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A friend of mine sent along a news item a week or so ago which was very fascinating. Research done recently in the U.S. shows there is a link between junk food diets containing additives and disturbed or hyperactive behaviour. (This came from a news item, and the research is not cited, so please don’t ask for particulars.) One study showed that children are significantly less likely to acquire a criminal record as they grow up, if they have been fed an enriched diet from a young age. In Britain, they have discovered that boosting young offenders' diets with supplements reduced disciplinary incidents - such as attacks on fellow inmates and officers, or breaking prison rules - by a third. While prison menus did offer healthy options, the researchers found that inmates avoided them in favour of a diet of junk food that left them deprived of nutrients. Further research is planned for a larger group of young offenders to examine the effect of good food and vitamin supplementation will have on reoffending rates.
It is, of course, very interesting that behaviour and nutrition are so closely linked. It is something that those of us on the BTD more easily observe in our families and daily life: the well nourished and well behaved youngsters vs. the junk food eating youngsters who act out as a matter of course. Often, the youngsters who eat junk food are also the ones who border on being obese or are actually obese.
It is encouraging to note that more and more people are noticing that eating proper food affects everything they attempt to do in life, and that this awareness is spreading around the world. I believe that this is the beginning of a more refined awareness of how the blood type diet comes into play for each of us, and how it affects our performance in daily life.
We sometimes get lost in psychological approaches to life, forgetting that some things can be solved in a much simpler and very practical way. A lot of guilt can be diminished or eliminated if we could remember this as we go about our lives. Instead of feeling guilty about various mind trips, just eat a salad and take some vitamins! Ergo! Problem solved. Next patient, please!