The predictions are dire, the numbers are astounding. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is now the most common cause of dementia in people over age 65. Predictions of the future aging population with AD numbers in the millions.
If you live to be 85 your chance of developing severe dementia caused by AD is 50 percent. Our scientists and medical community tell us there is no cure, no prevention. The scientific reasoning for this exponential rise in this devastating disease is because we are living longer, however comparing percentages of AD patients in years past does not correlate with population numbers. The number of people affected by this disease have been steadily climbing over the last 30 years at an alarming rate.
There may not be a cure and the argument continues regarding prevention but there is mounting evidence of a probable cause, overlooked by the medical industry. Overlooked because the western medical model does not take into account nutritional intake and effects of ingested chemicals through food.
Let’s look at some food facts for that past 30 years. In the 1970’s aspartame was introduced the to food supply in the form of NutraSweetä. Aspartame is an excitotoxin which puts it in the category of nerurotoxins. Neurotoxins kill brain cells. Aspartame is cumulative in the system and it is easily absorbed by the hippocampus and the hypothalamus because they are not protected by the blood brain barrier. Research shows that these two very essential components of the brain are the two most affected in Alzheimer’s. Two-hundred million Americans consume over 5000 products containing 15,000 tons of aspartame per year. That translates to 30 million pounds of a brain killer.
In the 1970’s when the fast food industry began its growth in the market the use of MSG began its insidious rise in our food supply. MSG is also an excitotoxin, another brain killer. MSG is an addictive chemical drug that creates addictions to certain foods. It is used in medical research to create obesity in rats. MSG has no nutritional value, it is not a food. It is a taste enhancer. It makes inadequate food taste good.
One of MSG’s first introductions into the food supply was in nursing homes to stimulate the elderly to eat more food. Most of our processed foods and over 90% of our fast food have high doses of MSG, a neurotoxin. MSG is hidden under various names because the American consumer is becoming educated and avoiding these toxic chemicals.
MSG is hidden in foods ingredients such as hydrolyzed protein, HVP (hydrolyzed vegetable protein), calcium caseinate, yeast extract, sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed corn gluten, autolyzed yeast. If these are listed on the ingredient list of your food product, you are ingesting MSG.
There are 1.5 million tons of MSG produced annually for global consumption. Three billion pounds of MSG are added to the U.S. food per year. This is three billion pounds of a brain killer consumed by U.S. citizens every year.
Mercury, another neurotoxin and brain killer is being found in our food supply at alarming rates. Mercury, like aspartame and MSG, also destroys brain neurons. Pregnant women and children are warned against eating fish. It is pumped into our air by the tons from coal fired power plants. Mercury implanted in our teeth leeches into the body. We inject it directly into the blood through some of the vaccinations we give our babies and anyone who has had a flu shot.
One of the world’s leading immunogeneticists Hugh Fudenberg, MD conducted a study between 1970 and 1980. His research found that individuals that had five flu shots in a 10 year timeframe were ten times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than persons who had one or two or no shots at all. He concluded that the cumulative effects on the brain of the mercury and aluminum in the flu shots caused cognitive dysfunction.
The three neurotoxins listed above are all ingested and injected into our population daily in toxic quantities. All three are neurotoxins, brain killers. Aspartame, MSG and mercury all destroy neurons. The cumulative effect of this assault on bodies and brains of the American population is obviously devastating.
Consider the life long effects of these toxic chemicals on our children and the effects on their future mental health. All of the above chemicals are known to cause cognitive dysfunction and are implicated in behavior problems such as demonstrated in ADHD.
There may not be a cure for Alzheimer’s , but prevention? Possibly. Stop consuming these three neurotoxins and you will go a long way toward avoiding Alzheimer’s Disease.