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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 68-79

Miracles of dietary vitamins and minerals in psychiatric diseases

Gurupalli South West, Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal, India

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Mousumi Niyogi
Gurupalli South West, Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal
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Scientists of the day are very much serious about psychiatric diseases because the above diseases are spreading vigorously throughout the world making so many people crippled in life. So scientists are eager to find ways out to overcome the problem. When affected with psychiatric diseases, medical treatment is essential, but that is very painful and time taking. The other way to avoid the situation is to take care so that the diseases could be prevented, which is possible by proper choice of food habits. The objective of this investigation isto make a quantitative estimate of the vitamins and minerals supply per day from a proposed vegetarian diet, since nutrients play important role to safeguard against various mental diseases. Actually, medicines for some mental diseases contain high doses of vitamins and minerals while a mild dose of the same can act as a preventive for the diseases. Method: In order to estimate the amount of vitamins and minerals obtainable per day from the proposed diet, the quantities of ten vitamins and ten minerals in each item of the diet have been evaluated and added up to get the daily intake of the above. The amount of vitamins and minerals obtained thus far have been compared with the daily intake amount necessary to prevent the psychiatric diseases. Results: The results exhibit that the quantities of vitamins and minerals obtained daily from the proposed are quite comparable to the daily intake amount necessary to prevent some mental diseases. A comparison of the amount of vitamins and minerals obtained from the proposed diet daily with the medicinal doses, shows that the diet cannot compete with the latter. Conclusion: From the result of investigation it may be concluded that by proper choice of daily diet many psychiatric diseases occurring due to deficiency of vitamins and minerals could be prevented. However, when somebody is attacked with the above diseases, diet alone cannot cure them, hence medicinal treatment is necessary. Since treatment is strenuous and time taking, so the final conclusion is: “prevention is better than cure”.

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