Recently we have heard a great deal about the increased incidence of Alzheimer’s and memory problems not only in the ‘elderly’ but also starting as early as ‘middle age’. It begs the question: Why is it that there is so much more of it these days?
One of the reasons, in my opinion, is the chemicals we are all taking into our bodies.
The people who are suffering Alzheimer’s were young at the time when dentists were paid per filling! From my own experience my memory was appalling, I could not even remember the names of people I worked with, at times, until I had all my fillings removed! What a difference it made!
Mercury is one of the most toxic materials know to man, and when the amalgams are being made up, the nurses wear masks, gloves etc…… and yet it is put into our fillings and makes up about 50%! It is a neurotoxin, which means it affect the nerves. The mercury vapour from amalgam fillings passes readily through cell membranes and across the blood brain barrier. One way the body rids itself of mercury is through the bile, which unfortunately empties into the intestine where it can be reabsorbed back into the bloodstream.
And that is just one toxin our liver has to cope with. Others are: solvents, medications, pesticides, herbicides, and food additives, heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, nickel and aluminium. These stay for years in our fatty tissue which surrounds our vital organs and the nervous system including the brain, and are very resistant.
Many of the older generation are on a multitude of prescribed drugs which all react with each other and so often cause tiredness and a ‘foggy brain’.
Deodorants/antiperspirants contain aluminium, shower gels, shampoos and toothpastes contain sodium lauryl sulphate which are all carcinogenic and toothpaste also contains fluoride which is known to cause a multitude of symptoms. Our make-up too, is full of all sorts of hormone disrupting chemicals.
Our skin is the biggest organ of our body and although it protects the body from the outside world it also excretes and absorbs, so anything that we put onto our body will be absorbed into the circulation and may affect our health.
So how can we avoid these toxic chemicals?
Well, here are 6 things you can do to reduce the chemicals going into your body.
1. If you need a filling make sure it is white.
2. Eat organic
3. Avoid processed foods. There are 70,000 chemicals in commercial use, with another 1000 or so added every year.
4. Avoid plastics
5. Avoid any food with aspartame because it is also a neurotoxin
6. Use natural cosmetics.