“Most criminal-justice systems assume that criminal behavior is entirely a matter of free will. But how exactly can you exercise free will without involving your brain? How exactly can the brain function without an adequate nutrient supply? Nutrition in fact could be a major player and, for sure, we have seriously underestimated its importance. I think nutrition may actually be one of the most straightforward factors to change antisocial behavior. And we know that it’s not only highly effective, it’s also cheap and humane.”
DR. BERNARD GESCH
Criminologist and Senior Research Scientist in the
Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford;
and Director of the UK research charity Natural Justice
“Having a bad diet right now is a better predictor of future violence than past violent behavior.”
DR. STEPHEN SCHOENTHALER
Criminal-justice professor at California State
“Broad studies and a great deal of clinical evidence indicate that many people who show abnormal, antisocial, delinquent, or violent behavior are in fact suffering from brain malnutrition or brain poisoning, possibly brought on by a high consumption of processed food and junk foods. Our rising crime rate must be seen as just another of the health consequences of our love of [and addiction to] processed food.”
father of Massimo Navaretta, owner and head master chef at Onotria Wine Country Cuisine in Costa Mesa, California
“The best way to find peace is to speak peace.”
BARBARA REED STITT, PhD.
Ohio Chief Probation Officer (retired)
“Over my 25 years in pediatrics practice, I have noticed a striking connection between how children are fed and how healthy they are. Mothers who consistently do not allow any unhealthy food to pollute the minds and bodies of their children seem to have healthier children…. These ‘pure children’ seem to get tagged with fewer labels, such as ‘ADD’ or ‘learning disabled.’ Even when these children do warrant such tags, they seem to cope better with behavioral and learning differences and these seem less severe.”
DR. WILLIAM SEARS
author or co-author of more than 30 parenting books.
“The delicate and never-ending task of any society is to strike the right balance between enforcing morality and expanding freedom.
JAMES Q. WILSON, PhD.
Founding Director of VRF