Nourishing Hope for Autism

Nutrition Intervention for Healing Our Children

Third edition © 2008

 

Julie Matthews, CNC

Autism Nutrition Expert

Defeat Autism Now! Practitioner

 

Description of Nourishing Hope

Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD

What doctors say about this book

Mercury poisoning – what to do about it

What parents say about this book

Autism cured by heavy metal chelation

What Your Doctor Might NOT Tell You About Children’s Vacccinations

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Table of Contents
 
 
How to read this book
Preface
Introduction
Biochemical imbalances create a neurological disorder
Part one – genetics, environmental and biochemical  factors
The etiology of autism: genetics and environmental
Toxins can alter genetics
Environment and biochemistry: effects upon each other
Genetics
G-alpha protein defect
Polymorphisms associated with methylation
Other polymorphisms
Epigenetics and DNA methylation
Family history and common disorders
Environmental factors and bichemical impact
Mercury toxicity
Types of mercury
Effects of mercury
Mercury in autism
Sources of exposure
Amalgams
Diet
Air
Vaccines and what they used to contain
Vaccines and what they contain now, including synergistic impact
Other heavy metals
Environmental toxins
Vaccinations and immune function
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination
Measles
Congenital rubella
DTP (diptheria, tetanusm, and pertussis) vaccination
Candida overgrowth
Ear infections/antibiotics
Food sensitivities
Methylation, transsulfuration and sulfation
Transsulfuration
Glutathione
Metallothioneins
Sulfation
Basics and background on sulfate and sulfation
Sulfation function, research and clinical observation
Causes of faulty sulfation
Sulfation and phenols
Sulfate and sulfation in systems impaired in autism
Sulfate and detoxification
Sulfate in gut and brain permeability
Sulfate and digestion
Sulfate and neurodevelopment
Sulfate and immune function
Common physiological implications in asd
Liver and detoxification
Liver function
Detoxification in autism
Immune system and inflammation
Immune system
Inflammation and immune function in autism
Asthma
GI tract and digestion
Digestive function in autsim
Constipation
Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
Endocrine and glandular function
Thyroid
Adrenals
Pancreas
Tying it all back to the brain
Sleep
Seizures
Pyroluria
Part two – compendium of  nutritional strategies
Impact of nutrients
Common deficiencies
Determining deficiencies
Assessments and testing
GI health assessment
Toxins and detoxification assessments
Nutritional status assessments
Hormones assessments
DNA assessments
Getting started with supplements
Vitamins
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
B6 and magnesium
Vitamin B12
Folic acid
Inositol
Biotin
Vitamin D
Vitamin K
Multivitamin/mineral formula
Minerals
Magnesium
Zinc
Calcium
Selenium
Amino acids
DMG (dimethylglycine) and TMG (trimethylglycine)
NAC (N-acetyl cysteine)
Glutathione
Amino acid formulas
Essential fatty acids
Omega-3
Omega-6 and GLA
Omega-9
Fatty acid balance
GI supplements
Digestive enzymes
Probiotics
Butyric acid
Additional supplements
Colostrum
Transfer factors
Phosphatidylcholine
Medicinal mushrooms
Glyconutrients
Coenzyme Q10 (coQ10)
Pycnogenol
Electrolytes
Sulfates
DMAE   
5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan)
Adrenal extract or glandular
Lectin lock and nag
Melatonin
Herbs
Salt
ASD diet options
Gluten-and casein-free diet (gfcf)
Specific carbohydrate diet (scd)
The body ecology diet
Nourishing traditions/weston a price diet (nt/wap)
Food sensitvities
Elimination diet
Rotation diet
Feingold diet and phenol protocol
Low oxalate diet (lod)
Feast without yeast
Raw food diet
Paleolithic diet
Gut and psychology syndrome (gaps) diet
Ketogenic diet
Coping with picky eaters
Part three – holistic guide to nutrition interventions
Holistic nutrition approach – step by step
#1 cleaning up the diet
Artificial ingredients/food additives
Msg (monosodium glutamate)
Artificial sweeteners
Trans fats and hydrogenated fats
Pesticides
Genetically modified organisms (gmo’s)
#2 cleaning up the home
Chlorine bleach and other chemical cleaners
Perfumes or fragrance
Building materials and solvents (paint, aerosols)
Fluoride
Fabric softeners
Petroleum jelly and mineral oil
Plastics/phthalates
Cooking
#3 supplement basics
#4 diet basics
Fat
Protein
Grass-fed pastured animal foods
Vegetarians and soy
Carbohydrates
Sugar
#5 choosing a foundational asd diet
Gluten-free and casein-free
Specific carbohydrate diet
Body ecology diet
Nourishing traditions/ weston a price
Tips for the first step asd diet implementation
#6 addressing food intolerances: food sensitivities and phenols
Food sensitivities/allergies
Assessing food sensitivities
Food sensitivities and infants
Salicylates and phenols
#7 evolving the diet: nutrition boosters
Increasing the quality of the foods your child already eats
Sneaking nutrients in the diet, even with picky eaters
Nutrient-dense foods
Mineral-rich broths and stocks
Juicing
Sneaing in nutrients
Soaking and fermenting
Soaking and fermenting”seeds”
Fermented foods
#8 refining the asd diet
#9 cleaning up the gut
Balance intestinal flora and support digestion
Yeast (candida)
Parasites
Supplements to help the gut
#10 Supplement specifics
#11 Support immune function
Viral/bacterial defence
Reducing inflammation
#12 detoxification
Supporting detoxification
Chelation
Sweating and far infrared saunas
Progress and regression
Conclusion
Appendicies
Appendix I – Developmental Characteristics Of Autism
Appendix II – Comparison Of Characteristics Of Mercury Poiosning & Autism
Appendix III – Points To Consider For Vaccination
Appendix IV – Yeast Diet
Appendix V – Gluten And Casein Free Diet
Appendix VI – Parent Ratings Of Interventions
Appendix VII – Phenol Protocol
Appendix VIII – Raw Dairy
Appendix IX – Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) Summary
Appendix X – Elimination Diet
Appendix XI – Salicylates In Foods
Appendix XII – Feingold Diet
Appendix XIII – Failsafe Diet
Appendix XIV –Low Oxalate Diet (LOD)
Resources
Bibliography
Index
About The Author

 Phone order to (425) 557-8299 or Download fax and mail order form

 


       

 


Description of Nourishing Hope

Biological Treatments for Autism and PDD

What doctors say about this book

Mercury poisoning – what to do about it

What parents say about this book

Autism cured by heavy metal chelation

What Your Doctor Might NOT Tell You About Children’s Vacccinations



 

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