Alzheimer’s disease, also called presenile dementia, is similar to senile dementia but occurs in the forty-to-sixty-year age group. This condition is characterized by memory loss, severe mood swings, personality changes, inability to concentrate, inability to communicate, and distorted perception of time and space. Autopsies of Alzheimer’s victims have revealed large amounts of aluminum and silicon in the neurofibrillary tangles and senile plaques of the brain. Excesses of calcium, bromine, and sulfur have also been found. In addition, Alzheimer’s victims have been found to be deficient in potassium, selenium, boron, zinc, and vitamin B12. At this time, the only “cure” is prevention.
Because of the association of Alzheimer’s disease with excessive amounts of aluminum in the brain, it is recommended that all sources of aluminum be removed from daily use. Such substances include aluminum-contaminated drinking water, buffered aspirin, certain antacids, various douches, many underarm antiperspirants, some makeup, and certain brands of toothpaste, diarrhea medications, and dandruff shampoos, aluminum containers such as beer cans, aluminum foil, and aluminum-containing baking powder. To prevent this disease or halt early-stage progression, regular blood tests that measure mineral and heavy-metal levels are recommended. Hair analysis is effective in identifying tag heavy metals like aluminum. Based on your test results, you and your doctor can take measures to correct deficiencies and eliminate excesses.
1. Follow the Basic Diet.
2. Avoid fast foods, especially those prepared with processed cheese. Most processed cheese contains aluminum. Fried foods should be avoided as well because of toxic substances known as free radicals produced in the frying process.
3. Avoid foods and drinks that were cooked or stored in aluminum containers or pots.
4. Eat a high-fiber diet.
5. Schedule a Juice Fast several times a year, or use the Six-Week Cleansing Diet once a year to help cleanse the body of heavy metals.
6. Include mackerel, sardines, and salmon in your diet, as these foods are rich in co-enzyme Q10, an antioxidant that enhances oxygen transport to cells.
7. Eat sulfur-rich foods such as onions, garlic, beans, and eggs. These foods help cleanse the body of heavy metals. Soluble fibers such as pectin, Guar gum, psyllium seed, and oat bran are also helpful detoxi1ring agents.
Nutrients That Help
Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that helps the body detoxify.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that destroys free radicals.
Bioflavonoid enhances vitamin C’s effectiveness and help circulation.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that improves circulation and tissue repair.
Selenium is an antioxidant that helps the body detoxify.
Carrot, kale, parsley and spinach—sources of beta- carotene.
Kale, parsley, green pepper and spinach—sources of vitamin C.
Grape, cherry, Grapefruit and lemon—sources of bioflavonoid.
Spinach, asparagus, and carrot—sources of vitamin E.
Turnip, garlic, and orange—sources of selenium.
Suggested Juicing Recipes
(1) Potassium Broth
-Handful parsley, Handful spinach, 4-5 carrots, greens removed 2 stalks celery
Bunch up parsley spinach leaves, and push through hopper with carrots and celery.
(2) Very Veggie Cocktail
Handful wheat-grass, ½ handful parsley, Handful watercress, 4 carrots, greens removed, 3 stalks celery, ½ cup chopped fennel, ½ apple, seeded.
Bunch up parsley, and watercress, and push through with hopper carrots fennel, apple
(3) Cherie’s Cleansing Cocktail
1/4-inch slice ginger root, 1 beet, ½ apple, seeded, 4 carrots, greens removed
Push ginger, beet, and, apple through hopper with carrots.
(4) Spring Tonic
Handful parsley, 4 carrots, greens removed, 1 garlic clove, 2 stalks celery
Push up parsley and push through hopper with carrot, garlic, and celery.
(5) Fruit Salad Cocktail
1 medium bunch grapes, ½ apple, seeded, ¼ lemon
Push grapes through hopper, followed by apples and lemon