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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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returns 12/31/2017

I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:

Experience in the area

Nutritional Psychotherapist


The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia


which is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at:


BA(Psych) (Sydney University) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I hope to make the treatment of addiction into a self-help program for anybody to help themselves, by teaching the influence of nutrition on "mental" health.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Addiction is not caused by cravings in the mind, but as a result of an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the body derived from food.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Most "mental" health problems are NOT IN THE MIND, but in a unhealthy body.

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irene10/17/13101010Very Helpful !! Will follow the advise .....

Recent Answers from Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

2015-09-13 drug...cocaine:

Hi phumlamkhwanazi,  I do not understand your question. I cannot say from a distance what drug you are talking about. Why don't you ask a chemist?    ___________________________________________________

2015-07-27 Quitting Fentanyl:

Hi John,    There are several ways of withdrawing from drugs. But the first thing is to understand why you are taking drugs. I believe it is as a pain relief. Then the question is what causes you to have

2015-03-21 Staging an intervention:

HI Kayla,    This is not a good situation. He really needs to be stopped selling his pills, which by the way is a criminal offence of selling drugs. I certainly would inform his doctor about this. If he

2014-03-12 Reforming a Chronic User:

Hello Luke,    I thought I had answered this question before, but apparently you did not receive the answer.    If you want to help your wife, it is question of learning to know why some people become

2014-01-12 Looking for a good Psychotherapist:

Hi Maree,    I know it is not easy to find a nutritional psychotherapist. This is why I have devoted much of my time to teaching a self-help course for psychotherapy. This is done by getting people to


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