Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

I am posting this article mostly for the specific quote corroborating Peat’s writing that thyroid blood tests are very unreliable and always have to be interpreted together with other “biomarkers” of thyroid function such as pulse, core temperature, muscle tone, reflexes, etc before a comprehensive diagnosis can be made. In fact, the article says even … Read more Drop in mom’s thyroid levels, undetectable by blood tests, tanks child IQ

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

The (remarkable) intelligence of plants

I made a few posts in the past about the altruism of plants, as well as their apparent consciousness (affected by anesthesia) despite the fact that they do not have a nervous system. The article below describes additional experiments demonstrating that plants are apparently capable of a number of stunning feats that make them look … Read more The (remarkable) intelligence of plants

Drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy may lower IQ (in sons)

Another study (the most comprehensive to date) that finds a strong link between pre-natal exposure to fluoride in drinking water and lower intelligence in the offspring. As the article aptly notes, the benefits of fluoride were never proven before it was introduced in drinking water throughout the US, and the topic had apparently been mired … Read more Drinking fluoridated water during pregnancy may lower IQ (in sons)

People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge

A really good study, which may suggest the arrogant “experts” running society are probably a lot less knowledgeable and wise then they would have us believe. The study is also potentially a corroboration of the Dunning-Kruger Effect. So, it looks like it is better to be surrounded by humble people. There is no guarantee that … Read more People with more intellectual humility have superior (general) knowledge

Mitochondria (energy) as the main driver of health, intelligence, and aging

We are finally starting to see Peat enter the mainstream and article like the one below are calling for a complete review of what we know about health and aging and how intelligence is tied to them. As the authors says, or actually borrows from Peat, there is solid evidence that mitochondrial function and ATP … Read more Mitochondria (energy) as the main driver of health, intelligence, and aging