Certified Nutrition Consultant
Julie is dedicated to improving people's health through nutrition consultation,
specialized diets, and holistic wellness coaching.
She studied holistic nutrition through California state certified Bauman
College: Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and hold a
Bachelor of Science from U.C. Davis in Agricultural and Managerial
Economics. Julie is a member of the National Association of Nutrition
presents for Nourishing
Our Children Campaign (Weston
A. Price Foundation, San Francisco), and host a weekly radio
Sandwich" that airs Thursdays @ Noon, on 89.5FM KPOO in
Autism and Pregnancy Specialties
Julie has been a Defeat Autism Now (DAN!)
Practitioner for seven years, currently presents at the national DAN!
conferences, and is the author of the award-winning book on diet and nutrition for autism Nourishing
Hope for Autism.. Overall, Nourishing Hope comprises her book, a monthly show on Autism
One Radio (particular to autism), a new Blogsite, NourishingHope.com,
a Facebook Group, and an upcoming community website for knowledge sharing among families dealing
Her love for healthy babies led her to create Nourish
The Future; workshops and cooking classes for all stages of pregnancy
from preconception to postpartum. Julie particularly enjoys speaking to
Mom's groups, classes of midwives, doulas, or other holistic pregnancy
practitioners, or private schools groups such as her friends at Waldorf.
Holistic Nutrition Philosophy
Julie's nutrition "philosophy" (that she refers to as "holistic
nutrition") involves trusting the innate wisdom of the body and its millions
of years of evolution. While she utilizes supplements and herbs to assist with
imbalances, she believes the best way to take in nutrients is how Mother Nature
intended - through the foods we eat. She focuses on Traditional Healing Foods
(avoiding modern food processing) as much as possible because organic whole
foods, unprocessed dairy, traditional fermented foods, and other nutrient-dense
foods are ideal ways to build nutrient reserves and support healing. Holistic
nutrition addresses the whole person; including lifestyle, mind, body, spirit/energy,
as well as how our food supply affects environment, animals, and the foods
Julie's multifaceted approach to holistic health stems from her own journey
to wellness. Dedicated to supporting the improvement of her clients' health,
she creates nutrition and lifestyle plans that best suit each person and can
assist their navigation through the world of complimentary therapies. Her supportive "coaching" approach
helps accelerate the realization of your health goals.
Since she understands how nutrition affects health and wellness, her prolific
knowledge of biochemistry helps Julie identify specific foods and therapeutic
nutrients to address a wide range of physical disturbances. She collaborates
with many local physicians, naturopaths, and acupuncturists to discuss nutritional
insights that aid their clients' healing.
"The more I learn about different imbalances, the
more I’m convinced that most chronic disease stems from a combination
of environmental exposures and genetic predispositions (sometimes created
by toxin exposure). In addition to the toxins in our world, the stressful
attitudes and beliefs we hold as a culture and individually, all affect
our health. Proper nutrition helps to naturally balance the body's systems
and aids in restoring overall health."
When the body is:
- Burdened or overburdened by toxins
- Exposed to stress (physical or emotional)
- Not digesting properly
- Not detoxifying adequately
- In a state of dysbiosis (imbalance of good and bad bacteria or microorganisms
Imbalances may result related to:
- Digestive malabsorption and microbial imbalance
- Oxidative stress
- Immune system - over or under active
- Hormone or neurotransmitter imbalance
- Detoxification insufficiency
Bioindividuality is key to nutrition. It is essential to understand as much
as possible about the biochemical needs and environmental factors that are
unique to each individual in order to best provide a customized nutrition plan.
People are affected differently by toxins, diet, and stressors. Julie works
with clients as their “nutrition detective” to help uncover which
foods are not tolerated by an individual, and well as the foods and nutrients
one can most benefit from given their circumstance and health objectives.
Focus on Children and Families
From the onset of her nutrition studies and professional career, Julie has
specialized in Autistic Spectrum Disorders (including ADHD). Her passion for
helping children fuels her drive to learn and find answers in order to best
serve parents and children facing this epidemic. She has extensive knowledge
of biomedical approaches, sulfation, and the disordered chemistry of ASDs.
Her experience with childhood imbalances sparked her interest with consulting
and educating women to optimize baby's health early – during pregnancy
and before conception. Supporting the nourishment of children and families
is her personal mission; she provides healthy food choices and insights that
are practical and delicious. Her approach is unique to the health needs, lifestyle,
and desire of each woman, partner, and family. In addition to family nutrition
(including dads), Julie works with most common health needs including digestion,
weight loss, high cholesterol, and blood sugar.
Julie offers in person consultations at her office in San Francisco, and works
with clients from around the world by telephone, e-mail, and iChat.