Parkinson’s and Other Tremor Diseases
Contrary to popular belief that Parkinson's is genetic and an 'old age' disease, the AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION has just declared that the culprits for these devastating tremors are pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, and various chemicals. (American Medical Association Publication 27 January 99).
As most of us know Parkinson's shaking palsy or, in extreme cases, paralysis is a progressive disease of the nervous system in which essential nerve cells are destroyed. The symptoms are initiated by an imbalance of chemicals in the brain so that messages between nerve cells that control muscle function become confused. In Parkinson's this disorientation results in muscular rigidity, cramping, involuntary tremors, impaired speech, a staring facial expression, drooling, a short shuffling gait and a characteristic 'pill-rolling' movement of the thumb and forefinger as they rub against each other.
Finally, the FDA approved Deprenyl, a drug which slows the progress of the disease for about a year. The head and hand tremors are the most noticeable improvement. However, Dr. Kurt W. Donsbach DC, ND, PhD in an article in Wellness Lifestyle (May, 1990) reported that an extensive exploratory into the effect of nutrients on Parkinson's was made with a control group in which mega doses of vitamins E and C were given. It appeared to postpone the effect on the incapacitating tremors and other symptoms. The evaluation revealed that the drug, Deprenyl, worked only 40% as well as the nutritional supplements.
THE PESTICIDE CULPRIT
Realize that 1.3 MILLION TONS of Pesticide, involving 50,000 pesticide combinations, are used each year in just the U.S., we are bound to be affected by them: by the air we breathe, the water we drink and, certainly, the food we eat. Many of the pesticides are used only for cosmetic purposes: i.e. making redder apples, unblemished peaches; redder tomatoes and more beautiful and more salable oranges.
In the book "Truth About Where You Live", by Benjamin A Goldman, he reports extensive studies of pesticides and chemical toxicity related to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's disease. He also points out that the insidious motor neuron disease has been correlated with rural farming throughout the country. He says, "Symptoms of neurological impairment can range from drowsiness, depression, dizziness and confusion, to death. Pesticides can also cause immune system malfunctions. In 1980, the Environmental Protection Agency set up a Super Fund Program to dispose of 1,200 toxic waste locations that were 'potentially injurious' to man. In ten years, only 50 of these sites have been cleaned up. At the present rate, it will take another 230 years to dispose of the 1,150 remaining except that since 1990, there have been another 32,000 such waste dumps classified as potentially hazardous! Is there any wonder why we are faced with the challenges of polluted bodies!
In our continuing research, we have found many diseases DIRECTLY related to the toxic presence of chemicals and metals, not only identified with tremor-illnesses, but associated with severe allergic response and anti-immune diseases. (Sharma 1981)
THE MERCURY CULPRIT
Mercury poisoning, among others, often has several of the characteristics of Parkinson's: shakiness in the hands, feet, head, along with the twitching of the face, numbness and tingling in the extremities. It has, similarly, been associated with Candidiasis, Epstein Barr, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFID) and occasionally, Fibromyalgia. In "God Helps Those That Help Themselves", by Hannah Kroeger., Edmund Fink says, "Mercury poisoning can cause damage to the basic ganglia of the brain which can make 'Parkinson-like symptoms.' Mercury can cause coarse, jerky movements, gross in coordination and can interfere with precise movements such as writing and eating." Although dental amalgams in the past have been considered safe, many are known to have generated allergic reactions, usually in the form of skin rashes. Of even greater concern are the cases of immune suppression and numerous toxic effects. One dentist experimentally removed amalgam fillings from three patients and observed an increase in the proportion of T-cells. When the amalgam was restored, the T-cell percentages dropped again. This study suggests that an amalgam filling chronically depresses these vital fighting cells in the immune system. (Eggleston 1984). (Reduced T-cell percentages increase the risk of cancer, other infectious and anti-immune diseases.)
Note: Nickel, a known carcinogen (cancer-producing) metal, is also used in dental work and likewise has an adverse effect on T-cell percentages. (Maximum Immunity by Michael A. Weiner, Ph. D.)
THE ALUMINUM CULPRIT
In the Harvard Health Letter, (Oct. 1990, Vol 15, No. 11), studies found that "Aluminum accumulates in lesions in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. It builds up in degenerating nerve fibers (neurotic plaques) and shriveled filaments inside the cells (neurofibrary tangles).
According to Louise Gittleman in How to Stay Young and Health in a Toxic World, the major areas where aluminum accumulates is in the brain, kidneys, and GI tract. And in his book, Fighting Radiation, Steve Schnechter, N.D. not only indicates aluminum's connection with Alzheimer's, depression, constipation and Schizophrenia, but says "Like many of the other environmental toxins, aluminum has cumulative effects in the human body - what started out at age fifteen as occasional headaches may by age fifty be Parkinson's disease." He adds that people who eat animal foods such as meats, poultry, and dairy are regularly ingesting higher concentrations of aluminum.
THE ARSENIC CULPRIT
Arsenic exposure causes numbness of the limbs and loss of coordination as part of its long list of symptoms. It is found in heavy industrial areas in the air, water, pesticides, and insecticides and is associated with Epilepsy, Arthritis, and Arteriosclerosis. (Arsenic and Your Environment, Dr. Bara Fischer, 1986).
THE LEAD CULPRIT
Pesticides, paint, water and a long list of domestic products commonly contain lead and long exposure to it leads to tremors, twitching of the face muscles, jerking of the limbs, confusion, mania, seizures; a tremendous list of symptoms. The metal affects more than 1.7 million young children. In 1991, lead poisoning was referred to as the most common and socially devastating environmental disease of young children. Even in small amounts, lead poisoning damages children's brains, slowing their mental capacities and lowering their intelligence level. Note particularly, that it is directly associated with Epilepsy and kidney cancer.
THE CADMIUM CULPRIT
Cadmium, like, is dangerously pervasive in our air, food, and water and is also a cumulative poison that can cause a wide range of toxicity symptoms. A principal source is again, the pesticides. Significant amounts are found in cigarette smoke. Other common sources are smoke from burning of wastes, wood, garbage, etc.; industrial effluents, plastics, fertilizers, auto exhaust, refined foods, coffee, and be forewarned: The first water out of the tap each day, hot tap water, and water from galvanized or black plastic pipes contain cadmium. It is also associated with hypertension (high blood pressure).
THE FLUORINE/FLUORIDE CULPRIT
The Parkinson's-like tremors are, likewise, also associated with the toxic substance, Fluorine/Fluoride. It particularly affects the kidneys and promotes low blood pressure. It causes the muscles to become flabby and degenerated. Fluoride destroys our will to live! "Many commercial toothpastes contain cavity-fighting fluoride. Each one of these tubes contains 1,000 - 2,000 mgs. of fluoride, enough to kill a small child who might eat the whole contents." (Journal of Pediatrics 1987) People taking tablets containing one-half of one milligram of fluoride per day (the amount found in 1 to 2 pints of fluoridated water) can expect to experience: Black tar-like stools, stiffness, bloody vomit, diarrhea, faintness, nausea and vomiting, shallow breathing, stomach cramps or pain, tremors, unusual excitement, unusual increase in saliva, watery eyes, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, pain and aching bones, skin rash, and sores in the mouth and on the lips. (US Pharmacopeia Volumes on Drug Information 1983 quotes Hannah Kroeger's book, God Helps Those Who Help Themselves.)
THE INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS CULPRIT
Seven children in Woburn, MA died of leukemia because of industrial chemicals in their drinking water. (A Civil Action by Jonathon Harr). Children seem more susceptible to these toxic chemicals than adults. Virtually all industrial pollutions, metals, chemicals, pesticides, insecticides play a major role in depressing and breaking down our immune system and are the source of 85% - 95% of all diseases. (Dr. Bara H. Fischer, 1986, On Arsenic In your Environment.)
THE POLLUTION SOLUTION
In recent years, alternative means of protecting or ridding the body from these toxic poisons has begun to prove a natural means of protecting us from these hazards.
Get a reputable water filter and a well-designed air ionizer for your home and your office. The air and water elements are of extreme importance in generating a poisonous-free lifestyle.
Take advantage of our research. Start clearing toxic poisonous substance from your body. Great success has been achieved with very special clay baths where the poisons are magnetically (naturally) pulled from your body. The metals in your system are naturally positively charged which means that our negatively charged clay formulae automatically attract the metals and chemicals, pulling the injurious substances out through your pores to bind with the clay and its various herbs and spices. (Note: There are several hundred types of clay. Most of them do not have the magnetic action we have found in ours.)