Various dietary deficiencies could be linked with an increased likelihood of violent behavior, according to a new study from researcher at the Weston A. Price Foundation. For the study the researchers examined how variances in A, D, K, B1, B3, B6, B12 and folate, and of minerals iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium and manganese levels affected mental stability and violent tendencies.
Lead researcher Sylvia Onusic explained their findings saying:
"We can blame violence on the media and on the breakdown of the home, but the fact is that a large number of Americans, living mostly on devitalized processed food, are suffering from malnutrition. In many cases, this means their brains are starving."
"Making things worse are excitotoxins so prevalent in the food supply, such as MSG and Aspartame," adds Onusic. "People who live on processed food and who drink diet sodas are exposed to these mind-altering chemicals at very high levels."