Vol. 10, No. 4, 2004 Page 8


"When nutritional deficiencies occur at critical moments of construction, the brain may look identical under the microscope or in a PET scan. The child will certainly appear normal.... [But] subclinical deficiencies occurring during the process of development may diminish the child's ability to reason or consider consequences of bad behavior, or to be cheerful—or a hundred other 'defects of character.' When we see those behaviors in children, we don't think of the diet. We naturally blame parents for bad parenting. Is it possible that some of the tissue that was supposed to create logical thinking or a happy temperament wasn't laid properly into the brain structure at the beginning?"

Carol Simontacchi, in The Crazy Makers

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