My understanding from listening to the alternative health folks (which I do alot -- often via my husband who has Lyme disease)
is that Alzheimers is aluminum poisoning.
It is also implicated in other memory issues. If you have any of those, you might want to see if removing the aluminum from your diet and detoxing helps you.
IMO, one should not only avoid aluminum cookware but also any food that is sold in aluminum such as: sodas in cans, potato chips, soy milk in those resealable containers, and the use of aluminum foil.
To be honest I haven't checked very carefully to know for sure that the metal I see in the containers holding these products is aluminum. I am just assuming it is that because aluminum is the metal that
is generally accepted for holding food in our society.
Currently, my chief method of detoxing aluminum is to use a supplement called NAC (N-Acetyl Cystine). It is something my husband found, and it seems to work quite well. It tends to deplete all my metals,
and afterward it is good to make sure to replenish the good ones.
Sometimes X-rays show up grey patches on the brain, which may be aluminum deposits. I think some of the information stating aluminum is not the cause of Alzheimer's is misinformation, but it could certainly have other causes as well.
A previous poster mentioned the NAC, which is an excellent chelator. We all have heavy metals in our bodies which play havoc with our health. Most of them have an affinity to a specific part of the body. Aluminum just likes to lodge in the brain for some reason.
Personally, I think other things may contribute, like a lifetime of eating fast foods, bad fats, and MSG, which can disrupt links in the synapses in the brain. It's very important to eat plentiful amounts of fresh (pesticide free if possible) fruits and vegetables, as they contain the minerals our bodies have to have in order to function properly.
There have been some studies linking cold pressed, natural coconut or coconut oil to an arrest of further deterioration of the brain from Alzheimer's.
Periods of forgetfulness followed by periods of being ok, are sometimes just low blood sugar or an electrolyte imbalance, but can also be Alzheimer's.
Cilantro is a natural chelator, for aluminum and mercury, but it throws it into the gut to expel it and can reabsorb if you don't take something to bind and absorb it, so use charcoal or bentonite clays within 20 minutes of using about a half cup or so of Cilantro, and continue the charcoal or clay a week after stopping the Cilantro. Magnesium ascorbate is another good chelator. Do adequate research or get a health practitioner to work with you if doing any chelation process.
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There are some strong links between Alzheimer's and Lyme Disease. Not that everyone who has Alzheimer's necessarily has Lyme, but they're finding a lot of kids misdiagnosed with Autism that actually have congenital Lyme (mom had it while pregnant - often unaware).
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