Martha Herbert

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, author of The Autism Revolution: Whole-Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be, is an assistant professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, a pediatric neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an affiliate of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. 

She approaches autism as a “dynamic encephalopathy” (something that can change) rather than a “static encephalopathy” (something that is fixed for life). Martha Herbert also explores how environmental vulnerability affects brain and body health and function.

Herbert seeks to alter autism in children using optimal nutrition, reduction of toxic exposure and stress, and creativity.

What People are Saying about Martha Herbert

“Martha Herbert’s book gives us a new approach to understanding how autism affects many different body systems. It is essential reading for learning more about sensible biomedical treatments.”
—Temple Grandin, author of Thinking in Pictures and The Way I See It…