The possibility of a link between aluminum and Alzheimer's disease has been raised once more following the autopsy of a British woman who died of the illness. Sixteen years before her death, an industrial accident had contaminated her local drinking water with aluminum sulphate.
No Family History of Dementia
An autopsy showed that Carole Cross suffered from a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's, and also indicated high levels of aluminum in her bodily tissues. There was no history of dementia in the woman's family.
20,000 ExposedIn 1988, a truck driver accidentally poured 20 tons of aluminum sulphate into a tank containing drinking water. Some 20,000 people in the village of Camelford, including Ms. Cross, were exposed to the chemical for several weeks. Several other inhabitants of Camelford are also reported to be suffering from dementia.
Many of you are aware that we are in the midst of an impending Alzheimer's epidemic. Even though many are on statin drugs to lower their risk of heart disease, that does absolutely nothing to prevent Alzheimer's.
So what good is it to prevent heart disease and lose your brain, or die from some miserable cancer, because you did not address the underlying cause of most chronic disease, which is related to elevated insulin levels?
An interesting factoid: Even though the UK patient in this study had no family history of Alzheimer's, she did have a genetic marker (APOE) for the disease, leading some to believe her heavy exposure to aluminum accelerated the development of the disease.
Whether that is the case or not, this report underscores one more reason why you must stay away from heavy metals such as aluminum.
It is very difficult to avoid all environmental toxins but does that mean we should give up? What you can do is limit your exposure as much as possible by following some basic common sense tips:
And your best bet for sidestepping dementia and Alzheimer's without relying on a health-harming drug: Following the six-step process I've outlined previously.