Kierstin Hatt
Consulting Sociologist
Associate Professor of Sociology

Dietary Consultation

Dietary interventions for autism and other conditions have over 30 years of research support behind them. Despite this, many clinicians are not familiar with the powerful impact that dietary change can have for individuals and families for their health and well-being. The Gut-Brain Axis is one of the key mechanisms underlying the effectiveness of dietary interventions.

Dietary consultation aims at providing information and strategies for people who are interested in changing their eating patterns, but are not sure where to start or how to manage the daily practicalities of dietary change. Dietary consultation can also be useful for people who have already implemented dietary changes, but are looking for ways to modify and improve their current eating patterns. The focus is always on the best way of eating for you, your child or your family, and on the enjoyment of good quality food as part of leading a better life.

Individualized dietary supports may be based on:

“It occurred to me, that I should get my long list of nutrients from food [rather than supplements]. That if I did that, I would probably get hundreds and maybe thousands of other compounds that science had yet to name, that would be helpful to my brain and my mitochondria.” ~ Dr. Terry Wahls