Author: Mullion (203.78.69.---)
Date: 09-15-05 18:54
A friend came over after my last post, on food, that worked with mental patients. I asked her how many of the people had dietary problems. What she told me shocked my socks off!
She told me that: "1/3 of all people who are committed to mental hospitals (requirements to be admitted are to be a danger to either yourself or others) are committed because of a wrong diet. And if drugs & alcohol are included - the figure is elevated to more than 75% of all admissions.
And Beside drugs and alcohol - the main problems come from Salt (spices), Sugar & Fat (Fat is also known as cooking Oil).
This goes further to the point that patients are actually classified by body types - first the person who is being evaluated must be seen as having a problem that needs hospitalization (confined for treatment) - then a name needs to be applied that will point to the course of treatment - the categories are:
Skinny: points the way to Schizophrenia (multiple personality disorder)
Fat: points the way to depressed - they sit & think too much.
Muscular: Neurotic as they are seen as having unrealistic fears or afraid of their environment and preparing for fight or flight.
All people which these bodily characteristics do not have problems - the people who seek hospitalization must be categorized- although these points do point toward a possible development of these problems in the "future".
When asked what she saw as the "normal diet" - she said to go to the zoo and look at the monkey’s cage.
When I went - I saw raw fruits and vegetables but the zookeeper said they also eat a small amount of meat which the zoo fed them chicken and eggs. I thought this strange so as I asked: Why chicken? He said, "Why do you think they live in trees?"