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“Want to know one of the best ways governments and charities can help raise the Health and the IQ of people facing inadequate food supplies? The amazing answer is IODIZED SALT: Click Here!
“… Development geeks rave about the benefits of adding iodine and other micronutrients (such as vitamin A, iron, zinc and folic acid) to diets.
The Copenhagen Consensus, which brings together a panel of top global economists to find the most cost-effective solutions to the world’s problems, puts micronutrients at the top of the list of foreign aid spending priorities.
… progress is evident. One of the attractions is that a campaign to iodize salt costs only 2 cents to 3 cents per person reached per year.”
Shocking that this has not already been done for decades in the developing world, as it has been known for generations in the first-world countries.
To know that whole peoples are being deprived of their IQ and many are at a point where they are evidently way less able to make capable decisions is a human tragedy.
When we see that land-locked countries in Asia (like Afghanistan) and land-locked countries in Africa are often where terrorism has gotten a hold, it makes me wonder if this reason for lack of IQ is also having tremendous global consequences due to a personal lack of understanding. Several suicide-bombers have been described, if I remember correctly, as being special-needs people. How convenient for the Masterminds.
The New York Times article highlights the lack of iodine in Pakistan’s diet. Same result.
Where else on earth could 3 cents do so much good? Save the next generation! Get the world out. And, remember to read my articles about the differences between types of salt! Find them in the Title Archive tab at the upper Navigation Bar.
Whole sea salt already contains the proper amount of iodine, naturally. But if you don’t use it, be sure any salt you DO use IS iodized!
Each time you eat ocean fish or sea vegetables, you also are getting iodine, which helps your thyroid (your master gland which operates your metabolism).
The NY Times article also mentioned the merits of supplementing with other micronutrients if you don’t or can’t have a balanced diet. Make sure you get enough: vitamin A, iron, zinc and folic acid. Buy the best supplements you can afford, but healthy food is always the best source as Nature is the master chemist.
Green leafy veggies are an excellent source and orange vegetables provide the beta carotene precursor for Vitamin A, too.
Diabetics have a need for zinc, as deficiency is often found in diabetics. Zinc is needed for your immune system and for carbohydrate digestion. It is also a component of your natural insulin. Zinc sources are raw pumpkin seeds, most nuts, black-eye peas, sardines and herring, and most other legumes.
If you have or had acne, then you may need more zinc than normal; discuss this with your doctor, as acne is a sign of zinc deficiency. Zinc is lost when we perspire. Phytates in grains bind zinc so it is not accessible to us. Calcium, bran, coffee reduce its absorption. Pregnant women should consult with their obstetrician before supplementing with zinc.
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is also lacking in most diets now, especially if you live north of the latitude of Dallas, Texas, or the equivalent Southern latitude.
We’ll talk more about these other items in more detail in the future, but for now, alert your favorite charities to start setting aside money for whole salt or iodized salt, and make sure your own iodine intake is decent, especially if you do not eat sea foods.
For more ideas, also check out:
the several articles I have already written about salt, which have many more important details. Find the articles in my Title Archive tab on the Upper Navigation bar on this page. Thanks.
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