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Discover how to make food and nutrition choices that can improve the health, learning, and behavior of your child.

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The Book

Conditions like ADHD and autism are whole body disorders, where the body affects the brain. When we address the body with good food and nutrition parents can see calmer, more focused children when they dial in the specific ingredients or foods that may be problematic for them. I have seen this time and time again in my own practice. My book teaches you what to be aware of, what to avoid, what to add in, and even has delicious recipes to take the guesswork out of cooking foods that heal rather than hurt.

10% of children today suffer from ADHD, over 6 million in the United States alone. This book shares  the scientific evidence that food and nutrition matters for those with ADHD, autism, and anxiety. Learn how to use diet and nutrition choices to help your child with ADHD or other special needs by getting this ground-breaking book. It explains WHY and HOW diet helps, and WHAT to do to get started to support your child’s attention and focus right now.

In this book, you discover:

  • Why nutrition helps (backed by 70+ scientific studies)
  • How the body affects the brain, and what you can do 
  • Practical support and strategies for picky eaters
  • Meal planning for gluten-free/dairy-free and grain-free diets
  • Favorite kid-friendly recipes

What’s inside


Chapter 1: What the Science Says

Explains the underlying biochemistry of ADHD, autism, anxiety, and childhood disorders, and the scientific rationale for making improved food and nutrition choices.


Chapter 2: Diets and Nutrition That Help

Presents the most effective healing diets and provides an easy-to-understand model of what a nourishing diet can look like for the whole family.


Chapter 3: What if You Have a Picky Eater

Reveals hidden factors that affect pickiness and gives practical suggestions for expanding diet and providing adequate nutrition.


Chapter 4: How to Begin and Succeed at a Special Diet

Provides experienced “How To” guidance for following a special diet and cooking healthy meals.


Chapter 5: Kid-friendly Recipes

Includes easy to prepare ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner with kid-approved favorites that support body and brain.

“Julie has changed the lives of so many children and opened up a way for parents to heal their children”

“She brings hope to us as parents who are striving to help our children”

“Julie is a genius! Her intellect and intuition combine in perfect harmony”

This book breaks down the complex science into easy-to-understand concepts, along with practical tips, meal planning strategies, and recipes that can make the world of difference for your child’s attention, focus, and mood.

the author

Julie Matthews is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and published nutrition researcher specializing in complex neurological conditions, particularly ADHD and autism spectrum disorders. She is the author of the award-winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, and co-author of a study proving the efficacy of nutrition and dietary intervention for autism published in the peer-reviewed journal, Nutrients. Julie’s approach is based on the BioIndividual Nutrition® needs of each person and stems from her 20 years of work with ADHD and autism.

Using autism as a model for complex chronic disease, her approach and methodology help parents and practitioners specializing in varied disorders improve the health and healing of their children and clients. Julie has a private nutrition practice in San Francisco, California, and supports families and clinicians from around the world with her nutrition learning tools and professional training courses.


of this Book

Get Julie Matthews’ report,
“What the Science Says”
to know WHY food & nutrition
matter and HOW to help your child
right away!