Aluminum: The Insidious Toxin

During the early 1970s, doctors working in the dialysis units of several hospitals noticed that a growing number of their patients were developing rather unusual symptoms, such as jerking muscles, hallucinations, and rapid-onset dementia. Several of these patients died before the culprit was discovered: high concentrations of aluminum in the water being used for dialysis. Ironically, this was ordinary tap water. Once aluminum was removed from the water, the dialysis dementia syndrome disappeared and patients improved significantly when chelated with a substance called deferoxamine, a medication that removes aluminum from body tissues. This was the first human demonstration that aluminum could cause dementia, somewhat similar to Alzheimer's dementia.

Aluminum utensils, cans, aluminum foil, and other aluminum containers all pose a risk for aluminum absorption into foods. It is known that dark-colored utensils contain more aluminum than do light ones, and the presence of sugar inhibits the corrosion of aluminum utensils.

..When you consider that, over the last two generations, consumption of beverages from aluminum cans and containers has began at an increasingly early age, the average person will have absorbed enormous amounts of aluminum by the time he or she reaches age fifty. Is it any wonder we have seen such a dramatic increase in neuro degenerative diseases in the last twenty years?

Health and Nutrition Secrets (that can save your life), Dr Russell L. Blaylock, MD

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