Aluminum is in many things we use every day. It’s in our antiperspirant, beauty products, the air we breathe, and even our food. (source) Aluminum is considered a neurotoxin, which means it poisons the brain and nervous system and limits their ability to do the jobs they are meant to do. Recent studies have linked aluminum build-up in the brain to neurological disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience states:
Much of our research has focused on the potential contribution of aluminum to the AD process: (i) because of aluminum’s remarkable abundance and bioavailability in the biosphere—in fact it is the most abundant naturally occurring neurotoxic element to which we are exposed; (ii) because of aluminum’s remarkable cellular toxicity and genotoxicity at low nanomolar concentrations toward brain genetic processes, and (iii) because of aluminum’s highly structured, specific and unique interactions with the phosphate-rich nucleic acids associated with the expression of genetic information in the human brain.
Aluminum is abundant, able to enter the brain. Aluminum in the brain creates an environment where Alzheimer’s thrives and normal brain function is hindered. And in some cases, medication only makes the problem worse.
This is What You Can Do to Cleanse the Brain of Aluminum and Limit the Chance of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease:
#1 Add Silica to Your Water!
Where aluminum exposure increases the chances of developing both dementia and Alzheimer’s, increased consumption of silica reduces the chance.
“Silica helps aluminum to be excreted via urine but allows essential metals, such as iron and copper, to stay in the body. Furthermore, studies have shown that drinking silica-rich mineral water each day for 12 weeks helps to remove aluminum from the body.” (source)
#2 Look into L-Theanine
L-Theanine is a component found in tea that is known to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and protect the nervous system. It is also able to help the brain function in a way that allows it to repair itself by increasing antioxidant activity and reducing oxidative stress. The brain can cleanse itself when given the right tools. L-theanine can be found as a supplement.
We cannot say enough good things about turmeric and its active compound curcumin. It turns out that it is also fantastic for the brain!
“A second study in aluminum-treated rats found that curcumin enhanced the activities of glutathione and superoxide dismutase antioxidant enzymes systems in brain regions that control learning and memory. The study authors concluded that curcumin exerts a protective effect against aluminum-induced age-related changes by decreasing oxidative stress in the brain.” (source)
You can take curcumin alone as a supplement or add turmeric to your food or drinks.
To learn more about aluminum toxicity and where aluminum is found, take a look at the video below!
(h/t: Family Life Goals)