Have you been exposed to these memory-stealing toxins?
In a brand-new study published last month in JAMA Neurology, scientists with the Memory and Aging Center at the University of California have uncovered a common culprit behind the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)…
Using PET scans to examine more than 18,000 participants who had cognitive impairment, researchers found that those who lived in areas that exposed them to air pollution were more likely to have amyloid plaque—a hallmark characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
The link between pollution exposure and amyloid plaque was dose-dependent—or in other words, the greater the exposure, the greater the amyloid plaque build-up.
And according to Dr. Marc Micozzi, there is one specific class of pollutants that are particularly worrisome: Heavy metals—like lead, iron, aluminum, and mercury.
In his Complete Alzheimer’s Fighting Protocol, Dr. Marc Micozzi explains, “The liver can’t effectively metabolize, and the kidney can’t adequately excrete these metals—and they can accumulate and poison virtually any and all tissues of the body. Including the sensitive tissues of your brain.”
And unfortunately, air pollution is by no means the only way you are exposed to heavy metals. These toxins are also found in common heartburn drugs, cosmetics, processed foods, and even sunscreens.
Because heavy metals are nearly everywhere you go, Dr. Micozzi believes detoxification is a cornerstone of good health. He says, “It’s something we should all do periodically to get rid of toxic accumulations that slow down our bodies and cloud our minds.”
Here are a few ways Dr. Micozzi recommends you can eliminate your exposure to these memory-stealing toxins:
Unless you’ve been diagnosed with iron-deficiency anemia, Dr. Micozzi recommends avoiding dietary supplements that contain iron. He also recommends donating blood on a regular basis—not only is it the gift of life for someone in need, but it also helps reduce your iron load.
Dr. Micozzi suggests that you ask your doctor about chelation therapy which the FDA has approved for lead poisoning. He says, “It uses the molecule EDTA, which chemically traps the heavy metal so it can be eliminated in the urine. Chelation therapy is administered under medical supervision, by infusing EDTA directly into the bloodstream.”
Dr. Micozzi doesn’t mince words with this dangerous brain toxin: “Don’t take anything that contains aluminum, no matter the reason. Aluminum-containing drugs and foods include antacids, deodorants made with aluminum-based compounds, talcum powder, and foods made with aluminized baking powder. And don’t use aluminum cookware.”
Additionally, Dr. Micozzi recommends you talk to your doctor and ask for a blood test to determine if you have an excess of heavy metals in your system.
You can find more information about heavy metal toxicity in Dr. Micozzi’s Complete Alzheimer’s Fighting Protocol along with many other natural approaches that can help you preserve your memory. Click here to enroll in this essential protocol today.
“Association Between Ambient Air Pollution and Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography Positivity in Older Adults With Cognitive Impairment.” JAMA Neurology 2020. Published online November 30, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.3962