“The Bitterest pill is hard to swallow, if I took it for a hundred years, I couldn’t feel any more pain”
Are people becoming less intelligent?
You could certainly be forgiven for thinking so, as only a few minutes spent watching terrestrial television programming, reading the mainstream media and the majority of social media content, will give you only three examples of how ‘dumbing down’ appears to have become the accepted state of the majority of humanity.
So how could this have happened?
Is it an entirely natural state, inasmuch as the human race has reached the peak of it’s achievements, and has in a way, effectively stopped evolving and has even began to regress?
I ask this because I recently received an email from a medical student in the United States, who I am in regular contact with, and has been carrying out her own research based around her belief that the U.S. government, is covertly reducing the IQ of the American population using various methods.
Is such a thing even possible, and if so, what method could be used to accomplish this?
And for what purpose?
One of the methods she has uncovered being implemented in the U.S., is via the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the UK equivalent of which, is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), which is an executive non-departmental body of the Department of Health.
So what effectively, could reduce a person’s IQ?
There are certain medical conditions of course, that can have a detrimental affect on a person’s Intelligence Quotient, only one of which is, although rarely discussed, is a deficiency of Vitamin B12.
Apart from the widely recognised condition known as ‘Pernicious Anaemia’, a chronic or severe deficiency of B12 will also prevent the forming and the repair of the insulation which surrounds the nerves – a condition which corresponds directly to incidences of a low recorded IQ and also contributes to the condition you may know as ADHD.
In certain cases, a person lacking in sufficient amounts of B12, may also become prone to, and succumb to other, more severe physical conditions, such as Multiple Sclerosis.
There are a number of well researched articles available, although no serious research has been done recently, that also show that the damage resulting from B12 deficiency is almost always irreversible.
So, in effect, if it was possible to reduce the B12 levels of the vast majority of an entire population, and knowing that the results of this deficiency would be permanent, it would prove to be a very effective method of control I would imagine.
But how could something like a B12 deficiency, possibly become so widespread and affect so many people?
And how could something on that scale even be implemented?
From the research undertaken, it now appears that it can be accomplished in a number of ways, one of which is a deliberate omission from the labelling of the most common food products, of potassium content for example.
Potassium is an important mineral, which besides supporting good heart health, and balancing electrolyte levels, also regulates nerve impulses.
A severe deficiency of Potassium, can result in poor functioning of the nerves, *permanent neuropathy – and also, a marked reduction in IQ levels.
Some people are already aware of the dangers posed by a deficiency of potassium in the body, and ingest daily supplements in an attempt to redress the balance.
Unfortunately though, most of the potassium supplements available, only yield around 99mg, which when you realise that the RDA is around 4.7g, supplementation may also be inadequate.
So with an already low intake of potassium in the average diet, reducing the intake of another substance which is vital to maintaining IQ levels, like Vitamin B12, would also have a detrimental effect on a person’s intelligence surely?
If you have recently had a blood test, doctors will undoubtably assure you that the normal range for B12 should be anywhere between 130 to 600 l/ml.
If you present anywhere within this range, anywhere outside the United States that is, you would be classed as being severely B12 deficient, as 650+ nB/ml is considered to be normal.
Many doctors in the UK, however, will view a patient inside the 130 – 600 range to be within prescribed limits, so it appears to be becoming more prevalent on this side of the Atlantic also.
When you also consider the often restrictively high cost of good quality high-yield B12 supplements, and the reluctance of most doctors to prescribe high dose B12 injections to anyone who has not been diagnosed with pernicious anaemia, you could be fooled into thinking that it’s not that big a deal.
After all, your doctor knows best right?
There are many incidences that can be found online where people have had no other option than to obtain B12 in phials that can be purchased on the Internet – the reason being, that their doctors flatly refuse to acknowledge that their low levels are in any way responsible for their incidences of ill-health, constant lethargy, and impaired cognitive skills.
Once these people have improved their B12 levels in this way, the improvement is nothing short of miraculous, and that change can happen within a few days.
Author and Blogger Graham Ellis is only one example of the curative powers of B12.
However, if restoring oneself to previously enjoyed levels of good health was that simple, surely everyone should be made aware of it right?
So why are these warnings not printed on the most widely consumed foodstuffs?
And why is there not a warning on another product, that outside of junk food outlets and sugar-laden soft drinks, has an equally massive advertising budget?
A product that is swallowed in huge numbers daily, by an ever-increasing number of people, mainly due to decades of consuming these heavily advertised and promoted ‘junk’ foods and nutritionally deficient ie: cheap/affordable produce.
I am referring to the multitude of ‘Indigestion’ remedies that are starting to fill entire shelves of some supermarkets and chemists more and more.
These indigestion, or ‘Antacid’ products work by reducing the excess stomach acid which is produced by consuming foodstuffs which are entirely unsuitable for good digestive health, and therefore affect ones overall levels of wellbeing.
The same products that are not only the most heavily promoted and mainly aimed at the younger members of society by slick advertising campaigns, or are the cheapest options available to those on a budget or a low income.
When these products are consumed regularly, and over a significant period of time, the need for the subsequent ‘Indigestion’ remedies, becomes almost a matter of necessity, as the cheaper or ‘junk’ products have an obviously detrimental effect on the body.
And when you realise that regular use of these so-called ‘Indigestion’ remedies can also permanently destroy the human body’s natural ability to absorb Vitamin B12, you may also start to see how these things are designed not only to promote ill-health – but also a dependence on a product that is not only harmful to your physical well-being, but is also making you, in effect – less intelligent.
Something to think about perhaps?
But it’s not all bad news, as one bunch of Broccoli is quite cheap and can yield up to 2g of high quality, natural potassium.
There is also another method that may well prove worthwhile of further investigation, as there is almost no available research available, although there is I believe, some that has been carried out in Germany.
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been shown to have the ability to effectively ‘cure’ or reverse the effects of the nerve damage caused by Potassium and B12 deficiencies.
Although, and I must stress the point that there is almost no published research which will provide evidence of this, there have been cases where the administration of high-dose B12 and 600mg ALA twice daily – has helped test subjects not only effectively stop using prescribed ADHD medication altogether, but also gained around 18 IQ points during the period in which they were tested.
This combination of treatments proved particularly effective because the ALA apparently renders B12 marginally fat-soluble, thus easier to absorb, and is especially beneficial if one’s body has stopped absorbing B12 due to regular anatacid use.
But again, I have found that the original sources of this have all but disappeared from the Internet, and are not, I repeat not going to be recommended, or even considered as an option by healthcare professionals.
*”Neuropathy is short for peripheral neuropathy, which means nerve damage in the peripheral nervous system. Only nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord are involved, so peripheral neuropathy does not include nerve damage in the central nervous system”