I recently had a consultation with a young woman who is planning to become pregnant. While we were talking, she had trouble recalling something and remarked that she had a “bad memory.” She also suffered from severe psoriasis, hypothyroidism, joint pain, and several other ailments. She is just 31 years old.
I sent her a hair test kit, and she submitted a hair sample for analysis. Her test results revealed an extremely high aluminum level of 6.7 mg%, which is about 17x normal.
What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is a toxic metal that primarily affects the nervous system, skin, and digestive tract. It builds up in the brain and appears to be a primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and memory loss.
Aluminum Toxicity and Dementia
Dr. Christopher Exley, an aluminum expert, discovered alarming levels of aluminum in brain tissue of people who had died of Alzheimer’s—the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by a continuous decline in memory and thinking that affects a person’s ability to function independently. Scientists have demonstrated how aluminum damages the hippocampus, the part of the brain involved in forming new memories.
Despite this evidence, mainstream medicine rejects any link between aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease.
Sources of Aluminum Toxicity
Aluminum is widely distributed in the environment and is second only to iron as our most used metal. Common sources include:
- Tap water, which is almost always treated with aluminum to separate dirt from the water.
- Childhood vaccines, about half of which contain aluminum directly injected into a child’s body!
- Antiperspirant deodorants, which contain aluminum compounds to inhibit sweating.
- Table salt, where it is used as an anti-caking agent.
- Other sources include aluminum foil, cookware, aluminum cans, and bleached flour.
As a result, most people have too much aluminum in their bodies. The prevalence of aluminum toxicity helps explain why Alzheimer’s disease is now the 6th leading cause of death.
Removing Aluminum Before Pregnancy
If you are thinking about having children, it is essential that you begin removing aluminum and other toxic metals from your body. Toxic metals like aluminum are easily passed on to children during gestation. They are a major cause of birth defects and developmental problems.
Fortunately, aluminum is one of the easier toxic metals to remove from the body using nutrition and detoxification procedures. I suspect that many of this client’s health problems will drastically improve as we remove the aluminum from her body.
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