Skip to comments.How adding iodine to salt made America smarter
Posted on 07/27/2013 4:02:06 PM PDT by denniswEdited 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.
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Interesting! Evidently many libs grew up in an iodine-free zone.
But Mayor Blooberg says salt is bad for you.
Well..80% of the people that I deal with don’t use salt...:-))
Annnddd, how do they account for America today?
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.
There are a few countries where saying "your momma didn't take her iodine" is a major insult.
Could have fooled me.
Judging from the last few Presidential elections, I think we need to add even more iodine.
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.
That would certainly explain Michael Bloomberg's megalomaniacal dementia.
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?
If Bloomberg and the Obamas can get the IQ down by 30 points, there will be even more Democrats...
Fortunately, the Federal government was able to counteract this drastic effect by adding Communists to education.
See my #15.
I suppose if eating lead paint can make you stupid , iodized salt can make you smart
And fluoride to the water supply.
It will rob you of your Purity of Essence....
Yeah, ya gotta be careful with most all metals and halogens.
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
Thanks, now I’m glad I read this thread thoroughly.
you’d think that would’ve let the blacks gain at least 30 extra points.
I don't know if Japan produces salt in the same manner as the US, or if they add Iodine.
Maybe the IQ tests were designed by a pro-iodine zealot!!! /s
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.
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.
So the ‘sea salt’ (that doesn’t have added iodide) made everyone dumber?
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.
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.
I just eat seaweed. Yummy!! Try SeaSnax they are addictive. ;)
But I take a multi-vitamin daily.
“of course we shouldnt consume more table salt, which is garbage, but unrefined salt is great, “
A HA HA HA HA HA (snort)
You make me laugh.
so i guess they started taking it out in the ‘70s, eh?
Wait till you see the results of nicotine, cause of the industrial revolution, now banned in the USSA.
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.
“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.
- 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.
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.
It doesn't actually even taste like salt, once you've had sea salt.
“...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.
Now we know why the demomcRATs want to ban salt.
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
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.
what’s so funny?
Gen. Jack D. Ripper: precious bodily fluids, anybody?
How's the mortuary business? ;^)
no one has ever thought of that meme before!!!!!111!111!