I just finished rereading Adelle Davis’s book “Let’s Eat Right To Keep Fit”. Despite the age of this book (copyrighted 1954 and 1970), it still has quite a bit of useful concepts and useful information for those persons that are interested in nutrition and health. (I cannot recommend this book enough for those persons wishing to overcome mental illness naturally, as it has so much information I have not found published anywhere else. Adelle Davis had only one gaping hole in her knowledge; she did not have an adequate degree of insight about the power and prevalence of hidden food allergy.)
Decades ago Adelle Davis foresaw the decline of the health of the American populace as a result of nutrient deficiencies, processed food intake, “junk food” intake, etc.
I dare say that Ms. Davis would be appalled at the extent of processed food and “junk food” intake today. She would also be appalled at the enormous growth of the drug industry, an industry that espouses medication and only medication for every essential nutrient deficiency under the sun.
Adelle Davis had the concept of the use of broad based nutrition “right”. On page 106 of the book I just read she stated “Because all nutrients are used together in the body, health can be rebuilt faster when as many nutrients as possible are furnished together and thus made available at one time”.
It is unfortunate that Ms. Davis did not have the range and the quality of the nutritional supplements that are widely available today. Perhaps if she had, she could have done much more healing-wise than she did.
Willy’s baggie of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and helpful cofactors can be considered an extension of the wisdom of Adelle Davis.
It is perhaps only a matter of a little more time before the wisdom of broad based supplementation (such as Willy’s baggie or similar) is realized as being a big part of “the right approach” for the correction of depression, bipolar disorder, and so much else. Many psychiatric conditions and states are simply nutrient deficiency states. The wisdom of using broad based supplementation, and then letting “God sort things out”, applies to many “psychiatric labels”. (The single notable exception to this is copper, which many persons with psychiatric conditions are high in. It may be wise to be tested for minerals if you have any mental illness, and one of the key things that you should look at is copper vs. zinc. As always, educate yourself! Don’t just rely on a doctor’s advice.)
It is also only a matter of a little more time before the antidepressant class of medication is going to be shown for “the big lie” that it is.
Very simply put, drugs don’t stand a chance against broad based and balanced nutritional supplementation when treating a state of depression, especially when common malabsorptive factors such as hidden food allergy, candida, a lack of digestive enzymes, etc. are dealt with as well.