“Alzheimer’s disease is an illness that is 100% incurable and 100% fatal…A degenerative disease, it steadily robs its victims of memory, judgement and dignity, leaves them unable to care for themselves and destroys their brain and their identity- often depleting their caregivers and families both emotionally and financially,” said Sandra Day O’Connor in 2010.
Three years later, the Alzheimer’s Association says that there is still no way to prevent or even slow the progression of this dreadful disease.
A new report, from John D. MacArthur, suggests otherwise. He details in a article, reported in the Townsend Letter, how minimizing ingestion of two common substances- fluoride and copper– may well prove to be a simple and effective way to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
For decades we’ve been overdosing on copper and fluoride- and now dementia is epidemic. High levels of inorganic copper change the pineal gland in the brain, disrupt normal sleeping patterns of the aging, inhibits DNA repair processes, and induces changes in the proteins of the brains in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s patients.
“Disordered copper metabolism is not likely to be the primary cause of Alzheimer’s disease.. however, copper may modulate the primary mechanisms in AD,” says Joesph F. Quinn, MD in his comprehensive 2009 review. In his subsequent 2010 study (with Brewer), Quinn concluded, “Our data suggests that controlled lowering of systemic copper may achieve anti-amyloid effects if initiated early in the disease process.”
Disinfection and fluoridation chemicals used in our water supply may be increasing the copper and lead in our drinking water systems. When fluosilicic acid (the chemical most often used to fluoridate drinking water) is combined with disinfection chemicals, it worsens the leaching of lead from brass water fixtures and meters. Chlorine and chloramines combined with ammonia mobilize copper from brass and enhances the leaching of lead from leaded brass alloys. The report lists town after town’s water supplies becoming contaminated with high levels of copper and lead when they were treated with fluoridation.
Fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland and other soft tissues, just as it does in people’s teeth. In patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the degree of pineal gland calcification and fluorosis was significantly higher that in patient’s with other types of dementia, with depression, or in controls. These accumulations in the pineal glands cause reductions in melatonin production and changes in sleeping patterns.
The logical preventive strategy is to stop consuming copper in multivitamins and in drinking water, especially fluoridated water and beverages made with it. Make sure that elderly family members do the same. Use fluoride-free toothpaste, minimize exposure to pollution from heavy traffic because of the copper particles for brake pads, and buy a water filter for drinking and cooking water.
Ideally our levels of fluoride and copper consumption must return to what they were before 1945, when our current plague of dementia was unknown.
If you are interested in a fluoride-free, effective toothpaste or information on effective water filter systems, please call the office at 760-729-9050 or reply to this blog.
To your Optimal Health and Vitality with Beautiful Smiles.
Rev. Dr. Stephen A. Lawrence