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Book on nutritional influences on development of autism, schizophrenia, depression and other mental illnesses...

Posted By: Martha
Date: April-01, 1998 at 17:58:09

Right Eaters:

I have found a book that discusses in depth nutritional influences on the development
of what are usually thought to be mental disorders. It discusses such things as
the three types of schizophrenia and the dietary needs and deficiencies that
accompany each type, childhood autism, depression, and so on. The roles of
candida, hypoglycemia, metal toxicities, vitamin deficiencies, EFA metabolism, and many other
issues are discussed. I would not be at all surprised to find similarities between the blood-
type diets and the book's dietary recommendations to improve some of these disorders.

The book contains lots of interesting and useful tidbits, such as how the
introduction of corn into the diets of Native Americans caused some to show severe mental illnesses
while others thrived on it. (Unless prepared in certain ways, corn can cause pellagra, which has severe
mental symptoms. We now know that pellagra is due to B3 deficiency. I had no idea that corn could
cause B3 deficiency and thereby "insanity.")

Anyway, enzymes, herbs, the endocrine system, compromised immunity, neurotransmitters, and
crime and delinquency are all discussed, along with other stuff too voluminous to mention. The book is
reader-friendly, so you don't have to have an advanced medical degree to read and use it. Footnotes & references.
No index, but appendices, including resources.

The book: Natural Healing for Schizophrenia: A Compendium of Nutritional Methods, Eva Edelman, 1996,
from Borage Books, 3762 West 11th Avenue, Suite 188, Eugene, OR 97402. $24.95 plus $2.50 shipping.
E-mail: borage@efn.org.

Don't let the title dissuade you - schizoid disorders are far from being the only topic.
I'm sending copies to my niece with bi-polar disorder, my brother-in-law with psychotic
depression, etc., etc., etc.

BTW, the book is dedicated to "those who have suffered under psychiatric treatment, those who have protested,
and those who have survived."

Good health to you all,


PS: I hope no one takes this as an advertisement. I just found the book
last week, and thought some of you might be interested.

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