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Originally posted by mr-lizard
So let me get this straight.
A work of fiction right? Some crazy women reads this and assumes that because she's hearing voices then the work of fiction must be true?
Is there anything solid here or what?
MELBOURNE: Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemianemicnflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.
The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.
* Shrinkage of the prefrontal cortex has been seen in many patients with schizophrenia. This can damage nerve cells and impair the connections that are required for verbal memory, attention, decision-making, reasoning, aggression, and meaningful speech. Impairment in the left side of the cortex is also associated with auditory hallucinations (hearing voices). Not all patients have this deficit.
* Shrinkage in the limbic areas of the brain is associated with problems finding words. The limbic areas of the brain contain the hypothalamus (controls physiological functions), amygdala (responsible for arousal and emotional states), and hippocampus (the part of the brain that makes memories). A number of studies have specifically noted smaller left hippocampi in people with schizophrenia. Activity in the limbic area in general is related to emotions and memory, and abnormalities there are also associated with positive symptoms, including delusions, hallucinations, and disordered thinking.
Originally posted by Applesandoranges
Hitler was never vegetarian he went on the vegetarian diet as adivce form his doctor to get rid of his sweatiness and flutulence.
Originally posted by Applesandoranges
The people on the raw vegetarian/vegan diet are the most loving people i have ever met.
A follow up note to Peoplenomics subscribers - and of interest if you were following the reports last week of people hearing "voices" in their heads. Seems that yes, there really is technology which can implant a voice inside your head. it' uses two microwave frequencies and it may have something to do with cordless phones in some instances. A very curious email here:
George, I have had my own experience with voices - - similar to the lady whose husband was in Iraq in 2006. If I found myself awake around 3 or 4 in the morning, i would hear what sounded like a radio tuned into a music/ talk show, but muted so that you couldn't really hear what was being said. I, too, thought it was a neighbor's radio or some electronic contraption of my husband's that had been left on. But investigation proved none of that possible. This continued for months. Sometimes i enjoyed listening and would fall back asleep; other times it kept me awake. One morning after an especially restless night, I went on the net and was surprised to read of a phenomenon where "the voices" were actually caused by the fillings in one's teeth acting as a receiver for AM radio waves!! Since I only have 2 small fillings, i looked elsewhere for something that could be acting as a receiver. The only conceivable thing was a wireless telephone i had next to my bed. I removed it and placed it on the other side of the bedroom. I haven't heard "the voices" since. I kind of miss them.
Originally posted by HunkaHunka
There is nothing self righteous about being a vegan.