Mental Illness

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NUTRITIONAL IMBALANCES IN MENTAL DISORDERS Some 30 years ago Dr Carl Pfeiffer began measuring the nutritional status of his schizophrenic patients. He found that most were zinc deplete and many had abnormal functioning of their methylation pathway. This is an important biochemical reaction where methionine is converted to homocysteine. The methyl group thus generated is crucial to many neurotransmitter pathways. The other metabolic anomaly in some was a high urine excretion of pyrrole metabolites which in turn caused high zinc excretion. He recognized 3 distinct groups of imbalance that he…Read More→