Does Toxoplasmosis Cause Schizophrenia?


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  • If you have an adult child diagnosed with schizophrenia, you would also appreciate some suggestion for what should be done to help that child that will not accept the standard treatment of anti-psychotic drugs. Please help.

  • Well, if I cured my hepatitis B and C with plant based diet then the same strategy of keeping the immune system in ready mode and avoiding other pathogens and viruses should help. There is also good reason to believe that dropping dairy will stop schizophrenia…check Fuhrman. Makes sense because just as there is a link between dairy and type 1 diabetes due to immune system malfunction the same goes here. Not sure why Dr. Greger chose this topic at this time, but maybe it is good to reflect as other viewers suggested one may want to avoid domesticated or wild animals or hunting or eating animals. I know I have been much healthier without sickness since I took that path, and to a certain degree other that avoidance includes sick humans…as the flu, measles or ebola outbreaks would suggest.

  • "The time is ripe to evaluate antiparasitic drugs in Toxoplasma infected patients with schizophrenia." Then it goes on to point out that there actually already are multiple studies of exactly that. How many with toxoplasma don't have schizo? How many with schizo don't have toxoplasma? Show me the relative overlap. Focusing on schizo patients particularly is strange since there are ethical concerns in experimenting on such mentally ill people who aren't able to give consent. How about keeping it simple stupid and just testing antiparasitic drugs on parasites. Improvements in whatever the symptoms will reveal themselves downstream if at all.

  • This is a serious public health concern. It's depressing to think of how many people's lives might have been ruined by schizophrenia symptoms caused by a parasite.

    Cats ought to be routinely screened for toxoplasmosis gondii in order to get licensed every year. It'd be ideal if they could take an antiparasitic drug routinely as prevention, just like monthly heartworm pills for dogs. Of course most people don't license their cats anyway though. 🙄

  • Why do we never hear schitzophenia existing in 3rd world countries or outside of Europe and North America? How can people just start hearing and seeing what’s not there to begin with? I’m saying it’s from something initiated or ingested from the external….. like how ingesting LSD works……

  • That’s the pork parasite people. Most dangerous THING on earth. Never ever eat pork. Or get pork cross contamination. Doctor this is most important.
    However it me out of 5 children and adults are put on ADHD, ADD, BI POLAR, ANTI DEPRESSANT medications and or several of them. Big money maker for BIG PHARMACEUTICAL.
    COOKED PORK DOES NOT KILL THE EGGS of the pork parasite.

  • How about they try anti-parasitic WHOLE HERBS as grown in Nature? They work like charms and they are less toxic and technically are FOOD and we all know what Hippocrates said, "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". But NooOooo. The medical establishment can't make any money that way.

  • This is genuinely very interesting, it could lead to nothing, but I'm very glad how you've gone about this video, I think everyone is fallible and guilty of flaws and I have felt that you've used a certain amount of rhetoric on some arguements, even saying that less than 50% is a small chance is a bit surprising, however, I really love that you weren't just straight claiming we can fix it through diet, but rather "Oh look at this, we need to study this more cause it could mean something" it's really nice.

  • My sister took dexitrim diet pills when she was 12-13 years old to help her lose weight. They were available over the counter and she would get packs off them. A year later, she went into a deep depression for about a year. Then in her late teens she started exhibiting signs of psychosis. She was hospitalized and diagnosed with schizophrenia at around 17 years old. I think the diet pills she took in her early teens may have caused or triggered the schizophrenia.

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