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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist


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 Psychotherapy of various mood disoders


Editor of the Hypoglycemic health Association of Australia

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Author of the book:
"Getting off the Hook", It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. Various articles in the Hypoglycemic Health Association's Newsletters


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 "mental illness" 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:

This looks at 'mental' problems from a nutritional point of view

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

A low self-esteem is not always IN THE MIND, but more often in a unhealthy body.

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Recent Answers from Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

2016-01-30 Panic attacks:

HI Katie,   Whatever the cause or source of anxiety attacks they all involve the overproduction of stress hormones, regardless of circumstances. These are internally generated due to a metabolic disorder

2015-06-05 anxiety:

HI waqar ahmed,    It seems to me in thinking maybe suffering from anxiety. In this is the case it may be due to hypoglycemia)    This can be

2015-05-03 CONFUSED:

Hello Klaas.    It is nice to hear from you from the Netherlands as I was born there too. Coming back to your problems, I suggest that you may be suffering from hypoglycemia ( http://www.hypoglycemia.asn

2015-04-17 Weird feeling:

Hi Mthvarisa Kozbe,     It is difficult pinpoint your feelings, but since you have been on antidepressant drugs and you mentioned anxiety I have a guess that it may have something to do with hypoglycemia

2015-03-17 Panic PTSD orEars ,I know it is my ears:

Dear Helen,   Your symptom are strange indeed. I am not in a position to give you any diagnosis. This needs to be done by a doctor.   If it could be related to PTSD, then I would read    Post Traumatic


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