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Oxalate, the Inflammasome and Autoimmunity

The inflammasome governs activation of inflammatory responses, through one of two very important arms of our immune system our innate immune response (and only recently discovered in 2002!) And is now a hot topic among scientists. Look at the over 800 studies linking inflammasomes to cancer, and over 400 studies linking it to autoimmune disease, as well as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease. In this interview, Susan Owens shares her insight into how oxalate is involved with the inflammasome and autoimmune disease (as well as autism of course).

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Julie has curated the leading researchers, medical doctors, and nutrition professionals to present the science, clinical results, and steps that can be taken right away. They will reveal the scientific connections between what children eat and varied symptoms of autism. You'll discover which body systems are routinely affected in autism and what the science says about using food and nutrition to help. Find out which foods negatively affect learning, behavior and mood, along with which approaches can help. Learn how and why you must individualize based on your child’s unique needs.

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Nourishing Hope for Autism
- Autism Diet & Nutrition Book

Autism diet intervention guide for parents and professionals. Provides the scientific WHY and HOW various diets help children find relief from the symptoms of autism. Contains step-by-step nutrition guide that stems from extensive clinical experience and research.

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Cooking To Heal - Autism Nutrition & Cooking Course

(includes digital cookbook, 4-hours video is available online ) Inspiring 4 hour LIVE nutrition and cooking class - with Autism Diet Cookbook (autism diet recipes.) Learn to follow any autism diet; how to provide good nutrition, address food restrictions and sensitivities, and still create meals families (and picky eaters) will love.

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Topic-specific Education

Support Club sessions are topic specific learning about how various diets, nutrition concepts, and supplements help children with ADHD, autism, sensory processing disorders, and learning and developmental delays. Make the most of your food and supplement choices, identify possible pitfalls, and stay on track toward improving the health and learning potential of your child.

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The Nourishing Hope Food Pyramid

Easy-to-follow guide to the most nourishing foods and diet principles that benefit everyone using food for improved health. Includes Pyramid, Description, and Multimedia Presentation.

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The founders of Nourishing Hope are here to support you!

Julie Matthews is an internationally respected Certified Nutrition Consultant, Speaker and Author of the award winning book “Nourishing Hope for Autism.”

Julie has 18 years of clinical experience and is an expert in applying food, nutrition, and diet to aid digestive health and systemic healing. She has a deep knowledge of biomedical approaches, sulfation and the disordered chemistry of Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD and realizes that there is ‘no one size fits all diet’. Julie tailors to the unique biochemical and health needs of each individual.

Julie Matthews
Julie Matthews Certified Nutrition Consultant

Martin has worked as the Operations and Business Development Manager for Nourishing Hope since it’s inception.

He holds an undergraduate degree in Business and Industrial Psychology from California State University, Hayward, and a master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. Martin works to bring together parents, professionals and resources that allow hope for health recovery and disease prevention.

Martin Matthews
Martin Matthews Director