By Jurriaan Plesman BA(Psych), Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr
For those who are interested in the nutritional aspects of mental illness, here are some more references.
See also INDEX of Specific Topics and Research and;
Before making any changes in your treatment discuss articles at this web site with you healthcare practitioner, doctor , nutritional doctor or therapist.
It should be noted that articles in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, that specializes in nutritional medicine are not reported in PubMed publications. Hence most mainstream medical practitioners remain uninformed about nutritional biochemistry. A similar bias against nutritional medicine is displayed by WIKIPEDIA, where orthomolecular medicine is wrongly defined as “megavitamin therapy”. See Politics of psychiatry by Dr Chris Reading at page 3. For more condemnation against Wikipedia’s bias against Nutritional Medicine see here.
About 82 articles in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine link hypoglycemia with “mental illness”. Archive of Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine
Insulin resistance, hypoglycemia associated with obesity. 7 JOM studies.
“Blood tests reveal that 75 percent of hyperactive, learning disabled children have hypoglycemia and/or allergies.” “Some studies had even shown that up to 75 percent of depressed people were not able to metabolize sugars properly. Dr Harvey Ross,MD believes that hypoglycemia is so prevalent that it is mandatory to consider the possibility of this disorder whenever a patient complains of depression” Hypoglycemia by Rita Elkins et al., 13
Insulin resistance and major depression by Scott D Mendelson Metabolic syndrome and psychiatric illness page 50.
Various studies showing an association of vitamin D deficiency and depression in JOM archives.
Conquering Anxiety, Depression and Fatigue Without Drugs – The Role of Hypoglycemia byProfessor J HLevitt
Web site: Anxiety and Panic Attacks and its connection to Hypoglycemia, here.
In his studies of twelve hundred hypoglycemic patients, Stephen Gyland, M.D., found that 86 percent were depressed. Source
Hypoglycemia & Neurosis by Jonathan Christie
Medical Journals are not all it’s cracked up to be, see: Medical Journals by Dr Ian Brightope.
Corruption in Drug Research an in Medicine by Dr Guylaine Lanctot MD.
Modern Medicine: The New World Religion by Olivier Clerc
End pharma influence on CME, says AMA journal by Janice Tanne
How is the freedom to choose alternative therapies protected by law? By Gary P Stewart et als.
Shocking Facts About the Pharmaceutical Industry by Dr Mercola
Correlations of the Physical Symptoms of Hypoglycemia with the Psychological Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression, Maria J Harp et al. JOM, (1990)
Dr George Samra, (2003), THE ALLERGY CONNECTION, One Stop Allergies, Sydney, Australia
Dr George Samra, (2002) THE HYPOGLYCEMIC CONNECTION II and
The Allergy Connection, One Stop Allergies, Sydney, Australia here.
Dr Chris Reading, Ross Meillon(2002) TRACE YOUR GENES TO HEALTH, Vital Health Publishing, Ridgefield CT. Here
More more miscellaneous references see here.