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How adding iodine to salt made America smarter
Daily Mail UK ^ | 24 July 2013 | By Alex Greig

Posted on 07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by dennisw

Edited on 07/27/2013 4:45:52 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A new study indicates that Americans gained up to 15 IQ points after the addition of iodine to salt became mandatory.

In an effort to prevent goiter related to iodine deficiency, authorities ruled that iodine be added to U.S. salt products in 1924.


(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: iodine; salt

1 posted on 07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2377052/How-adding-iodine-salt-America-smarter.html#ixzz2a21HnMps

LINK LINK LINK


2 posted on 07/27/2013 4:03:33 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Interesting! Evidently many libs grew up in an iodine-free zone.


3 posted on 07/27/2013 4:08:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dennisw

But Mayor Blooberg says salt is bad for you.


4 posted on 07/27/2013 4:09:16 PM PDT by rey
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To: dennisw

Well..80% of the people that I deal with don’t use salt...:-))


5 posted on 07/27/2013 4:10:23 PM PDT by QQQQ
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To: dennisw

Annnddd, how do they account for America today?


6 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:11 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: rey

I would like to see how they isolate the variable enough to make the study meaningful. There were enormous cultural changes going on throughout the period.


7 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dennisw
This is well know and has been for at least a while.

There are a few countries where saying "your momma didn't take her iodine" is a major insult.

8 posted on 07/27/2013 4:12:32 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Revenge is a dish best served with pinto beans and muffins)
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To: dennisw

Could have fooled me.


9 posted on 07/27/2013 4:13:25 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: dennisw

Judging from the last few Presidential elections, I think we need to add even more iodine.


10 posted on 07/27/2013 4:15:34 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: dennisw

Iodine was added to salt at a time when food sources were regional. That time is long past; it would be nearly impossible for an American today to have an iodine deficiency.


11 posted on 07/27/2013 4:16:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (o : Tagline Test ; -)
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To: dennisw
I wonder if low-salt diets lead to a corresponding decrease in IQ?

That would certainly explain Michael Bloomberg's megalomaniacal dementia.

12 posted on 07/27/2013 4:17:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: marktwain

I read the article, and it is interesting. More persuasive than I first thought.

Raising the world’s average IQ should be a good thing, I would think.

On the negative side, should we worry about smarter enemies?


13 posted on 07/27/2013 4:18:25 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: dennisw

If Bloomberg and the Obamas can get the IQ down by 30 points, there will be even more Democrats...


14 posted on 07/27/2013 4:20:09 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: dennisw
How adding iodine to salt made America smarter

Fortunately, the Federal government was able to counteract this drastic effect by adding Communists to education.

15 posted on 07/27/2013 4:27:41 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: marktwain
Raising the world’s average IQ should be a good thing, I would think.

See my #15.

16 posted on 07/27/2013 4:29:31 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dennisw

I suppose if eating lead paint can make you stupid , iodized salt can make you smart


17 posted on 07/27/2013 4:40:56 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Navy Patriot

And fluoride to the water supply.


18 posted on 07/27/2013 5:04:49 PM PDT by 05 Mustang GT Rocks
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

It will rob you of your Purity of Essence....


19 posted on 07/27/2013 5:10:07 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Yeah, ya gotta be careful with most all metals and halogens.


20 posted on 07/27/2013 5:14:49 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: dennisw
Things that I didn't know. From:

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2009/oct2009_Halt-on-Salt-Sparks-Iodine-Deficiency_01.htm

The public health message to limit salt use underlies a gradual and insidious return of iodine deficiency. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES) assessment of Americans’ health revealed a 50% reduction in iodine levels and a quadrupling of iodine deficiency in the period between 1971 and 1994. Twelve percent of the population surveyed from 1988 to 1994 were severely iodine deficient, judged by urinary levels of iodine.8 Women of childbearing age are at particular risk for iodine deficiency, with up to 36% evidencing low levels.9

A recent detailed analysis of several brands of commercially available salt showed that, after opening, iodine is lost rapidly from the product. Once the container is exposed to air, iodine content is nearly gone within four weeks after opening (even faster under conditions of high humidity). The study suggests that, even among people who use the salt shaker frequently for cooking and food, daily iodine intake may be below the recommended daily intake.10

The majority of salt used in processed foods is not iodized. While dairy products and baked foods (bread and related products) were formerly substantial sources of iodine, the iodine content of these foods has dropped due to changing practices by dairy producers and bakers.10-12

21 posted on 07/27/2013 5:26:25 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: texas booster

Thanks, now I’m glad I read this thread thoroughly.


22 posted on 07/27/2013 5:30:16 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Navy Patriot
A woman down the street from us had a goiter under her chin back when I was a little kid in the 50s. She walked by my great grandfather's house while we lived there (my dad was stationed overseas.)
I wonder if this occurs at all in Asia, with all the salty soy and seafood available...
23 posted on 07/27/2013 5:35:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: dennisw

you’d think that would’ve let the blacks gain at least 30 extra points.


24 posted on 07/27/2013 5:44:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I believe that iodine must be added to salt to obtain the recommended level for good health.

I don't know if Japan produces salt in the same manner as the US, or if they add Iodine.

25 posted on 07/27/2013 5:54:37 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Maybe the IQ tests were designed by a pro-iodine zealot!!! /s

Thanks dennisw.


26 posted on 07/27/2013 5:59:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Navy Patriot
There was a bottle of Aji-no-moto on every table when we were there.
27 posted on 07/27/2013 6:05:22 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: dennisw

of course we shouldn’t consume more table salt, which is garbage, but unrefined salt is great, but has no added iodine.

Then...we need to take either Iodoral or Lugol’s which are both made up of the right ratio of iodine to iodide.


28 posted on 07/27/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Jeff Chandler

If you don’t supplement with iodine (or eat like a Japanese person) you are highly deficient in iodine. Most in America are very deficient.


29 posted on 07/27/2013 6:34:15 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: dennisw

So the ‘sea salt’ (that doesn’t have added iodide) made everyone dumber?


30 posted on 07/27/2013 6:36:36 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Navy Patriot

They replaced iodine in our baked goods in about 1948 due to a FALSE report that iodine was bad, and put in bromine, which is a toxic halide that mimics iodine. You have to consume high enough doses of iodine to knock the bromine off your iodine receptors so you can absorb the iodine.

The common though in iodine informed circles is that shell fish allergies and other reactions attributed to iodine is actually bromine detox symptoms.


31 posted on 07/27/2013 6:40:26 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

No it doesn’t. In fact in Japan they have practically a nil incidence of reproductive cancers, as well as thyroid cancer, because iodine protects against cancer. We have many iodine receptors in our repro organs.

A little trivia: an enlarged prostate is GOITER. It is the tissue swelling looking for iodine, same as the thyroid. The same applies to fibroids in the breast and uterus.


32 posted on 07/27/2013 6:42:30 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: dennisw

I just eat seaweed. Yummy!! Try SeaSnax they are addictive. ;)


33 posted on 07/27/2013 6:47:28 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: dennisw
Dang!! Guess I'm really, really stupid, then. I only use kosher salt.

But I take a multi-vitamin daily.

34 posted on 07/27/2013 7:04:35 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: spacejunkie2001

“of course we shouldn’t consume more table salt, which is garbage, but unrefined salt is great, “

A HA HA HA HA HA (snort)

You make me laugh.


35 posted on 07/27/2013 7:31:01 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: dennisw

so i guess they started taking it out in the ‘70s, eh?


36 posted on 07/27/2013 7:44:45 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government should fear us.)
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To: dennisw

Wait till you see the results of nicotine, cause of the industrial revolution, now banned in the USSA.


37 posted on 07/27/2013 7:49:56 PM PDT by satan (The tree of liberty is dying in the drought.)
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To: Safetgiver

15 extra IQ points is a nice bonus, but it’s nothing in the face of government schools + Department of Education + teachers unions + 5th column media domination + 50 years of Third World immigration. It’s like bailing the Titanic with a thimble.


38 posted on 07/27/2013 7:56:13 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Iodine was added to salt at a time when food sources were regional. That time is long past; it would be nearly impossible for an American today to have an iodine deficiency.”

Iodized salt has barely enough to help prevent goiter. Iodine is a serious deficiency in America today. But that is for at least two reasons...

1. Iodines needs in the body are not well known.
2. Because those needs are not well known, we do not get enough iodine in our diets.

If a woman had enough iodine in her system she would not get breast cancer, and if a man had enough he would not get prostate cancer.

Iodine is needed in microgram amounts for the thyroid, mg amounts for breast and other tissues, and can be used therapeutically in gram amounts.[3]
- Dr. David Miller

Along with magnesium and selenium, iodine is one of the most deficient minerals in our bodies. The toxicity of modern life must be impacting iodine levels. It is well known that the toxic halides, fluoride and bromide, having a similar structure as iodine, can competitively inhibit iodine absorption and binding in the body. Because of the elevated levels of toxic halides in the environment and in the food supply, iodine levels have not only fallen but larger amounts of iodine are necessary to correct iodine deficiency as well as to promote a detoxifying effect of heavy metals.

Dr. Michael B. Schachter says, “The treatment dose when a person is iodine insufficient is generally between 12.5 mg and 50 mg daily. Preliminary research indicates that if a person is iodine insufficient, it takes about 3 months to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 50 mg of iodine and a year to become iodine sufficient while ingesting a dosage of 12.5 mg of iodine daily.

When you look at mainstream recommendations all the above information seems strange but this is because dosage and RDA are set obscenely low. Note instead of talking in milligrams (mg) the RDA is in micrograms (mcg) which is a scale exactly 1000 times less. Meaning it takes 1000 mcg to equal 1 mg and it takes 1000 mg to equal a gram.

Iodine is necessary to get rid of the bromides and fluorides poisoning our bodies, and it takes a lot to do that. Supplementation is the only way we can accomplish that. Iodine helps unclog arteries that otherwise cause cardiovascular problems.


39 posted on 07/27/2013 8:04:53 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: dennisw

Since when has the addition of iodine been mandatory? If you watch cooking shows on TV, they often use kosher or sea salt. Neither of those products are supplemented with iodine.


40 posted on 07/27/2013 8:22:41 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: spacejunkie2001
table salt, which is garbage

It doesn't actually even taste like salt, once you've had sea salt.

41 posted on 07/27/2013 8:28:22 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: Hardastarboard

“...once you’ve had sea salt.”

Only two are ‘worth their salt’ - Redmond RealSalt and Himalayan Salt. These are both from ancient seabeds laid down eons ago, and are not fresh, wet sea salt, as in ‘Celtic Salt’, with all the contaminations in the sea today.


42 posted on 07/27/2013 8:50:24 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: dennisw

Now we know why the demomcRATs want to ban salt.


43 posted on 07/27/2013 9:41:39 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

good information!


44 posted on 07/28/2013 2:00:21 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: spacejunkie2001

Same applies to fluorides as bromides? That you take more iodine to knock fluorides off receptors? I use an alumina water filter that gets out fluorides


45 posted on 07/28/2013 2:25:00 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw

Flouride and Chlorine are both toxic halides that block iodine absorption but I don’t believe they attach to the receptors. Below is a link of the detox symptoms for bromide only. I have not seen anything on flouride.

http://www.breastcancerchoices.org/bromidedetoxsymptomsandstrategies.html


46 posted on 07/28/2013 4:53:06 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: Nik Naym

what’s so funny?


47 posted on 07/28/2013 4:54:11 AM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: 05 Mustang GT Rocks

Gen. Jack D. Ripper: precious bodily fluids, anybody?


48 posted on 07/28/2013 5:14:48 AM PDT by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: QQQQ
Well..80% of the people that I deal with don’t use salt...:-))

How's the mortuary business? ;^)

49 posted on 07/28/2013 5:16:20 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

no one has ever thought of that meme before!!!!!111!111!


50 posted on 07/28/2013 1:57:15 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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