By now, Suzanne Somers is likely used to getting flak for her brilliant but unconventional ideas about health and wellness, hormones and toxins. So I wouldn't be surprised if Somers' recent questions about Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza are rubbing some people the wrong way. The actress, TV host, and health activist was on HuffPo Live yesterday and discussed how she believes gun control shouldn't be the only conversation we're having in regards to the Sandy Hook tragedy. She said, "I look at it and go, 'What is the diet of that guy who went nuts? What toxins was he exposed to? What kind of household cleaners are they using?'"
Okay, yes, at first glimpse, this seems wacky. It's definitely a more "out there" discussion than we're accustomed to having in response to a tragedy like this ... BUT that doesn't mean it's not a valid one!
Check out how Suzanne went on to explain ...
I don't know about you, but hearing her explain what the former brain surgeon told her about his experience with young people -- and his prediction about seeing an uptick in Columbine-like events -- really sent chills up my spine ...
Whenever I talk about "green"-ing up the household or cleaning up our diets, eating organic to steer clear of pesticides and antibiotics and hormones, etc., one of the points my in-laws always love to argue with me about is how they've been eating whatever or using whatever foods or products since they were kids, so what could be so wrong with it? But as Suzanne points out, we have been exposed to way more toxins than ever before in the last 20-ish years, thanks to negative changes and lack of regulation of food and household products. So I wouldn't be so fast to dismiss the idea that any of that is affecting brain health.
But let's be real. We're not going to find out there was mold in the Lanzas' home or he was suffering from gluten intolerance, and suddenly decide that's what's to blame for the horrors that occurred on December 14. This is a much bigger, extremely more nuanced puzzle, and this may be just one small piece. Still, the hypothesis that toxins could very well be compromising our mental health and stability is one completely worth exploring.
How do you feel about Suzanne Somers' ideas?