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Thank you for your comments. I am very interested in learning more about the connection between nutrtitional status and DP. I have read some of the research being done in New York and England, although not in the last few years. I don't recall seeing information regarding research on mercury, copper, zinc, and other metals/minerals, but I am the first to admit that I may not remember that because of my very bad memory from DP. What sticks out in my mind is basically a focus on drug treatments, and of course tests like PET scans to understand better what part of the brain is affected by DP. You mentioned bloodwork, but I know that heavy metals and minerals need to be tested by hair analysis to get a true profile, which is not the common practice.
Like I stated earlier, my sister has written a book on zinc/copper, etc. and has uncovered longreaching implications due to imbalances, both the number of people it is affecting, and the problems they cause. This also includes many mineral/vitamin deficiencies, including a Vit. D deficieny of epidemic proportions, causing many health issues, including mental. I cannot state that someone who uses street drugs and then gets depersonalization disorder is because of an underlying nutritional deficiency, but I think that based on the research out there (by many well-known universities) it is worth delving into more. You state on the Home page that DP is of epidemic proportions. In our world today, WHAT isn't found in epidemic proportions? I am convinced that the causes fall in three large categories: Malnutrition, sedentary lifestyle, and a toxic environment.
It's six weeks since my visit to Pfeiffer, so I will get my results any day now. I will try to keep my posts to a minimum about this as I know it doesn't interest everyone, but I will keep you updated with highlights of my detoxing experience.