Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Could the problem be diet related?


#1

#2

Doubtful due to the fact that approximately one percent of the population suffers from schizophrenia and WAY more people than one percent drink milk (or have cats or eat wheat or have a vitamin deficiency or whatever other articles there are floating around on the internet).

I do agree that a healthy diet increases the chances of recovery from any illness, including severe mental illness.


#3

I’m so happy that you shared this! I can’t wait to show this to my fiancé who insists on only drinking raw milk. He has both ASD & SZD.


#4

My son came home 2 years ago in very bad shape. He wanted to have his eye taken out and replaced with a camera, among other things.

Over time and lots of love, he has changed his diet completely. He eats organic (NO chemicals from food), no dairy, gets vitamin D in the form of sun, almost no meat, lots of coconut oil, tumeric and pepper daily. Again, lots of love and as much happy family time as possible. I’ve allowed him to follow his dreams and do what motivates him.

Here is my recipe for his morning mixture of delicious healthy magic chocolate mixture. It’s great with coffee or tea like a dessert (kind of like chocolate brownie batter):

Use organic ingredients when possible
Buy Glad snack containers to put ingredients in.
Make changes as you like.
You can order ingredients from Amazon.

1 scoop Dynamic Greens - Chocolate
1 tbsp organic unrefined Coconut oil
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp ground flax
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp Tumeric
Tiny bit pepper (to activate tumeric)
1/8 tsp Himalayan salt or to taste
1 tsp Maca (for reproductive health)
1/2 tsp cacao

Mix and enjoy. If it’s too hard to mix, put in microwave for 15 seconds before mixing.

I am happy to report that my son is completely coming back to us. He is thinking well again and is happy and productive. It really has taken almost 2 years. I have seen slow steady mostly progress along the way but never gave up. The last few weeks, his progress seems exponential.

I wish for you and your families much grit, love, health and happiness going forward. Never give up on someone you love!


#5

Over the years I’ve done the gamut in my attempts to help my daughter. We’ve tried vitamin therapy, dietary changes, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, visited seers to no avail. What works best is finding the right medication and when my daughter is willing DBT therapy.

So far we haven’t found the right medication and dosage but very recently (the last few days) things are starting to look up. I remind myself over and over again - never give up and keep searching and asking questions and be a strong advocate for our loved ones and that is not always easy.