April 13, 2005

Take Your Supplements!

A new study shows that children with nutritional deficiencies were 41% more prone to violent and antisocial behavior at age 8, and 51% more prone at age 17.

The nutrients studied were zinc, iron, B vitamins, and protein.

And consider the many nutrients that weren't studied. Might magnesium, copper, chromium, manganese, etc., have some as-yet-unknown role in mood and behavior? Could they help make the difference between being able to cope constructively with failure, rejection, stress, loss, illness -- or falling apart?

Eat those nuts and greens and whole grains, people! (And a good steak too.)