Alzheimer's disease and aluminum
- Is there connection between Alzheimer's disease and the content of aluminum?
• Answer:Five studies currently gives Alzheimer's disease in relation to the content of aluminum in drinking water.
Already in 1885 it was shown that aluminum is toxic to nerve tissue of animals. Aluminum has a degenerative nerve tissue of cats and rabbits, which is in some ways very similar to findings in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Patients with diseased kidneys accumulate - both of drugs and the solutions that were until recently used in the artificial kidney - a large amount of aluminum in their bodies. This accumulation leads to a serious decline in their mental abilities.
Aluminium is the third most common component of the earth's crust. "Normal" dietary intake of aluminum is approximately 3 to 5 mg a day, but only a very small portion is absorbed into body tissues.
Aluminium, which we are exposed comes from many sources - many of them we can keep it under control.
Dust, water and even unrefined foods contain aluminum, which can be avoided only with great difficulty.
However, aluminum, which is located in cosmetics, in a number of medicines, food additives (eg certain types of baking powder or aluminum particularly aggressive in instant chocolate mixes), canned or in a food dish can easily be avoided.
Most of the daily intake of the aluminum into the body healthy kidneys can eliminate.
However, some individuals seem able to absorb aluminum more easily (or perhaps are less able to exclude it from the body) but which can not be identified before they show the first signs of the disease.
Certainly not all of us who have been fed a lifetime food prepared in aluminum cookware will end its life as a severely mentally handicapped patients.
Aluminum is just one of the suspected compounds (suspected to be very seriously). Scientists believe that there are other factors (which have yet to be determined), which play a role in the interactions leading to this form of degenerative disease.
Some scientists are particularly concerned by the inhaled aluminum, because dissection of deceased patients showed repeatedly high proportion of senile plaques in the brain lobes, where the seat of smell.
Antiperspirant spray (spray antiperspirant) could be behind these problems.
What is important is definitely your choice of kitchen utensils. Glass and porcelain are the two materials, which virtually do not react with food.
Metal utensils respond to the presence of acids in food and metal ions that are released, so they can get into the body. In the case of copper utensils, iron and stainless steel is essentially a necessary trace elements, which represent a valuable nutritional contribution - unless they are absorbed in excess.
Aluminium, on the other hand, not only has no known beneficial function in the body, even poisonous.
Modified from The McDougall Newsletter.
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