I find the possibility rather alarming.
The topic is medical, but it may relate beyond that to something unstated, the prevalence of a causative agent, an infection vector, which has risen
dramatically as reached the peak of the industrial era. But let me not get ahead of myself here.
What we are talking about here are Prions. These prions are protein chains which have become mangled, or mis-folded, and as a result they cause
metabolic chaos within cells. Mad Cow Disease and it's human form, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, are said to be caused by prions.
Because prions (proteins) are physically structured in a way that our body chemistry cannot handle, they cause a major disruption in the way other
chemicals behave in the body... particularly copper according to at least some researchers. It is that copper issue that causes the brains of
mammals to develop "holes" or "gaps" (perhaps akin to empty bubbles of space) within the brain tissue. These are rapidly lined with plaque that has a
tremendous detrimental affect on our brain's ability to process data as it should.
This kind of disease has been known to migrate from one creature to another via ingestion,. we are what we eat. But it has also been found in animal
dung... which explains how cows can contract it from each other.
"The underlying mechanism of Alzheimer's disease is very similar to the prion diseases. It involves a normal protein that becomes misshapen and is
able to spread by transforming good proteins to bad ones. The bad proteins accumulate in the brain, forming plaque deposits that are believed to kill
neuron cells in Alzheimer's."
Now this particular idea is still a theory... especially the part involving heavy-metals in biology such as copper; others are still maintaining that
it is a virus that causes the prion formation, and some insist that there are multiple contributing factors that create the errant protein which
becomes embedded within the cells and folds other proteins to it's own misshapen structure (which is why prions are said to "propagate" instead of
But consider this, rather conspiratorial angle, if you will:
Should the fact be that there is a causal relationship between the advances in industrial activity, and the increase in toxic effluvium being spewed
out into the environment; would the medical community tell us? Or would they instead focus on the disease symptoms and treatment, without letting us
know that the blossoming of Alzheimer's and Autism are related to our modern chemical way of life?
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edit on 4-10-2011 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)