The number one risk factor for Alzheimers is age. Most people with the disease are 65 or older.

Why does Alzheimers disease strike the elderly so hard? With so many suffering, it is worth considering whether environmantal factors may be causing the epidemic.

Although no definitive cause has been identified, Dr. David Brownstein, M.D. believes the main reason the elderly are so prone to developing Alzheimers is toxicity from heavy metals. These are chemical elements that have high densities and are poisonous even at low concentrations. Examples of some heavy metals include but are not limited to mercury, lead, cadmium, aluminum, and arsenic.

Dr. Brownstein and his partners have been testing patients for heavy metal toxicity for more than 25 years. Between them, they have administered thousands of heavy metal tests. Unfortunately, our toxic environment predisposes nearly everyone to heavy metal toxicity, as their testing has confirmed.

Worse yet, heavy metals accumulate with age, which means that the older a person is, the greater the likelihood of having high levels.

The two most common heavy metal toxins are lead and mercury. Dr. Brownstein estimates more than 90 percent of our population has toxic lead levels. Both lead and mercury are extremely harmful to the body and have no therapeutic value.

How can so many people be contaminated with lead and mercury? The answer is that both are ubiquitous in our environment. Lead is still extant from widespread, decades-long use of leaded gasoline. It’s also found in water supplies because underground pipes still contain lead.

In addition, many homes built before the 1980’s still have lead solder and pipes.

The largest source of mercury toxicity is in the mouth: dental fillings, which are the dark grey type are 50% mercury by weight.

Mercury is extremely toxic, one of the most toxic substances and never should have been used in dentistry.

How do you protect yourself? Can the damage be undone? If you would like to be tested for heavy metal toxicity and learn about other avenues of care, call the Doctors Clinic now at 806-355-8263.

Author Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Dr. Parker has been practicing as a Doctor of Osteopathy for over 30 years in the Amarillo area. He specializes in treating allergies, atherosclerosis, hormones, pain, obesity, and strokes. Dr. Parker has had ample training in the field of stem cell therapy and completed module I and II workshops by the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians. He is a member of various organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Pain Management and Sclerotherapy, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American College of Regenerative Medicine. He’s received recognition as a Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physician’s Advisory Board and is on Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine” list. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise on TV shows, such as “The Today Show,” and “That’s Incredible.”

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