Research studies prove that eating your toenails makes you smarter!

ResearchersI am sure you are thinking to yourself, how in the heck can that be possible? I know you are because I can hear your thoughts right now. Well, the truth is all in the research. We all know that if the doctors, politicians, celebrities, news media, and psychologists say it is true than it must be true. As if we couldn’t form our own judgement or opinion, we are surrounded by those that tell us to do as they say because, of course, we are not capable of knowing the facts.

For every research study and every poll that is taken, it is amazing to see how the results are skewed in favor of what they are dishing out. I don’t care where, how, or why they decide to constantly tell us this junk, but it all needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

  • You are not overweight because you were born by a c-section.
  • You are not going to be less of a mom if you don’t breast feed.
  • You are not going to have children that are stupid if you don’t breastfeed.
  • You are not going to be smarter if you eat your toenails.
  • Your daughter will not become less of a woman because Winnie the Pooh has mostly male characters.
  • Cell phones will not cause the end of mankind, and definitely will not make the bees become extinct (really reaching on that one)
  • Being great at racing video games does not give you a license to drive in the real world.

My point is that using common sense is really the answer. If something seems too surreal to be true, then generally, that is the case. Time spent worrying about what others say to do, is time lost figuring out what works for you and what makes you happy.

Honestly, there are some researches that you should take note of and truly listen to.

  • Drinking while pregnant can cause brain damage to the fetus. (I have witnessed this first hand – I have a sibling that has been affected by this).
  • Shaking a baby will cause brain damage and death.
  • Drinking and driving does cause more fatal vehicle accidents.
  • Texting and driving does cause you to be less aware and attentive (If you don’t believe this, then you don’t do enough driving).

Life isn’t meant to be lived in a bubble or herded through like cattle with cattle prods. No wonder we all have problems staying motivated, when all we hear is: this is good, or wait – no this is bad, or wait – now we suggest this, or never mind – we were wrong all along.

Be smart, use your mind, and always rise to the occasion. You will be better off if you worry less about what others think.

What are your thoughts, and how do you feel about all of these researches, or any others that were not mentioned.

About Shannon S

Motivated wife and mother of four | foodie | positivity | inspiration | DIY'er | leader by example. Follow Shannon on twitter: @ShannonSetter


  1. I’ve been in school for awhile now and I have seen many examples of research studies skewed to distort the truth. It is hard to read and understand the actual research sometimes and I think they do that on purpose. I would never eat toenails and I think that makes me smarter.

  2. I eat my toenails most of the time but I\’m wondering if it cause some type of cancer or something in any of my organs later on in life?? Anybody knows?

  3. I’ve found nothing to prove that your claim about a research study of eating toenails. it’s a complete fabrication. you’re doing the exact same thing that you’re criticizing other people of doing. you have made up a study just to boost your little post about people falsifying evidence, or whatever you’re trying to say.

  4. Eating toe or finger nails is a sign that your body is lacking protein to make more keratin (protein for skin, hair, nails). & licking sweat off the arm or any other sweaty body part is a sign of salt deficiency in human body.
    Mucus from your nose dripping down to your mouth is a sign your body need water.
    Eating nose dirt is a sign your body is hungry.
    Headache is a sign to alert you that the body has a problem – the stronger the headache the more advanced the problem (mental stressed, or physical stress or something has failed in the body or is not functioning properly)
    each of these things may or may not happen to you depending on how you treat your body. Body has its own emergency systems in place to notify you what it needs, often you may be doing something and haven’t realized your doing it or feel the need to do something but hold back because it might be considered as eww. sadly people are told not to do these things as children and told to take medication to overcome headaches.

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