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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:

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Nutritional Psychotherapist


The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia


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

Past/Present Clients

See My Career as a Nutritional Psychotherapist at:

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

I hope to make the treatment of depression 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:

The connection between mental illness and nutrition.

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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2016-06-24 bored and depressed:

HI Chris,    It is difficult to say in one short message what the problem may be. but I guess it is depression. If so I suggest you read: Depression is a Nutritional Disorder   http://www.hypoglycemia

2016-03-01 I might be suffering from depression:

Hi Dee,  If you feel depressed that is is sufficient for me that you are depressed.  As a nutritional psychotherapist, I believe that most cases of emotional disorders are due to nutritional deficiencies

2015-12-10 anaxity:

Dear mahmoud,    Of course, without any test, it would be difficult to say what causes these symptoms.  But a common cause of anxiety attacks is hypoglycemia (

2015-11-01 daughter problem:

She needs to go on the hypoglycemic diet, to start off with. You find that program at:    If you have any problems please contact a nutritional

2015-10-30 daughter problem:

Your daughter may be suffering from a compulsive disorder  that appears to be  prompted by excess production of stress hormones such as adrenaline an cortisol.  The most common disease that can cause these


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