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    Stress (cortisol) causes pre-term birth by blocking progesterone

    If you ask a gynecologist what causes premature birth, the answer will usually be something along the lines of "insufficient progesterone" often accompanied by mumbling about "genetic predispositions". Yet, how exactly is insufficient progesterone responsible for premature birth has remained a...
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    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...
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    Estrogen Excess During Pregnancy May Cause Autism

    Finally! Some common sense is emerging from the medical profession. For one, it points the finger straight at estrogen as a possible cause of autism. And not just estradiol, which the medical profession considers the only estrogen of note, but all 3 of them (estrone, estradiol, estriol). So, all...
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    Children Conceived In Winter Have Much Higher Risk Of Autism

    Not sure why the study considers January to May to be winter months, but this is yet another study that links maternal metabolism (and serotonin) to autism. The official explanation is increased flu infection and lower vitamin D levels in the winter. While these may be contributing factors, I...
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    High Maternal Intake Of Niacinamide (B3) Lowers Risk Of Eczema In Children

    The link between low NAD levels and skin conditions is well-known in metabolic research circles. The same link exists for autoimmune and other estrogen-driven conditions such as MS, Lupus, RA, diabetes, etc. The official medial position states that vitamin B3 has no effect on any of these...
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    Maternal Inflammation Causes Brain Damage (autism) By Raising Serotonin

    I posted several studies recently about maternal hypothyroidism and stress being linked to autism, as well as the use of serotonin antagonist to reverse autism pathology in an animal model. This study adds more weight to the serotonin-autism connection. It showed that triggering flu-like...
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