A repost, in regards to potatoes being a cause or factor of schizophrenia:
Yet again, I was 100% symptom-free until I ate a few handfuls of potato chips. I forgot that they were made of potatoes until I saw one on the bag, which led to a Dr. House epiphany type moment for me lol. So I’m officially on a no-potato diet.
I really believe in this theory, and I’m convinced that it is NOT just placebo. My symptoms always spike before I remember this thread or that potatoes could be bad, which leads to me posting, but not after. Definitely not placebo.
Careful @Lexicon Potato deficiency can be dangerous. Maybe you should not cut them out of your diet completely. It might be better to just eat them only on Sundays.
Is there a joke here? I’m missing the references if so.
Is it an Irish thing?
Ha. It’s a bad joke that doesn’t make sense by this tired, stressed, hungry schizophrenic in California at !2:00 am. Disregard both of my answers, lol.
lol okay, I’m still kinda curious though.
Clarification: I am NOT saying that potatoes are the cause. I am saying that consuming potatoes has noticeably worsened my symptoms on multiple occasions.
If you’re inclined to make a mockery of this theory, take a second to ask yourselves why that might be.
I disagree with this theory, but I will say that the main thing about potatoes, besides all the starch they contain, is that they are loaded with potassium. Potassium is a major player in the nervous system, necessary for the brain and nerves to function, so … I’m not sure where I was going with that, just felt like chiming in (I’m bored and it’s too cold to go anywhere).
If avoiding potatoes seems to help you, then stick with it. Even if it is just a placebo, it works.