Is heavy metal toxicity the real cause of Alzheimer's Disease? Do people exposed to chronic, low-dose mercury and or aluminum suffer from dementia and Alzheimer's later on if life? I'm starting to believe it. Heavy metal accumulation causes a variety of health problems and this particular theory deserves much more investigation.
The evidence of aluminum in the brain as a causative factor in Alzheimer’s disease is growing. Both aluminum and silicone have been detected in the neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques of Alzheimer’s patients. Canadian research investigators call Alzheimer’s disease, "Aluminum Dementia." Chelation therapy reduces the amount of heavy metal toxicity in the body, including the brain. Aluminum is one of the heavy metals that chelation therapy will remove. Another cause of dementia in the elderly is insufficient blood and oxygen flow to the brain. Much of this is due to the presence of atherosclerotic disease. Research and clinical experience over the last 50 years has demonstrated significant benefits when using the specific chelator know as "Ethylene Diamine Tetraacetic Acid" (EDTA). Alternative-care minded medical doctors belonging to the "International College of Integrated Medicine," the "American Board of Chelation Therapy," and the "International Board of Chelation Therapy," all agree as to the effectiveness of EDTA against atherosclerotic diseases. (The AMA and FDA do not agree.)
The research conducted at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine found that exposure to mercury caused the formation of “neurofibrillar tangles,” which are one of the two diagnostic markers for Alzheimer’s disease. Previous research has shown that mercury can cause the formation of the other Alzheimer’s disease marker, “amyloid plaques.” The scientists also exposed the test nerves to other elements, including aluminum, but found that only mercury caused the damage consistent with Alzheimer’s disease."http://www.whale.to/m/alzheimers.html
"Dental mercury amalgams are not stable…they undergo CORROSION, and dangerous amounts of MERCURY VAPOR are daily released….that may be inhaled by the lungs and in that way enter the general blood circulation and pass into the whole body. However far more dangerous are similarly released mercurial FUMES, which instead settle down on the mucous membranes in the upper region of the NASAL CAVITY, from where the mercury is transported directly to the brain! These pathways are either by the OLFACTORY NERVES or by the valve-less cranial VENOUS system that presents an open venous communication between the oro-nasal cavity and the brain."—Patrick Stortebecker, M.D., Ph.D. (curezone.com)
There are many more opinions, and as always, the debate rages on. Your loved one may respond well to a heavy metal detox program. Do some research, and consider the alternative.
I thought this was good too. A lot of people want to have their fillings removed, but it's hard to find a dentist who is willing to take them out. Here's why:
American Dental Association Resolution 42H-1986
"The removal of amalgam restorations from the non-allergic patient for the alleged purpose of removing toxic substances from the body when such treatment is performed solely at the recommendation of the dentist is improper and unethical."
The ADA's code of ethics is a lot like the AMA's code of ethics.