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Everyday Products That Can Contribute To Alzheimer’s Disease And Dementia

There is much controversy surrounding the benefits of avoiding many chemical laden products that most of use on a daily basis. Some rely completely on information provided by the medical field and the FDA, believing the lucrative market for “natural products” is simply a moneymaking industry surviving on the wings of scare tactics. Perhaps it would be wise to take a look at the type of products we use. Try asking someone who survived a serious form of cancer by using medically unconventional treatment methods. They became cancer free and for the most part monitor the food they eat and their use of products in order to stay that way. Many studies have been done linking various foods and chemical intake by way of common products with certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, other forms of dementia and cancer. These kinds of studies are monitored by Assisted Living Health Care professionals to make sure they are offering the quality care seniors need. Assisted living facilities make sure to take the time to select food, products and medications that would be ideal for seniors and their health conditions.

Concerns About Aluminum

Almost every over-the-counter product that contains it will have it in the form of Aluminum Chlorohdrate or Aluminum Zirconium. Natural health groups have been pressing government and regulation agencies for years to take a hard look at the long-term safety of Aluminum in cosmetic products. Aluminum is what gives antiperspirants their wetness-fighting ability, and they are highly effective. Commercial deodorants can contain up to 25 percent Aluminum salts by weight. Theories regarding the accumulation of aluminum, lead, mercury and other substances in the brain leading to Alzheimer’s and dementia are unbelievable to many in the medical field. They believe that twisted fragments of protein within nerve cells or abnormal clusters of dead and dying nerve cells, and protein clog up the cell. The destruction of nerve cells leads to the decrease in substances secreted by neurons that send messages to other neurons and this appears to disconnect areas of the brain that normally work together.

Dementia is known to have developed in some people during kidney dialysis because of the amount of Aluminum in the water used during treatment. Although there is no solid evidence linking Aluminum with Alzheimer’s and dementia, looking at some of the symptoms of Aluminum toxicity like nervousness, forgetfulness, speech disturbances, memory loss and reduced mental faculties, one might start to wonder. Some toxic metals like aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, and nickel are taken into our bodies through the air, food, products and water. The toxins from these metals remain in our bodies for years and have possible links to Alzheimer’s disease, Aluminum toxicity or mercury poisoning.

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Drugs, Food & Products Containing Aluminum

Antacids contain Aluminum Hydroxide. Anti-diarrhea products may contain Aluminum salts and Aluminum Magnesium Silicate. Antiperspirants and deodorants contain Aluminum Chloride. Baking powders contain Aluminum Sulfate or Sodium Aluminum Sulfate. Bleached flour contains Potassium Alum. Buffered aspirin contains Aluminum Hydroxide or Aluminum Glycinate. Canned goods, cooking utensils may contain Aluminum salts. Aluminum coated waxed containers used especially for orange and pineapple juices, causes the liquid inside to absorb aluminum. Beer and soft drinks that are stored in Aluminum cans also absorb small quantities of Aluminum. Food additives in cake mixes, frozen dough, self-rising flour contains Sodium Aluminum Phosphate. Processed and grated cheese contains Sodium Aluminum Phosphate. Anti-dandruff shampoos contain Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Other shampoos may contain Aluminum Lauryl Sulfate. Table salt contains Aluminum Calcium Silicate. Tartar sauce, tobacco smoke may also contain high levels of Aluminum. Eye drops used for the treatment of glaucoma and increased pressure in the eye contain mono-basic and dibasic Sodium Phosphate and Sodium Hydroxide in a buffered water solution. Sodium hydroxide goes by other names like Lye and Caustic Soda and is used in detergents, drinking water, food preparation, pulp and paper, textiles, toothpastes, soaps and for unblocking drains.

Foils or Aluminum containers may have trace amounts. Pancake mixes, and grains may contain aluminum. Pickling salts for pickles or maraschino cherries can contain Aluminum Ammonium Sulfate and Aluminum Potassium Sulfate. Mercury is the most toxic element among the risk factors that causes damage to our bodies. Small amounts are found in shellfish and some fish. It is used in dental amalgam fillings, bactericides, fungicides, paint, thermometers and vaccines. Mercury can cause changes in the lymphoid tissue; it affects the immune system, nervous system, kidneys, and it produces resistance to antibiotics. Mercury is extremely toxic and poisonous to our bodies. Symptoms of mercury toxicity include fatigue, indigestion, muscle and joint weakness, nervousness, depression, or weight loss. Medical health care professionals in the assisted living industry are aware of the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. They are skilled at handling seniors with these conditions. They provide recreational and medical amenities that Alzheimer patients need to live in comfort and happiness.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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