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Can your beverage cause Alzheimer’s?

If you enjoy having an ice cold beer on a hot summer day, I suggest you drink it from a glass bottle instead of a can.

A breakthrough study just published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease provided conclusive proof that the aluminum in these cans – beer or otherwise – are linked to Alzheimer’s.1

This isn’t the first study connecting aluminum to brain dysfunction. But it is the most revealing.

Let me explain.

Aluminum Triggers the Changes Seen in Alzheimer’s

An international team of researchers studying the brains of deceased Alzheimer’s patients found significant amounts of aluminum content in the brain tissue.

The researchers also found a high degree of the metal in the same areas of the brain where amyloid beta proteins appear during the early stages of the disease.

This discovery shows that these aluminum deposits play a vital role in forming the tangles and plaques that precede the onset of Alzheimer’s.

This is the first study that definitively disputes what the FDA and the Alzheimer’s Association have been saying.

For decades, these organizations stated that there’s no connection between our everyday items and this memory-stealing condition.2

It’s true that we have been exposed to aluminum since the start of our existence. In fact, it’s the most common metal found in the earth’s crust.

But we didn’t evolve to deal with the high levels of exposure we’ve had in the last century.

Today, you can find this toxin in cookware, toothpaste, cosmetics, pesticides, foil, vaccines, medications, table salt, white flour, processed foods, and even infant formulas.

It’s even in the air we breathe and the water we drink. A study published in the medical journal The Lancet showed the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease to be 50% greater in places where drinking water contained high levels of aluminum.3

For years, I advised you to avoid aluminum in commercial antiperspirants – and shared safe and natural alternatives.

And I always recommend IV and oral chelation to purge toxins like aluminum from the body.

3 Ways to Protect Your Brain From Aluminum Build-Up

The first step to avoiding aluminum overload is to stop using the products I mentioned above.

  1. Drink silica-rich water. Research shows that consuming a liter of silica-rich mineral water every day for three months effectively removes aluminum through urine excretion. And it did so without removing other beneficial essential metals like iron or copper. The study even showed clinically relevant improvements in some of the Alzheimer’s patients. The best example of this mineral water is FIJI water, which contains 86 mg of silica per liter.4
  2. Supplement with melatonin. This sleep-inducing hormone binds to metals like aluminum and removes them from the body. In studies, melatonin was shown to prevent cognitive decline in animals with aluminum-induced dementia. In some cases, the positive results were seen in as little as two weeks.5,6

    I recommend taking 0.3 mg about a half hour before bedtime. I also suggest using a liquid or spray. They’re faster than the pills because they hit your bloodstream more quickly. Oral supplements are broken down by stomach acid long before they ever reach the brain.

  3. Clear away plaque with curcumin. Curcumin provides a protective effect against aluminum-induced damage by reducing the extent of oxidative stress in brain tissue. It also helps clear away the beta-amyloid plaques associated with dementia. Studies show that the spice’s anti-inflammatory effects also protect and enhance memory loss due to Alzheimer’s in just three months.7

    Choose a supplement that contains at least 90% curcuminoids as well as piperine (to aid absorption). Take between 500-1,000 mg each day.

To Your Good Health,

Al Sears, MD

Al Sears, MD, CNS


References:

1. Mold M, et al. Aluminum and neurofibrillary tangle co-localization in familial Alzheimer’s disease and related neurological disorders. J Alzheimers Dis. 2021;78(1):139-149.
2. Myths. Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia. Published 2019.
3. Martyn CN, et al. “Geographical relation between Alzheimer’s disease and aluminium in drinking water.” The Lancet. 1989;1(8629):59–62.
4. Davenward S, et al. “Silicon-rich mineral water as a non-invasive test of the ‘aluminum hypothesis’ in Alzheimer’s disease.” J Alzheimers Dis. 2013;33(2):423-30.
5. Priyanka S, Mahitha B, Sravanthi P et al. Melatonin prevents aluminum-induced oxidative damage and cytotoxicity in the medulla oblongata of mouse brain. J Pharm Res 2011; 4:683–686.
6. Abd-Elghaffar S, et al. “Aluminum-induced neurotoxicity and oxidative damage in rabbits: protective effect of melatonin.” Neuro Endocrinol Lett. 2005; 26:609–616.
7. Prior M, et al. “The neurotrophic compound J147 reverses cognitive impairment in aged Alzheimer’s disease mice.” Alzheimers Res Ther. 2013;5(3):25. Nature. 2016 Oct 6.