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Alzheimer’s And The Aluminum Story

Alzheimer’s and the aluminum story is reviewed here; aluminum, which is often contained in tap water, has been long suspected to have a toxic effects on the brain (for a review see Ref. 6).

This toxicity may be potentiated by fruit juices, which have tartaric acid in them and help to get more aluminum into the brain. According to Ref. 6 aluminum increases the insoluble beta-amyloid in the brain as well as a “tau-protein”, which is also part of the senile plaques. Aluminum also increases iron induced oxidative injury to the brain cells. Aluminum should not be in food or in drinking water. Cook with stainless steel pots, not in aluminum pots! This is an example of how the “grass roots” medical opinion of the general population has been confirmed later by medical evidence. For years we were told by scientists that there would not be any evidence for this. These scientists were wrong, there is evidence now!

Detoxification

Books like “Breakthrough” (Ref.16) by Suzanne Somers have reviewed newer insights of antiaging medicine. This points out the importance of detoxifying the body from heavy metals like mercury, lead and cadmium. Particularly mercury from amalgam tooth fillings are thought to have a close relationship to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

Let’s get the facts straight:

1. Aluminum does cause Alzheimer’s (according to Ref.6): it does so by way of the glia cells, which produce amyloid in the brain.

2. Cook with stainless steel pots, not in aluminum pots! This is an example where the grass roots movement from the general population has been confirmed by medical evidence. However, do not overlook other toxic heavy metals like mercury, cadmium and lead.

Alzheimer's And The Aluminum Story

Alzheimer’s And The Aluminum Story

 

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Last modified: September 26, 2014