July 24, 2016 by Naturally Speaking
Exposure to Aluminum Through Drinking Water Increases Risk of Dementia
(NaturalNews) Have you ever thought about how much aluminum may be in your drinking water? It might pay you to find out, and in fact, you can do that by sending a water sample to Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, for testing.
Why is it important to know? Because, according to a 15-year French study of elderly men and women, regular consumption of tap water was associated with aluminum toxicity as well as increased incidence of dementia, suggesting that long-term tap water use could affect your cognitive ability as you age.
After 15 years, researchers discovered that dietary aluminum from sources of water can be a risk factor for developing dementia. But they also found a very helpful solution: The mineral, silica, can help reduce the risk of aluminum-induced cognitive loss in older people.
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As for the 15-year study, it was detailed in a 2009 report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. It followed the lives of 1,925 elderly patients between the years of 1988 and 2003. All of the research subjects were selected from 91 different cities and municipalities, each with separate water sources, in southern France. Aluminum intake levels were examined, both from water and other sources, as scientists looked into the metal's role in instigating dementia during the study's time-frame. Researchers also analyzed the impact of silica in reducing study participants' risk of developing dementia. Of those patients studied, none showed any signs of dementia in 1988.
Researchers excluded all environmental aluminum intake factors during the course of the study, and honed in on aluminum intake from water only. Study participants' daily ingestion of tap and bottled water was assessed, and reliable data later analyzed.
Researchers found that aluminum ingestion greater than or equal to 0.1mg per day from drinking water was linked to declining cognitive ability, and over the years, the accumulation of aluminum-created negative neurological and mental effects was seen in a population that had once been mentally healthy older adults. Using the scientific Cox model, scientists discovered that the highest exposure to aluminum may actually be a bona fide risk factor for complete dementia.
In a bid to assist participants and prevent their cognitive slide, researchers also examined ingestion of silica for its ability to stave off dementia. What they found was that when participants boosted their silica intake by 10mg/day, they were able to diminish the onset of dementia, a very dramatic change.
Those findings coincided with analysis by Dr. Chris Exley, Ph.D., an expert on aluminum's effects on the body. At a January 2011 vaccine safety conference in Jamaica, he discussed ways to reduce the toxicity of aluminum in the body. He also talked about how important silica is, and mentioned two brands of silica-laced water: Volvic and Spritzer.
After conducting a number of urine tests, Exley and his team of researchers proved that high-silica mineral waters aid in removing aluminum from the body. In a presentation with victims of Gardasil's adverse reactions, he showed how silica reversed some of the damage caused by aluminum-laced vaccines. After two decades of studying aluminum and its bodily affects, he recommends a liter of silica-enhanced water every day to reduce the effects of aluminum accumulation in your body.
According to the 1993 book Silica: The Forgotten Nutrient, by Klaus Kaufmann, silica can be found primarily in the following foods (Silica content is measured in mg.):
-- Oats: 595
-- Millet: 500
-- Barley: 233
-- Potatoes: 200
-- Wholewheat grain: 158
-- Jerusalem artichoke: 36
-- Red beets: 21
-- Corn: 19
-- Asparagus: 18
-- Rye: 17
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