Industrial aluminum toxicity may be the cause for Alzheimer's, ADHD, and Autism. Since the removal of Thimerosal from childhood vaccines, autism still seems to skyrocket. Many vaccines contain aluminum, such as:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
- Hib vaccine
- Pneumococcal vaccine
- Gardasil (HPV vaccine)
Aluminum As with the other elements, aluminum is absorbed and accumulated in the body, and has been linked to serious illnesses including osteoporosis, extreme nervousness, anemia, headache, decreased liver and kidney function, forgetfulness, speech disturbances and memory loss.
Aluminum has also been widely associated with Alzheimer's disease. People who have died from Alzheimer's disease have been found to have up to four times the average amount of aluminum accumulated in the brain's nerve cells.
Antiperspirants contain aluminum that is absorbed by your body. It's best to avoid it all together and use simple soap and water instead. Deodorants aren't as bad as antiperspirants, but I would also avoid using them unless it was made from some form of baking soda.
Aluminum-contaminated water is another significant concern, as studies have found that Alzheimer's disease is more common in regions where levels of aluminum in drinking water are highest.
To find out whether you may be at risk from aluminum and other toxins in your water you'll need to have your water tested by a reliable source. I've worked with AquaMD, a top-notch water-testing agency, to create the "Mercola's Recommended Water Tests"--and to make them affordable compared to other sources--so you can ensure the safety of your tap water today.
Other Common Sources
- Aluminum cookware: Although aluminum pots are probably less problematic than the sources mentioned above, I personally would not use aluminum cookware.
- Aluminum foil
- Over-the-counter drugs: These include many antacids, anti-diarrheal drugs and drugs used for pain and inflammation.
- Several douche brands
- Some baking powders: Most baking powders contain aluminum as an additive, but health food stores carry non-aluminum varieties.
- Refined foods, refined flours, baked goods, processed cheeses, and common table salt