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Sunday, 21 August 2011

Grain glutens are harmful to schizophrenics

This post includes a synopsis of a study published in Biological Psychiatry 1984 Mar;19(3):385-99 and a recipe for braised liver and bacon.

Study title and authors:
Is schizophrenia rare if grain is rare?
Dohan FC, Harper EH, Clark MH, Rodrigue RB, Zigas V.

This study can be accessed at:

Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, Dyspraxia, A.D.D., Dyslexia, A.D.H.D., Depression, Schizophrenia
Dohan analyzed 65,000 people for schizophrenia who consumed little or no grain in remote regions of Papua New Guinea, Malaita , Solomon Islands and on Yap , Micronesia.

The study found:
(a) Only 2 were schizophrenics.
(b) In Europe over 130 would have been expected.
(c) When these peoples became partially westernized and consumed wheat, barley beer, and rice, the prevalence reached European levels.

To conclude: The results indicate that grain glutens are harmful to schizophrenics.

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Recipe of the day

Braised Liver and Bacon

(serves 3)

Nueske Thick Sliced Applewood Smoked Bacon
800g-1kg lamb’s liver, cut into big chunks
3 onions, chopped
6 rashers of thick cut smoky bacon, cut into big pieces
3 tbsp tomato puree

1.Heat some oil in a pan and gently fry the onions until they are soft. Once softened, place these in the bottom of the slow cooker.

2.Next, add a little more oil to the pan and heat until the oil is almost smoking.

3.Throw the liver and bacon into the pan and keep them moving around for a few minutes until there is no more blood seeping out of the liver and then add the liver and bacon to the slow cooker.

4.In a jug mix the tomato puree with 1 pint of boiling water. Pour a little of this fluid into the hot pan and simmer briefly, using it to scrape up any meat juices and bacon fat that has crisped onto the pan then pour this into the slow cooker.

5.Pour the remaining tomato fluid over the liver and bacon and, if necessary, top up with some more boiling water until the liver is just covered.

6.Cover with the lid and cook on low for 4-8 hours.

Liver and Bacon