And while multiple studies have labelled the metal as a carcinogen, other still debate whether or not it can be classified as a neurotoxin.
However, research has shown time and time again over the last 50 years that aluminum exposure causes neurofibrillary tangles, the same twisted proteins found in brain cells of patients with Alzheimer’s disease.
This is because exposure to airborne, topically applied or ingested aluminium makes its way into your blood stream and through your iron transport system and straight to your brain. It can completely bypass the body’s natural toxin barriers.
While your digestive tract can remove great quantities of the metal, a small portion still accumulates in tissues with a slow cellular turnover, like in the brain, bones and heart (2).
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Dangers of Aluminum Toxicity
Not surprisingly, it’s been linked to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, chronic fatigue and other neurological or auto-immune diseases. It’s been suggested that it may even contribute to learning disabilities such as autism.
And since Alzheimer’s has no medical cure, scientist have gone to great lengths to find creative ways to manage the disease.
One of the most surprising potential treatments they found was mineral water.