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DR. STEPHEN SCHOENTHALER
Criminal-justice professor at California State
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When I was director of research at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, I began to do research with a professor at California State University, Dr. Stephen Schoenthaler, in the areas of nutrition and cognition, behavior and intelligence.
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From 1986 until today, Professor Schoenthaler has been leading research teams in conducting parallel randomized controlled trials in Oklahoma, California, and Arizona on the effects of vitamins and minerals versus placebo on crime, delinquency, violence, verbal and non-verbal IQ, academic performance, brain function, and biochemical changes in blood among schoolchildren (elementary, junior high, and high school), incarcerated delinquents, and incarcerated adult felons.
In each well-controlled randomized trial, participants in the correctional system given active tablets produced significantly less crime and delinquency (28 to 41%) and often normalized blood chemistry and brain function.
Among schoolchildren on active tablets, school suspensions fell 47% more than controls while both non-verbal intelligence and academic performance rose significantly.
Three English and Dutch research teams have successfully replicated these findings among both schoolchildren and confined felons.
Professor Schoenthaler has created over 150 peer reviewed publications, grants, and/or professional publications.
Stephen J. Schoenthaler, PhD
California State University, USA
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Stephen Schoenthaler, a criminal-justice professor at California State University in Stanislaus, has been researching the relationship between food and behavior for more than 20 years.
e has proven that reducing the sugar and fat intake in our daily diets leads to higher IQs and better grades in school.
supervised a change in meals served at 803 schools in low-income neighborhoods in New York City, the number of students passing final exams rose from 11 percent below the national average to five percent above.
is best known for his
work in youth detention centers.
One of his
studies showed that the number of violations of house rules fell by 37 percent when vending machines were removed and canned food in the cafeteria was replaced by fresh alternatives.
findings this way: "Having a bad diet right now is a better predictor of future violence than past violent behavior."
But Schoenthaler's work is under fire.
A committee from his
own university has recommended suspending him for his
allegedly improper research methods: Schoenthaler
didn't always use a placebo as a control measure and his
group of test subjects wasn't always chosen at random.
This criticism doesn't refute Schoenthaler's research
that nutrition has an effect on behavior.
It means most of his
studies simply lack the scientific soundness needed to earn the respect of his
Cures with supplements - Elements Of Health
Stephen Schoenthaler, a sociologist at California State University at Stanislaus, has been exploring the link between nutrients and mental health by giving basic vitamin and mineral supplements to prison inmates and juvenile detainees.
Again and again, since the early 1980s, Schoenthaler has found that when inmate nutrition improves, the number of fights, infractions, and other antisocial behavior drops by about 40 percent.
In each case, he has found, the calmer atmosphere can be traced to the mellower moods of just a few hotheads.
The inmates most likely to throw a punch, he has discovered, are the ones with the least nutritious diets and the lowest levels of critical nutrients.
They were also almost identical to Schoenthaler's