How long will it take?
Some TED-talks are worth resharing. Nutrition reseracher Julia Rucklidge works at the University of Canterbury, NZ. In the speech below she talks about the critical role of nutrition in mental health. She explains why this knowledge could change the way we treat mental illness.
She published a double-blind study in the British Journal of Psychiatry which showed that those taking a product co-formulated† by Hardy Nutritionals® Founder David Hardy experienced “statistically robust improvements” over those taking placebo. A double-blind study is a study where neither the reseracher nor the participants know who is receiving a particular treatment. Adults taking the nutrients reported more than double the improvement in ADHD symptoms compared to participants taking a placebo. ADHD symptoms included attention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
A study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology supports the idea that nutrients can be used to reduce aggression as well as violence in children who are prone to these types of behviours. This has been known since the 1990s so this reult is simply a reafirrmation about what already is known. Yet, there has been few changes with improving the nutrients intake. If a drug were show to reduce aggresion with n side efftects, would you ignore it?
Of course, there is no big money to be made in nutrients as compared to medication. So we need constructive ideas about how to use the exsiting data to make policy changes. Go here to read some comments about how this can be done. And please share your own ideas here!