Advanced Training in
BioIndividual Nutrition & Therapeutic Diets

for FULL BODY SYSTEMS students and graduates

Be the “Go-to” Nutritionist Your Colleagues Admire

As a Full Body Systems student or graduate, you understand the need to bioindividualizing dietary recommendations.

To be truly successful with your patients and clients, you need to understand many underlying biochemical and health factors that influence optimal diet and nutrition choices. Then you must integrate the ins and outs of a multitude of dietary principles and diets in order to customize the therapeutic recommendations you make.

The BioIndividual Nutrition Institute provides everything you need to improve your effectiveness with complex client cases by teaching you how to identify and hone diet and nutrition strategy for each client.

Full Body Systems Students and Graduates

can JOIN the BioIndividual Nutrition Training
and One-time Holistic Nutrition Lab Study Group

Connecting and learning together with like-minded peers has great advantage. With this special Study Group we’ve created a way for Full Body Systems students and graduates to learn and apply the BioIndividual Nutrition training together, while proceeding through the course, getting support from fellow practitioners, and connecting with Study Group Leaders and broader Institute program offerings.

Led by Julie Matthews, Jen Baum, and Andrea Nakayama

…here’s what is included

Enrollment and access to the BioIndividual Nutrition training course and materials
(study at your own pace)

Membership is our private forums and Facebook group (meet others/ask questions)

Participation in the FBS Study Group – LIVE sessions with Julie Matthews, Jen Baum, and Andrea Nakayama.

FROM Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutritionist,
Founder/CEO Replenish PDX & Holistic Nutrition Lab

“Julie Matthews is a pioneer in the field of functional nutrition. I’ve been following her for so long that when she launched the Bioindividual Nutrition Institute, I was not just thrilled, but immediately enrolled one of my Replenish Nutritionists in the program. The course delivered on every level, exceeding our expectations not just for information, but impact.

The nutritionist I enrolled in the program has since advanced to become a Lead Nutritionist on the team. She is our internal go-to resource who is well-versed in specialty diets and how to approach complex cases that can only be addressed by advanced dietary intervention such as oxalate sensitivity and salicylate intolerances. I’m forever grateful for the additional knowledge that we now have due to Julie Matthews dedicated work in the field of bioindividual nutrition.”

“The training I received through the Bioindividual Nutrition Institute (BNI) has become an integral part of my practice. Julie does an outstanding job teaching about the myriad of specialty diets and when they are therapeutically appropriate. I used to encounter clients who worked diligently to clean up their diets and heal their digestive systems, but who weren’t making forward progress. With what I have learned from BNI, I’m now able to evaluate the signs and symptoms that remain after a baseline anti-inflammatory diet, and help my clients implement the appropriate bioindividual diet to advance their healing journey.”

Jen Baum
Replenish PDX Nutritionist

ABOUT BioIndividual Nutrition®

BioIndividual Nutrition is the science and clinical application of diet and nutrition intervention that is customized to the unique needs of an individual.

Many chronic health conditions have underlying imbalances in immune, digestive, cellular and detoxification function. Factors that can make some people very sensitive to foods and chemicals – even seemingly healthy foods can cause irritability, hyperactivity, inattentiveness, and pain; and can exacerbate oxidative stress and inflammation and deplete underlying biochemical pathways.

As a healthcare or nutrition professional, it is crucial to understand the role of food and nutrient deficiencies in your approach.

WATCH 1-minute explanation

CUSTOMIZING the DIET & NUTRITION recommendations you make is ESSENTIAL…

  • Optimize healing and support of biochemistry and body systems
  • Increase clinical effectiveness and patient/client compliance
  • Improve and restore nutrient status
  • Balance intestinal flora for improved gastrointestinal support

5 ERRORS that Practitioners make that PREVENT Clinical Success

1) Being Too Dogmatic: There is always going to be latest trend in diet. A diet becomes popular because it works well for a subset of people, or for a finite period of time. So some practitioners jump on board and only recommend that one popular diet. The practitioner may even become blinded by their love and loyalty to the diet and can’t see what a different diet might be better or necessary for a client.

In some cases additional principles are necessary maybe low FODMAPs or low oxalate on a grain-free diet for example. If it’s the wrong diet for the client – when the diet is not chosen or customized to the biodindividual nutrition needs of the unique person, the client (and the practitioner) doesn’t succeed.

Diet needs change over time and the practitioner must not be too dogmatic about one approach in order to see results consistently.

2) Being Too Rigid: When a practitioner insists a particular diet must be done a certain way. For example, a client is on a special diet that emphasizes certain foods like bone broth or sauerkraut multiple times per day, but the individual has a food reaction to the amines or glutamates in those foods. The client reacts, but the practitioner insists that it can’t be the “sacred” foods on the special diet, instead assuming the client must be making a mistake or needs to be more strict. Only the client then gets worse, not better.

Even within a special diet, food choices and rules may need to be modified, i.e. removing allowed foods (or adding non-compliant foods) in order to see success on that diet.

3) Being Too Simplistic: Some practitioners focus solely on “health food” diet. The challenge is one man’s medicine is another man’s poison. Even certain “health” foods can be a problem for some people, even to the point of causing serious reactions including pain, inflammation, or digestive challenges. A practitioner may recommend almond flour for a grain-free alterative, but unfortunately if the client has a problem with salicylates or oxalates the individual’s health may be negatively impacted and the practitioner will not see results.

Understanding the complexity of naturally occurring food chemicals and compounds can be the difference between a world-renown nutrition practice or not.

4) Being Overwhelming: A practitioner can have the best diet recommendations in the world. But if the client is confused on how to implement the diet, doesn’t have the resources to make the diet work, isn’t certain of what to eat, or it doesn’t fit into their lifestyle and preferences, then the client will not make the necessary changes. The client cannot see results if they are unable to make changes.

Having the clinical resources, charts, and lists to give to clients to help them implement diet changes is essential.

5) Being Too Limiting/Restrictive: The practitioner understands the value of all of many therapeutic diets but is not able to determine which to implement, prioritize, stagger, alter, or combine. Therefore the practitioner recommends implementing two or three or four diets simultaneously causing the food choices for the client becomes too narrow. The variety in the diet suffers, and the client may develop nutrient deficiencies or food sensitivities to the few foods they are able to eat.

A successful practitioner doesn’t just need know about these special diets, but about common symptoms, underlying biochemical imbalances, and how to prioritize the right diet(s) at the proper time. Doing so will ensure success with even the most complex and sensitive clients/patients.

Increase your CONFIDENCE, clinical EFFECTIVENESS, and AVOID the harmful ASSUMPTIONS that prevent your clients from getting results.

Customizing food and nutrition strategy is essential to therapeutic success today; there is no “one-size-fits-all” diet. Watch the following short clips and learn how how common harmful dietary assumptions can prevent healing and impede clinical success for your client – and how to set yourself apart from other professionals by practicing BioIndividual Nutrition.

BioIndividual Nutrition
Advanced Nutrition Training Program

for Practitioners that make Diet and Nutrition Recommendations

Nutrition professionals have eagerly embraced Julie Matthews’ comprehensive advanced nutrition training. For ten years Julie has educated physicians and professionals at trainings for Autism Research Institute/Defeat Autism Now!, Integrated Medicine for Mental Health, Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, and the MINDD Forum in Australia. There is great need for a body of professionals with advanced understanding and capability for nourishing hope in each person, so she has now created the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute.

Learn the nutrition science and clinical practice of individualized diet and nutrition. Our training program is unprecedented; we provide broadly applicable advanced nutrition knowledge to customize over a dozen therapeutic diets. It explains how to adapt diets for food allergies and sensitivities such as gluten, dairy salicylates, amines, glutamates, oxalates, FODMAPS, and more!

“Julie Matthews approach to health and nutrition is expansive and complete. Her knowledge of various diets and the unique healing quality of food ranks her as one of the top nutritional scientists in the field today. Her teaching approach is straightforward, engaging, and full of practical information. If you’re a practitioner expanding your knowledge of nutrition science, Julie’s course work is an absolute must.”

Dr. Kurt N. Woeller

D.O. Medical Director: Integrative Medicine Academy

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 14 years of nutrition research and practice.

Julie has educated physicians and professionals at trainings for ARI/DAN!, IMMH, MAPS, and the MINDD Forum in Australia. There is great need for a body of professionals with advanced understanding and capability for nourishing hope in each person, which is why she has launched this comprehensive training for clinicians.

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.

BioIndividual Nutrition Foundations: Course Outline & Overview

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 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

Materials and Tools include…

  • Video presentations, slide decks, transcripts, and downloadable MP3 recordings of all modules and lessons
  • 12 Modules comprising 28 hours of course content
  • Easy to Use Clinical Charts, Handouts: GMO Guide, Toxin Guide, and many more
  • Diet Implementation Guides and Food lists for your patients and clients
  • Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid poster and client tools plus Nourishing Hope for Autism (book) and Cooking to Heal (cookbook and videos)
  • Private forums and Facebook groups for connectivity

Specific Advantages for Full Body Systems Practitioner

to become a Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner

  • Enhance your current nutrition 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
  • Save yourself 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
  • 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.
  • How to make your favorite diet even more successful with complex clients by customizing the diet with a combination of therapeutic diet principles to meet their BioIndividual Nutrition needs.

Become a Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner
and become listed in our Online Clinician Directory

Clinicians from 20 nations have become Members of the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute. They embrace the advanced understanding and capability that our program provides. Meet MDs, Naturopaths, Nurses, Registered Dietitians, Certified Nutritionists, Acupuncturists, Health Coaches, and more. The Directory includes Members that have completed our training, passed the course examination, and become Certified. Presented are Member’s professional information, qualifications, and experiences.

Here is a quick look!

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INSIGHT from Jen Baum, Replenish PDX Nutritionist

“This has helped me immensely”

“There is a lot of confusing and contradictory information out there about special diets such as low histamine, low salicylate and low oxalate diets. My clients who have attempted to research and implement these special diets on their own are frequently misinformed and overwhelmed. Julie distills the information and research on specialty diets, as well as bringing in her own extensive experience as a nutritionist. This has helped me immensely in being able to answer my clients’ questions about why they need to implement a specialty diet, and how to do so without becoming overwhelmed or deprived.” 

Jen Baum

Holistic Nutrition Lab – Study Group DETAILS

Full Body Systems students and graduates can JOIN this Study Group NOW – which includes enrollment in the BioIndividual Nutrition training course (study-at-your-own-pace), all course materials, private group membership, PLUS participation in 3 LIVE Study Group sessions held this Autumn with Julie Matthews, Jen Baum, and Andrea Nakayama.

FBS Study Group Leader

Jen Baum, Replenish PDX Nutritionist

JenBaumanJen Baum is a certified holistic health coach and functional nutritionist at Replenish PDX. She began studying nutrition when her two young daughters received troubling diagnoses and she was unable to find the help she needed in the traditional medical system. Jennifer found her greatest mentor in Andrea Nakayama, from whom she learned how to truly work with bioindividuality and find customized solutions for both her family and her clients. Jennifer now uses these tools daily to help her clients at Replenish uncover their innate healing potential

Study Group Sessions
and Ongoing Connectivity

  • Questions and answers with Julie Matthews and Study Group Leaders
  • Topics include: nutrition course material, case studies, personal questions, clinician resources, and more
  • Sessions are LIVE and recorded for your convenience (and you can send your questions in at any time)
  • Connect with other FBS professionals through our private forums and Facebook groups
  • Group member spotlights and stories

Timeline & Schedule

Self-Paced Course + Specialized Study Group
– Best of Both Worlds

The Training Course is self-study… So immediately upon enrollment you get access to all course material, so you can begin right away and proceed at your own pace. You will also have access to our training forums and private Facebook group and can begin asking questions and connecting with others. The HNL Study Group will hold a LIVE “Welcome” meeting and 3 LIVE online sessions – held the second Tuesday of: September, October, and November 2016. All sessions will be recorded, and you can send questions in ahead of time, and listen to the Study Group material when it’s best for you. We know that professionals are busy and have diverse needs, so by structuring it this way, we’re ensuring you can participate no matter schedule or timezone.


2pm Pacific

3 LIVE Study Group Sessions

Tuesdays at 11am Pacific

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training has been one of the best investments for my career as a nutritionist. I have followed Julie’s work for years and I admire her knowledge and passion. Nourishing Hope for Autism first, and now The BioIndividual Nutrition course have been invaluable tools in my practice. I strongly believe in biochemical individuality, but I felt that my training was not as adequate as I would have liked. Julie’s work has bridged this gap and has brought my autism-focused practice to the next level.”

Francesca Orlando-Baldwin

NTP, CGP Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

“I highly recommend Julie Matthews’ BioIndividual Nutrition Training. After studying Nutrition for 15 years, I can honestly say that Julie Matthews is one of this country’s top nutritionists. No other books or seminars that I have encountered covers what Julie does – in such great expert detail. Julie has helped me to radically improve my life and my daughter’s, by teaching me to how to identify a myriad of food intolerances and reactions. Now I feel empowered in my practice as well – to help even the most challenging clients, who have supposedly ‘tried everything’ and not found solutions….which was how I felt before I took Julie’s course.”

Annika Rockwell, Certified Nutritionist

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training has been one of the best investments for my career as a nutritionist. I have followed Julie’s work for years and I admire her knowledge and passion. Nourishing Hope for Autism first, and now The BioIndividual Nutrition course have been invaluable tools in my practice. I strongly believe in biochemical individuality, but I felt that my training was not as adequate as I would have liked. Julie’s work has bridged this gap and has brought my autism-focused practice to the next level.”

Francesca Orlando-Baldwin

NTP, CGP Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training ticked all the boxes. It is scientifically backed and referenced, comprehensive, practical and relevant to me as a Health Coach and Mindd Practitioner. I work specifically with the Autism community, so the knowledge I gained from the Bioindividual Nutrition program is crucial for me to be able to provide a high level of expertise to my clients.”

Kris Barrett, Mindd Practitioner
Certified Nutrition & Health Coach
Certified GAPS Practitioner Certified
BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner

“I congratulate Julie on this education module for individualised food plans. The patients I treat with special needs (mostly children) can have very tricky food sensitivities/restrictions and special nutrient requirements. Learning to design a diet and nutrition plan, taking into account each person’s exclusions at that point in time, is brilliant, clear and time-saving. Patients and parents will commonly ask “Where do I get guidance on a specialised food plan?” This program gives tangible and constructive material as a practical guide, including readily usable and presentable approaches and resources that bring hope and encouragement. I would encourage you to acquire this training with enthusiasm.”

Frank Golik, MD

Mindd Practitioner


Jen Baum, Replenish PDX Nutritionist

“I highly recommend the Bioindividual Nutrition Institute to anyone looking to further their understanding of the value of specialty, therapeutic diets and how to determine which bioindividual diet is appropriate for each client based on their unique physiology and circumstances. The training has also enabled me to bring a special skill set to Andrea’s clinical team.”

Jen Baum

Frequently Asked Questions

Enrollment is Open NOW!

FBS students and practitioners can JOIN this program now – which includes enrollment in the BioIndividual Nutrition training course (study-at-your-own-pace), all course materials, private group membership, PLUS participation in 3 LIVE Study Group sessions with Julie Matthews, Jen Baum, and Andrea Nakayama.

JOIN us to…

  • Set yourself apart from other practitoners
  • Increase your confidence with complex cases
  • Increase clinical success and effectiveness
  • Take your nutrition practice to the next level

BioIndividual Nutrition
FOUNDATIONAL Training Course

with Holistic Nutrition Lab Study Group

This group has CLOSED, first meeting is Today!

We want you to be satisfied with your enrollment and are confident that this course will exceed your expectations. You have a FULL 30 days to review the course material and take part in the live Q&A, connect with other practitioners on our private Facebook forum, and take part in the Bonus Coaching Call to ensure that the program is right for you. If it’s not, we’ll offer you a full refund! There is NO risk. Enroll Today!