15. Autism Is My Super Power: Helping Those on the Spectrum with Naturopathic Medicine - Dr. Laurell Matthews

By Brigitte Shipman

Mother's Guide Dr. Laurell Matthews

In this week’s week’s episode, Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND and Brigitte Shipman discuss the naturopathic approach to helping our kids with autism.  

Dr. Laurell herself was diagnosed with autism a few years ago as an adult and it gave her a greater understanding of herself and helped her to make sense of some the things she had struggled with.  

She talks about how genetics, environment, gut health, hidden infections, and many different factors may be contributing to the disorder.  

Dr. Laurell shares her personal experience as someone on the autism spectrum as well as her experience of working with children and adults on the spectrum and how simple changes made a huge difference in helping them be more functional.  

Dr. Laurell offers mother guides suggestions for key supplements that kids on the spectrum should take. She also explains why Magnesium and B6 taken together are so important for many on the spectrum.  

Dr. Laurell Matthews, ND received her Bachelors in Science in Biochemistry from the University of Kansas and her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle.  

Now, she serves as a product designer for Liddell Laboratories and Energique, Inc., which manufactures homeopathic remedies, herbal products, and dietary supplements.  

She also offers individualized consultations with a focus on healthy lifestyle, women’s health, and detoxification. Always a lover of science and natural medicine, she blogs at drlaurell.com as The Natural Nerd where she explains natural health concepts in terms that anyone can easily understand.  

Dr. Laurell recognizes that every person is unique and needs their own individualized plan to fit their needs and be practical for their life.  

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