Correcting the body’s biochemistry may prevent violence. Metals affect the brain, including too much or too little nutrient trace minerals, such as copper. The studies of William J. Walsh, among others, show the connection between biochemistry and violence, indicating possible treatments.
William J. Walsh, PhD
“Acts of violence in the workplace or schools often are not as random as they appear to outsiders. Parents of violent children have been telling doctors and educators for years that their children were born with unique, disruptive, angry, defiant personalities. William J. Walsh, PhD, senior scientist at Health Research Institute and Pfeifer Treatment Center, and one of the leading U.S. researchers in violent behavior, backs them after 25 years of scientific exploration.
A study of 24 pairs of brothers, one average and one violent, was conducted by Walsh. The results, replicated in three blind, controlled experiments, showed two distinctive patterns in the brain chemistry of violent individuals not found in their siblings: 1) elevated copper/zinc ratio; depressed sodium, potassium, manganese; abnormal calcium, magnesium, blood histamines and 2) very depressed copper; very elevated sodium, potassium; elevated blood histamines, kryptopyrroles, lead, cadmium, iron, calcium, magnesium; depressed zinc, manganese.”
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“Several dozen metallic elements have an important influence on human biochemistry and brain chemistry. The most important nutrient metals include zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium, lithium, cobalt, manganese, and phosphorus and the electrolytes sodium and potassium. In addition, toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and mercury can disrupt brain chemistry and human functioning.”
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Nutrient Power: Heal Your Biochemistry and Heal Your Brain by William J Walsh
Pfeiffer Medical Center
“On a very ordinary July day in 1984, James Oliver Huberty walked through the door of a McDonald’s restaurant in San Ysidro, California, and into the pages of infamy. “Society had its chance. I’m going hunting. Hunting humans,” the unemployed security guard announced as he methodically unpacked a 12-ga. pump shotgun, 9mm pistol and 9mm semiautomatic carbine. He killed 21 people before being shot to death by a police sharpshooter. . .”
“After the massacre, the medical examiner’s office ordered an exhaustive series of tests on Huberty’s remains. What they found was startling. ‘He had the highest cadmium level we had ever seen in a human being,’ recalls William J. Walsh, president of the Pfeiffer Treatment Center of Naperville, Illinois, and an authority on the link between metal poisoning and behavior. ‘I remember getting a call from the assistant medical examiner who was working on the case. ‘I have one question for you,’ he said. ‘If Huberty had this much cadmium in his body, why wasn’t he dead?’. . .”
The Chemistry of Violence (Popular Mechanics, April 1998) by
Optimizing your brain via biochemistry – interview with William J. Walsh