Bad Behavior & Biochemical Imbalances

Ronald C. Dishinger has self-published a unique manuscript to teach parents about the signs and treatment of biochemical imbalance caused by nutrient deficiency. The 124 page book is written to a skeptical "farmer friend" who is struggling with a child who, unlike his other children, behaves badly, making life miserable for everyone. The writer refers 6 the work of orthomolecular doctors and biochemists such as Eric Braverman, Carl Pfeiffer, and Abram Hoffer, MD, PhD, who wrote an introduction for the book, in order to explain biochemical illness and what to do about it. Dishinger, a music publisher, knows from personal experience how biochemistry affects behavior. Five out of eighteen family members have the "same biochemical behavioral illness confirmed by tests," and another four or five non-tested members exhibit symptoms.

At the heart of biochemical imbalance is nutritional deficiency. Dishinger explains that growth spurts, during which a child grows 4 - 9 inches within 14 months, can result in biochemical imbalance because of the huge demand for certain nutrients during such growth. Trauma (physical, emotional, or psychological) also alters biochemical balance and increases the body's need for nutrients (especially vitamin C, B3, B6, and zinc). If deficiencies persist and balance is not restored, early signs that include depression, habitual withdrawal, or outbursts of anger can progress to more severe behavioral manifestations: violence, cruelty to animals, aggression, rage, lack of empathy, obsessive-compulsive behavior, apathy, and schizophrenia. Food allergies (dairy, wheat, and corn), reactions to chemicals in the environment, and heavy metal toxicity can also cause bizarre, inappropriate, and disturbing behaviors.

Dishinger repeatedly emphasizes to the reader: "It is your responsibility to correct your child's biochemical imbalance. Humans do want and desire to succeed at adventure, whatever that adventure may be. Humans do not choose failure and pain. Biochemical imbalance allows pain and confusion, and it clouds many desires for success or adventure." He encourages readers to give the child zinc, vitamin B6, niacin, and vitamin C (the nutrients most often deficient in behavioral illness) and then find an orthomolecular doctor. Dishinger has compiled a list of doctors who practice orthomolecular medicine in North America. He also includes a bibliography and encourages readers to do their own research.

As media, lawmakers, and experts try to explain the unreasoning, violent shootings among students, biochemistry is rarely, if ever, mentioned. Yet, Bad Behavior and Illness are Caused by Biochemical Imbalances clearly links hyperactive and anti-social behavior to nutritional deficiencies and toxicity. The personal, story-telling quality of this book creates an impassioned message about biochemistry and behavior.

Bad Behavior and Illness are Caused by Biochemical Imbalances is available free-of-charge at the website: or by contacting Medici Music Press, 5017 Veach Rd., Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 (Phone 502-684-9233). Mr. Dishinger requests that "if you have been helped by this book please contribute (by sending a check to Medici Music Press) what you feel it is worth to you so that others can be helped with free books and tapes."

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