Aluminum is the third most
abundant element after oxygen and silicon. Aluminum is the most abundant metal
and constitutes between 8.4 to 14 percent of the earth's crust. Aluminum is
found in plants, soil, water and air. The
average person my absorb anywhere from 10 to 100 mg of aluminum every day
through aluminum deodorants, cookware, baking soda, antacids, and other
environmental sources. Normal excretion through the
urine is 15 mcg. per day or more. Most plants have low quantities of
aluminum, but a few are known to be aluminum accumulators, including some types
of tea plants, grasses and orchids.
Aluminum smelters, coal and oil
burning power plants release fine metallic particulates of a sulphate complex
type of toxic metals. These metals are easily absorbed into the blood,
intercellular fluids, through the cell walls and even into the nucleus where
they can affect the DNA. The gases are converted into aerosols by exposure to
the sun, by condensation or by attaching themselves to other particles in the
The neurotoxicity of aluminum
is increased by intake of other metallic ions such as arsenic, cadmium, iron,
lead, manganese, mercury or other toxic metals. A low intake of
zinc contributes to retention of many heavy metals as
well as a higher sensitivity to their effects. When aluminum replaced calcium
in low amounts in vitro neuron studies, the action potential was blocked,
decreasing spontaneous nervous discharge and reducing nervous activity.
We use homeopathy to
gently detox aluminum, mercury and other heavy metals from
or other accumulations.
Detoxing requires the balancing the oxidation rate and
enhancing the activity of the eliminative organs, especially the kidneys and
It is important to use daily non-toxic chelating agents
such as Vitamin C which helps promote
the excretion of aluminum from the body through urine.
Silicea as the homeopathic remedy and the
cell salt helps aluminum to be excreted via
urine but allows essential metals, such as iron and copper, to stay in the
body. Studies have also shown that drinking silica-rich mineral water
each day for 12 weeks helps to remove aluminum from the body. There is
evidence that drinking silica-rich mineral water decreases body levels of
aluminum in people with Alzheimer’s disease. In some patients, it
simultaneously improves cognitive performance to a significant degree.
Silica has additional
health benefits and when taken in the form of choline-stabilized
ortho-silicic acid, it stimulates collagen production and connective
tissue function and repair. Silicea has been shown to help to increase bone
mineral density in osteoporosis and improve the appearance and texture of
aging skin, hair and nails. To try this form of silica, follow the
recommendations on the
L-theaninewhich is found in green tea is know to help in alleviate
the negative effects of aluminum-induced toxicity in the brains of rats. If
you want to take
L-theanine, take a 200-mg capsule before bed. If you suffer from anxiety
or feel highly stressed, you can also try an additional 200 mg of L-theanine
during the day for enhanced relaxation without sedation.
extract contains small amounts of L-theanine, along with
other important compounds with medicinal effects, such as
epigallocatechin gallate and epicatechin. A recent study in rats
with high aluminium levels speculated that green tea extract reduces
aluminum-induced brain toxicity through its antioxidant effects as well as
its ability to improve the functioning of synapses between neurons. Green
tea extract and L-theanine may help reverse aluminum toxicity and treat
cognitive impairment even better when used in combination. In one recent
randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 91 patients with mild
cognitive impairment took 1,680 mg per day of a combination of L-theanine
and green tea extract for 16 weeks. The combination treatment led to
improvements in memory and selective attention. Brain theta waves, an
indicator of cognitive alertness, were increased significantly for three
Bacopa monniera is an
herbal extract that can protect the brain from aluminum poisoning.
Researchers recently discovered that bacopa extract prevents aluminum
toxicity in the cerebral cortex of rats. If you want to try bacopa, use the
dose most commonly used in human research of 300 to 450 mg per day of an
extract standardized to contain 55% bacosides.
Curcumin is a
well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compound found in turmeric. It
has anti-inflammatory properties and is an excellent option for brain
protection in anyone with a chronic disease related to inflammation: joint
disease, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, fatigue, depression,
cancer, etc.. It will protect the brain against cognitive dysfunction and
oxidative damage caused by aluminum poisoning. In one study, rats given
aluminum showed poor retention of memory in maze tests and displayed marked
signs of oxidative damage within the brain. The rats were given curcumin and
significantly improves memory retention, ameliorated the oxidative
damage,and reduced aluminum levels in aluminum treated rats. Look for
turmeric extracts standardized at 90% to 95% curcumin and take at a dose of
500 mg two or three times daily.
Malic acid helps to
reduce the toxicity of aluminum in the brain. Magnesium malate supplies malic scid
available in most health food stores.
It is found abundantly in fruits such as apples and is also produced in the
human body. It is a metabolite of the Krebs cycle the set of biochemical
reactions used to produce 90% of all energy in the cells of the body. Malic
acid readily crosses the Blood-Brain-Barrier and has been shown to bind to
aluminum. It functions in the body by drawing aluminum away from the tubulin
enzyme, so that Magnesium can plug into the receptor sites instead. Malic
acid's unique ability to bind with aluminum means it can be flushed out of
the body, preventing unwanted build-up. The aluminum chelation protocol
calls for 500 mg of malic acid three times a day for no more than three
weeks at a time. We highly recommends that you work with a professional who
can monitor your tissue levels and advise you on the protocol. If you
believe you may have elevated aluminum levels, ask your doctor for a hair
tissue mineral analysis.
accelerates the elimination mercury, lead and aluminum thru the urine.
the mineral selenium each help to reduce the toxic effects of aluminum.
Recommended dose is 200 mcg per day. Selenium also chelates mercury in the
Vitamin C and Vitamin E
both help to reduce the toxic effects of aluminum.
nutrient therapies which improve the
activity of the liver, kidneys, bowel and the skin can be helpful! A
healthy, organic diet high in fruits, vegetables, grass fed red meat, nuts
and whole grains is also important.
It is estimated that 93% of people tested are high in
No matter how aluminum enters
the body, it is dangerous for the brain. Patients who died of
Alzheimers, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and
Parkinson's Disease with dementia have high aluminum and mercury levels.
Aluminum enters into cross-linkage within the body's proteins and acts to
immobilize reactive molecules within the brain cells. It causes
free-radical pathology inside neurons. Free radical damage of brain
cells brings on molecular cross-linkage throughout the brains tissues.
exposure to aluminum toxins through childhood
vaccinations is the most profound ways that aluminum toxins enter the
bloodstream, brain and other essential organs where it is not easily
Aluminum is poisonous to the nervous system.
High levels of aluminum are associated with insomnia or
sleep difficulties, nervousness, emotional instability, memory loss,
headaches and impaired intellect.
Aluminum can stop the body's ability to digest and make
use of calcium, phosphorus and fluoride. This prevents bone growth and
reduces bone density.
Aluminum can also cause conditions which actually force
calcium out of the bones, like in fibromyalgia.
Aluminum brings on weakness and deformation in the
bone structure with crippling effects.
Toxicity can also result in aching muscles, speech
problems, anemia, digestive problems, lowered liver function, colic and
impaired kidney function.
Aluminum is used in vaccines
as an adjuvant. An adjuvant is vaccine component that boosts the immune
response to the vaccine. Adjuvants allow for lesser quantities of the
vaccine and fewer doses. The adjuvant effects of aluminum were discovered in
Aluminum adjuvants are used
in vaccines such as
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Diphtheria-tetanus-containing vaccines (DT, DTaP),
Haemophilus influenzae Type b (HIB-b), and pneumococcal vaccines.
Aluminum adjuvants are
not used in the live, viral vaccines, such as Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR),
Varicella (Chicken pox) and Rotavirus.
monophosphoryl A (a detoxified bacterial component), and squalene
(a compound of the body’s normal cholesterol synthesis pathway) are the only
materials that can be used as adjuvants in the United States.
Infants receive about 4.4 mg of aluminum in the
first six months of life from vaccines.
Breast-fed infants ingest about 7 mg, formula-fed
infants ingest about 38 mg.
Infants who are fed soy formula ingest almost 117 mg
of aluminum during the first six months of life.
Remember however that the body's way of processing
ingested aluminum is totally different that INJECTED aluminum.
Aluminum - The Maximum Safe Exposure Aluminum builds up in the bones and
brain and can be toxic. Aluminum can cause neurological harm. Aluminum
overdose can be fatal in patients with weak kidney’s or kidney disorders or
in premature babies.
Research indicates that patients
with impaired kidney function, including premature infants, who receive
parenteral (injected) levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 [micro]g/kg/day
will accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and
bone toxicity. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.
The following are examples of weight with their
corresponding maximum levels of aluminum, per the
healthy baby: 18.16
mcg of aluminum
healthy baby: 34.05
mcg of aluminum
healthy toddler: 68.1
mcg of aluminum
healthy child: 113
mcg of aluminum
adult: 340.5 mcg of
adult: 794.5 mcg of
This means that for a 6 pound baby,
11-14 mcg would be toxic.
The Hepatitis B vaccine given at birth contains 250 mcg of aluminum
– 20 times higher than safety levels allow. Babies weigh about 12 pounds (5.5
kg) at 2 months of age when they receive 1,225 mcg of aluminum from their
vaccines. This amount of aluminum injected is 50 times higher than safety
Aluminum can get into the
brain at any age and is delivered to children through
vaccinations, many of which have high levels of aluminum.
Hypersensitive infants appear to be healthy, but when their symptoms are
diagnosed as colic, it is most often aluminum toxicity including from
vaccinations given or shortly after birth.
Aluminum crosses the placenta,
which means that infants may be intoxicated even before they are born.
Aluminum also enters breast
milk, so even the nursing infant is at risk; depending upon the level of
toxicity in their a mothers diets, these children are born mentally
handicapped. Some aluminum toxic babies are born with serious brain
disorders that can be directly attributed to the mother's diet or habits.
Aluminum has permeated mainstream products and it is not
possible to avoid exposure.\
Aluminum is found in numerous foods and beverages
including fruits and vegetables, beer and wine, seasonings, flour, cereals,
nuts, dairy products, baby formulas, and honey. Typically, adults ingest 7
to 9 milligrams of aluminum per day.
Aluminum is used for manufacturing of airplanes, siding,
roofing materials, paints, pigments, fuels and cigarette filters.
Aluminum is found in health products including antacids,
buffered aspirin, antiperspirants and many vaccines.
Aluminum has permeated mainstream products and it is not
possible to avoid exposure.
of folic acid, B6, B12 can counter high aluminum, but the higher the aluminum, the
harder it is to absorb these essential minerals.
ingest 7 to 9 milligrams of aluminum per day.
Aluminum cookware - use glass cookware or enamel cookware
and pots instead of aluminum.
Aspartame - avoid this, as it contains 60% aluminum.
Deodorants with aluminum
Digestive aides such as diarrhea and hemorrhoid medicines
can also contain aluminum.
Antacids like TUMS with aluminum hydroxide, antacids of
all types contain aluminum.
Aspirin (buffered) contain aluminum.
Baked goods have approximately 5-15 mg aluminum per
Canned foods have aluminum.
Canned beer and sodas that are drunk from aluminum made
Cheese - processed, single slices (like Kraft singles).
Just one (1) slice of individually wrapped processed cheese can contain up
to 50 mg of aluminum. The cheeseburger contain one of the highest
aluminum contents of any food!
Colgate brand toothpaste - it is high in aluminum.
Cosmetics - many types including makeup and eye shadows
Deodorants containing with aluminum
avoid all fluoride! It is a known
neurotoxin and interacts with aluminum to increase the toxicity of both
Food additives in the USA have 6 aluminum salts; the
salts most commonly used are sodium aluminum phosphates and are
added to cake mixes, frozen dough, pancake mixes, self-rising flours,
processed cheese and cheese foods.
Food cooked or stored in aluminum pots and aluminum foil
is another source of aluminum. As much as 4 milligrams of aluminum can
be transferred to each serving of an acidic food such as tomatoes or citrus
fruits that has been heated or stored with aluminum.
Hygiene and douche preparations.
Metal cookware - do not leave in heat - use wooden,
Processed and frozen foods with containers can
Pickles that contain "alum" will contains aluminum and
attack the bone. An average sized pickle contains 5 to 10 mg if it has been
treated in an alum solution which is common. Alum is a form of aluminum
sulfate that is used in the pickling solution to firm up the cucumbers.
Steamers and strainers made from aluminum used in cooking
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