Julie Matthews, Certified Nutrition Consultant and author of award winning book, Nourishing Hope for Autism, is interviewed by host of the Anxiety Summit, Trudy Scott, Food Mood Expert and Nutritionist, author of The Antianxiety Food Solution.
BioIndividual Nutrition for Anxiety: How special diets and avoiding certain foods can support individuals with anxiety
- how the body and brain are connected
- opiates, salicylates, amines, glutamates and oxalates
- how special diets can help: GFCF, GAPS, low oxalate diet, FODMAPs
- how to support biochemical pathways such as sulfation and methylation
Here are some great gems from my interview with Julie:
the brain is not this isolated island all by itself: it is connected to the body and all the biochemistry in the body affects what’s going on in the brain
different people might have similar biochemical pathways that are impaired, but they may manifest that differently – for some, with anxiety, some might have ADHD, some might have autism
gut flora is a really important factor in mood
I highly recommend Julie’s book Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing Our Children
And Julie shared this about her book and her work
My book is called Nourishing Hope for Autism, but a lot of people that have other conditions get my book, particularly because I call kids with autism the canaries in the coalmine. They’re the ones that are telling us that our world is too toxic, there’s too many stressors, it’s too deficient in nutrients, and we need to change our ways by adding more nutrition, more absorbable forms of supplements, getting supplements in general, eating good foods that are nutrient dense. These principles are principles that apply, in my experience, to almost all healing. So we learn a lot from the kids with autism on how it might apply to anxiety and other conditions.
We discussed the overlaps we see in autism and mood disorders: digestive issues, neurotransmitter deficiencies, gluten issues, low blood sugar, pyroluria etc.
Here is an article on Dr MacFabe’s work on gut bacteria: Spotlight on the Gut Bacteria-Brain Connection in Autism
Get your free gifts from Julie:
Using Food and Nutrition to Improve Autism and ADHD (includes info on some of the special diets even though title is about autism/ADHD)
Two hour oxalate interview and transcript (for Practitioners)
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