My father recently passed away and had suffered from Alzheimer's for years. I hear and read that aluminum could be associated with Alzheimer's. Is there any truth in those statements or claims? Also, is there anything I can do from a nutritional standpoint to lessen my chances of developing this dreaded disease?
All metals can cause disease through excess, according to A.T. Proudfoot, author of Clinical Toxicology. In addition, essential metals can affect the human body in the case of deficiency or imbalance. The earth's crust is composed of about 14 percent aluminum, and the average individual ingests about 30 to 50 milligrams of this toxic mineral every day through water, air and soil exposure, according to Mount Sinai Hospital. More and more research into the devastating disease of Alzheimer's continues, and more doctors believe that aluminum plays a critical role. According to Dr. Don Colbert, M.D., when autopsies are performed on Alzheimer's patients, there are accumulations in the brain called neurofibrillary tangles - which are simply collections of aluminum.... To Continue reading, Please Click Here To Be Redirected to The Victoria Advocate