Alzheimer's and Dementia

What Causes Alzheimers?

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Alzheimers eBook

Chapter 1: What Causes Alzheimers? (This article)
Chapter 2: Keep Your Brain Alive - Part 1
Chapter 3: Keep Your Brain Alive - Part 2
Chapter 4: Links to Other Alzheimers Websites



Chapter 1: What Causes Alzheimers


Important Note

You might want to try the treatment for Parkinson's Disease before trying any other treatment for Alzheimers. Alzheimers is a disease which can be closely related to Parkinson's, depending on its cause.

See this article:
Treatment For Parkinson's


The Causes of Alzheimer's and Dementia

There are many reasons why a person would be diagnosed with what is frequently called "Alzheimer's" or dementia. Some of the better known reasons are:

1) strokes (whether known about or not),
2) free radicals (i.e. oxidative stress),
3) illegal drugs,
4) prescription drugs,
5) lack of oxygen (as the body gets older, less oxygen is absorbed),
6) diet, which is high in bad fats (e.g. trans-fatty acids) and low in good fats (e.g. omega-3). This includes taking certain kinds of fats (e.g. saturated fats) frequently. such as eating peanut butter regularly,
7) years and years of an acidic diet, and the lack of things that alkalize the body, which leads to yeast, fungus, mould and bacteria thriving in the body,
8) aspartame, Monosodium Glutamate, HVP, cysteine and other "excitotoxins" (which kill brain cells)

But aside from all of these things, what few people understand is that it has been known for several decades that heavy metals are a main cause of Alzheimer's and dementia, and perhaps Parkinson's and other brain diseases.

Heavy metals, such as mercury (sources are dental amalgam, eating large amounts of fish, vaccinations, etc.), lead (found in chocolate, among other things) and other heavy metals.

The bottom line of all of these things is that not enough oxygen and good fats get into the brain and too many bad things get into the brain. When the brain gets plenty of oxygen, the mind is clear and sharp. It is when things such as listed above, or illegal drugs, etc. block the flow of oxygen into the brain that major problems arise.

Brain damage can manifest itself in many different ways. For example, the same things that cause dementia may also be responsible for Parkinson's disease, Lewy Body disease, and so on.



Lead is probably not the major culprit of Alzheimer's and dementia today, the holder of that title is almost certainly mercury.

"The maximum amount of mercury that the Environment Protection Agency allows people to be exposed to is 5,000 times smaller than the permissible amount of lead exposure; in other words the EPA apparently considers mercury to be 5,000 times more toxic than lead."
Marcia Basciano DDS at annual meeting of IAOMT san diego 1994."

So where does this mercury come from?

"Scientists have shown that trace amounts of mercury can cause the type of damage to nerves that is characteristic of the damage found in Alzheimer’s disease. The level of mercury exposure used in the test was well below those levels found in many humans with mercury/silver amalgam dental fillings. 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."

Dental amalgam, the silver fillings dentists use, is by far the biggest culprit of mercury poisoning and the biggest reason for Alzheimer's and dementia in the world today.

"Worldwide there are over 4000 research papers indicating mercury is a highly toxic substance. How can dentists be so thoughtless as to place one of the deadliest toxins in existence "two" inches from our brain?"
Tom Warren (

"You wouldn’t take a leaky thermometer, put it in your mouth, and leave it there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Yet that’s exactly what happens when an amalgam filling is installed in your mouth."
Dr Michael Ziff (

Just how much mercury do dentists put into your mouth?

"Dr. Richard D. Fischer, a practicing dentist in Annandale, VA and past president of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, gave his testimony before Congress on November 14, 2002. Dr. Fischer has published numerous scientific papers and in 1998 was listed in Who’s Who in Medicine and Health Care. These are excerpts from his testimony:

“Dental amalgam (‘silver’) fillings contribute more mercury to the body burden in humans than all other sources (dietary, air, water, vaccines, etc.) combined. These fillings contain 50% mercury – which is more neurotoxic than lead, cadmium, or even arsenic.

To put this in perspective, the amount of mercury contained in one average size filling exceeds the U.S. E.P.A. standard for human exposure for over 100 years. Put in other terms, it takes only ½ gram of mercury (the amount in one filling) to contaminate all fish in a 10-acre lake."

Dental amalgam is clearly one source of mercury, as is fish in some cases, but there are other sources. This is a quote relative to both mercury and aluminum:

"According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD (, the world's leading immunogeneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots between 1970 and 1980 (the years studied) his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. I asked Dr. Fudenberg why this was so and he said it was due to the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu shot (and most childhood shots). The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction."


The Combination of Aluminum and Fluoride

The issue of aluminum and Alzheimer's Disease needs more discussion!

"Evidently Alzheimer's Disease came along after people started using aluminum cookware. Isabel Jansen, R.N., wrote of a simple experiment regarding the use of aluminum pots, where it's easily proven that the aluminum and the fluoride content in water, both increase dramatically.

"In January 1987, experiments performed at the Medical Research Endocrinology Dept., Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and the Physics Dept of the Univ. of Ruhana, Sri Lanka, showed that fluoridated water at 1 ppm, when used in cooking in aluminum cookware, concentrated the aluminum up to 600 ppm, whereas water without fluoride did not. (Science news 131:73)

They suggested that because of the known fact that aluminum is neuro-toxic and is in abnormally high concentrations in the brain of Alzheimers and other neurological disease victims, including AIDS, that these findings raise questions about adding fluoride to the water supply of communities to reduce tooth decay....

Because of these findings, a test was made of Antigo, Wisconsin water which has been fluoridated for 33 years. The water was examined by a certified Wisconsin laboratory, and showed that when it was used in cooking in aluminum cookware, it concentrated the aluminum by 833 times and increased the fluoride content by 100%.

The maximum allowed aluminum content of water is set by the World Health Organization at 200 micrograms per liter. This makes Antigo water, when cooked in aluminum, 75 times over the maximum. No test was made of distilled water, as the Antigo Water Dept. does not dispense distilled water."

Aluminum is technically not a heavy metal, but it is so toxic many people categorize it with the heavy metals, as I do. I could go on, but I think I have made my point: lead, mercury, aluminum and fluoride, and other heavy metals, are the major cause of Alzheimer's.

Heavy metals get into the body by many different ways, but primarily by:

1) Dental amalgam (mercury),
2) Cooking utensils (aluminum with floridated water, iron pots),
3) Vaccinations (mercury),
4) The foods we eat and the things we drink (mercury, aluminum, etc.),
5) The air we breathe, meaning pollution (lead and many others),
6) Combinations of the above items.


Aluminum By Itself

Here is an interesting quote I found:

"Alzheimer's "disease" has only existed about 25-30 years. (Not to be confused with dementia) Alzheimer's patients on autopsy have consistently elevated levels of aluminum in the CNS. Widespread use of aluminum cans in beer and soft drinks began about 30 years ago. "Coincidentally" the aluminum industry has recently launched an expensive pre-emptive television advertising campaign citing all the many benefits of aluminum containers for use in food storage. Their slogan reads "nothing keeps foods fresher than aluminum." [No doubt in the hopes of reaching all those uninformed soft drink bottling company executives who haven't yet heard of this marvelous new packaging option!] The EPA requires that public water have less than 50ppb [parts per billion] of aluminum, yet canned beverages contain 6160ppb."
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There are many household exposures to lead, particularly in older homes. However, it is much easier to study lead exposure in the work place.

"Research presented at the May 2000 meeting of the American Academy of Neurology revealed a dramatic correlation between on-the-job lead exposure and the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in later years. The occupational histories of 185 people with Alzheimer's disease were compared to 303 people without the disease. Results showed that individuals were up to 3.4 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's if they had worked in jobs exposing them to high levels of lead - either by breathing lead dust or from direct skin contact."

And another article on lead and Alzheimer's:

"A four-year study looked at 535 former chemical manufacturing employees, who had an average of eight years of occupational exposure to lead and an average of 16 years since last working with lead. Blood and bone levels of lead were measured, and neurological tests were given - and compared with 118 non-exposed people from the same neighborhoods. The lead workers not only had greater declines in test scores, but also in normal age-related declines in brain functions. "The effects of the average level of bone lead found in former lead workers was like five more years of aging on the brain," said Dr. Schwartz."


Yeast, Fungus and Mold (or Mould)

Due to "modern" farming practices, food processing, etc. virtually everyone in America has yeast and fungus in their bodies. It is highly probable that yeast and fungus are a major cause of Alzheimer's. Actually the real problem may be the mycotoxins (i.e. the waste products of yeast and funugs) of the yeast and fungus.

If they are not a major cause, by themselves, they certainly contribute massively to the problems caused by the above metals!!

In addition, many homes have mould growing on walls and no one even knows about it.

The "cure" for yeast and fungus is to basically eat a highly alkaline diet and avoid (or at least cut back drastically) key foods such as sugar, dairy products, meat (which is acidic) and refined flour. All of these things "feed" the yeast, fungus and mould.

If you visit a rest home for the elderly, virtually every meal they serve is acidic and use the above items extensively!! This is due to ignorance, of course, not a conspiracy.

There are a wide range of supplements that kill yeast and fungus. Among these are Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE), goldenseal, black walnut, echinacea, and a host of other items.

One product that is highly recommended is SpectraZyme, from InnerLight. This product contains three superb items that kill fungus that are not normally found in health food stores. A vendor of this product can be found at:
InnerLight Vendor (Click: Our Products, then Colloidal Capsules)

Two other items from this same vendor (which help remove the mycotoxins) are also critical: MycoDetox I and MycoDetox II. After clicking on Our Products, MycoDetox II can be found by clicking Colloidal Capsules, and MycoDetox I can be found by clicking Liquid Colloidals.

The best cure of all for microbes is the electromedicine treatment called the "Beck Protocol" or the "Bob Beck Protocol." It will be discussed in a moment.


Other Comments

Here is another long list of items. Note that aspirin and Tylenol are mentioned in this article:

"About a year ago I learned that ALDEHYDES such as ACETaldehyde seemed to aggravate the symptoms of ALS. Also I read a hazardous materials report on mercury which cautioned against using ACETylene in the presence of mercury. In my business I used a substantial amount of ACETone as a cleaning solvent. (I also used a great deal of Xylene, which I'll explain later) The words kept haunting me; ACETone, ACETaldehyde, ACETylene, and others that may be more familiar to you, ACETylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) ACETaminophen (Tylenol) and maybe even N-ACETyl Cysteine. After doing some more digging, I found that ALL these substances (with the possible exception of N-Acetyl Cysteine, since I couldn't find its chemical breakdown anywhere.) have one disturbing thing in common. They all have a CH3 Methyl Group attached to them..."
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Stop The Damage

Of course diet is critical to deal with Alzheimer's. aspartame, MSG, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), cysteine, and others, should absolutely be removed from the diet of a person with Alzheimer's.

Also, all aluminum pots and pans should be removed from the residence. All aluminum cans should be removed. All plastic should be removed that can be removed (Note: At the bottom of all plastic containers is a triangle with a number in it - no human should consume a product from a plastic bottle with a number of 3 or above. Only a 1 or 2 are healthy. If there is no triangle with a number, don't use it!)

Also, as mentioned above, yeast and fungus should be killed by various supplements. This is very critical and will work in conjunction with the removal of ALL sugar from the diet and virtually all refined flour and dairy products!!



Alzheimers eBook

Chapter 1: What Causes Alzheimers? (This article)
Chapter 2: Keep Your Brain Alive - Part 1
Chapter 3: Keep Your Brain Alive - Part 2
Chapter 4: Links to Other Alzheimers Websites



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