What role does food play in autism and treatment? Since the age of 10, Tom Malterre has been fascinated by the science of nutrition. In his quest to understand the genius of food, he has achieved both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nutritional science from Bastyr University, learned from world experts in medicine at the Institute for Functional Medicine, become a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute, co-authored two books, and coached numerous health care practitioners on using nutritional science as a tool in their clinical practices.
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Inspired by his family physician, Dr. John McDougall, at the age of 10, Tom Balterre has been passionately interested in using food as medicine ever since. He has both Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Nutrition from Bastyr University, and has been an owner and operator of Whole Life Nutrition since 2002. He is the co-author of The Gluten-free, Dairy-free Whole Life Nutrition cookbook, and has received training from Autism Today, Autism Research Institute, and the Institute for Functional Medicine.