Can Maternal Thyroid Health Affect a Child’s IQ?

Holy Hormones Journal: I was shocked to find this article and You Tube video as I was perusing the news this morning. The video interview is very compelling THYROID-GLANDand underscores, once again, the importance of the sacred endocrine system.  Why am I shocked? Because if this man’s research is true – we are in trouble. Synthetic hormones and so many other xenoestrogens has thrown women’s thyroids off balance. Is our thyroid health another contributing factor to autism and neurological disorders in our children?

There is a huge discrepancy among experts as to how many thyroid patients there are in the United States. Some organizations still cite 13 million as the total number of thyroid sufferers. More recently, some groups estimate that 27 million Americans have thyroid disease, and about 13 million of them are undiagnosed. Why Are So Many People Getting Thyroid Disease?

This revelation certainly falls in line with the paper that we published last December hypothetically linking the rise in autism rates to the rise in synthetic hormone use. I just posted an article about this entitled:  Oral Contraceptives and the Autism Link.

This early research showing an association between maternal thyroid hormones in early pregnancy and a child’s IQ may be another piece of the equation and a severe side effect of synthetic hormone use and the amount of xenoestrogens in our environment.

Affect of Mother’s Thyroid on Child’s IQ

Although there are many factors that  determine a child’s IQ but recent research indicates that the health of a mother’s thyroid could play at least a small part in that overall process.

Tim Korevaar from Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam was interviewed about the results of the study at The Endocrine Society’s 97th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego March 5 – 8, 2015 in San Diego.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.

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