Speaker Series




is pleased to make available at special event pricing:


Nourishing Hope:
            Nutrition Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders
                                                                                  - Julie Matthews, NC        


Julie is making her book available to those attending her Speaking Event at a special price. 
Parents Listen has arranged a special printing of the book here in Toronto to make it available without the cost of US shipping/duty/brokerage. 
Please pre-order this book at www.parentslisten.org until Dec. 12, 2007.  The price is $30 and this includes shipping/handling.

About the book: 

Nourishing Hope is a compendium of seven years clinical nutrition experience and intense research. It outlines all of the major autism diets including GFCF, SCD, Body Ecology, Feingold, low oxalate diet, Weston A. Price, and more. The book provides a comprehensive understanding of malfunctioning metabolic processes and explains the impact of nutrition on the biochemistry of children with autism. Detailed steps for dietary intervention are included and a roadmap for getting started, evolving, and customizing the varied approaches. The book contains practical insight garnered through parents’ anecdotal experience with nutrition & diet intervention - even for picky eaters!

Click here to link to Julie's homepage about the book, or read below.




To Parents:

I hope this book will educate and empower your active role in choosing and co-creating with your health care practitioner the best path for your child. While we all need help and guidance, decisions regarding the direction to take with your child’s health are uniquely personal. There is new, changing, and controversial information and only you can decide what directions you are willing to go. My desire is that this book will assist you in discussing information and strategizing approaches with your healthcare practitioners. It is for you, the courageous parents, and your children, that I press on in search of answers and more ways to help.

To Doctors:
I hope this book will inform you, your practice, and your efforts to help these children. You who are diligently on the front lines with these kids, their parents, and the many institutions trying both discover what is going on, and how to best provide help. I honor your work and intend to serve as best I can the continually emerging body of knowledge and practice that nourishes hope for parents, practitioners, and the children we love.

To Nutrition and Holistic Colleagues:
I hope this book inspires interest in applying your knowledge of health and healing in even broader ways. We are in this together. There are many children and families out there who need our help. May this book (and my experience and research) help further your work. Your experience, thoughts, and suggestions are welcome.

Julie Matthews


 Professional Praise for Nourishing Hope
 “Nourishing Hope by Julie Matthews, is doing just that for parents of autistic spectrum children. Julie joins a small group of doctors, researchers and parents who believe there are reasons to be hopeful and interventions worth trying. Nourishing Hope covers the complex topics of environmental, biochemical, and nutritional factors affecting our children with clear explanations and helpful suggestions. This is an important addition to the library of "must read" books for parents of autistic spectrum kids and the doctors who treat them.”

- Lisa Lewis, Ph.D., Author, Special Diets for Special Kids

“Julie is a gifted nutritionist. She elucidates the nuances and biochemical imbalances involved in ASD with a clear understanding of how to use nutrition and natural supplements to correct these imbalances. I encourage parents and practitioners alike to read Nourishing Hope to gain a comprehensive understanding of how to optimize the health and well-being of these truly special children.”

- Elisa Song, M.D., Pediatrician and DAN! Doctor

“ Nourishing Hope is an excellent resource for both families with ASD children and the clinicians treating them. Julie Matthews has done a superb job in bringing together vital, complex information and distilling it into a single no-nonsense, easy-to-use guide through the maze of ASD interventions, and succeeds in doing just as it claims: Nourishing Hope.”

- Kara N. Fitzgerald, N.D., Department of Science & Education, Metametrix Clinical Laboratory

“ Julie Matthews’ approach to nutrition, diet and supplementation provides a unique blend of traditional and holistic approaches. Her mastery of these is superb and very practical."

- John Hicks, M.D. Medical Director, Pathways Medical & Holistic Health Center

“ Nourishing Hope is one of the best books written on dietary interventions for autism. It approaches treatment completely unbiased as opposed to ‘it worked for my child so it will work for yours.’ Julie appreciates and understands the differences in the need to customize.”

- Betsy Hicks, Diet Counselor, Pathways Medical & Holistic Health Center