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"Here is just one of many good links to reducing aluminum and why. When my son was diagnosed with autism hair testing revealed his aluminum level was extremely high. And that's just one metal. Most people have no idea how much they are consuming. At the very least scroll to the lists and check out where alum is hiding. And for gosh sake...stop cooking in and with it please!"
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Taking aluminum out of the diet is not difficult, but it can get somewhat complicated and quite frustrating. One's attempt to follow the guidelines of Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy (AAT) could end in failure if one doesn't have sufficient knowledge about the subject.
Foods and products that contain aluminum are listed [in bold] in the next section, but before the lists are examined, please read the information below. It must be thoroughly understood before one begins AAT. Many patients appear to worsen from time to time, confusing those involved in their care; and sometimes those who use AAT for AD prevention find that it doesn't help. There are many reasons for this, including the following:
Abstaining from aluminum may not appear to be effective if one is taking drugs, breathing vapors or consuming toxic substances of any kind. The reason for this is because chronic drug use and/or toxic substance exposure may cause side-effects similar to the symptoms of aluminum toxicity.
Millions of microscopic particles of various toxins are ingested daily by those who are exposed to outdoor smog, work in toxic environments and/or consume contaminated water. Although AAT will work to reduce the level of toxicity in the brain, it cannot perform miracles. Significant results may not be seen when overdoses of these and other toxins, including alcohol, over-the-counter medications and/or prescription drugs are ingested continuously. In other words, when the brain becomes overwhelmed, its performance is minimized until one's intake of toxic substances is dramatically reduced.
The following story will help illustrate this point. One Alzheimer's patient became oppositional and uncooperative, even though he had been on AAT for over two years. His family believed that the therapy was not working and that the disease was progressing. One day, this man refused to eat or drink anything, including his prescription drugs. When the problem worsened, his family decided to follow his advanced directives allowing him to die.
But he didn't die. Three days later, he surprised us when he got out of bed, dressed himself, and was cordial and cooperative to the point of helping others! What made the difference? His behavior improved because his brain was given the chance to excrete the offending drugs. In other words, because the drugs were stopped (inadvertently), the man's brain was finally able to cleanse itself. After the man's family had his medications appropriately adjusted, their father was cordial and co-operative from that point on.
This incident made it clear that continuous ingestion of drugs and other toxic substances can obscure or complicate the performance of Aluminum-Abstinence Therapy.
Other health conditions can hinder the brain's ability to cleanse itself, as well. Many of these will be addressed on the Foundation website. To learn more now, click on WHAT TO EXPECT and SIGNS OF ALUMINUM POISONING in the menu bar at the bottom of this page.
THE FOLLOWING LISTS INCLUDE FOODS AND HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CONSUME EVERY DAY, SOMETIMES MANY TIMES A DAY. IF ANY OF THESE CONTAIN ALUMINUM, IT MEANS THEY CONTAIN POISON. THE MORE ITEMS CONSUMED, THE MORE POISON IS INGESTED