"Aluminum Toxicity and Its Relationship to Alzheimer's!"
By organic4greenlivings.com — One of many Senior Health blogs on SmartLivingNetwork.com
Today my friends I would like to discuss Aluminum Toxicity, the relationship between Alzheimer, and what might be causing this debilitating epidemic . Most of us have someone in our families or know someone that has been touched by Alzheimer's. I feel that it is a serious issue in our society and that we all need to become educated about this growing epidemic. I will provide you with the best information I can about aluminum toxicity, what it does physically to our bodies, how we get over loaded, and what to do about it.
Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, and is present in the environment combined with other elements (eg, oxygen, silicon, fluorine). Exposure to aluminum is usually not harmful, but exposure to high levels can cause serious health problems. The subject of aluminum toxicity has caused much controversy for several decades and since the amount of aluminum seems enormous in products that we use daily it has become a serious health concern.
According to Neuropathologist, Dr. Daniel Perl of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, "Deficits of calcium and magnesium combined with the accumulation of heavy metals such as aluminum may play a role in the beginning of Alzheimer's disease". The tangled nerve fibers in the brains of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease contain unusually large amounts of aluminum, according to his research.
Alzheimer's disease, or senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type, will be one of America's greatest health problems in the coming years. Sixty percent of patients now admitted to nursing homes have this diagnosis, and the number of Alzheimer's victims is projected to increase as much as eight-fold by the middle of the next century.
There is a strong connection between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease. Research clearly demonstrates abnormally high accumulations of aluminum within the brains of Alzheimer's victims. Independent studies performed in Norway, the United Kingdom, France and Canada, show a direct correlation between the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and aluminum concentrations in the drinking water.
It is everywhere in our environment, in the air, metal tins, and in our water. Aluminum cookware when used to make our families meals puts them at danger because the aluminum will leak out into water and food.
It is in food additives such as processed cheeses, table salt, baking soda and powder, pickles, bleached flour, prepared dough, cake mixes, non-dairy creamers, and some donuts and waffles. Milk formulas for babies can contain up to four hundred times more aluminum than breast milk.
It is is over the counter medications such as antacids--can contain 200 milligrams or more of elemental aluminum in a single tablet. Certain popular antacids contain aluminum hydroxide, pain killers, and diarrhea medications. Aluminum can be found in hygiene products and cosmetics such as toothpastes, anti-antiperspirants, dental amalgams, cigarette filters and pesticides.What is Alzheimer's?
Alzheimer's disease causes brain changes that gradually get worse. It's the most common cause of dementia — a group of brain disorders that cause progressive loss of intellectual and social skills, severe enough to interfere with day-to-day life. In Alzheimer's disease, brain cells degenerate and die, causing a steady decline in memory and mental function.
Senile dementia is the term given to many different diseases producing dementia. Over half of all dementia cases are sufferers of Alzheimer's disease. Protect yourself as best you can by avoiding products containing aluminum.
Memory loss is not the only indication of Alzheimer's disease, since in the early stages the symptoms of the disease are varied. Every patient seems to develop at different stages. Some cases literally lose their ability to remember and even to function almost overnight, in other cases the disease progresses very slowly. Effects of the disease include: disorientation and misinterpreting spatial relationships, speaking and writing, making judgments and decisions, changes in personality and behavior among other.
There are many factors or combinations of factors that may cause Alzheimer's disease and research is ongoing. Our deteriorating environment, chemicals plus nutritional deficiencies are all factors which may well precipitate the disease.
If we want to overcome the odds and not be a victim of Alzheimer's we must try avoid all synthetic dyes, food additives, toxic chemicals, pesticides, and polluted water. This means eating smart such as organic foods, or local harvest, avoiding too many carbohydrates, using natural or herbal remedies whenever possible, and being aware of the environmental toxicity. We must do all we can to stay healthy such as exercising regularly. Taking Vitamin C and Zinc supplements daily is recommended by many experts.
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