Fluoride, Ukraine, and Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner

Fluoride

I’ve been working to finish out a presentation I will be giving the the American Dental Association later this month. In my research I came across a study on the impact of prenatal fluoride exposure on IQ among children up to 12 years old. The conclusions are that in utero exposure to fluoride appears to have a negative impact on the IQ of children.

Two points of diminishing IQ does not seem like much, but as this impact compounds over multiple generations, and we have had 3 or 4 generations of water fluoridation in the US, the overall effect enters into significant territory. In just one more generation of excess fluoride exposure (and toxicologically speaking there is no safe level of fluoride exposure) the collective IQ of the people in this country will have declined by about 10 points. A ten point decline in collective IQ means that, by today’s standards by the time we reach a 10 point decline in IQ means we’ll have about 27% of the population considered to have below normal IQ, compared to a level of about 10% today. Improved healthcare and nutrition can mitigate these declines, but we should all recognize that quality nutrition is on the decline.

Source: Domain-specific effects of prenatal fluoride exposure on child IQ at 4, 5, and 6–12 years in the ELEMENT cohort.

War in Ukraine

For the first time in modern history, Americans have been made aware of some of the terrifying weapons the nations of the world have developed. This video describes the effects of the thermobaric bomb on the human anatomy.

What’s for Dinner Tonight

We’ve been pleased with the recipes you can find on The Defined Dish website and in Alex Snodgrass’ books, The Defined Dish: Healthy and Wholesome Weeknights and The Comfortable Kitchen. Tonight, I’m going to make a dinner from her website, Pan-roasted chicken with cherry tomatoes, feta, and herbs, because it looked really good to me.

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs
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