I’ve just read a fascinating and very inspiring article in Forbes magazine by Michael Ellsberg, who totally recovered from bi-polar disorder. After many years of suffering with this terrible mental health issue, Michael eventually found a doctor who advised him to give up sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
This wise doctor understood the link between mental illness and hypoglycemia.
After going through terrible withdrawal and craving for sugar during the first two weeks, Michael says he suddenly came out the other side and felt just like a new born baby. His head and mind were clear and stable – it was almost miraculous.
I have always believed there is a close link between mental illness and hypoglycemia. All those many people suffering at the hands of the (well meaning) mental health services. How many of them could be restored to health if they understood the link with sugar/caffeine/alcohol?
If you want to read Michael’s inspiring story, it’s at http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelellsberg/2011/07/18/how-i-overcame-bipolar-ii/ .