Alzheimer’s and Heavy Metals

Although we have much to learn about Alzheimer’s, we can make some general observations about why chlorella can be effective in both its prevention and treatment.

One school of thought holds that Alzheimer’s is related to heavy metal exposure. Higher levels of various heavy metals have been found in the brains and blood of patients with Alzheimer’s, but the link with Alzheimer’s remains controversial.

Whatever its ultimate role in causing Alzheimer’s, heavy metals such as aluminum and mercury are well-known neurotoxins, which disrupt more than 50 chemical reactions in your body. Limiting your exposure to heavy metals is a wise choice. So is removing them from your system with chlorella.

Chlorella contains chlorophyll, which is well-documented as a supremely effective remover of heavy metal toxins from the body. As scientists debate the exact linkage of these toxins and Alzheimer’s, you can help protect your brain by safely escorting them out of your system with chlorella.

Robert Terry et al. are the authors of a book which reviews current knowledge about Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). The book was recently described as “the best single book on the topic” by the New England Journal of Medicine and as “a most useful reference for practitioners of medicine” by the Journal of the American Medical Associations.

On page 363 of this book, Terry et al. state: “Taken together, these studies suggest that chronic low level Hg Mercury toxicity in AD should be considered as a potential pathogenetic factor in AD.”

Because amalgam is the dominant source of human exposure to mercury, one may paraphrase this conclusion as follows: “Chronic low level exposure to mercury from amalgam should be considered as a factor in AD.”

This evidence supports the hypothesis that silver-mercury fillings, also known as amalgams, cause AD. The scientific evidence supports the following statements:

(1) People with amalgams have much more mercury in their bodies, including their brains, than people without amalgams; the extra mercury carried by people with amalgams constitutes half to three-fourths of all mercury found in their bodies;

(2) People who die of AD have elevated levels of mercury in their brains; in rat brains and human brain homogenate, mercury blocks a biochemical process that is also blocked in the brains of AD victims; mercury causes emotional and mental symptoms frequently found in AD patients;

(3) Twin studies suggest an environmental cause of AD; epidemiological evidence (the temporal and racial distribution of AD) suggests mercury from amalgams plays a role in AD;

(4) The hypothesis that mercury causes AD is consistent with other hypotheses about the etiology of AD, namely, that apolipoprotein E status is a strong predictor of AD, that education and estrogen protect against AD, and that trauma to the head may trigger AD;

(5) Mercury may be a cause of other diseases of the central nervous system, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease.

There is much research to support the ability of chlorella to expel heavy metal toxins such as mercury from the body.