by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
May 07, 2010
An independent panel of supposed experts
recently met at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
near Washington, D.C., to discuss whether or not Alzheimer's Disease
can be prevented through dietary and lifestyle changes.
After evaluating a handful of studies
that deal with the subject, the panel basically concluded that there
is no way to avoid Alzheimer's Disease.
Either that, or they all forgot to bring their science notes and
couldn't remember what to say, so they defaulted to their
traditional "It's not proven" mantra and ended the conference early.
Interestingly, the studies in question all seemed to demonstrate how
things like taking fish oil or doing crossword puzzles can help
prevent Alzheimer's Disease, but the panel of doctors and PhDs
decided all this evidence simply didn't count.
When you work for the NIH, it's very
important to filter out all scientific evidence that does not
agree with your foregone conclusions.
According to Dr Martha Daviglus, panel chair and Professor
of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, there is no
cause and effect relationship between Alzheimer's and diet, exercise
or lifestyle choices.
Listen to her loopy logic:
"These associations are examples of
the classic chicken or the egg quandary. Are people able to stay
mentally sharp over time because they are physically active and
socially engaged or are they simply more likely to stay
physically active and socially engaged because they are mentally
sharp?" she asked.
Even applied to an actual study, Dr Daviglus' hypothesis makes no
A recent study found that a
Mediterranean diet helps
lower the risk of developing
But, to invoke Dr Daviglus' logic, does eating a Mediterranean diet
actually cause Alzheimer's risk to be lowered, or does already
having a lower risk of Alzheimer's make people eat Mediterranean
As ridiculous as it sounds, this warped thinking (loopy logic)
passes as legitimate science in the bizarre world of modern
medicine, which seems to go out of its way to insist that diet and
lifestyle have no effect on health. Even when studies continue to
show links between what people eat and how healthy they are, it's
never enough for the ivory tower medicine "experts" who insist that
"further research is needed".
And yet these same "experts" completely contradict themselves when
they rush to defend chemical contaminants like fluoride, aluminum
and nitrates, all of which contribute to brain deterioration. They
insist that there is no proven cause-and-effect relationship between
these toxins and neurological disease, therefore they are safe.
In other words, chemicals are assumed safe until proven dangerous
while nutrients and healthy lifestyle choices are assumed useless
until proven effective.
Do you see what's wrong with this picture? The truth is, there are
plenty of ways to prevent Alzheimer's Disease, and each them
involves what you put in your body and how you take care of it.
Mainstream medicine simply doesn't want
to admit that patients have control over their own health.
toxins that contribute to Alzheimer's
To prevent Alzheimer's disease, it's important to first identify the
things that cause it.
Toxins found in consumer goods,
processed foods, pesticides, fertilizers, tap water and even the air
itself all contribute to cognitive decline that can eventually lead
to Alzheimer's. (Mainstream medicine admits to none of this, by the
way. All chemicals are good for you, they somehow believe.)
According to a
2009 study published in the Journal of
Alzheimer's Disease, widespread exposure to
nitrites in processed food and
the environment are all linked to degenerative diseases like
Alzheimer's. These chemicals are commonly used in food factories and
large-scale farming operations.
The aluminum added to most conventional antiperspirant deodorants,
baking sodas, toothpastes and other personal care
products crosses the blood-brain barrier and lodges itself in the
brain where it can lead to dementia. Many Alzheimer's patients have
a measurable buildup of aluminum in their brain tissue.
(Oh, but does aluminum buildup in the brain actually cause
Alzheimer's, or does already having Alzheimer's cause aluminum
buildup? That's the question you might be asking if you rely on the
backwards logic of mainstream scientists...)
A 1998 study found that
sodium fluoride, a toxic byproduct
of the aluminum manufacturing and fertilizer industries that's
commonly added to drinking water, also has a synergistic effect
with aluminum that makes it even more dangerous. Drink out of
aluminum cans and swallow some tap water, and you've got a recipe
for accelerated Alzheimer's.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
actually commissioned a review on aluminum back in December of 2000
in response to the issue. The review was published in the Federal
Register that year.
Nitrates, aluminum and fluoride are just a few of the many chemical
contaminants that contribute to Alzheimer's, and most American
consumers are exposed to them all on a daily basis.
Five ways to
protect yourself from Alzheimer's
Avoid processed foods
This may seem obvious,
but besides nitrates, many processed foods are loaded with
neurotoxins like MSG and aspartame that may be linked to
Alzheimer's. Processed foods also contain toxins like
trans-fats and refined sugar that compromise your health.
Stick with whole, organic foods and your Alzheimer's risk
will be significantly reduced.
Install a home water filter
Most municipal tap water
systems are treated with chlorine,
fluoride and other
chemicals that harm your health. These chemicals are easily
absorbed by your skin when you take a shower or drink
unfiltered tap water. (Does anybody really do that anymore?)
A whole-house activated carbon filtration system will remove
most or all of these toxins from tap water.
Detoxify on a regular basis
I can't stress enough how
important it is to eat foods and supplements that help your
body remove chemicals and heavy metals.
spirulina are a few top
choices that can help your body eliminate heavy metals like
aluminum and mercury - both of which are strongly associated
By exercise, I'm talking
about both physical and mental exercise. Physical exercise
directly contributes to increased brain function because it
reinforces neural connections in your brain, which in turn
improves memory and learning capability. Mental exercises
such as working on crossword puzzles will also help to keep
your cognitive function in top shape. (Use it or lose it,
Eat plenty of super-foods and
There's a lot that
belongs in this category, so I'll highlight some of the
primary super-foods that recent studies have found play a
role in preventing Alzheimer's.
Researchers last year found that the
amino acid Acetyl-L-Carnitine
prevents brain tau protein strands
Stress and excitotoxins like MSG can
cause brain tangles that are believed to cause cognitive decline,
but Acetyl-L-Carnitine effectively stops the process. Acetyl-L-Carnitine
is found naturally in grass-fed meats, nuts, beans, legumes,
vegetables and fruits. It can also be purchased as a nutritional
Curcumin, a natural phytochemical
found in the turmeric spice, has also been shown to
prevent and even treat Alzheimer's disease.
To sum it all up, you don't have to give in to the fatalistic views
of the mainstream sick-care industry which believes there is no way
to prevent disease (other than drugs, of course).
To arrive at such a conclusion, you'd
have to nearly lose your mind and forget about all the supporting
evidence showing how super-foods and lifestyle changes can not
merely prevent Alzheimer's Disease but actually help reverse it!
I'm beginning to think that the researchers who announced
"Alzheimer's cannot be prevented" were, themselves, suffering from
See, this is the problem with
researchers in mainstream medicine:
They take too many pharmaceuticals
and end up destroying their brain function. That's why they all
seem so incredibly insane to the rest of us who eat healthy
diets and retain full, sensible brain function.
And for all of us who practice healthy
eating and healthy lifestyle decision making, Alzheimer's is a
degenerative condition that's readily preventable.
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