The evidence that aluminum is neurotoxic, is growing on a daily basis. Statistics show that chronic exposure to it can cause many neurological diseases, such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and autism.
In a new study conducted at the Keele University in the UK is clearly defined that the high levels of aluminum in the brain of an individual who is exposed to aluminum at work and later died from Alzheimer’s disease.
According to many studies, aluminum levels are increasing among the people, which displays a wide range of neurological symptoms, such as;
Aluminum Can Be an Occupational Hazard
Unfortunately, exposure to aluminum can be very dangerous for people whose occupation is linked with the jobs in mining, factory work, welding, and agriculture. However, you can also ingest aluminum vapors every time your nose catches cigarette smoke.
By inhaling aluminum from the surrounding, it goes directly into your lungs in a highly absorbable form. Aluminum powder in most cases causes pulmonary fibrosis, and for this reason, aluminum factory workers are prone to asthma.
The numerous studies also show that the health effects of aluminum vapors decreased the function of the nervous system, impact the high levels of neurotoxicity and lung problems.
The ‘Dark Side’ of Aluminum Exposed
Manufacturing and aluminum mining have are responsible for the acute ecological problems across the globe, leading to environmental disasters in many areas where it is produced.
According to many researchers, aluminum has some sort of role to play in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, which is nowadays really coming into focus.
You can find Aluminum Everywhere
The aluminum occurs naturally in soil, air, and water but the mankind is contributing to the load with the mining and processing of aluminum metals and manufacturing of aluminum products. It can’t be destroyed in the environment because it only changes its form by attaching or separating from other particles.
The CDC reports that the average adult in the US consumes about seven to nine mg of aluminum per day in food, and a little bit less amount of air and water. From this amount of the aluminum that is ingested orally, only about one percent is absorbed into your body, while the rest is moved out by your digestive tract. Aluminum contamination has been also found in a vast number of products on the market (foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals), which suggests that manufacturing process itself is a great problem of this issue. So it is found in the following foods and consumer products:
– Baking powder, salt, self-rising flour, coffee creamers, baby formula, processed foods, baked goods and coloring and caking agents
– Drugs (antacids, antidiarrheals, analgesics, and others)
– Additives such as magnesium stearate
– Vaccines (Hepatitis A and B, Hib, DTaP etc.)
– Cosmetics and personal care products
– Aluminum products (foil, cans, tins, juice pouches, and water bottles)
Does Your Frozen Dinner Come with a Side of Aluminum?
The presence of aluminum in your food supply is a more significant problem than you may think, as the aluminum compounds are often used as additives in foodstuffs. Additionally, when food comes into contact with aluminum equipment and other items the contamination increases because aluminum is unstable in the presence of acids and bases.
Researchers Claim New Blood Test May Predict Alzheimer’s
Until now, there has never been a way to accurately predict the appearance of the Alzheimer’s, but that may be changing. According to the researchers at University of Rochester and Georgetown University, a blood test can predict this with 90 percent accuracy.
This test is based on measuring the patterns of 10 specific lipids associated with the plaques found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease. They showed that those 10 lipids are highly predictive. The participants of the study were people in their 70s, and they will continue to determine if the test is accurate earlier (in 40s and 50s).
How to Detoxify Aluminum
In order to detoxify aluminum, there are a number of potent chelating agents that can be used, but your first step would be to avoid further exposure to aluminum, which means avoiding:
– Toothpaste containing aluminum oxyhydroxide
– Aluminum laminated pouch drinks
– Antiperspirants containing aluminum chloride,
– Aluminum espresso makers
– Aluminum cookware
For Alzheimer’s disease, you can use following chelating agents:
– Silica-rich water (Fiji water),
– Anything that raises your glutathione
From three amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine
- Optimizing your vitamin D levels through sun exposure
- Epsom salt baths
- MSM supplementation
- The supplement N-acetyl L-cysteine (NAC)
It is now true that aluminum has a significant role in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s because the evidence is very clear and growing.
The best way to protect yourself is
– To be careful about your choices in food and personal products,
– To minimize your use of vaccines and other drugs that are often contaminated with aluminum.