(NaturalNews) According to a new report, the costs associated with dementia this year alone will be more than 1% of the world's gross domestic product and the number of people with dementia is expected to double in the next twenty years and triple in the next thirty. By age eighty, about 30 percent of the population currently has a form of dementia. In light of these eye-opening statistics, you might be thinking it makes sense to look at the things people do regularly to damage their brain. Make lifestyle changes now to head off memory loss before it affects (and bankrupts) you or a loved one.
So, here's a short list of substances that many people are exposed to every day, which cause brain damage. Junk food damages the brain, and sugars specifically have been associated with memory loss. In addition to the dangerous chemicals in junk food, sugar may be a factor because it feeds a fungal condition in the body, called candida overgrowth, that most of the population unknowingly has a problem with. The living fungus produces many toxins that deteriorate our brains and can cause memory loss.
Chemical pesticides on non-organic foods also damage the brain and are another culprit - yet most people eat them with every meal. Unfortunately, many agricultural operations operate under the illusion that foods can't be grown well without them.
Aluminum - which is common in cookware, pharmaceutical drugs, and deodorants - causes brain damage and is a primary cause of dementia. Aluminum cans containing beer and acidic soft drinks are a key factor and Alzheimer's disease was never seen until soft drinks in aluminum cans started becoming widely available.
Inside the body, dementia is seen when a brain has a plaque substance in it - and aluminum is often at the center of these plaques. Actually, it's likely the body forms this plaque to contain the toxic metal aluminum and other brain damaging chemicals and metals too.
Containing the metals and poisons is an attempt to keep them from causing immediate damage, but obviously trapping poisons in your brain with plaque has long-term consequences. Consequences include impaired mental functioning - and eventually complete memory loss.
Fluoride, in toothpastes and often in our water, also causes brain damage. Actually, fluoride helps aluminum cross the blood brain barrier, so that aluminum enters the brain very easily. Both fluoride and aluminum in the body are dangerous alone, but together they're lethal for your brain.
Cooking fluorinated water in aluminum cookware concentrates aluminum - by hundreds of times - making it a far more potent poison. Fluoride is also in soft drinks, if the maker is in an area using fluorinated water, and restaurants often use aluminum cookware.
When you understand the causes, you can now work backwards to understand prevention. For starters, toss fluoride toothpastes and deodorants and find natural alternatives. If you're cooking on aluminum foil or aluminum pots and pans, use glass or high heat fired lead-free ceramic instead. Then, buy organic foods and stay away from other habits that promote brain damage, including junk food, smoking and pharmaceutical drugs.
If your water supply is fluorinated, use fluoride-removing filters on taps for drinking and bathing. Unfortunately, fluoride vapors are easily absorbed when bathing. Some fluoride-removing filters are pricey, but the reverse osmosis water machines often found in front of grocery stores remove fluoride.
Deep detoxification can also remove many of these poisons before they accumulate and cause problems. Even steps as simple as eating organic cilantro and using coconut oil regularly will move many metals and poisons out of your body - and it's easy to add cilantro to salads or to top many prepared meals.
Kim Evans is a natural health writer and author of Cleaning Up! The Ultimate Body Cleanse. Cleaning Up! offers deep cleansing and using methods in this book, people have gotten rid of dozens of different types of health problems, as well as just losing excess weight, thinking more clearly, and feeling better.
Kim's next book chronicles events in her life that happen to match patterns in the Bible. She's also found three places in the Bible that tell us its about these patterns and even asking you to match them. Here's a little from the upcoming book... In Isaiah 22:20, it says, "And it must occur in that day that I will call my servant, namely Eliakim." But, because these prophecies are cryptic and they aren't meant to be understood until they are understood, it's only the last three letters. A few lines later, it says, "From the land of Kittim it has been revealed to them." Here, you just take out any three middle letters, and again, it's the name of the person bringing you this message, or the sacred secret of the prophecy. Actually, if you take those two passages, Kim is about the only name you can get from both of them. In Numbers 1:1 – 1:18, it's talking about "the family" and mentions Pagiel. It also twice mentions February 1st, (Kim's birthday) and then says that the youngest is 20 years old. Kim's little sister Paige is currently 20 years old. In Chronicles 1 11:20 it mentions the brother of Joab and then in the same sentence uses the word brandishing. Kim's middle name is Jo and her older sister's name is Brandi. There are other patterns to her sisters too but these sort of mention them by name. Of course, it helps if you know that there is a magical spiritual reality available that comes deep cleansing and often major dietary upgrades. It's also why Jesus was teaching the same thing, if you find his teachings in the Essene Gospel of Peace. In this text, he even says things like, "You'll never see the father unless you clean your colon." But, this is paraphrased... In the Bible Jesus says things more like, happy are those who wash their robes, as they can enter the tree of life. The tree of life is elsewhere explained as God's paradise. He also said, first clean the inside of the cup and then the outside will also be clean. Kim's book Cleaning Up! is here http://www.cleaningupcleanse.com. You can also preorder The Sacred Prophecies Have Been Fulfilled here. It shouldn't be long.