and 7 key nutrient levels to monitor
  • The importance of optimizing gut health and microbiome in children with Down syndrome and the impact that has on their genetics and overall health

Mary Wilde, MD

An Integrative Approach to Anxiety & ADHD

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • How to customize a mind and body approach for anxiety
  • How to build resilience and help your child see their own brilliance
  • How to choose the best quality supplements to support children with anxiety and ADHD
Certified BioIndividual Nutrition

Brendan Vermeire

Neuroinflammation and Oxidative Stress in Pediatric Populations

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • The two primary factors that impact more neurological dysfunction in kids and adults
  • What are microglial cells – and why activation of these cells can make the difference between neuro degeneration and neuro-regeneration
  • The top 3 nutrition biomarkers that everyone should assess in kids with autism

Evan Brand, CFMP

Mycotoxins as a Trigger of Autism-Like Issues and How to Fix It at Home

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • The role of mycotoxins, clostridia, yeast, and Lyme disease in autism spectrum disorders
  • Which lab tests are useful for proper assessment and intervention protocols
  • Real case studies of improvement in symptoms through the use of sauna, probiotics, supplements and binders

Silvija Abele, PhD

GAPS diet for children with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • The connection between the gut and the brain – and how GI conditions relate to autism and ADHD symptoms
  • The significance of dietary intervention, especially the GAPS diet on Autism and ADHD
  • How important compliance really is on the results of a diet and what you need to know to succeed
Certified BioIndividual Nutrition

Tracy Slepcevic

A Mother’s Journey to Healing her Son with Autism”

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • How Tracy approached her son’s diagnosis of autism and discovered biomedical interventions, including diet and nutriton.
  • What worked and what didn’t, and what are the many considerations a mother faces.
  • How to remain committed to your child’s well being no matter the struggles or challenges.
  • How Tracy has developed from autism mom, to best-selling author and autism health professional.

Donna Gates

Body Ecology, Genetics, and Pregnancy Nutrition for a Healthy Child

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • How the gut microbiome affects neurological conditions.
  • About the intersection of diet and genetics, and the Body Ecology Diet aligns with gene expression for optimal health.
  • Preventative strategies including nutrients and environmental factors on genetic health, beginning from birth.

+ Research and Results

Julie Matthews, MS and James Adams, Ph.D

“The Effectiveness of 13 Therapeutic Diets for ASD”

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • Details of the diets in the study: GFCF diet and 12 others!
  • Which diets were the best for: attention, cognition, irritability, health, and more!
  • How different diets improved different symptoms.

Nourishing Hope Families

“Real Parent Experiences:
Personalized Nutrition in Action”

What you will learn

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You will learn:

  • Details of the diets in the study: GFCF diet and 12 others!
  • Which diets were the best for: attention, cognition, irritability, health, and more!
  • How different diets improved different symptoms.

This information is prepared for…

Parents/Families

Seeking answers and strategies to take charge of nutrition and healing for children.

Individuals

Seeking long sought breakthroughs to complex nutrition related disoders.

Health Professionals

Interested to support/apply the most effective nutrition and therapeutic diets for pediatrics.

In 3 Transformational Days+

You will discover

  • How to use personalized nutrition to support children with autism and special needs.
  • ​Cutting-edge, science-based nutrition concepts and practices.
  • Gain effective strategies you can implement right away!
  • Why food matters for children’s health, brain development, and mood and how personalized nutrition and therapeutic can address root causes and bring relief.
  • And so much more!

Personalized Nutrition Improves Symptoms

  • Cognition/Thinking

  • Play Skills

  • Expressive Language/Speech

  • Receptive Language/Comprehension

  • Attention/Focus

  • Aggression

  • Stools/GI Problems

  • Sociability

  • Eye Contact

  • Sleep

  • Seizures

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Harm

  • Irritability/Mood

  • Hyperactivity

  • Tantrums/Meltdowns

  • Depression

SAMPLE Presentation

Your Host: Julie Matthews, MS

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant with a Masters Degree in Medical Nutrition. Since 2002, she is a leading expert in the science and application of therapeutic diets and nutrition for autism, ADHD, and related childhood disorders. Her award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and online programs, guide parents and practitioners to make food and nutrition choices that help improve health and symptoms.

She has supported thousands of families and children, including countless picky eaters. And she’s published scientific research as co-author of a peer reviewed study that validates that improved diet and nutrition helps children, “Comprehensive Nutritional and Dietary Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the journal Nutrients.

And in 2023 she published another study on the “Effectiveness of 13 Therapeutic Diets for Autism” in the Journal of Personalized Medicine. 

She founded Nourishing Hope and BioIndividual Nutrition Institute to further the practice of personalized nutrition.

For this Forum, Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition and health professionals to present the science, clinical results, and steps that can be taken right away to help children.

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As a BONUS for registering

you get my PDF guide…

“The Science of How Food and Nutrition
Can Improve ADHD & Autism”

  • The science and biochemistry behind ADHD and autism
  • How and why food, nutrition, and diet choices affect children
  • 5 areas where food affects body and brain (good or bad)
  • What you can do to help right now
  • Scientifically referenced!

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Julie Matthews & leading experts!

April 27-28

All-Access ENCORE Weekend

*By submitting this form I consent to receive offers from the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. I can withdraw consent at any time. Your Privacy Rights.