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Originally posted by Maxmars
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?
I've always believed the two were linked. Could Alziemers really be BSE after all?
Originally posted by JohnnyAnonymous
... One of the sad things that I came across in regards to Prions is that an "autoclave" and other normal medical methods for killing nasty-buggers does not work with prions.
One Doctor/BioChemist that I admire is Colm Kelleher who is also a research scientist and author,
"When medical researcher D. Carleton Gajdusek first visited Papua New Guinea in 1957, he found hundreds of Fore tribespeople dying from a mysterious disease they called kuru. ...
Kelleher’s true genius, however, is in his ability to speculate, convincingly, that the 8,902 percent increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease over the past twenty-four years can be attributed to this infectious agent’s presence in the human food chain.
If even half of Colm Kelleher’s "Brain Trust: The Hidden Connection Between Mad Cow and Misdiagnosed Alzheimer’s Disease" is true, the writing’s on the wall for our lives as carnivores.
I've had a ATSLive Radio Show Interview request made with an open door invitation that when Dr. Kelleher had some free time that he is welcome to come on the show anytime.
Infectious? I seriously doubt it.
...the researchers are very clear that they need more experimentation to see if A) This same thing happens in humans and if B) Alzheimer's can be transmissible realistically, not through injection to the brain.
Prion diseases ...can be sporadic (spontaneous), familial (genetic/inherited) or acquired (transmitted by infection).
Alzheimer's patient's brains are full of amyloid plaques. These plaques are always associated with other metabolic byproducts, such as Advanced Glycated End-products (AGE's).....
It's a well known biochemical fact that these AGE's cause stick around in the bloodstream and are difficult for the body to get rid of. This leads to more AGE's and, here's the important part, often times protein folding.
I wouldn't ...say that exogenous prions are causing this "infection" that is leading amyloid plaques, but rather that the AGEs leading to amyloid plaques are possibly contributing to folding proteins and, therefore, prions.
And, something else to consider, there HAS been an alarming increase in Alzheimer's incidence; however, there has also been a proportionate, alarming rise in Diabetes incidence. ....There is a strong positive correlation between Diabetes and Alzheimer's Disease, and the clear connection between the two is AGEs.
Always love a good chat with you, sofi.
The misfolding of proteins (forgot the mis part earlier) can be caused AGEs
And if AGEs are leading to misfolding proteins and, possibly, prions, it would suggest that the disease is not transmissible, but is rather a metabolically driven disease that is caused by a poor diet.
Reference? ...Just curious.
Prions are infectious - they're "proteinaceous infectious particles" that infect other proteins of a similar structure - and they do disrupt metabolism.