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Diseases, Signs and Possible Association with Emotional Disorders

By Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych). Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr

Nutritional Therapy in the treatment of depressions is not merely about being on a “healthy” or “natural diet”, but aims at treating illnesses that may be associated with emotional disorders. If you suffer from depression and any of the illnesses mentioned here it is important to treat these first, before considering “psychotherapy”.

There is an an interaction between insulin resistance and the immune system: “Immune activation refers to the cycle of inflammatory reactions causing insulin resistance which in turn causes inflammatory diseases” Dr Robyn Cosford (1998) Page 4 here.

Most of these illnesses interfere with the absorption and metabolism of nutrients that may be essential forerunners in the body’s production of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin.

Please note: The under-mentioned links may have been changed. Please look up the illnesses here at;

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Acne rosacea

Acrodermatitis Eneteropathica (Abnormal Zinc Absorption)

ADHD

Alcoholism

Alcohol Withdrawal

Allergies and Food Sensitivities and here

Alzheimer’s Disease and here

AnemiaLow hemoglobin

Anorexia nervosa

Atherosclerosis

Arthritis

Autism

Bipolar Disorder Cyclothymia

Bloating

Bulimia Nervosa

Candidiasis

Chemical Allergies

Celiac Disease Celiac Sprue

Chemical allergies

Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Cluster Headaches

Colitis, Ulcerative Irritable bowel

Colon cancer and other cancers

Constipation

Copper Overload

Crohn’s Disease

Dementia

Depression (SAD)

Diabetes, Type I and II

Diarrhea

Digestion

Diverticular disease, Diverticulitis, Diverticulosis

Down’s Syndrome

Duodenal Ulcer

Dyspepsia

Eating disorders

Eczema

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fibromyalgia Fibromyositis, Fibrositis

Flatulence

Food allergies Finding your allergies and here.

Forgetfulness (Benign Senescent) and here

Gallbladder problems and Gallstones

Gastric Ulcers, Gastritis, Gastrointestinal concerns

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD

Hay Fever

Headache, Migraine go to page 3 and Migraine

Heartburn

Heavy Menstruation

High blood sugar

Homocysteine (high)

Hyperactivity

Hypochlorhydria Low Stomach acid

Hypoglycemia

Hypothyroidism Low Thyroid function

Ileocolitis

Irritable Bowel Disorder or Syndrome (IBS)

Indigestion

Infant colic

Infertility –> page 3

Insomnia and here.

Insulin resistance

Intestinal malabsorption

Intestinal Parasites

Iodine-Deficiency Hypothyroidism

Lactose intolerance

Leaky Gut Syndrome and go to page 3.

Liver disease

Loose stools

Lyme Disease may cause psychiatric symptoms

Ménière’s Disease

Menopause and PMS

Metabolic Syndrome

Motion Sickness

Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Nyctalopia (night Blindness)

Obesity see Insulin Resistance and Hypoglycemia

Pancreatic insufficiency

Pancreatitis

Parkinson’s Disease

Peptic Ulcer

Pernicious anemia (Vitamin B12 deficiency)

Phenylketonuria

Pollen Allergy

Poor digestion

Premenstrual Syndrome

Psoriasis (May be due to allergies)

Raynaud’s Disease

Restless Leg Syndrome

Ringing in the ear

Rosacea

Schizophrenia also here and go to page 7

Seasonal Allergy

Seborrheic Dermatitis

Senile Dementia

Sickle Cell Anemia

Sideroblastic Anemia see Anemia

Skin Ulcers

Syndrome X

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Tardive Dyskinesia also information at schizophrenia

Thalassemia

Thrush

Upset stomach

Urinary Calculi

Urticaria (hives)

Vertigo

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Wilson’s Disease (Excessive copper disease)

Yeast Infection

 

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