The country's leaders are busy debating gun control following the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., but Suzanne Somers says we should be looking at something else as a contributing factor: diet.
Somers told HuffPost Live Thursday that she feels diet and household toxins may have "electrified" Adam Lanza's brain.
"Everybody's looking at guns -- 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?'" Somers told HuffPost Live's Nancy Redd.
Somers, who became famous for her role on the hit TV show "Three's Company," has devoted her career since to speaking and writing about holistic, natural lifestyles. On HuffPost Live, she reflected on a conversation she had with a neuroscientist following the shooting at Columbine High School.
"He at that time said to me, around the time of Columbine, you're going to see a lot more shoot-em-ups," Somers said. "He said brains of young people have been over-electrified. Most young people have been exposed to chemicals, for the most part starting in the womb, by well-meaning mothers drinking diet sodas thinking they were doing something good for their babies."
Maybe Somers' theory isn't completely off base. An article in the January/February 2013 issue of Mother Jones argues that lead is a "hidden villain" that has contributed to America's rise in violent crime, lower IQs and even ADHD.
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