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Old 04-24-2006, 05:20 AM
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Thought this was interesting - Arrow

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Major Breakthrough in Multiple Sclerosis Research

What if I told you that the cause of many multiple
sclerosis cases is the same culprit thatís implicated
in Alzheimerís disease? Since both are brain diseases,
it might not surprise you. But it might surprise you
to find out that weíre all susceptible to it.

For years, alternative doctors have suspected toxic
metals as a cause of MS. Until now, weíve primarily
focused on mercury and iron as the primary suspects.
Now we need to broaden our horizons. If you have MS,
new research suggests aluminum might be the culprit!

Keele University researchers in England have found
very high levels of aluminum in the urine of MS
patients. The levels were particularly high in
the relapsing-remitting form of MS. The researchers
also found lower levels off silicon excreted by MS
patients. Silicon is a necessary mineral. Itís
aluminumís natural antagonist in your body.

The implications of this study are tremendous. It
indicates that MS could have a previously unrecognized
environmental factor.

And it also means thereís a simple treatment for it.

If you have MS (or any brain illness), I recommend you
take this article to your alternative doctor. He can
give you a challenge test for aluminum. A good test is
to receive an injection of the aluminum-binding drug
deferroxamine (500 mg). You then collect your urine
for 24 hours to measure for aluminum. The same drug
is also an excellent chelator of iron.

You also can remove aluminum with specific chelating
agents. Silicon, which is very safe, is one of the
best nutrients for doing so. My favorite brand is
BioSil (orthosilicic acid). Itís available in most
health food stores and on the Internet. Shop for the
best price. I recommend you take six to 20 drops in
half a cup of water per day.

Thereís no reason to have aluminum in your body. It
has no known role and we know itís toxic. Its presence
in flu vaccines is associated with a heightened risk
of dementia and Alzheimerís! And now we know the metal


plays a role in MS.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,

Robert Jay Rowen, MD

Ref: Medical News Today, February 17, 2006.

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Second Opinion Health Alerts are a complimentary
e-mail service from the Second Opinion health
newsletter written by Robert J. Rowen, MD.
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Thanks Arrow,

I sent this to my brother who has MS.

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Why does MS appear primarily in those who live in cold places, or who have spent their childhood in cold places? Why do MS patients consistently show low vitamin D levels, in keeping with the darkness of the cold and/or very cloudy places they grew up in, and/or live in now in much higher numbers? Do only people who live in the north use aluminum pots and deodorants? I think those of us in the tropical areas use more deodorant...we certainly need it!

I just don't see this research panning out over time....it doesn't make sense to me, given the strong demographic representation of MS cases in certain areas. Previous research showing aluminum in brains of AZD patients turned out to be contaminated.....the instruments used to collect tissue samples were made of aluminum. When repeated without aluminum instruments, no such relationship was found. There may be new research I am not aware of however.

What does make sense is that at least some MS is caused by some strain of Borrelia, a pathogen with the exact same demographics as MS.
The only research I know of on this was one study which showed that Borrelia was present in 35% of MS patients tested. The same paper reported autopsies on 100 Alzheimer's patients, all of whom had Borrelia present in their brain tissues. This does not prove causation, but it is curious, esp. since the AZD epidemic started at the same time as the Borrelia epidemic.

Like this study, it would need to be replicated to be taken seriously.
Meanwhile, I think supplemental vitamin D is the most important thing MS patients can do in winter, and in summer they should get as much mid-day sun as they can take, without sunscreen, but without burning.

Just my two cents....
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Old 04-24-2006, 05:52 PM
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I agree with you Roxie that aluminum may not be the cause of Alzheimer's or MS. Could it be that in some people a certain type of inflammatory response in certain kind of tissues might hold aluminum? What was of most interest to me in the above article was the information about the test for aluminum and the reported treatment of BioSil, two ideas I had not heard of before.

I might guess that the causes of Alzheimer's is not single but that multiple factors might be involved. I am quite drawn to the theories that there is a microbe involved, especially for MS as there are some reports of improvement for some people using colloidal silver or Rife treatments.

Alzheimer's, in most cases of diagnosis, actually fails to have a definitive diagnostic procedure for individuals. Dementia can be caused by a number of factors and the old term, and the generally no longer used diagnostic term, Organic Brain Syndrome use to cover a whole host of dementia problems. Autopsy is the only procedure that allows for a firmly definitive diagnosis that I am aware of for Alzheimer's.

In our highly toxic world why could it not be that Alzheimer's is more of a syndrome than an actual specific disease? Can it just be the result on a lifetime of toxic onslaught? I wonder sometimes wonder if this disease is something made up by the pharmaceutical industry to sell drugs with. If you are diagnosed with Alzheimer's what is the definitive diagnostic test? They certainly have definitive and specified medications at a hefty price! Ever since diseases and approved treatments have been standardized by the ICD code system every condition must have a specific name and a routine or standardized treatment. This is one reason new diseases keep getting invented.

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Hi Arrow,
You are certainly right about the ICD coding! My holistic doctor joked with me that the reason adrenal fatigue no longer gets taught in medical school is because it does not have an ICD code.
You may be right about the AZD too. I am certainly no expert, but have watched my MIL descend into dementia, despite doing everything the experts suggest to fend it off. It can't be amalgam poisoning in her case either, since she had lost all of her teeth by the time she was thirty.
I do think MS cannot have aluminum as it's direct cause because of the demographics of it's being heavily represented in cold, cloudy places, and pretty much nonexistant in those who spent their first fifteeen years of life in the tropics.
I do know a lot about borrelia, having been infected with it myself for over twenty years now, and having been misdiagnosed with MS for four years prior to that, so I tend to see borrelia everywhere.
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Roxie,

Just wondering if you have tried colloidal silver for borrelia. If so do you recall the dosage?

I have a colloidal silverr maker that makes 10ppm and I'm still in the phase of trying to understand what this stuff is capapble of and dosages required.

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Arrow, lots of CS information here

http://www.utopiasilver.com/faq/how-silver-works.htm

I make my own CS, too. For any kind of infection I would want a more or less constant presence of CS in the body, so I would use 20 - 30 mls every 2 hours or so. As it is not a pharmaceutical, precision of dosage and timing is not critical.
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Arrow,
No, I have not tried CS yet. I am getting major herxing on the Cowden Protocol, so am sticking with that for now (Samento, Cumanda, Burbur, Mg Citrate, Enzymes, & Chlorella).
I have a friend on CS for her Borrelia and am watching to see how she does.
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Default Calcium blocks aluminum absorption

The connection between calcium, aluminum, and sunlight are as follows: Higher latitudes=less UVB=less vitamin D = less calcium = more aluminum = less manganese, etc = cell problems = MS. This is the simple explanation, and of course there is more than one factor. Body chemistry is a complex chemical equation involving thousands of factors. Disease is multicausal.

Another example is Zinc. Too much zinc causes excretion of manganese. Look at the effects of manganese deficiency. Ataxia is one of the effects, same as MS.
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I agree that the lack of vitamin D plays a roll in MS.

I believe that fungal poisons also play a roll in MS.
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Aluminium can build up in the brain if there is an inadequate intake of magnesium as they both try to latch onto the same receptors in the brain.
The best supplement to take IMO is magnesium malate which combines magnesium with malic acid, a strong chelator of aluminium.
Malic acid is found mainly in fruits especially apple juice.

http://vitanetonline.com/forums/1/Thread/134
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In our highly toxic world why could it not be that Alzheimer's is more of a syndrome than an actual specific disease?
Alzheimers, MS, CFS, Autoimmune diseases--this seems to be the case, that these are syndromes with multiple causes. Look what Dr. Klinghardt says about chronic diseases on his website under 'Chronic Disease':

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So in the long run, the situation looks different: the cells of the body are harmed by toxic metals whereas the invading microorganisms can often thrive in a heavy metal environment. Research by Ludwig, Voll and others in Germany, by Omura and myself here in the US, showed that microorganisms tend to set up their housekeeping in those body compartments that have the highest pollution with toxic metals. The body's own immune cells are incapacitated in those areas whereas the microorganisms multiply and thrive in an undisturbed way. The teeth, jawbone, Peyers patches in the gutwall, the groundsystem (connective tissue) and the autonomic ganglia are common sites of metal storage - where microorganisms thrive. Furthermore, those body areas also are vasoconstricted and hypoperfused (by blood, nutrients and oxygen), which fosters the growth of anaerobic germs, fungi and viruses.
And Dr. Klinghardt asks, why do heavy metals settle in some places in some individuals and other places in other individuals? Or you could maybe say, why do some people get Alzheimers and others get MS? :

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Why do some patients who are exposed to mercury deposit the toxin in their hypothalamus (and develop multiple hormone problems), in the limbic system (depression), others in the adrenals (fatigue), in the long bones (osteoporosis, leukemia), some in the pelvis (interstitial cystitis), in the autonomic and sensory ganglia (chronic pain syndromes), some in the connective tissue (scleroderma, lupus), some in the cranial nerves (tinnitus, cataracts, TMJ problems, loss of smell etc.etc), some in the muscles (fibromyalgia)?
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Went in for a yearly check-up last year, and the doctor asked when was the last time I had a Tetanus shot. When I said I didn't remember, she ordered the nurse to bring in a Tdap combination vaccine. When I had a minute to think, I said I'll pass until I learn more about this vaccine. Glad I did, also had lots of side-effects!



Tdap (Adacel) Aluminum Phosphate, Formaldehyde or Formalin, Glutaraldehyde, 2-
Phenoxyethanol


Tdap (Boostrix) Aluminum Hydroxide, Bovine Extract, Formaldehyde or Formalin,
Glutaraldehyde, Polysorbate 80

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I didn't know they have you get a tetanus shot just because you haven't had one in a while. My husband was kind of messed up for a while after he had a tetanus shot.

To be fair tetanus isn't pleasant:

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Tetanus (lockjaw) is a serious disease that causes painful tightening of the muscles, usually all over the body. It can lead to "locking" of the jaw so the victim cannot open his mouth or swallow. Tetanus leads to death in about 1 in 10 cases. Several vaccines are used to prevent tetanus among children, adolescents, and adults including DTaP, Tdap, DT, and Td.
But it's scary what's in the shot. Can't they come up with something less toxic? Each one alone is bad, but what happens when they are all combined? We've already heard that the combination between heavy metals and toxins can be worse than each alone. Besides aluminum and formaldehyde:


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Glutaraldehyde is a colorless liquid with a pungent odor used to disinfect medical and dental equipment. It is also used for industrial water treatment and as a chemical preservative.
However, it is toxic, causing severe eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, along with headaches, drowsiness and dizziness. It is a main source of occupational asthma among health care providers.[1]
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However, several animal studies clearly demonstrate toxicity of phenoxyethanol, which causes damaging effects on the brain and the nervous system, even at moderate concentrations. As a cosmetic ingredient, phenoxyethanol is restricted in Japan and the European Union. Even the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) data sheets show “chromosomal changes and genetic mutation effects in testing as well as testicular atrophy and reproductive damage in mice."
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In cosmetic formulations, phenoxyethanol is used to kill bacteria and stabilize the formulation. It’s often combined with polyquaterniums to balance its acidity. While it’s theoretically possible to derive phenoxyethanol from natural sources, beauty industry prefers a cheap synthetic phenoxyethanol that can be bought very cheaply from China.
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Phenoxyethanol breaks down to phenol and acetaldehyde, acetaldehyde converts to acetate. Phenol can disable the immune system’s primary response mechanism. Given that, it is at best ironic, that phenoxyethanol is used as an anti-bacterial in vaccines. Acetaldehyde occurs during the breakdown of ethanol, (alchohol and 2-phenoxyETHANOL), it is a suspected carcinogen. Inhalation studies have shown irritation of the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract.
(www.truthinaging.com)
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According to Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, Volume 95, Number 6, December 2005 , pp. 593-599(7), "it is of current relevance as a 'hidden' inductor of anaphylactoid reactions", and "Polysorbate 80 was identified as the causative agent for the anaphylactoid reaction of nonimmunologic origin in the patient. Conclusions: Polysorbate 80 is a ubiquitously used solubilizing agent that can cause severe nonimmunologic anaphylactoid reactions."
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Put in plain English, polysorbate 80 can affect your immune system and cause severe anaphylactic shock which can kill.

The study included a pregnant woman who suffered anaphylactic shock after being given a IV drip of multi-vitamins containing polysorbate 80.

And what is Bovine Extract? Extract of what? What part of the cow? Don't they have to say which part?
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Less than 200 people die of tetanus in a year. It used to be a bigger problem when there was a lot of Horses around. Apparently horse manure is one of the main sources of the infection. At least, that is what a homeopathic doctor told me.

It would probably be more likely to be struck by lightning, than to die of tetanus. If you work with Horses, the vaccine may be worth the risk.

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