Childhood stress causes mental illness in adults by blunting androgens

Yet another great study solidifying the evidence on just how detrimental early childhood stress is. It has been known for decades that childhood stress leads to early puberty, and that the latter is associated with greatly increased risk of chronic diseases later in life, as well as early death. However, mainstream medicine has always heatedly … Read more Childhood stress causes mental illness in adults by blunting androgens

Dietary PUFA in childhood causes diabetes and irreversible (male) infertility

A great study, which corroborates the discussion in another recent post of mine on PUFA’s role in infertility and insulin-resistance / diabetes. However, the study below found that the infertility caused by dietary PUFA exposure were NOT reversible upon discontinuation of the high-fat (both PUFA and MUFA) diet, while previous studies found that the infertility … Read more Dietary PUFA in childhood causes diabetes and irreversible (male) infertility

Childhood stress / deprivation leads to early puberty / aging

The evidence that adult health problems have their roots in childhood or even prenatally continues to accumulate. The study below demonstrates that children who have experienced violence, trauma, deprivation or have had generally stressful childhoods not only enter puberty much earlier but are on average several years older (biologically) than their peers. While being several … Read more Childhood stress / deprivation leads to early puberty / aging

High-intelligence not unique to humans, is due to extended childhood

A great new study that confirms many of Peat’s writings on the subject. Namely, that it is the brain to body mass ratio that largely determines the intelligence of an organism. Moreover, good nutrition and extended childhood are the main factors in determining the intellectual development of an organism. The latter contributes to intelligence by … Read more High-intelligence not unique to humans, is due to extended childhood