Thyroid hormone regulates the activity of all cells. Without sufficient thyroid hormone production by the
thyroid gland or without sufficient selenium to
change T4 into T3, cell and
organs--brain included--do not function at optimal rate.
A hypothyroid brain is sluggish.
People with a hypothyroid brain have problems managing their ideas and feelings. Having problems with their
own ideas and feelings, they don't want to hear of other people's ideas and feelings and even less of the
ideas and feelings that are different from their own.
People with a hypothyroid brain have a strong tendency to become intolerant for other persons with ideas,
feelings, habits or behavior differing from their own.
Not only are hypothyroid brains intolerant for others, hypothyroid brains also adhere rigidly to their
convictions. The face of a hypothyroid person is inexpressive, closed.
In a country where selenium is sparse in rocks, in the soil, in drinking and irrigation water, in crops, and
in the diet of the inhabitants, one may expect a certain number of those inhabitant to present the above
In a selenium deficient country, the public opinion shall more easily express intolerance for other
If the selenium deficiency in Serbia
described by Maksimovic Z and Djujic I. from the University of Budapest, may help explain the
Serb's intolerance for the Kosovars, it only elucidate one aspect of their behavior, intolerance.
We postulates that another mineral deficiency in Serbia plays a complementary role.
In the early nineties we were working with Prof. Schrauzer--now Professor Emeritus--at that time head of the
University of California San Diego Biochemistry department.
Exploring the potential of mineral hair measurement to evaluate the mineral status of a person, the
department of biochemistry was analyzing hair samples collected in various countries.
The hair samples collected in Serbia had low lithium content.(Unpublished data)
Results of epidemiological studies reveal a statistically significant inverse correlation between mental
hospital admission, homicides, rapes, and drug related crimes and the lithium concentration in drinking
(E.B. Dawson. The relationship of tap water and physiological levels of lithium to mental hospital
admission and homocide in Texas. In Lithium in Biology and Medicine. VCH, Weinheim, pp 171-187 (1991))
Lithium-deficient human subjects exhibit a lower threshold level for the development of violent behavior.
(G. N. Schrauzer and E. Devroey. Effects of nutritional lithium supplementation on mood. Bio. Trace Element
Research, vol 40, 1994. pp 89101)