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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the Nourishing Hope for Autism Summit that has everyone talking about the new science that proves there are ways to improve many of some of our challenging symptoms!

The world is being Bamboozled into believing that autism and SPD can be ignored because there’s not much that can help us. Did you know that’s not true? And how many of us there actually are now? Statistics show that 1 in 36 children are now on the autism spectrum. (1 in 28 boys!)

Unfortunately, TODAY is the last day for the discounted purchase option for the Summit.   And they take pay pal credit too!  So  if you need it ( And you likely DO!- trust me. I have It.) be sure not to miss this great bundle price.  Tomorrow the price goes up.

Of the presentations I’ve heard thus far/ the speakers (Most of whom I’ve heard speak on these topics at least once)  are exceptional!

See some of exactly what you’ll end up missing if you don’t claim your free access pass now  HERE. At least to catch a possible free replay.


Don’t Miss This One…

I am thrilled to invite you to attend the Nourishing Hope for Autism Summit!

This online summit began TODAY, Monday, July 30th, and there is no cost to attend.

For 16 years, my friend and colleague, Julie Matthews has provided scientifically based nutrition strategies that help the symptoms and behaviors associated with Autism, ADHD and other developmental delays. Now, she is co-author of a peer-reviewed 12-month research study that substantiates the approach.  ( You can access that study buy reading a different recent post or two on this blog)

So she has gathered twenty-five leading experts to present the science, their clinical results, and steps practitioners and parents can take to help children with Autism.


There are 3 Tracks – something for everyone!

Here’s are some of our favorites…

Foundational nutrition track includes:

Support for picky eaters

Gluten-free and dairy-free diet
Inspiring meal diets from celebrity Chef Pete Evans
Improving behavior naturally
GMOs and Glyphosate

Advanced track includes:

Anxiety, Aggression, OCD with Trudy Scott, CN
Ketogenic diet with Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
Cannabis with David Berger, MD
The “Dirt” on the Real Problem That Your Doctor is not Telling You About (Mitochondrial Dysfunction) with Maya Shetreat, MD
The Immune System and Autism: Autism as a Neuroimmune Condition with Elisa Song, MD

Practitioner track includes:

Methylation with Ben Lynch, ND
Lyme with Deitrich Klinghardt, MD
Mold, histamine and mast cell activation with Jill Carnahan, MD
Oxalates, the inflammasome, and autoimmunity with Susan Owens

The strategies you will learn are science-backed approaches that are effective at improving the symptoms of autism and related childhood disorders.

This summit is unique because it focuses in on diet and nutrition to improve autism and related disorders – and is a cohesive educational event. Each conversation will leave you with actionable takeaways you can try at home, research further, or ask your physician about.

Gain the knowledge and confidence to put hope into action.

After Registering you should get the weeks schedule in your e-mail with the Speakers and there topics for each day. If you don’t, please e-mail support to get it.

See you on the Summit – together we are nourishing hope.

Alexandrea Van Der Tuin


Major Study connects -Nutrition effects ASD, IBS, and SPD

Here’s the Press Release on Julie Matthew’s Nourishing Hope website. It’s a briefer easier read then the full study. And supports what some of the Functional Medicine and Autism world has been saying now for initially about a little over a decade ago.

Julie Matthews- Founder of Nourishing Hope -Helps Prove The Nutrition and ASD Connection!

I received this Important e-mail on May 31, 2018 – You need to see this.
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Arizona State University Study Proves 
That Nutrition And Dietary Intervention 
Effective at Improving Autism

Contrary to historical medical beliefs and public education and perception, new controlled twelve-month study by Arizona State University professor shows a direct and irrefutable correlation between nutrition and healing autism symptoms.


“The positive results of this study confirm that a comprehensive nutritional and dietary intervention is proven and effective in improving non-verbal IQ, Autism behaviors, developmental age, and other symptoms in most individuals with ASD,” says Dr. James Adams, Director of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Click Here to Download the Study


The study measured the effects of six nutritional interventions introduced over the course of a year, including supplementation and a healthy allergen-free diet.



Click Here To Read The Complete Press Release  Alexandrea- The bloggers comments-  I’ll put the URL/link to this on this blog in a separate post.  Many people will be able to understand the Press Release.  It is much shorter and easier to digest then the full study which is more suited for health professionals who specialize in helping this community. The full study is also for parents and HF adults who can understand the full study.  And those whom can accept the realities it supports.



To your health,

Julie Matthews, Founder, BioIndividual Nutrition Institute 
Founder, Nourishing Hope for Autism

Nourishing Hope For Autism Summit-

This post is mostly written buy the Julie Matthews team after the first two paragraphs-  What bothers ASD and SPD children is often also what bothers adults with it as well. Whether your aware of it or not. Research backs this up. 

  I’m personally defiantly most interested in seeing the series of 5 “practitioner level” talks, which we will replay on a special encore day.  I hope they will offer knowledge to me that isn’t heavily recycled  from other Summit’s/books/speakers.

I am thrilled to invite you to the Nourishing Hope for Autism Summit – Free Online!

For 16 years, Julie Matthews of Nourishing Hope has provided scientifically based nutrition strategies that heal the symptoms and behaviors associated with Autism, ADHD, ADD and other developmental delays. Now, she has gathered twenty five leading experts to present the science, their clinical results, and steps parents can take right in their own kitchen to help their children with Autism.

Starting today, you can register to attend the online summit for free here:

Along the way you will:

– Discover nutrition and related strategies proven to improve the health, learning, and behavior of those with autism.
– Hear from scientists and wellness professionals together in conversation about how children with autism can recover – and how food, diet, and nutrition choices, as well as functional medicine strategies, can help.

– Learn about the underlying biochemistry of autism, therapeutic diets, supplements, and remedies that are supportive, and environmental toxins to avoid.

The strategies you will learn are science-backed approaches that are effective at improving the symptoms of autism and related childhood disorders.

Register  at the URL//link above

This summit is unique because it focuses in on diet and nutrition to improve autism and related disorders – and is a cohesive educational event. Each conversation will leave you with actionable takeaways you can try at home, research further, or ask your physician about.

Register to attend -while it’s still free and gain the knowledge and confidence to put hope into action.

Together we are nourishing hope!

The Blogger who GETS IT!,

Alexandrea Van Der Tuin


PS- This post is on this blog because the Summit is very specific to those who are  meant to benefit from this specific  blogs topic(s).  While the Summit certainly may also help those with MCS and others, it is certainly more geared for helping those with complex IBS, Intestinal Permeability, and Sensory Processing Disorders.

PSS- And we have a series of 5 “practitioner level” talks, which we will replay on a special encore day. I’ll share more on those in the coming weeks

Supplements great for those with ASD and normal blood work?

First off supplements unlike prescription meds rarely if ever are covered in the U.S. under health insurance plans. There sometimes very expensive. Especially the most natural, GMO free, Gluten free, and dairy free ones with no artificial colors, dies, flavors, or any other bad stuff including extra unneeded intolerant ingredients. Making them out of reach cost wise for many of us. Especially adults without parental or partner payment assistance for them.

They also take a little extra work to find the right one if a nutritionist or other holistically trained individual doesn’t advise you specifically on the right brand, or form of the supplement that will work for you. Tip- the Holistic Practitioners and or Amazon may only have the higher quality version of each supplement that could be ideal for you or your loved one. ( Same is true for other stuff too like Protein Powder)

However, the effectiveness of them on the SPD, ASD, sensitive community is discussed on Julie Matthew’s blog where she shares new research studies on the effects of Supplements and Vitamins on children and adults with ASD. Her blog entry is interesting and I recommend you check it out here Julie Matthew’s on Supplement need with ASD

via PressSync

Special Needs week long Summit, discount- nutrition

  Remember Alison Morris, the nutritionist with over a decade of experience specializing in special needs nutrition? I received the below e-mail YESTERDAY.  I copied and pasted it, and then edited it slightly for you below.  Well she had a great, week long Autism Summit Conference completely online! It was free, when it was live and 24 hrs after it OnlY. And all that week you could purchase all the recordings for the price you see below. Then it doubled in price. For 1 week only (And during it, I did purchase this, if your curious) and buy the way, I’ve heard other online week long conferences. And all though the others were good (Or atleast certain speakers in them) I didn’t buy the others.   I will be DEFIantly be posting more about Alison Morris’s efforts in the future. And I’m part of Full Parenting, already. Although, not a parent. And am NOT recommending her new Mindset, ( Taking time out for yourself) parenting course for all parents. The one she mentions below. ( I don’t recommend it to some, who aren’t NT’s. ( Neuro-typical).)  However, I’ve not taken it. And am atleast, not this year. 

    So, I highly suspect she’ll (Alison,) have another great week long online Summit next year that again will be free for a limited time. And off course, in my upcoming newsletter e-mails (As I learn of them),  I’ll deFinantly tell you of future online free conferences. Regardless, of if Alison Morris, hosts them or not. And I know of some coming up (Just not anytime super soon, yet- that I find worthy enough to tell you about, relevant to Sensory Solutions) Buy the way, some of the advice in her Summit ( And elsewhere to be honest) is GrEaT for populations that aren’t just Autistic.  Please note, the additional bonus from purchasing the Summit recordings too! 

    Although I defiantly,  recommend buying the summit recordings. This DOES NOT mean I recommend you do everything all the speakers say, for yourself, or someone you care about.  Purchasing this I believe will also put you on her mailing list automatically. However, you do NOT need to purchase anything to get on it. You can just go sign up for it hear.  And then ignore- parts of these posts I share, (Or future e- mails out about some of her stuff). Everything I edited or added to the e- mail below I have underlined for you. Feel free once on her mailing list to e-mail her if you need more info on her EFT class. Or to get the initial e-mail invite on it. She e-mailed me about that initially seperatly but, because this blog is what it is, I don’t feel comfortable at this time sharing that e- mail.  

   Tip- excluding the Summit package ( and possibly a couple other things), if you become a Full Potential Parenting Member which is 10$ a month or a reduced price option paid at once at an annual price. I think it’s 100$. You can get a discount on nearly everything else she sells/ offers. As long as you are a current, Full Potential Parenting, Member. 

Here’s her e-mail to me and all of you now too! 


Alexandrea.( that’s me!) , one year ago today I launched Full Potential Parenting to bring information and inspiration to parents of challenging children.

Over the last year, I’m proud to say that I’ve interviewed more than 45 practitioners, therapists, doctors, and parents about a wide range of approaches to healing — for our children and for ourselves.

I didn’t want other parents to have to work so hard to find information that could help them move forward on their healing journey with their child.

To celebrate, I’m offering the downloads of the interviews from the Healing our Children 2014 World Summit for one week only for the summit sale price of $49. The Summit featured interviews with amazing speakers like Dr. Martha Herbert, Bruce Lipton, Dr. Anju Usman, Bryan Post, Dr. Kendal Stewart, and many others. For a listing of all the speakers and the topics they covered, go here.  Purchase at the bottom of that page. 

  Free Bonus,  if you buy the Summit package !  All 27 interviews from the first three seasons of the Full Potential Parenting show will become available to you at no charge! I urge you to spend some time listening to those interviews on a wide range of topics, from Cranialsacral therapy to Essential Oils, from Audio-Visual Entrainment to Developmental Optometry, and from Homeopathy to Neurological Reorganization. Plus so many more.

(If you’d prefer to listen to those interviews on your own devices, the mp3s will be available to you as well!) 

Finally, just a reminder that registration is still open for my online EFT class: Stress Relief for Struggling Parents that starts next Thursday, May 22.

You can find out more about the class, including a week-by-week description of the course content, and why you should consider taking a class for yourself when your child still needs so much help here. I hope you’ll check it out and consider joining us to learn how tapping could transform your parenting and your life.

I’m excited about another year of insightful interviews with fabulous guests and hope you are too! (Coming up soon, Kelly Dorfman, author of Cure Your Child With Food, and Angelika Lemke – a homeopath who specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum, and with tricky issues like Lyme, PANDAs, and more.)

Thank you for going on this journey of discovery with me!

To hope and healing,