Put Salt in the Corners of Your House & Just Watch What Happens

Put Salt in the Corners of Your House & Just Watch What Happens

2020/07/01

It's a wild claim, to think that something as common as salt might be able to make the world a smarter place, but according to The New York Times, it's entirely possible. 


The reason is iodine. According to Healthline, around a third of the world's population teeters on the brink of an iodine deficiency. What does that mean? Not only does iodine keep our thyroid functioning properly, but it's also crucial for healthy and normal brain function. 



And here's where intelligence comes in. Among those at the highest risk for iodine deficiency are pregnant women, and studies suggest that iodine-deficient women who give birth will likely have a child with an IQ between 10 and 15 points lower than she would have had if sufficient levels of iodine were included in her diet. 


Given that one of the most common sources of iodine is iodized salt, it's a deficiency that's easily preventable — with a little salt and a lot of education. In 1990, the World Summit for Children pushed for a campaign championing the benefits of iodized salt, and it got real results. Take Kazakhstan, for example. In the 1990s, they were one of the most iodine-deficient countries in the world, with as many as 10 percent of their children suffering from stunted growth and developmental difficulties. By 2006, they had increased the usage of iodized salt and were looking forward to a United Nations declaration that they were free of iodine deficiency disorders.
















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