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Julie's Services

Nutrition Services Holistic Services
  • Nutrition Consultation
  • Speaking / Presentations
  • Workshops and Cooking Classes
  • Holistic Wellness Packages
  • Detoxification
  • Bioenergy Balancing and Reiki
  • HypnoNutrition

Nutrition Consultations

Julie provides nutrition consultations in person and by phone. Whether local or in another state, many of Julie’s clients prefer phone consultations for their convenience. Phone appointments are very effective and provide the same level of consultation – for which we are able to use email, mail, and fax to share information and documents.

In person consulations are at Healthful Living located in San Francisco, in the Haight Ashbury district.

Nutrition consultations may include the following:

  • Specialized food/meal/diet recommendations to address your particular health needs
  • Foods and substances to avoid, and suggested substitutions
  • Specialty diet guidelines and shopping lists
  • Recipe and food preparation suggestions
  • Nutritional and herbal supplementation
  • Detoxification programs
  • Exercise and stress reduction suggestions
  • Body fat analysis *
  • Computer analysis of diet *
  • Bioenergy balancing *
  • Hypnotherapy *

* separate fee

How Consultations are Structured

Initial Appointment
(75-90 minutes)
  • Prior to initial appointment, you may download the forms, fill them out, and send them back to Julie via fax or e-mail.
  • Prior to the initial consultation, Julie will review your Nutrition Questionnaire and any lab tests you may have included.
  • During initial appointment, discuss details – health goals, past history, current diet, special dietary preferences, family history
  • Assess nutrition, dietary needs, dietary/environmental toxins
  • You will receive some first steps to get started right away.
  • Discuss dietary options and decide together the best nutrition intervention to proceed with.
Post-appointment Personal Nutrition
write up
(60 minutes)
  • Julie will create a customized nutrition plan based on your needs and goals.
  • Plan will include nutrition intervention, overview of longer term, action plan, supporting information (research, resources)
Second Appointment
Action and Support Plan Discussion
(60 minutes)
  • Discuss the details of the Action and Support Plan
  • Determine an implementation strategy that works for you.
  • Identify areas for additional support.
  • Set goals and actions for next appointment


Follow up Appointments

After the initial set of appointments, there are two ways to engage in follow ups - on an individual session-by-session basis, or by month support package (preferred).

Individual Follow ups

30 and 60-minute appointments

30-minute appointments
60-minute appointment

  • Individual sessions. Schedule when you need them and pay on a
  • Client experience of diet implementation
  • Evolve diet
  • Assess dietary intervention
  • Add/revise dietary actions
  • Create new goals

follow up package

  • Six 30-minute consultations
  • 30-minute sessions may also be used for behind-the-scenes work*
  • Makes phone consultations easy
  • You’ll receive
    • For ASD clients: A free copy of Julie Matthews’ book, Nourishing Hope.
    • For weight loss clients: A free body fat analysis is included in initial consultation and every 4 appointments.

Monthly Support Follow ups

One month
2 hours/month - phone and email consultation, as well as
“ behind-the-scenes” work/reasearch.

  • Use your two hours in any of the following ways:
    • 30-60 minute follow up nutrition sessions to assess and evolve diet
    • Behind-the-scenes work*

Three months
2 hours/month - for three months phone and email consultation, as well as “behind-the-scenes” work

  • You can use your time as described above
  • You’ll receive
    • For ASD clients: A free copy of Julie Matthews’ book, Nourishing Hope.
    • For weight loss clients: A free body fat analysis is included in initial consultation and every 4 appointments.


The differences in the options available:

New nutritional habits and learning take time to evolve and change. Typically clients engage in 6-12 appointments either weekly or bimonthly over the course of three to six months. The benefit of doing a three month-long package is that we really get a chance to build and keep momentum by being conscious and intending to get the most benefit possible. Also monthly packages make phone consultations easy because everything is prepaid. Immersion is often the best way to learn. I find that clients are often most successful when the meet more frequently (at least twice a month) and those that immerse themselves into catching up to speed and implementing multiple stages of the process over a course of three to six months.


  • Computerized diet analysis
  • Nutrition-based research
  • Supplement review
  • Create custom meal plans
  • Create special rotation diets
  • Provide recipes
  • Questions answered by email

Speaking / Presentations

Julie has presented to a wide range of audiences, from national autism conferences to local "moms" groups. She also leads cooking classes and demonstrations for large and small audiences. Subject matter is tailored to suit your group, topics include:

  • Diet and Nutrition Intevention for Autism and ADHD- Intro level, to complex biochemical explanation.
  • Essential nutrition for all stages of pregnancy: preconception through postpartum.
  • Healthy lunchboxes for kids and moms on the go.
  • Preparing Traditional Healing Foods for autism, ADHD - including fermented foods (saurkraut, kombucha)
  • First foods, toddlers, and whole family nutrition
  • Healing the Gut - The essentials of good digestion
  • Nourishing Our Children - in association with Weston A. Price San Francisco

See Julie's DAN! Presentation here, and a sample of her teaching a cooking demonstration here.

Workshops and Cooking Classes

See Julie's workshops and cooking classes here...

Additional Healthful Living Holistic Wellness Packages

Mind and Body Detox Program

  • 2, 1 hour nutrition consultations
  • Hypnotherapy Mind/Body Detox CD
  • Far infrared sauna use (3 times/week for 30 days)
  • Hair analysis
  • Environmental toxin testing (optional for fee)

Far Infrared Sauna use

  • Monthly (3 times/week for one month) - $30/visit = $360/month*
  • Individual sessions - $35
  • Initial first time session - $40
    * Sauna rates are prepaid

Family Home Consultation

  • (1 1/2-hour home visit)
  • Cupboard evaluation
  • Family diet review
  • Family nutrition consultation
  • Diet and meal recommendations
  • Nutrition handouts and tips
  • Travel included within 15 miles of San Francisco

Pregnancy Modules

  • (1 1/2-hour appointment)
  • Diet and Nutrient Reserves
  • Detoxification
  • Digestion and Intestinal Health
  • Postpartum nutrition

Customized Pregnancy Consultations

  • Individualized nutrition programs for pregnancy and pre-conception planning
  • Standard individual consulting rates apply

Hypnotherapy and Personal Coaching

(by Martin Matthews)

Bioenergy Balancing sessions

(with Julie Matthews and Amy Mears) [learn more]

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