The known daily requirement for aluminum intake in human beings is zero.
Let’s start there.
Hello, ATS, I would like to talk to you today about aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease. As a man of a certain age I am attending to, and am surrounded
by friends that are attending to parents that are aging and moving on towards leaving this world. And so many of them, in fact all that I have
encountered so far, have succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease and or dementia.
So as far as I am concerned, this “5-10” percent that organizations like
The Alzheimer's Society
is pandering to us is bullcrap.
And I am wondering if any of you, like myself, thought or think that a lifetime of learning and energetic brain use will stave off this impending
brain-doom? Because one of the folks that I have seen recently decline in to this disease was a JPL mathematician; in the end he thought he was riding
on a cruise ship (the Alzheimer’s lock-down at the ‘home’ he was kept at) where he was being forced to instruct old people in arts and
So let me cut to the chase folks. If we had any idea that a substance in our environment could be causing or even fomenting in some way Alzheimer’s
and dementia would we remove it from the environment? Or stop using it? Or try to drastically reduce our exposure?
Well, since the 60’s we have known that aluminum seems
to play some role in the disease processes that lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia. We
will be told, as can be demonstrated with any Google search, by the likes of The Alzheimer’s Society that it is impossible to correlate aluminum
intake with Alzheimer’s and dementia, yet aluminum is
a neurotoxin, and in fact it behaves on all ‘nerve cells’ just the way that it is
claimed that it works to foster Alzheimer’s: the metal forms plaques, or deposits, around and throughout the nerve tissue.
The original study was done in 1965 by Terry, Pena and Klatzo on a 58 year old woman whom had declined rapidly in to dementia. She had been one of
20,000 people exposed to 3000 times the allowable (you have to laugh) level of aluminum during what became known as the
Camelford water pollution incident
which occurred in 1988.
As the aluminium sulphate broke down it produced several tonnes of sulphuric acid which "stripped a cocktail of chemicals from the pipe networks as
well as lead and copper piping in people’s homes." Many people who came into contact with the contaminated water experienced a range of
short-term health effects, and many victims suffered long-term effects whose implications remained unclear as of 2012.
The fact is, folks, that we do not presently know how aluminum may be tied to the processes that lead to Alzheimer's and dementia. But a simple Google
search of "Terry, Pena and Klatzo" will demonstarte that the jury is far, far from reaching a verdict on this.
So in the meantime...
Why do we tolerate all the aluminum in the stuff we eat and smear on our bodies? The number one culprits in my book? Antiperspirant/Deoderants and
A single aluminum coffee-pot was shown to have invisibly added over 1600 mcg aluminum per liter of water. This is 3,200% over the World Health
Organizations set goal of 50 mcg per liter.
I use cast iron, not aluminum cookware. I do not use aluminum foil, I use parchment paper.
Especially, I do not use anything under my arms that has aluminum in it.
But mostly I am amazed that folks do not question this more than they seem to. I expected to see deoderants and antiperspirants lose aluminum years
ago but there it is. I will end with this quote and link from the very popular LiveStrong website. It comes from an article on avoiding
'dangerous'aluminum in the diet.
Aluminum toxicity affects the musculoskeletal system and brain, causing muscle weakness, bone pain, osteoporosis, delayed growth in children, altered
mental abilities, dementia and seizures.
Read more: www.livestrong.com...
Any thoughts on aluminum and Alzheimer's ATS?
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