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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)

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:

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

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Most people tend to believe that mental illness is primarily a 'psychological' disorder, that can be treated by drugs and/or psychotherapy, but I see this as a NUTRITIONAL DISORDER.

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Recent Answers from Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

2016-01-01 Anxiety:

Hi Leda,    Anxiety arises when you are overproducing stress hormones, not because of some external event happening in your environment, but because due to some internal metabolic disorder. This can easily

2015-08-19 Anxiety:

Hi Abdullah,  I am glad to hear that magnesium is helping you to sleep better.  But magnesium will not by itself cure the anxiety. This is usually caused by an illness that is called hypoglycemia ( http://www

2015-08-12 Anxiety issues after having sex:

Hi Celeste,   When you suffer from anxiety attacks no amount of logical reasoning is going to help you, because anxiety attack are caused not by your mind or environmental events, but by an internal illness

2015-08-09 Worrying:

Hello Natasha,    ‘That is indeed a long post. It all comes down that you severely suffer from anxiety and that you don’t seem to be able to do anything about it.    The point is that suffering from anxiety

2015-07-03 Anxiety? PTSD?:

Hi Gabrielle,    I can see you are going through a difficult time, and that you suffering from anxiety. This is due to the overproduction of stress hormones due to maybe hypoglycemia ( http://www.hypoglycemia


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