Pediatric Program of the BioIndividual Nutrition Training, led by Julie Matthews

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Pediatric Nutrition

Are you a health practitioner who specializes in autism, ADHD, and pediatric special needs?

Rates of NeuroDevelopmental Disorders have Skyrocketed

1 in 68 children have autism, up from 1 in 10,000 since the 1970s and 1980s
1 in 5 boys and a total 6 million children are currently diagnosed with ADHD

Scientific research has proven that special diets and proper nutrition improve the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism.
“Comprehensive nutrition/diet protocol in children with autism was safe and effective”
and resulted in…*

• 4.5x increase in developmental age
• Increase in IQ by 7 points
• Reduction in autism symptoms
• Decrease in gastrointestinal distress

Children CAN improve – FOOD Matters!!!

and they Need Help from Nutrition Professionals Like You

Introducing:

Learn the underlying biochemistry, bioindividual nutrition needs, and use of therapeutic diets for autism, ADHD, and special needs.

“Because body and brain are connected, you can improve and eliminate the symptoms of autism by giving special attention to the foods and nutrients that address the unique biochemistry and needs of the child.
The biggest travesty today is the belief that you can’t change autism. After working with hundreds of families over 15 years, I can say without a doubt that children can and do improve from autism and neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Julie Matthews, CNC, CNE, CBNP
Founder:BioIndividual Nutrition Institute

Diet & Nutrition Strategy for children

Autism and other neurological conditions are complex disorders. They involve underlying inflammation, oxidative stress, microbiome imbalance, nutrient deficiencies, methylation challenges, mitochondrial issues, digestive disturbances, and immune system dysregulation. Each child is different and requires a unique set of diet and nutrition recommendations to help support the underlying concerns. Food reactions and intolerances are common, and foods can be either helpful or harmful depending the individual circumstances, so recommendations must be tailored.

Attention
Professionals that make 
Diet and Nutrition Recommendations

Whether you’ve been in practice for years or more recently completed your nutrition education, you may know that “bioindividuality” is important and believe you’re practicing it.

Clinicians today may think they practice bioindividuality, but most don’t realize how much they’re missing.

Nutrition science and therapeutic diet application has expanded greatly in recent years. New evidence demonstrates that many compounds found in foods, even very “healthy” foods, can cause serious reactions in certain people and even worsen conditions you’re trying to help.

Recommending a healthy whole foods, gluten-free, grain-free diet, or Paleo diet is often not enough; as they do not address the individual biochemical needs of the person.

The latest nutrition science shows that many of our clients with chronic health conditions suffer with issues relating to oxalates, salicylates, amines, histamine, glutamate, and FODMAPS, as well as poor methylation, transsulfuration and sulfation.

VERY FEW practitioners are aware of these food substances, how to identify them, and how to truly customize a therapeutic diet according to their clients unique needs.

If you’re not up on the latest nutrition science and how to apply it clinically, you are missing an essential piece of how to practice functional nutrition. And without it, your nutrition recommendations may be completely ineffective.

As a nutritionist, it is essential that you learn to recognize and address these types of food reactions in order to improve the underlying biochemical factors which are causing your client’s symptoms.

Having this knowledge and skill sets you apart from other nutrition professionals in the field.

Nutrition professionals can master therapeutic diets and customize nutrition recommendations for the unique biochemistry of your clients…

and get breakthrough results even with complex conditons, like autism…

The BioIndividual Nutrition practitioner training includes cutting edge nutritional science, proprietary tools, and a supportive professional community.

“My Bioindividual Nutrition Training is the tool I use in working with families affected by autism and ADD/ADHD.

I am able to make specific recommendations for families that bring about noticeable results. In some cases, the “mystery” surrounding certain symptoms is eliminated because of the connections I learned about through the program.

The training is a must for anyone working with pediatric developmental disorders. The tools it contains are effective and unique. Without them, despite good intentions, practitioners may be flying somewhat blind.”

Susan Levin, CNC – UnlockYourChild.com

The BioIndividual Nutrition Pediatric Program includes the foundational BioIndividual Nutrition Training (on the underlying biochemistry of disease and use of therapeutic diets to address a wide range of chronic disorders), and the Pediatric Intensive, which applies everything from the foundational course specifically to children with autism, ADHD, anxiety, and other developmental delays and health conditions.

Benefit from 15 years of dedicated research and applied clinical experience

Julie Matthews has specialized in autism since 2002. Her inital research paper became an award-winning book Nourishing Hope for Autismthat explains why food and nutrition affects the varied systems and biochemical pathways routinely occurring in autism and how to strategically apply specialized diets to help children heal.

Through her research and clinical practice she has learned how to help children improve and how to teach others to best support the underlying biochemistry, food reactions and intolerances routinely seen in autism.

Julie has learned that children with autism are the “canaries in the coalmine,” informing us that we have too many toxins and nutrient deficiency that have affected our genetic expression, as well as exposure to environmental triggers that are harming the development of our children as well as our health. Fortunately by understanding the underlying factors and conditions affecting autism, we can use food and nutrition to improve the health, happiness, learning and behavior of children, and help them lead a better quality of life.

This Pediatric Intensive is based on decades of clinical experience and research. Learn how to work with the unique needs of children with autism and devlopmental disorders.

If you are a seasoned practitioner specializing in autism, ADHD, and related neurological disorders or a newly graduated student interested in working with children this training course is just what you need to catapult your practice.

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training has been one of the best investments for my career as a nutritionist. The course has been invaluable.”

Francesca Orlando-Baldwin, NTP, CGP
Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition

Our Advanced Training you will guide you in…

Understanding the science and thought process behind choosing among 12+ therapeutic diets, customizing them, and knowing how to avoid the pitfalls.

Using cutting edge tools like our lists of “symptom clusters” and food sensitivity categories.

Streamlining your practice and improving compliance using targeted questionnaires, symptoms lists, diet summaries, guides & client handouts.

Getting support from a knowledgeable community of BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioners, including hundreds of your professional colleagues.

About the Course Creator and Instructor

Julie Matthews, BS NC is a globally respected nutrition expert, accomplished author, and inspirational educator. Her guidance is backed by her fifteen 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. She’s been on television, radio, newspaper, blogs/podcasts and more, published scientifically referenced articles in journals and websites. She’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, consulted to a soon-to-be-published university research study, 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 online training in bioindividual nutrition.

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 became her award-winning book Nourishing Hope for Autism (which has an unprecedented 91% 5-Star rating on Amazon.com). It explains WHY food and nutrition affects the varied 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.

Julie has presented at the following professional conferences:

What is 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.

The principles behind BioIndividual Nutrition involve understanding chronic disease, determining bioindividuality, discovering how food affects biochemistry, mastering special diets, customizing nutrition strategy and evolving the diet.

Instead of trying to modify one dietary approach for different individuals, this approach utilizes a dozen diet strategies, in addition to close examination of relationships between symptoms and underlying biological pathways.

Bioindividual Nutrition is a functional nutrition approach that applies to all health conditions…

IBS
Fatigue
Anxiety
Autism
ADHD
Eczema
Allergies

Digestive Disorders
Autoimmune Disorders
Neurological Conditions
Methylation Issues
Mitochondrial Dysfunction
Nutrient Deficiency
Food Sensitivities

Thyroid
Diabetes
Aging
Pain
Addiction
Pregnancy
Depression

Foods affect chemistry and in turn, the body’s biochemistry influences the foods an individual can tolerate/eat. Understanding these relationships, identifying hidden connections between symptoms and sources, and knowing which recommendations to make is critical to your success as a practitioner.

What makes one nutrition professional
more successful than another?

Specifically, why do some practitioner’s clients get radically better when others cannot figure out how to resolve their troublesome symptoms?

I’ve helped hundreds of clients with disorders resulting from complex neurological and physiological needs, and I discovered some interesting and important information that can help you…

I tend to see the “tough cases,” the “non-responders,” in my nutrition practice.

By the time they’ve come to me, clients have already seen 3 or more practitioners that have provided nutrition advice, yet they still have not gotten better. And I’ve always investigated why their prior practitioners were unsuccessful. As I explored each of their case history files, I uncovered what they had overlooked.

Here are 5 common errors that inhibit results; and insight to avoid them and improve your overall success.

The 5 MISTAKES Practitioners make
that PREVENT Clinical SUCCESS

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“Julie Matthews is a pioneer in the field of functional nutrition. I’m forever grateful for the additional knowledge that we have due to her dedicated work in the field of bioindividual nutrition.”

Andrea Nakayama, Functional Nutritionist,
Replenish PDX

Join Practitioners in 23 Countries practicing BioIndividual Nutrition®

What Nutrition Professionals
are Saying about the Program

“I am a GAPS practitioner and I really needed the tools and resources your program teaches. I now feel confident that I will be able to… make a bigger impact on my community.”

Holly Morello, NTP, CGP

“I am a GAPS practitioner and I really needed the tools and resources your program teaches. I now feel confident that I will be able to… make a bigger impact on my community.”

Holly Morello, NTP, CGP

“Julie walks you through case studies and you gain an understanding of the thought process to identify symptoms and suitable dietary interventions. This was the missing link for me.”

Paula Bordenet, NTP

“Julie walks you through case studies and you gain an understanding of the thought process to identify symptoms and suitable dietary interventions. This was the missing link for me.”

Paula Bordenet, NTP

“Although my NTP training was excellent, not all clients respond to the standard healing diet and supplement protocols taught in the program. The BioIndividual Nutrition course took my training to a higher level, and I can now help a much wider range of clients. Before even completing the program, I was able to apply and see results from the new information I had learned. My confidence as a practitioner has grown immensely.”

Cate Pellicer, NTP

“Although my NTP training was excellent, not all clients respond to the standard healing diet and supplement protocols taught in the program. The BioIndividual Nutrition course took my training to a higher level, and I can now help a much wider range of clients. Before even completing the program, I was able to apply and see results from the new information I had learned. My confidence as a practitioner has grown immensely.”

Cate Pellicer, NTP

“As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, the BioIndividual Nutrition training has been a great value to me. Gaining knowledge of the varied diets perfectly augments my NTA education and has helped me better support my clients’ diverse needs. I think every NTP, NTC or NTA student would benefit from Julie’s training!”

Resolute Michaels, NTP

“As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, the BioIndividual Nutrition training has been a great value to me. Gaining knowledge of the varied diets perfectly augments my NTA education and has helped me better support my clients’ diverse needs. I think every NTP, NTC or NTA student would benefit from Julie’s training!”

Resolute Michaels, NTP

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training 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 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

“The BioIndividual Nutrition training 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 is crucial for me to be able to provide a high level of expertise to my clients.”

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

“I’m loving the BNI program and how it’s elevating my effectiveness in the clinical setting. Big wins for everyone!”

Brandin Roa, FNLP, NCP, CPCC, CPE, BCom Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner

“I’m loving the BNI program and how it’s elevating my effectiveness in the clinical setting. Big wins for everyone!”

Brandin Roa, FNLP, NCP, CPCC, CPE, BCom Functional Nutrition and Lifestyle Practitioner

The Framework Behind the Course

The 6 Pillars of BioIndividual Nutrition

…teaching you HOW to think rather than WHAT to think

so you can help every client, no matter how complex

Based on proven clinical results, not theory, our 6 Pillars of BioIndividual Nutrition will give you the framework and tools you need to make it easier for you to provide consistent results-oriented dietary guidance.

The BioIndividual Nutrition Training will empower you with nutrition knowledge and tools, and give you the confidence to work with complex chronic conditions.

Understanding
Chronic Disease

As you learn our unified perspective for chronic disease, you’ll understand your client’s disease on a deeper level, so you be effective at applying special diets for the needs of clients with a wide range of chronic diseases.

The training program explores:

IBS & Digestive disorders
Autoimmune disorders
Anxiety & Depression
Autism & ADHD
Mitochondrial dysfunction
Methylation disorders
Neurological conditions
Hypothyroid & Hoshimoto’s
Eczema and skin conditions
Asthma & Allergies
Obesity & Diabetes

Determining
BioIndividuality

By learning to identify specific underlying factors like health history, environmental triggers, chronic conditions and symptoms, food reactions, and biochemistry, you gain a system that will enable you to get to the root of your client’s problem.

The training program explores:

Inflammation
Poor methylation
Poor sulfation
Poor digestion
Microbiome imbalance

Mitochondrial dysfunction
Poor detoxification
Genetics/Epigenetics/SNPs

Understanding
Chronic Disease

As you learn our unified perspective for chronic disease, you’ll understand your client’s disease on a deeper level, so you be effective at applying special diets for the needs of clients with a wide range of chronic diseases.

The training program explores:

IBS & Digestive disorders
Autoimmune disorders
Anxiety & Depression
Autism & ADHD
Mitochondrial dysfunction
Methylation disorders
Neurological conditions
Hypothyroid & Hoshimoto’s
Eczema and skin conditions
Asthma & Allergies
Obesity & Diabetes

Determining
BioIndividuality

By learning to identify specific underlying factors like health history, environmental triggers, chronic conditions and symptoms, food reactions, and biochemistry, you gain a system that will enable you to get to the root of your client’s problem.

The training program explores:

Inflammation
Poor methylation
Poor sulfation
Poor digestion
Microbiome imbalance

Mitochondrial dysfunction
Poor detoxification
Genetics/Epigenetics/SNPs

Evaluating How Foods
affect Biochemistry

As you learn how foods and little-known compounds inside them affect the body’s biochemistry and which symptoms they commonly produce, you will be able to detect and address “mysterious” symptoms other practitioners don’t understand.

The training program explores:

Salicylates & Phenols
Histamines & Amines
Glutamate
Oxalates
FODMAPS
Food allergens/ Sensitivities

Di- and Polysaccharides
Yeast containing foods
Nightshades
Sulfur/thiol foods
Purines
Lectins & Phytates

Mastering
Therapeutic Diets

When you understand the intricacies of each therapeutic diet, how to use them, and practical implementation tips, you will feel confident helping your client implement any diet with the best tools and resources available.

The training program explores:

Gluten/Casein/Soy-Free
SCD & GAPS Diet
Paleo Diet
Autoimmune Paleo
Feingold Diet
Failsafe Diet
Low oxalate Diet
Body Ecology Diet
Low FODMAPs Diet
Ketogenic Diets
Rotation Diets
Elimination Diets

Evaluating How Foods
affect Biochemistry

As you learn how foods and little-known compounds inside them affect the body’s biochemistry and which symptoms they commonly produce, you will be able to detect and address “mysterious” symptoms other practitioners don’t understand.

The training program explores:

Salicylates & Phenols
Histamines & Amines
Glutamate
Oxalates
FODMAPS
Food allergens/ Sensitivities

Di- and Polysaccharides
Yeast containing foods
Nightshades
Sulfur/thiol foods
Purines
Lectins & Phytates

Mastering
Therapeutic Diets

When you understand the intricacies of each therapeutic diet, how to use them, and practical implementation tips, you will feel confident helping your client implement any diet with the best tools and resources available.

The training program explores:

Gluten/Casein/Soy-Free
SCD & GAPS Diet
Paleo Diet
Autoimmune Paleo
Feingold Diet
Failsafe Diet
Low oxalate Diet
Body Ecology Diet
Low FODMAPs Diet
Ketogenic Diets
Rotation Diets
Elimination Diets

Customizing BioIndividual
Nutrition Strategy

By learning to create BioIndividual Nutrition Strategy plans incorporating our unique seven point method of determining diet direction, you will gain an effective methodology and clinical tools that make it quicker and easier to create effective plans for your clients.

The training program explores:

1. Food cravings
2. Diet record, food frequency
3. Reactions to foods

4. Common Symptoms
5. Laboratory testing
6. Genetics
7. Client considerations

Evolving
the Diet

When you improve tolerance, reassess dietary needs, and expand the diet, you help your client improve their dietary variety and nutrition to help them maintain the results they have gained and continue to improve and heal.

The training program explores:

Depleting factors & deficiencies
Underlying causes & biochemistry
Supplementation support
Lifestyle
Toxin avoidance
Dietary trial
Provocation food testing

Customizing BioIndividual
Nutrition Strategy

By learning to create BioIndividual Nutrition Strategy plans incorporating our unique seven point method of determining diet direction, you will gain an effective methodology and clinical tools that make it quicker and easier to create effective plans for your clients.

The training program explores:

1. Food cravings
2. Diet record, food frequency
3. Reactions to foods

4. Common Symptoms
5. Laboratory testing
6. Genetics
7. Client considerations

Evolving
the Diet

When you improve tolerance, reassess dietary needs, and expand the diet, you help your client improve their dietary variety and nutrition to help them maintain the results they have gained and continue to improve and heal.

The training program explores:

Depleting factors & deficiencies
Underlying causes & biochemistry
Supplementation support
Lifestyle
Toxin avoidance
Dietary trial
Provocation food testing

BioIndividual Nutrition Training
Outline & Content

Instead of teaching one dietary approach, we provide a framework, knowledge, and tools to create advanced nutrition programs customized to individual need.

Foundations
Course Overview

  • 12 Modules – 28 hours of content
  • Audio/Video presentations
  • PDF downloads of slides
  • Transcripts
  • MP3 recordings of all lessons
  • Clinical handouts Done-for-you
  • Comprehensive Study Guide and Clinical Practicum Workbook

Done-for-You
Clinical Handouts

  • Easy to Use Clinical Charts, Handouts: GMO Guide, Toxin Guide, and many more
  • Diet Implementation Guides and Food lists for your patients and clients

Practice Tools and Resources

  • Online Clinical Diet Assessment Questionnaire
  • Symptom/Diet Chart
  • Decision-making flow chart
  • Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid poster and client tools plus Nourishing Hope for Autism (book) and Cooking to Heal (cookbook and videos)

 

Foundations Course Curriculum

(click for descriptions)
MODULE 1: BioIndividual Nutrition Foundations
We open the course with an investigation of chronic disease today and routinely observed underlying metabolic conditions, and I present my work with autism as a model for understanding and supporting all chronic disease. We discuss the need and factors for bioindividuality, and explore the practice of BioIndividual Nutrition.
MODULE 2: Special Diets for BioIndividual Nutrition
Next we get a firm understanding of the most common and effective “special” healing diets that every nutrition practicing professional should master. How they work, harmful assumptions about them to NOT make, tweaking the diets and addressing supplementation, and knowing when (or not) to use a special diet. Focus is on optimizing therapeutic effectiveness of your diet and nutrition strategy for each individual in your practice.
MODULE 3: Nutrition Best Practices – NEW Food Pyramid
In this module we discuss the synthesis of more than a dozen years’ research/practice into nourishing diets (vs. the standard mainstream diet). You’ll gain the Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid as a model for understanding and teaching good nutrition and dietary factors in your practice. Our Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid flexible enough to apply to all healing diets. Deeper insight on foods groups, macronutrients, nutrient boosters, and foods not on the pyramid set a foundation for creating customized and effective dietary strategies to address all disease.
MODULE 4: Allergen-free Diets, Gluten-free Casein-free
We explore the practical application of common elimination diets, based on avoidance of known or suspected aversive foods/substances. Allergies vs. sensitivities vs. intolerances; gluten, dairy, and soy, lectins in grains, wheat proteins and exorphins, wheat germ agglutinin, zonulin, celiac and non-celiac gluten intolerance, autoimmune cross reactivity, symptoms and conditions of gluten intolerance, elimination diets/rotation diets are investigated in depth.
MODULE 5: The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) vs. GAPS
Further exploring healing diets, we compare in great detail two grain-free and starch-free diets: the SCD and GAPS diets, discussing the specific carbohydrate diet; its origins and purpose, and differences in the GAPS diet. We investigate the strategic application of each approach; deciding which diet, understanding di-saccharides and polysaccharides, and how to adapt the diets as needed to address additional underlying biochemical concerns, while not neglecting good nutrition.
MODULE 6: Addressing Dysbiosis & Optimizing GI Support
We look thoroughly at the relationship between gastrointestinal health and chronic disease today, then detail the most effective dietary approaches for addressing gastrointestinal issues. We discuss the importance of the microbiome in health and chronic disease, and highlight: SIBO, Low FODMAPs, Yeast, and the Body Ecology Diet, as well as the use of other special diets discussed on the course for GI support.
MODULE 7: Low Phenol and Amine Diets
The course next covers a very important yet often unknown and underutilized dietary approach. You’ll learn from someone who has been putting these principles of low phenol and amine diets in practice for 15 years and has development an understand of the common symptoms and conditions these dietary approaches can address, how to implement them, and how to improve tolerance to foods containing: phenols, salicylates, histamines, other biogenic amines, and glutamates. Sulfation biochemistry is explored, associated diseases, the role of the microbiome, and how to improve sulfation and phenol/amine intolerance with diet, supplementation, and other factors. We learn about diets high in phenols/amines and diets to adapt for low phenol/amine needs. I explain the ins and outs of the Feingold and Failsafe diets too; when to choose; how to create your own custom approach, and how to implement.
MODULE 8: Oxalates and The Low Oxalate Diet
Diving deep into oxalates, we discover one of the most poorly understood yet crucial dietary strategies, that takes us far beyond a diet used for kidney stone support. We unearth the science and research on oxalates and their influence on: inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial damage, and more. We investigate which diets tend to be high oxalate, when it’s a problem, and how to adapt, as well as factors outside of dietary consumption that are crucial to understand. You will learn strategies to safely implement the low oxalate diet in your practice, and how to engage further low oxalate principles such as supplementation support.
MODULE 9: Paleo, Low Carb, and Ketogenic Diets
Here we discuss the Paleo diet; it’s advantages and pitfalls, how it differs from other grain-free diets, and common misconceptions. We also explore in this module, low carbohydrate diets and various ketogenic diets; when to use or avoid these approaches.
MODULE 10: Methylation and Mitochondria
This is a favorite module included in this program by popular demand, as it discusses two very important topics essential in customizing nutrition strategy: methylation and mitochondrial dysfunction. We discuss and explain the process of methylation, tying it back to transsulfuration and sulfation biochemistry and complementary dietary strategies. We consider the implications of poor methylation, SNPs, and gene expression. We also explore mitochondrial function and go much further into the subject than simply mitochondrial disease, instead exploring mitochondrial function and dysfunction in many health conditions including autism. We discuss the connection between methylation and mitochondrial function and how to support both. You will learn which symptoms and conditionals can be associated with poor methylation and mitochondrial function, and supplementation and diets to use/not use to address these issues.
MODULE 11: Laboratory Testing & Supplementation
The course gets linear as we study laboratory testing, particularly functional tests. Explicitly, we explore how to determine nutrient need and hone dietary approach based on laboratory testing. We outline common nutrient deficiencies and supplementation to support nutrient repletion and how supplementation can support and improve tolerance of food reactions.
MODULE 12: Practicing BioIndividual Nutrition
We now bring it all together and highlight how to develop dietary strategy and BioIndividual Nutrition approach. Most importantly you’ll learn how to improve food tolerance, variety, and nutrition, a crucial approach often missed in most special diet discussions. Improving tolerance to foods is possible and is important to overall health and healing success in your practice. We cover symptoms commonly associated with food reactions, you’ll learn how to determine diet(s) approaches as needed, as well as receive access to a symptom guide and our online based dietary questionnaire to assist in gathering data and discerning dietary direction. You’ll discover our proprietary model for creating a customized BioIndividual Nutrition strategy with details on combining diets, tightening the rules of a diet, when and how to break the rules of a diet, and how to hone and evolve a diet over time as tolerance improves.

“I highly recommend the BioIndividual Nutrition training! Julie’s expertise in therapeutic special diets is cutting-edge and so relevant for the anxious women I work with, over and above the brain chemical balancing and other nutritional approaches I use. An invaluable aspect of this program is the connection and sharing amongst the amazing community of practitioners who have done this training. I also love that I continue to learn as Julie shares new research and information. Finally, it’s also helped me personally, as I have been able to solve my terrible foot pain caused by oxalates!”

Trudy Scott, CN
Author: Antianxiety Food Solution

Pediatric Intensive OVERVIEW

Children require a DIFFERENT approach

Children have different tastes and texture preferences than adults, so diets and meal ideas need to be adjusted for their needs. They tend to be picky eaters. They have different nutritional needs. After speaking with and working with thousands of families, I’m convinced that to be successful working with children you need a different strategy than working with adults. While some children don’t require “kids meals” they all still need to be tailored to the growth, repair, and special developmental requirements.

Course
Overview

• 7 Modules – 16 hours of content
• Audio/Video presentations
• PDF downloads of slides
• Transcripts
• MP3 recordings of all lessons
• Clinical handouts for your clients,
• Done-for-you (use your logo)
• Comprehensive Study Guides
• Clinical Practicum Workbook
• Additional directory designation

Childhood
Conditions Covered

• Autism
• ADHD
• Anxiety
• Allergies
• Asthma
• Down Syndrome
• Sensory Processing
• Learning Disorders
• Digestive, Autoimmune, and other disorders in children

 

Pediatric Intensive Course Curriculum

(click for descriptions)
MODULE 1: Biochemistry of Autism, ADHD and other Chronic Childhood Disorders
Underlying factors, biochemistry, and systems affected in Autism as well as ADHD and other special needs. We discuss biochemical factors including: prenatal, inflammation, methylation, transsulfuration, sulfation, mitochondria, gastrointestinal, neurological, endocrine, and toxins. Childhood conditions include autism, ADHD, down syndrome, asthma, and allergies.
MODULE 2: Nutrient Deficiencies in Autism and Other Conditions
Nutrient Deficiencies common in autism, Supportive supplementation, Scientific research on deficiencies in autism and childhood conditions, and studies showing improvement from supplementation.
MODULE 3: Digestion and the Microbiome in Autism and Other Conditions
Gastrointestinal issues, inflammatory disorders, bacterial imbalances, yeast, and pathogens in autism, as well as the other childhood conditions we discuss in the course. Diets and supplementation support most helpful for various GI challenges. Diet and supplement support for Fat Intolerance, Gas & Bloating, Diarrhea, Constipation, and GERD. Getting Babies Off to the Best Start, Supporting Children’s Microbiome.
MODULE 4: Mood, Behavior and Energy Regulation
Common autism behaviors, Childhood Mood/Behavior Conditions: depression, anxiety, irritability, emotional sensitivity, and aggression, Childhood energy regulation issues: hyperactivity, fatigue, mitochondrial and energy production issues, seizures; Food chemicals and natural substances most likely to cause behavioral reactions; Diets that can help various conditions discussed.
MODULE 5: Nutrition and Special Diets for Children
Nutritional considerations for children of all ages, Nutrient dense diet for children; special learning/teaching tools for parents and children; Special diets that are helpful for children, when special diets are not appropriate for children, how to adapt a diet to meet needs of children, special diet challenges for children.
MODULE 6: Meal Planning and Recipes for Children & Support for Picky Eaters
Prevalence of picky eating in autism; research on picky eating, clinical experience to support practitioners who work with picky eaters, meal planning and recipes for practitioners that work for children especially those that are picky eaters.
MODULE 7: Case Studies of Autism and other Childhood Disorders
Detailed case studies of real life cases of improvement from autism and other childhood conditions using special diets. Stories are profound and inspiring. They show you how powerful diet can be and what principles were used to help children.

Additional Child and Family Specific Tools Included

  • Child and Autism Nutrition Intake forms (branded to you)
  • Step by Step to GFCF Success
  • Mean Plans and Recipes for Kids
  • Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid
  • Kids Teaching Charts
  • Daily Nutrition Tracker
  • Specialized handouts for pediatric clients: How to Pack Lunch on a Special Diet
  • Nourishing Hope for Autism
  • Cooking to Heal
  • Using Food and Nutrition to Improve Autism & ADHD

WATCH this VIDEO as
Julie describes
BOTH courses in DETAIL

The Support You Need to Succeed

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Study Guide

The study guide contains fill-in-the-blank questions, case studies, and a quiz to help you master the material and gain confidence in being ready for the final exam and becoming a Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioner.

• Fill-in-the-blank questions
• Quizzes and Case studies

Practice Success Toolkit

The toolkit helps you translate your learning from the training program into clinical practice. You gain the confidence and skills you need to help your clients and improve the success of your clinical  practice.

• Clinical Practicum Exercises
• Client Action Checklist

Coaching Support

Our training includes coaching tools to help you move through the material – at your own pace – while still getting the support you need to progress.

• Live coaching calls
• Email reminders and support
• Online progress checklist

Masters Series Webinars

Masters Webinars are available only to Members of the BioIndividual Nutrition Training and Certification program. These sessions will include guest speakers, scientific advisory board members, and others for more in depth scientific discussions.

Blog, Newsletter & Continuing Education

Our Blog includes insights and recent research, relevant news, Member spotlights, case studies, and more. Members may contribute articles, research, and collaborate in meeting Institute and Member educational and program objectives.

Private Facebook Group

Hundreds of Members of the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute routinly connect and share information in our private group.

What Doctors are Saying

“Julie Matthews knowledge of various diets and the unique healing quality of food ranks her as one of the top nutritional scientists in the field today.”

Dr. Kurt Woeller,
Medical Director Integrative Medicine Academy

“Julie Matthews knowledge of various diets and the unique healing quality of food ranks her as one of the top nutritional scientists in the field today.”

Dr. Kurt Woeller, Medical Director Integrative Medicine Academy

“Learning to design a diet and nutrition plan for each person’s exclusions is brilliant! This program gives tangible and constructive material as a practical guide, it is brilliant, clear, and time-saving.”

Frank Golik, MD

“Learning to design a diet and nutrition plan for each person’s exclusions is brilliant! This program gives tangible and constructive material as a practical guide, it is brilliant, clear, and time-saving.”

Frank Golik, MD

Is this Program for You?

The BioIndividual Nutrition Training is open to individuals that make dietary recommendations in their professional business or healthcare practice. This is an advanced, “graduate” level training for those with existing nutrition consulting/coaching qualifications.
  • You are already a healthcare professional (Nutritionist/Dietician, Physician, Health Coach)
  • You’re already familiar with gluten-free casein-free, grain-free, paleo, and GAPS diets
  • You need to fill in the missing info from your training in nutrition
  • You want to know the science behind therapeutic diets
  • You want to better align strategy to symptoms, knowing which diet and why

What our Grads have Gained

Greater Clinical Success
with More People

“I use what I’ve learned through the BioIndividual Nutrition Training on EVERYONE. My practice is not just children with autism spectrum disorders. I attract all kinds of clients and have success with challenging clients who have complicated diseases.”

“Made everything dealing with diets for neurological issues that much more clear. Mind expanding! Incredible!”

Greater Clinical Success with More People

“I use what I’ve learned through the BioIndividual Nutrition Training on EVERYONE. My practice is not just children with autism spectrum disorders. I attract all kinds of clients and have success with challenging clients who have complicated diseases.”

“Made everything dealing with diets for neurological issues that much more clear. Mind expanding! Incredible!”

Connection to a Community of Experts

“The best part was connecting with the other smart and devoted practitioners in the FB community. That was HUGE! Being able to run things by expert colleagues and get suggestions, ideas on supplements, products, etc. The group conversations are so helpful.”

“Expert community of practitioners at your fingertips for questions! Saves you months or YEARS of research!!”

Connection to a Community of Experts

“The best part was connecting with the other smart and devoted practitioners in the FB community. That was HUGE! Being able to run things by expert colleagues and get suggestions, ideas on supplements, products, etc. The group conversations are so helpful.”

“Expert community of practitioners at your fingertips for questions! Saves you months or YEARS of research!!”

Stronger Self Confidence
– Know your stuff!

“This course does an amazing job describing the diets, comparing them, and explaining why you would use one over the other. I felt SO much more confident to work with the clients I wanted. It opened up a whole new world!”

“Having the tools and resources of your program is what I needed. I now feel confident that I will be able to reach more families and children.”

“Before even completing the program, I was able to apply and see results from the new information I had learned. My confidence as a practitioner has grown immensely – thank you Julie!

Stronger Self Confidence – Know your stuff!

“This course does an amazing job describing the diets, comparing them, and explaining why you would use one over the other. I felt SO much more confident to work with the clients I wanted. It opened up a whole new world!”

“Having the tools and resources of your program is what I needed. I now feel confident that I will be able to reach more families and children.”

“Before even completing the program, I was able to apply and see results from the new information I had learned. My confidence as a practitioner has grown immensely – thank you Julie!”

Condense Your Learning Time

“This was the missing link for me in guiding clients to making dietary choices specific to their needs.”

“I found the ONE course that had EVERYTHING I needed to know about this topic!”

“I opened my practice and started using the BNI info right away.”

Condense Your Learning Time

“This was the missing link for me in guiding clients to making dietary choices specific to their needs.”

“I found the ONE course that had EVERYTHING I needed to know about this topic!”

“I opened my practice and started using the BNI info right away.”

Become a Certified
BioIndividual Nutrition
Practitioner and be listed in
our Global Clinician Directory

Join clinicians from 22 nations that 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 Global Online Directory includes Members that have completed our training and passed the course examination.

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Build a Properous & Rewarding Practice

“There is tremendous need for qualified health professionals that can work with varied dietary programs specific to certain health conditions. Julie’s course gives you the knowledge to establish a niche specialty that is highly marketable for your personal business.”

Dr. Kurt Woeller

Catapult to the Next Level

Don’t reinvent the wheel!
The hard work has already been done for you!

It has taken 15 years of time: practicing clinically, reading hundreds of books and research papers, studying science and biochemistry, listening to medical doctors and researchers lecture, and creating the client tools…

Skills, Confidence, & Tools

Get what you need to build your practice rapidly:

  • Nutrition knowledge and clinical instruction to improve your clinical results
  • Done-for-you clinical handouts and tools to make you effective day one
  • Our clinical practicum support through our clinical practice exercises, client action checklists, and coaching calls will translate your learning into clinical results (by ramping up your skills and confidence quickly)
  • Our practitioner directory of Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioners will help clients and referring/partnering doctors find you.  
The information and tools come directly from real life clients and clinical success
which makes the information tried and tested.

Enrollment is Open NOW!

BioIndividual Nutrition Training

  • 12 Modules
  • 16 special diets and nutrition for addressing unique underlying biochemistry
  • Chronic conditions covered: neurological, anxiety and depression, digestive disorders, autoimmune

Pediatric Intensive

  • 7 Modules
  • BioIndividual Nutrition and Special Diets applied to neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Allergies, Ashtma, Down Syndrome, and other children’s health issues and disorders

BIOINDIVIDUAL
NUTRITION TRAINING
& Pediatric Intensive 

ALL Course Content & Materials (Immediate & Unlimited access)

PRIVATE
PRACTITIONER GROUP

Ask questions/get support
about
client cases

LIVE 2018
COACHING GROUP

Monthly Sessions with
Julie Matthews, NC

When you enroll, you get IMMEDIATE & UNLIMITED access to the 12 online training modules, MP3s, client handouts, symptoms/diet charts, step-by-step guides, and access to our Private Facebook group, and live online Coaching Group sessions!

Enroll by October 30th

The Fall/Winter semester INCLUDES….

$500 SAVINGS

When you enroll now during the Fall/Winter registration period, the program tution is reduced by $500. Payment options are available.

FOUR SIX Coaching Group meetings
– including TWO exclusive meetings with new content

Join dozens of your colleagues for 4 LIVE Coaching Group meetings JUST for those who enroll in the BioIndividual Training for the Fall/Winter semester. You’ll get professional support for challenging client cases, and have LIVE interaction during our online Zoom meetings where you’ll meet classmates, ask questions, present clinical cases, and receive guidance from Julie and peers.

(These meeting are EXTRA – remember, the training program itself is go-at-your-own-pace)

BONUS SESSION: Mastering Your Nutrition Intake

Receive our special intake form and attend this LIVE session on how to master the intake process. Julie will also introduce and give a tutorial in using our online BioIndividual Nutrition client/patient symtom questionnaire.
Value: $495

Have a question? Lose your code?
Please feel free to send us an email….

Early-Bird SPECIAL

Must enroll by October 23rd – Midnight

Enroll Here!

Get immediate & unlimited access to BOTH the BioIndividual Nutrition Training course and the Pediatric Intensive course; including all materials and bonuses. 

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30-Day Money Back Guarantee – Julie stands behind her work.

We want you to be satisfied with your enrollment and participation with the Institute and are confident that this course will exceed your expectations. You have 30 days to review the course material and take part in any live sessions, connect with other practitioners on our private Facebook forum, and join in the Bonus Meetings to ensure that the program is right for you.
If it’s not, email us at info@bioindividualnutrition.com to arrange a refund! There is NO risk.

P.S. Are you not sure if this course is for you?

Option 1: Simply continue to see clients in the same way that you have been, perhaps feeling a bit uncertain about which diet to use and how to implement it, and likely getting less than the optimal results you’re looking for, struggling with compliance, and spending nights researching solutions online, and trying to find time to make handouts, lists, and guides for each client.

Option 2: You can decide to study all the information on this website and do the research yourself on the 12+ therapeutic diets. The graduates of our program actually TOLD us they were attempting to do this for YEARS before they found our program and it was overwhelming, lonely, and confusing. The information on each diet is scattered everywhere, and the online info is often completely wrong or misleading. Plus there are hundreds of books to read and summarize. And then you’ll have to create summary docs, symptoms charts, and “how to” handouts for each diet! That will take about… 5 years give or take. But you STILL won’t have the invaluable clinical experience and guidance from practitioners who’ve been using these diets for 15+ years!

Option 3: Don’t reinvent the wheel, enroll in the training! The hard work has already been done for you! It has taken years of time: practicing clinically, reading hundreds of books and research papers, studying science and biochemistry, listening to medical doctors and researchers lecture, and creating the client tools… Did I mention 15 years?! The information and tools come directly from real life clients which makes the information tried and tested. And, you’ll have an expert community of practitioners at your fingertips to connect with who you can ask questions to. Our graduates have told us that this resource alone was the worth the tuition of the course.

Frequently Asked Questions

1 | What's the time commitment for this course?

When you enroll, you get full access to course and proceed through the training at-your-own-pace. Each person’s learning style and opportunities for study time vary. Some commit a few hours per month, some a few hours per week. Some go slowly, some dive in. You have unlimited access and no obligations to attend anything. Bonus meetings and special member presentations are recorded and archived, everything remains available as you proceed through the training, and you get all future updates!But as a rough idea, each module takes about 2½ hours to watch or listen to, and there are 12 modules. Additionally, there is reading and research you’ll be interested in exploring related to each module. A number of graduates studied 3 hours/1 Module per week, and completed the course in about 3 months. Others scheduled 2 hours a month and took over a year.

Some people don’t bother with the exam at all, if they don’t want/need the certification and have only focused on the specific modules they need for the scope of their practice.

Other students are studying individual modules as they need them for specific ailments in their clients. The course could be used as a powerful reference guide when certain conditions come up or when you suspect issues with certain compounds.

We’ve heard stories from members that have spent 1 year JUST implementing the powerful strategies and handouts they learned in ONE of the modules and found it transformational in their practice and personal health.

2 | I’ve already done a ton of training programs, completed a nutrition certification, and taken several other online courses. So I’m already familiar with and use these special diets in my practice. Do I need this training?

Yes! All of our graduates already have a primary certification and education in nutrition. Most of our students are are nutrition professionals and others are doctors or naturopaths who use therapeutic diets in their practice. Our graduates have told us that this training is like nothing else they have taken.

The course material goes far beyond what is taught in any nutrition school or certification program out there, or what you’re able to learn on your own.

For example, you may enroll already knowing about low phenol diets, but during the training program, you will learn details about how to help you clients implement that diet, how it works, why it works, what the underlying biochemistry is, so you can also determine nutrients they might need or additional support.

Julie Matthews, the course creator, has worked with these special diets for over 15 years, so she adds her clinical expertise to the 20-40 years of published data on each diet.

Another example is the Failsafe diet… you will learn many variations of this life-changing diet that are used in clinical practice, such as modified versions, Failsafe vs. Feingold diet, more restrictive versus less restrictive food lists, several ways to implement it depending on the client and other limitations, different strategies on how to challenge foods back in, troubleshooting which food chemical is the problem, implementing low salicylate only vs low amine only with a more strict and less strict list of foods.

In addition, the case studies will help you understand the thinking about how to apply the right diet or multiple diets into a strategic nutrition plan.

Diving deeper into each diet, you’ll also learn nutrients that can support the biological pathways to improve tolerance, lifestyle changes that support these pathways, other reasons they may be depleted, such as dysbiosis and how to address it, as well as how to implement this into a larger nutrition strategy plan.

All this detail learning how to make modifications for each client is based on many years of clinical experience and simply cannot be obtained from books or internet research!

Accelerate your learning by condensing my 15 years of clinical experience into a few months.

The training tools include: diet implement handouts, professional food lists, online questionnaire tools, and intake forms to make it more time efficient for you during consultations.

3 | I don’t want to run lab tests. How much of this course focuses on lab testing.

No problem! Only a small fraction of this course focuses on lab testing. We train professionals from many different disciplines. Some run lab tests and others do not.

It is not necessary to run labs to get all the valuable information you need to make diet and nutrition recommendations.

There are 7 factors I teach in my BioIndividual Nutrition training program and lab testing is only one of them. They include:

  • Food cravings
  • Diet record, food frequency
  • Reactions to foods
  • Common Symptoms
  • Laboratory testing
  • Genetics
  • Client considerations

You can implement just a few of the 7 factors from the course and still obtain outstanding results with your clients!

4 | Will this course give me nutrition credentials? Will I be certified in anything? I’m a health coach and I want nutrition credentials. Is this course right for me?

This course will NOT grant you credentials to practice nutrition in your state if you aren’t currently allowed to do so with your existing credentials. Yet, it will provide the tools and “graduate” level education that will augment your existing healthcare credentials.

In addition, the graduates of this training program will receive a certificate and may call themselves “Certified BioIndividual Nutrition Practitioners”.

The program is open to any professional in practice who is already making diet and nutrition recommendations.

Students who pass the course exam can become listed in our online Practitioner Directory!

5 | I don’t do Facebook. Is your training only “a game changer” if you participate in the Facebook group?

No, it is not essential that you participate our Private Facebook Group. About half of our members do and half do not.

If you are not currently using Facebook, and do not wish to use it, that will not impact your learning of the course material. The private FB Group is just an added benefit to our program but it certainly is not an essential part of it. The training material is taught through a dedicated member login page and not through Facebook.

However, if you are curious to connect with other practitioners who are enrolled in your course or want to check out the conversation topics and types of questions being asked, you may want to consider creating a private username profile (which you don’t share with any friends/family), and use it strictly to connect with our Private Group of BioIndividual Nutrition practitioners and students.

About Qualifications

Do you have to be a certified nutritionist?

No. The program is open to professionals in practice that make diet and nutrition recommendations. Our Members include nutrition consultants, dietitians, as well as medical doctors, naturopaths, nurses, health coaches, and more. You bring your own credentials – our program is not a credentialing program. It is an advanced nutrition course geared towards active practitioners from varied disciplines. The course provides acumen and tools that augment existing healthcare credentials. Practitioners can become listed in our Practitioner Directory.

Other passionate individuals gain access to our courses: parents (Nourishing Hope MOMs) aiding the health of their families/children, special diet chefs, researchers, and others – who do not attain Certification through the Institute. The can however, appear in our Community Directory as valued community resource and support avenues.

Our Online Directory separates Practitioners from Community resources, so individuals /patients can find exactly the help they need.

Does this course certify me to practice nutrition in my state?
No. This training does not provide certification to legally practice nutrition. To practice nutrition, individuals must have a primary nutrition certification and must follow the laws in their state and country. SEE PREVIOUS QUESTION
Can people outside the United States participate in this course?
Yes. This course is fully online so people can participant from any country and any time zone. We have Members from 12 nations. And, as with those in the United States, you should ensure to follow the laws in your own country regarding specific scope of practice.
Who gets listed in the Online directory?
Practitioners can become listed in our Practitioner Directory when the pass the comprehensive exam after each course. Other individuals and resources can become listed in our Community Directory. SEE EARLIER QUESTION

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