Feedback and Testimonials
Children's Nutrition and Autism
“"I am a DAN doctor treating many Autistic kids. After treating
hundreds of Autistic kids, I havecome to the conclusion thatdiet is the most
important part of effective treatment for autism. The diets can be very
complicated and challenging to implement. Julie is knowledgeable in the
various nutritional approaches, and is very dedicated and conscientious –-
she is one of my key resources. I feel that we are very fortunate to have
a nutritionist as excellent as Julie to help us with navigating this very crucial
part of the getting our kids well." - Miriam Jang, M.D.
“"Thank goodness for Julie!!!! We have a three year
old autistic child who faces the common problem of food allergies and being
on the gluten/casein diet. He also has extremely high copper levels and
difficulties with phenols, dyes and fragrances. I didn't know what foods
and household items (lotions, bath soaps,shampoos, etc.) to use with this child.
Julie worked with his DAN doctor to help get his bio-medical needs under
control and helped us set up a schedule for the vitamins and supplements. We
now have solid bowels, better sleep, andhis coloring and skin are much better.
Now that Tyler's system is becoming balanced and healthy his brain is free to
learn and heal."- Toni Richards
“"Julie's nutritional expertise in ASDs is driven by a heart to
serve her clients. She provides helpful information as well as powerful
and detailed therapeutic advice. I'd recommend Julie to any of my patients."
- Dave Traver, M.D.
“"Julie spoke at our mom's meeting today and she was wonderful.
She’s an incredible source of information, personable, and practice what
she preaches. She is obviously committed to healthy kids. She had so much
to share. I would hire her as a personal consultant without hesitation."
- Jessica Lanning
“"Julie's knowledge on nutrition and health is invaluable for addressing
the complex dietary and supplementations needs of our young daughter.
We continue to rely on her for sound recommendations, thorough nutrition plans,
and expert advice that make a great difference to our daughter’s health.”
- K. Carleton
Pregnancy/Pre-conception/Nourish the Future Classes
“The Pre-Conception Program was fabulous. After every single class, I
walked out of the room feeling energized and inspired about the prospect of
starting a healthy family. Also, I gained confidence as I learned through all
modules. Julie's high energy and enthusiasm created a fun and positive class
atmosphere. Her positive attitude made it easy for me to ask all kinds of questions.
After completing the pre-conception program, I am still using the reading materials
to look up information. I am happy that I attended this course to have a comprehensive
knowledge and understanding that are vital to starting a healthy family. I recommend
it to anyone who is thinking about starting a family.” - Mary G.
“The class provides a wealth of information for anyone that is pregnant,
thinking about becoming pregnant or who works with pregnant women. Julie presents
a variety of information in a clear and organized manner. I learned so much
from this class!" - Katie Louderback
“Julie has been a wonderful source of practical information about healthful
living. She's helped me focus on key areas to improve my health and feeling
of well-being. As a new mom, I've really appreciated her warm and thoughtful
guidance.” – Lida Morgenstein
“I participated in Julie's pre-pregnancy class to gear up for my second
pregnancy and wished so much that I'd taken it in time for my first. Julie's
knowledge is deep and research-based and her class was incredibly useful, inspiring,
eye-opening, and practical. Because of her class I've entered a new world of
thinking and reading about both nutrition and general wellness for which I am
so grateful.” - Kirsten Steward Beckwith
“Julie provides extensive knowledge about the nutritional needs of pregnancy
and how to prepare your body to have the healthiest pregnancy possible. I
highly recommend her preconception series and individual counseling." -
Leah Redwood, Licensed Midwife, Sacred Body Midwifery
“I loved the class. It was informative, interesting, and fun. Before
taking your class, I didn't pay much attention to nutrition, but now, I'm all
about eating organic and reading labels (and not just for the calories). I also
learned a lot about all of the options that pregnant women have with midwives,
doulas, Chinese medicine, etc. I recommend your class.” - F. Price
"Thanks for getting me started on the kombucha (from the fermenting class).
I’ve been making it non-stop since the class and love it." - Student:
Recipe for a Healthy Family
“Thanks for an inspiring day of food.” - Ali Sant
General and Adult Nutrition
“Julie Matthews is my preferred referral in San Francisco for my patients
who need in-depth nutrition counseling. She works in a collaborative, personable
and professional manner and I've found her work to be of great value. I recommend
her highly." - Carl Hangee-Bauer
“After seeing several doctors, working with Julie is refreshing.
She listened to my concerns and sought a solution, not a “quick fix.”
Julie taught me what was going on with my body and what it needed. For
the first time in years, I’m feeling better from the inside out."
- Jeni Prahser
“I met Julie Matthews when my acupuncturist,
Marina McBrearty recommended her to me. In
March 2004, I found myself ready to finally embrace
major changes in self-care. Julie has
been extremely helpful and supportive in what I call
my “nutritional quest.” I asked Julie
at our first meeting, “please don’t tell
me what I can’t have instead work with me on
what I can eat and why.” With
her help, I have been able to begin and maintain
the diet that my body really needs. There
has been no shortage of Julie’s insight, from
her personal determination to overcome her own nutrition
issues and her professional training. In
working with Julie I am confident in my approach
to Mind/Body nutrition - an area of my life that
has seldom seen so much insight. I have
received a practical, no-nonsense understanding of
why enzymes and amino acids and vitamins can be helpful
and how to properly use them based on my specific
needs. One element that has helped me
greatly is to approach these changes as a lifestyle
change that will lead to my enjoying my life better
and hopefully longer.
Working with Julie has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
I recommend working with Julie if you have struggled with trying different approaches
to health and haven’t found the right fit or if you are suffering silently
with painful side effects from eating and you don’t understand why."
- Traci Teraoka
Energy work/ Bioenergy Balancing
“I came to see Julie originally for my extensive food allergies and she
was extremely helpful with nutritional information and ideas on what I could
eat. When she mentioned that she also did energy work I was intrigued.
I wanted to be well and if she thought it might help I was willing to
try it. Now within a few short months I am completely well! I feel
better than I have for felt for years and I know that the energy work was an
integral part of my healing process. It made all the difference for me.
I used to get giant hives from oranges and had to carry around a bee sting
kit for years just in case I was exposed accidentally to oranges. I am
now drinking orange juice for breakfast! I could hardly eat anything when
I came to see her and now I can eat whatever I want. It has changed my
life and I am so grateful that Julie and Amy were able to help me. I am
so happy to be well!" - Dawn Reneau