7 thoughts on “Gluten-free Bipolar Disorder

  • January 10, 2012 at 11:55 am

    is there a reason you tossed in word “vegan” — or are you just trying to mock the idea that people need to watch what they eat?

    Most of the people who pursue this sort of eating seriously are not vegan…and in fact animal fats are a very important part of healing.


    http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/ great blog by a psychiatrist who understands this stuff…

    also…it’s not just people with mental health issues…it includes folks with other serious chronic illness of all kinds including MS:


    I write about these issues all the time…

  • January 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

    and veganism is not mentioned in this lecture.

  • January 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    there is a book on healing the gut that goes into these issues very deeply written by a British MD…animal fats are very important to heal the gut…I’ve been working with this sort of diet experientially for a long time…it’s not safe for some people to not have any animal fats…yeah, it goes against my sensibilities too, but my body speaks loud and clear on the issue…I’ve sobbed many hours at the thought that I cannot stop eating meat…I’d gladly be a vegan if my body could function at all that way.

    ghee, clarified butter is actually fine for people…I had a casein withdrawal that really felt like a heroin detox..it totally astonished me…but ghee is butter with all the solids cooked out…so people eat that safely…

    if you are interested in the gut connection it’s well worth reading Gut and Psychology Syndrome.


    and again I highly recommend the above blog Evolutionary Psychiatry.

    • January 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks for clarifying about milk, and for the recommendations.

  • January 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    They meant casein, not casings, right?

    • January 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks for the correction.

  • January 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    It’s really important to watch what you eat and figure out what is right for your own body. I personally eat plenty of meat, but I have found that drastically limiting sugars has made a huge difference in my state of mind and of course physical health. I’ve read elsewhere about the connection between gluten and mental health. People have to take what they eat seriously.


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