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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 Psychotherapy


Editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia:

Web site:


Author of the book:
"Getting off the Hook", which is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. My articles can be found at:


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

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

I hope that people will be able to help themselves with information given on the connection between mood disorders and nutrition.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Mood disorders are not created in the mind, but result from a flaw in the metabolism of food into neurotransmitters.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

A low self-esteem is not always in the mind, but more often in an unhealthy body.

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Recent Answers from Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.

2016-04-18 paranoia? anxiety?:

Hello Mike,    Unreasonable paranoia and anxiety is usually due to excess production of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol.  They usually come under the heading of anxiety attacks and hypochondria

2015-04-16 phobias:

Hi Jeff,    I have come across some of my clients who stammered, and although the hypoglycemic diet ( tended to clam them down, it did not entirely

2014-10-03 Social Phobia:

Hi Maziar,    I believe you should try to treat this condition without resort to drugs and by nutritional means. I would like to to discuss the following article with your doctor to nutritional doctor

2014-06-17 anxiety:

Hi enjith g,  The major factor causing anxiety is hypoglycemia (    This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet ( http://www.hypoglycemia

2014-05-24 scared:

Dear Helen,    Your anxiety attacks may not have anything to do  with your eyes, which may well be a separate matter. Most anxiety attacks are caused by hypoglycemia (


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