slowthinker84 wrote: ↑Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:32 am
If your not going to help then please don't post in this thread
Maybe you already know this, but for some people, Schizophrenia spectrum disorders (I'd say this is especially true for Schizoaffective) can actually be caused by food allergies/food intolerances, or at least they can contribute to them.
The main culprits are dairy, gluten and yeast (especially baker's yeast). The constant autoimmune reactions to these foods can keep the brain and the gut permanently inflamed, which is what can cause the illness sometimes / contribute to it. It's theorized that another mechanism is when some molecules, like casein from dairy, can act as a hallucinogen in some people's brains. A third mechanism is Leaky Gut Syndrome (often associated with gluten); harmful molecules can enter the bloodstream easily and then travel to the brain. At one point Schizophrenia was even called Bread Madness because when there was a shortage of bread, some patients spontaneously recovered.
Now of course most doctors haven't heard of this or will simply ridicule it as nonsense, but they are taught to use synthetic drugs only. You could try doing your own research on the internet about this, take a food allergy/food intolerance test, cut out the above foods from your diet for 2-3 months (while staying on medication) and see what happens. Totally worth a try.