Sparkle in the eye - magnesium.
A few more childhood pics for educational purposes - the 70s was a healthier time period. Also topics: Gender dysphoria and glyphosate.
In the 1970s when I was growing up children were not overweight. Toddlers were certainly not overweight. There were few food allergies or asthma. Autism was not present in any obvious way. We played outdoors a lot.
I grew up middle class, or what I thought of middle class. My mother didn't work. It was still fairly common for families to have a stay-at-home mom. Taking care of a house and kids is a lot of work or can be when done well.
*Housekeeping note - I added another photo and a Substack link with more “health officials” of our current era - disturbing, truly. One extra thought - yes, unhealthy people can still provide help. As an overweight dietitian I did help women and children and saved a few lives. What I wasn’t able to help with was knowing why the standard dieting advice wasn’t working for me or most people - 55% carbohydrate is a high carbohydrate diet for a human and that carb ratio really shouldn’t be the standard recommended diet ratio for all humans. Lower carbs and more fats or protein is likely going to help maintain weight and health better for more people. I prefer the more fats and adequate protein balance rather than a high protein diet which might eventually become hard on the kidneys.
The sparkle in the eye and glow of health was obvious in a series of birthday party pics my dad took and made into an 8 by 10 photo book. He is a good photographer and did his own black and white photo developing and printing.
I shared one photo from the series a few posts ago (Monkey Pix). It wasn't 2nd grade, maybe 3rd grade.
Here are my sister's and friends and I - with sparkle.
Moisture is reflective, the sparkle in the eye is light reflecting off moisture content.
Delphinidin is a phytonutrient that can help eye health possibly because it carries with it four atoms of magnesium. Magnesium helps retain a cloud of water molecules around, held with a mild electrical attraction. Delphinidin may be helpful for treating or preventing dry eye conditions. It is found in black beans, other black or purple/red varieties of produce, pomegranate, and edible blue flowers like Blue Lotus and Blue Butterfly Pea Flowers which are used for tea; to name a few sources. *Delphinidin is towards the end of this post:
Children were not even plump that often during the 70s. My sisters and I were a little more plump than other students. I knew one girl who was over-weight and her family was poorer than others at my school in the suburbs. High carbohydrate, low protein diets, may be a big factor for excess weight problems, in addition to low iodine and excess bromide, fluoride, and perchlorates. Too little use of bitter tasting seasonings and foods is also a factor.
Children played outdoors more in the 1970s - more sunshine, fresh air, and exercise.
Channeling my inner hippie - a pic of a summer camping trip where I got to bring a friend along. We are standing in front of the door into the tipi. It was 7th or 8th grade maybe. I ran track so wasn't really plump, but I may have felt that way standing next to my friend.
Kids deserve sunshine, nature, and freedom to play.
Kids deserve adequate iodine and to not have bromide and fluoride in the food and medication supply.
Kids deserve to be free of EMF.
Kids deserve to be free of endocrine disruptors from agriculture or industrial chemicals.
We all deserve a healthy ecosystem and food supply. While we are poisoning ourselves we are also poisoning our air, water, and food supply for all other life on Earth.
The 70s were a pretty good time to be a kid.
It would be nice if the 2020s were a good time to be a kid too.
Gender dysphoria was not really a thing in the 70s. Homosexuality was beginning to be discussed more openly and in the early 80s androgyny was being discussed. Of my peer group, I was the girl who felt a little different, just a little more of a Tomboy than a girlie girl was how I thought of it.
Gender dysphoria has become extremely politicized and peer pressure may be causing some teens to be confused however when it is a real issue it is seen in preschool years. Real facts - real embryology - the genes dictate the shape of the baby's sexual organs, but it is the hormonal balance in the mother's uterus that affect the gender typical behavior patterns.
Male patterns may like rougher active play and later mounting behavior might be instinctual. This is seen in other species of animals too. Female patterns of innate behavior may lead to a child that likes quieter play and more role playing with dolls or animal figures. Boy play tends to turn everything into a vroom-vroom car or truck. Primping and dress up might be part of the girl play.
Gender dysphoria would not affect the genes and if body parts are left intact, a healthy next generation without gender dysphoria might be conceived and born. Our environment is so full of glyphosate and other endocrine disruptors that avoiding it may be difficult or impossible.
Glyphosate is our new leaded gas pollutant too. RoundUp ready crop biomass that is used to make fuel releases glyphosate during production and use of the fuel. Places that have biofuel production facilities or use more biofuel in general, may have had worse Covid rates. *Seneff work that I blogged about in more detail: COVID19 and Glyphosate transcendingsquare.com/2020/10/25. That post includes a link for a glyphosate residue lab test that you can self-order. Glyphosate seems to be linked to more risk of liver damage too.
We need to talk about real facts, not just get outraged by the obvious odd stuff that is going on. Odd stuff is going on, what are we going to do about it? Saying gender dysphoria is not real is not true for some. The popularization of it though may be pushing kids with anxiety or other emotional discomfort towards the idea that gender is their real problem instead of just being a young person.
I really do remember feeling plump in comparison to my school friend who was so slim - she was just really slim. She didn’t eat much candy and did have good homecooked Mexican food. I learned about tamales at my friend’s house. Yum! I was not really overweight until later, after having babies and getting busy with a real job plus mom-ing. Being a mother is a lot of work, but kids are fun and worth it.
Addition - this post has a video with a large number of young adults getting easy questions very wrong. Interviewer: “What country is the Queen of England from?” person: “What is a country?”
Disclaimer: This information is being shared for educational purposes within the guidelines of Fair Use and is not intended to provide individual health care guidance. Please seek a functional health practitioner for individual health care guidance. *These photos are being shared for educational purposes, if my friends contact me and ask to have the pictures unposted I will do so.
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