If you are planning to make a baby, both you and your wife should be eating a healthy diet (described below) starting 1 year before you make the baby. Supplement folic acid (in it’s bioactive form: methyltetrahydrofolate) and make sure to load up on iodine before you get pregnant so your baby will be as smart as possible. Also eat liver 1 x per week (3-4 ounces fresh pasteurized liver, once or twice per week – no more than that because Vitamin A is fat soluble therefore accumulates in your body and is toxic in high doses. Vitamin A, including in Retin A or Retinol creams, can be toxic to a fetus). Liver is emphasized both by the Weston A. Price Foundation and by Ray Peat. Liver is an excellent source of Vitamin A. Vitamin A is involved in the production of steroid hormones including pregnenolone, progesterone and testosterone. If it is a boy the mother should also CONSIDER using testosterone cream like androgel (or Indonesian Tongkat Ali in 50:1 extract or 100:1 extract if you cannot get a prescription) while pregnant because the amount of testosterone the fetus is exposed to in the womb will determine their testosterone “set-points” as an adult. Make sure your child is tall, strong, beautiful, healthy. Furthermore, prenatal testosterone exposure is the reason people have a low fWHR (which all goodlooking people have).
And be aware of the hormonal balance of the mother! Hypothyroidism and adrenal issues in women can have negative effects on a child. So avoid polyunsaturated fatty acids and hormone disrupting omega-6 fatty acids! Also, keep your stress/cortisol levels low! The male children of women who experience high levels of stress during pregnancy have lower testosterone and are more socially inhibited than male children whose mothers were calm and stress-free during pregnancy. So take up meditation and yoga. And DO Not use birth control in between pregnancies (it sucks nutrients out of your body). Instead use condoms. And try to do light exercise for 30 minutes a day.
Diet : 3-4 ounces fresh liver, once or twice per week (Duck, goose, or pasteurized chicken liver). Lots of egg yolks. (essential). Fresh beef or lamb daily, always consumed with the fat. Soup made from bone, joint, tendon, foot, or hoof stock. 1 quart (or 32 ounces) whole milk daily, preferably raw and from pasture-fed cows. Fermented vegetables such as kimchi, sauerkraut, or fermented mixed vegetables (for nucleotides, probiotic bacteria, and vitamins K2 and B12), and other vegetables such as tomato, avocado, potato, sweet potato, banana, green leafy vegetables, and seaweeds such as dulse, daily (for potassium). 2 tablespoons coconut oil daily, used in cooking or smoothies, etc.
Supplements : Lots of sunshine and vitamin D3. Iodine 225 mcg. Methyltetrahydrofolate. Andogel cream or Indonesian Tongkat Ali in 50:1 extract or 100:1 extract (consult with your doctor first). I do not recommend prenatal multivitamins.
To avoid: polyunsaturated fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. Trans fatty acids (e.g., hydrogenated oils), white flour, gluten, stress, prescription drugs, alcohol (even small amounts), industrial chemicals like paint fumes, new fabrics, furniture, and cars, and many types of make-up. Wash your hands, cutting boards, and knives in hot, soapy water before and after preparing food and cook meats to at least 160 degrees F to avoid toxoplasmosis (an illness caused by a parasite found in undercooked meat and eggs).
Health related factors that may lower IQ
Such factors may be particularly or only important during during pregnancy and childhood when the brain is growing and the blood-brain barrier is less effective.
Micronutrient deficiency, in particular iodine and iron deficiency.
Essential fatty acids malnutrition.
Lack of breastfeeding.
Intrauterine growth retardation.
Untreated endocrine disorders in mother or child.
Infectious diseases including parasites such as malaria, HIV, intestinal worms, and meningitis.
Environmental toxins such as lead, mercury, arsenic, and organochlorides.
Humans are being exposed a wide range of new chemicals, such as medicines, food additives, and industrial chemicals, with poorly understood long-term effects on intelligence, especially during childhood.
Recreational drugs such as tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis.
Birth complications such as asphyxia
Watch your stress levels! The male children of women who experience high levels of stress during pregnancy have lower testosterone and are more socially inhibited than male children whose mothers were calm and stress-free during pregnancy. Childhood/maternal stress is also linked to low IQ. Stress (cortisol) maternally or in childhood is also the cause of liberals, queers, and facial deformities.
Do not ignore a baby’s crying! Letting babies cry unnecessarily harms the baby permanently. It changes the nervous system so they’re overly sensitive to future trauma. Also, ‘Psychosocial short stature’ is a growth disorder that is observed between the ages of 2 and 15, caused by extreme emotional deprivation or stress.
Don’t let the doctor cut the umbilical cord too quickly after birth (wait at least 1 minute): https://web.archive.org/web/20151228052722/https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/the-60-seconds-that-could-make-a-big-difference-in-119373430709.html
Avoid soy (soy is highly estrogenic) “Babies on soy formula were found to have levels of serum estrogens at 13,000 -22,000 times greater than those in infants who had been breast fed or given milk-based formula.“Babies on soy formula receive the estrogenic equivalent of at least 5 birth control pills per day.
Other things to avoid in the diets of male children: https://creativity1973.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/how-to-lower-estrogen/
Don’t use a pacifier or allow excessive thumb sucking (for facial development, but also for a male emotional development)
^”One theory suggests that a spike in a baby’s testosterone levels while in the uterus can increase brain asymmetry” which helped with language acquisition and polyglotism.
Take fish oil supplements during the last three months of pregnancy to prevent your child from having asthma