Mother of a child with ASD
"In April of 2014 we had the opportunity to hear Dr. Gulliver speak on the naturopath way of dealing with what comes with ASD. Two weeks later we had our first appointment. From that first meeting our son took to him, which at the time was unusual. As a military family we have moved a few times, each time attaining new professionals for our son, needless to say that was not easy on him. Dr. Gulliver made that meeting very easy on him, he put him at ease right away by letting our son contribute on his own and not insisting on a full conversation. Dr. Gulliver treats us all with respect and listens with great intensity. He has set up a regimen of supplements for our son geared towards his needs. If there are any problems that crop up he is only a phonecall or email, which he answers quite quickly, away. Andrew has been on this regimen ever since and impact has been amazing. He talks with meaning much more, sometimes too much, he stims much less than before and he is starting to become more sociable. His meltdowns have become less and the ones that do happen when he is stressed are certainly not as intense as they once were and can easily be handled.
Making that first appointment has been the best thing we have done for our child. There is nothing like listening to the genuine laugh and all that has gone on in your child's day, and that we have Dr. Gulliver to thank for."
"We had heard people say “Dr. Gulliver is amazing”, “You should go see him”, “He will help”. But we never acted on those quotes, til one day while looking on the Autism web site we saw his name and people raving about his practice. Two minutes later we had a date booked to meet with him.
Our son has Epilepsy and Autism and has been though numerous medical tests, procedures and medications to treat his Epilepsy and currently receiving 24 hours of ABA therapy a week. Once he was off all anti-seizure medications Dr. Gulliver was our next, “first” necessity. Within four weeks after our first consult our son went from not speaking at all to saying “Mom, Mom, Mom”. Heart breaking as a parent! From not playing with toys to playing with toys for its intended purpose for 20 minutes or more. From not showing many facial expression or emotions to laughing his head off at the silliest of things and trying to get you to laugh at him. Now we knew going in, that all children react and respond differently to similar treatments but when Dr Gulliver told us that something was going to happen within a time frame: IT DID!
We will continue to consult with Dr. Gulliver and Thank you Dr. Gulliver for bringing this new and exciting little guy into our lives!"
"If you're looking for a Naturopath who is "all about the science" and puts much effort in keeping abreast of current research, Dr. Matthew Gulliver is the ND for you. Extremely knowledgeable, supportive and full of suggestions, Matt can help you achieve your health goals at a pace that produces results and is respectful of your own unique circumstances. Developing a working relationship with Matthew and seeking his guidance on my personal health goals was one of the best decisions I made in 2012."
"We began taking our son to see Dr. Gulliver in Sept. 2012 on the recommendation of our pediatrician. Our son had been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified in December of 2011. He was having great difficulty functioning properly at home and at school. He had innumerable sensory issues that were preventing him from focusing. In addition, he was quite aggressive. His school began asking if we were considering medication. We spoke to our pediatrician about it but we were hesitant. She told us of a natural dietary supplement that might be able to help us and gave us contact information for Dr. Gulliver. She said he was the best person to discuss pros and cons with us and from there, we could see what worked best for us.
From the moment I spoke with Dr. Gulliver, he made me feel hopeful that something could be done to help our son who was spiraling out of control. We were feeling rather helpless as we watched him digress further and further. He met with us and discussed various options. We were hesitant at first simply because we didn't know enough about the supplement. He assured us that we would see a difference in a month. He also encouraged us to try a gluten and casein free diet. He was very helpful to us as we learned about these types of food and how this would help our son.
We have been quite impressed with Dr. Gulliver. He is kind and considerate of us and our son. He has a wonderful manner and is very good to speak with. He is quick to answer emails and to give suggestions when things are difficult. He will work to find a solution that works best for our family with the least disruption possible. His knowledge and experience made all the difference to our son and turned a very negative situation into one overflowing with possibility. Our son's school has said he is like a different child and we owe that to Dr. Gulliver! We couldn't be happier with our experience of working with Dr. Gulliver and have suggested that other families consult with him as well. The world of ASD is often difficult to navigate. Having people on your team such as Dr. Gulliver makes all the difference in the world!"
Valerie Power, BScN
Owner/Operator of Abilities Sensory & Learning Resources Inc.
Parent of child with ASD
"My experience with Dr. Gulliver has been nothing but positive. Being a parent of a child with Autism, I have tried various treatments over the last 6 years. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Gulliver treating my son. His treatments are research based and he was very informative and able to provide practical explanations as to why the treatments work. Dr. Gulliver was able to answer any questions asked and is very knowledgeable in the area of ASD. He is very prompt at following up to see if the treatments are working and making any appropriate changes or suggestions. He is very reachable and accommodating for any questions or concerns. There have been remarkable improvements in my son since he has begun the treatments. His back and forth social interaction and communication has improved greatly, eye contact has improved, and eyes are brighter and clearer, as well as increased focus in school and at home. I have been encouraging customers, friends, and colleagues to go see Dr. Gulliver and will continue to do so. Some of my customers have seen him and have reported positive results also. Dr. Gulliver is a wonderful addition to ASD treatment in Newfoundland."
Child Development Consultant, Certified Autism Specialist
"Dr. Gulliver was recommended to me by a local physician. I have tried many alternative treatments for my children over the years and Dr. Gulliver has been the best we have seen. He has a sensible, science based approach and a great knowledge of possible treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders. In addition to being a parent of two children on the spectrum I am also a private child development consultant. I have recommended Dr. Gulliver to my clients and have seen significant positive results as a result of his treatment suggestions. I have also recommended Dr. Gulliver to friends who have various other health issues. Overall I have been very happy with the level of service provided by Dr. Gulliver and Newfound Health."
"Parents of autistic children in NL have been waiting a very long time for practitioner who understands all of the bio-medical approaches necessary to their children’s care. Dr. Gulliver’s approach to naturopathic medicine is evidence based. His team approach considers: other medical professionals, therapy approaches and parental input - after one meeting with him you are confident that your child is in very good hands. Without hesitation, I would recommend him other families. "
"After 10 years of seeking help for our 14 year old son through several different dr's and significant amounts of different medications we decided at the recommendation of our son's Pediatrician, to meet with Dr. Matt. Gulliver, it took me several months before I decided to go as I was just tired of the run around and not getting anywhere with my son, but I decided once again, what did I have to lose. We meet with Dr. Gulliver several months ago and I was quite surprised at how much he seemed to care for my son and finding away to getting him on track. It has been 4 months since first seeing him and I see a significant difference in his behaviour in school and things will only get better from here. I believe in natural ways, and for what I have experienced with my son over the passed 10 years, I know is the best way when it come to medications and it puts my mind at ease knowing I don't have to drug my son up in order for him to function everyday. After Dr. Gulliver was able to help my son, I decided I would put my trust in him to help the rest of my family as we had all been diagnosed with different disabilities and had not had any luck with medications or other treatments, Dr. Gulliver first of all he assessed us by asking about our lives, our diet, if we exercised, then he check our blood work to see how our levels were and he had discovered that some were lower than others and we then began treatment to bring those level up, I can say that today I feel alot better because he took the time to see where the issues were coming from in the first place in stead of treating what he thought it could be, it makes sense to me and I feel blessed to have him in our lives, we only expect things to get better from here. While meeting with Dr.Gulliver I found it easy to trust him, he is very easy to speak too, he listens to you if you don't agree with something, he is not judgemental and it gives me a sense of peace knowing he is taking care of my family."
"I have found results working with Dr. Gulliver, and what was recommended for my condition."
"I am a parent of a ten year old child with Autism. We started seeing Dr. Gulliver a few months ago. So far we have experienced such a positive outcome from the methylation process. We have tried other naturopathic treatments before but not with the success we have had with Dr. Gulliver. The process itself is so easy to follow. With regards to Dr. Gulliver his knowledge of Autism itself is a valuable asset for sure. I find him very personable and relatable. He is always available if we have any issues arise and is willing to work with us. I also like the fact that he has meet with and is working along with our paediatrician.
I would and do strongly recommend Dr. Gulliver to any parents I speak with. He is a valuable asset to our community and I would hope that every parent would avail of his services."
"Dr. Gulliver Is Very Understanding And Takes The Time To Listen To Concerns And Questions. He Makes You Feel Very Comfortable And Has Great Knowledge Of ASD And Provides Insight And Recommendations. He Allows You To Choose A Treatment Plan That Is Suitable To You And Works With You Through Any Problems Or Side Effects That May Result. Our Family Highly Recommends Dr. Gulliver And Feels He Has Made Such A Difference To Our Son"