Vol. 11, No. 3, 2005 Page 2


A simple explanation why diet affects behavior is found in the existence of the human brain, which like any other part of the body requires nourishment to function normally.... Yet we somehow manage to de-couple the brain from behavior by assuming that our behavior is purely a matter of free will. This clarity is important for the difficult task of sentencing [of criminals] but how exactly can we exercise free will without involving our brains?"

—Bernard Gesch, in "Food for court," Magistrate, May 2005. Dr. Gesch's landmark study in 2002
(see related article, Crime Times, 2002, Vol. 8, No. 3, Page 1) showed that improving the diets of
criminal offenders dramatically reduced the number of antisocial acts they committed

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