Since the aluminum has been classified as a neurotoxin, a number of neurological conditions are ascribed to aluminum poisoning. These include: severe cases of dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, and in some instances, autism. Yet, longitudinal studies are lacking to provide a conclusive, irrefutable proof that aluminum is the major (or the prevailing) cause of these degenerative diseases.
The case study conducted at the British Keele University is another scientific backing of the aluminum toxicity presumption. The study found that individuals who were exposed to aluminum in their work suffered from Alzheimer’s later on. In fact, this case study clearly pointed out the direct consequence of occupation-connected aluminum exposure.
CDC states that an average grown up person in the U.S. intakes 7-9 mg of aluminum a day through food, and somewhat lesser quantity from the contaminated water supply and air. Only 1% of the aluminum you intake through the mouth is absorbed into your body— 99% of it is removed out by the GI tract.
How was the link between Alzheimer’s and aluminum established?
After being occupationally-exposed to aluminum for 8 years, a man in his sixties was diagnosed with an aggressive onset of Alzheimer’s, which suggested that aluminum exposure was the reason for his brain degeneracy. Scientists also made it clear that this was not the first case when a very high concentration of aluminum metal was found in a human being’s tissues.
There was also an earlier case of aluminum-caused Alzheimer’s neurological disorder in a British woman. This woman died in 2004 – sixteen years after the local industry accidentally wasted 20 metric tons of aluminum sulphate into the local watersupply!
Moreover, in many clinical cases of patients with neurological symptoms was found the aluminum in elevated levels. So, all this mounting evidence over the course of years gives the benefit of the doubt to these scientific claims of dangerous Alzheimer’s – aluminum link.
The aluminum is definitely an occupationally-based hazard
Workers whose work involves mining, welding, assembly lines, certain agricultural procedures, etc. are directly exposed to aluminum that is poisoning with aluminum by way of inhaling particles of this metal through its dust and its vapors.
These powdered particles are easily absorbed and ‘tarred’ in the lungs, from where they reach the blood stream, and thus all tissues in the body, bones and brain included! This is more often than not the underlying cause of pulmonary fibrosis and asthmatic complaints in factory workers and even in their managerial staff.
The question is: If the effects of aluminum vapors clearly point to neurotoxicity, then why do governments and employers ignore this health-hazardous link? And are filmmakers always the ones who can make things right by bringing them in the spotlight?
What is on the other side of aluminum’s sparkling surface?
The Age of Aluminum – a featured documentary – sheds light on the ‘dark side’ of aluminum as a proven toxic metal, revealing the scientific-supported link between this metal and a neurological disorder.
Some breast cancer cases were also attributed to detected high aluminum concentrations, which can devastate the human immune response. The documentary has also exposed the ecological aspects of the aluminum ‘environmental poisoning’ in countries across the world (notably in South Africa, Hungary and in the UK) in an attempt to draw more public attention to this issue.
In this chronicle, the neuroscientist Christopher Shaw reports that more and more researchers have already recognized the ‘bad role’ that aluminum plays in the development of neurodegenerative diseases, primarily the Alzheimer’s one.
He does not blame aluminum for other neurological symptoms in this instance, but he is positive that the body is burdened with aluminum from many sources to which human beings are exposed to, so they all are contributing to Alzheimer’s disease early onset.
There is no escape from aluminum!
Indeed, this shiny silvery metal has literally “occupied” so many aspects of our modern-day living. It can be found everywhere: while in the nature it occurs in the air, water and soil, the bad thing is that people add to this occurrence through their mining work, and especially through making aluminum products from ores. And while the aluminum cannot be eliminated from the environment, it can certainly be eliminated from many manufacturing processes, thus saving many lives!
When it is raining, the aluminum gets washed from the air, but then it gets accumulated in the water supply, instead to get degraded. So, living near industrial capacities makes this contamination multiplied! And so it is wise to filter and purify your tap water in order to remove metal particles from it.
But even bigger worry that we cannot control easily is the contamination of ready-made foods and every day-use products such as beverages, packaging products (cans, foil, juice pouches, and water bottles) pharmaceutical preparations, cosmetic products, agricultural products, pest control products, cleaning agents, and so on and so forth.
Foods to watch over include:
Self-rising flours, (fast) frozen meals, baking powders, coloring and caking agents, various touted baby formulas, cooking salts, baked pastry, creamers, and other processed foods.
Drugs to watch over include:
Analgesics, antacids, anti-diarrheal drugs, additives containing magnesium stearate, vaccines against hepatitis type A and B, Hib, DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines), Gardasil (against Human Papilloma virus), pneumococcal vaccine, and others.
Personal-care and cosmetic products to watch over include:
Deodorants, antiperspirants, aluminum-made salt crystals, sunscreens, body lotions, shampoos, etc.
IMPORTANT: This is how you can detoxify your body from aluminum
You can use powerful chelators to flush out the brain-damaging aluminum from your body. To achieve this goal discontinue use of these products:
1. Deodorizers and antiperspirants that contain compounds such as: aluminum chloride, aluminum chlorohydrate, and aluminum-zirconium
2. Toothpastes and other dental products that contain aluminium oxyhydroxide
3. Pouched drinks that are aluminum-laminated
4. Cookware and espresso makers with aluminum lining
If a person is hit by serous Alzheimer’s symptoms, they should use these chelating substances:
1. Fiji water, which is rich in silica – it contains 83 Mg of silica in a liter. Scientific research showed that 1 liter of silicon-high mineral water a day for 3 months can easily flush out aluminum burden in your body through the urine, leaving intact vital metals – the copper and iron.
2. Studies(source, source, source) have shown that melatonin plays a metal-binding role in the body, so it can be useful to treat neurological disorders, since they involve oxidative stress, including the most common Alzheimer’s disorder. This substance (chemically it is N-acetyl-5-methoxy tryptamine) crosses cellular barriers freely and thus it enhances removal of toxic metallic substances, aluminum included. Thus it is a good protection against aluminum oxidative activity in your brain cells.
3. Substances that raise glutathione levels – glutathione in the human body is synthesized from these 3 amino acids: glutamate, cysteine, and glycine. For this reason it is good to consume foods high in precursors glutamate and glycine such as: tomato, turmeric, asparagus, broccoli, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, lady’s fingers (bamja), cantaloupe, red peppers, wheat germs, whey protein, and the like.
To boost your glutathione metabolism you can also include a proper exercise in between your dietary routine since it impacts the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that is needed to produce glutathione in the body, then you can optimize your Vitamin D intake since it raises intracellular glutathione level, you can have frequent Epsom salt baths, or you can take food supplements such as: MSM and NAC (N-acetyl L-cysteine), the NAC the rate-limiting supplement for the synthesis of intracellular-antioxidant glutathione.
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