During the past 100 years, aluminum has found its way into the bodies of human beings for the first time in all the millennia humans have existed on planet earth. It is the third most prevalent element and the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust. Aluminum being a neurotoxin interferes with the electrical activity of the nerves and is destructive of nerve tissue. It is associated with various diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and ALS (Lou Gehrig ’s disease). It may also play a role in autism and related diseases such as Asperger’s and ADHD.
Found in vaccinations, deodorants, antiperspirants, sunscreens, aluminum cookware, cans, foils, baking powder, black tea and many other products, aluminum is virtually impossible to avoid. In regards to black tea, the aluminum absorption is increased 6 fold when something acidic (e.g. lemon or lime) is used.
Of the many ways to treat aluminum, toxicity homeopathy is the most effective. What follows is a case of a 31-year-old school teacher. Her first words were, “ I have lightheadedness like I’m going to pass out I feel I need to hold on to something.” She said she found it hard to concentrate and any mental activity caused fatigue. Her memory was poor. She was forgetting things her husband told her and finding it hard to access the correct word. She was mispronouncing words and using the wrong verb tense.
Her symptoms began 6 months earlier after receiving Cipro for a suspect bladder infection. She reported feeling, “like I had the flu… my arms and legs were weak and I was foggy mentally and weak all over.” She stopped Cipro, but a day later the symptoms returned. They came and went. She had to miss school for ten consecutive days.
She began to run into furniture and walls. Her doctor found that she was hypotensive and was first referred to see a neurologist who then referred her to a cardiologist. The cardiologist finding nothing referred her to an endocrinologist who found no abnormalities.
Out of desperation, she decided to try homeopathy. After determining that Aluminum best matched her symptoms she was started on a 12c potency. On her one month follow-up she reported that her concentration was fine as was her memory. “ I can’t believe it is working so well. I’m completely better now!” Two months later she wrote that her blood pressure was 108/64. “This is the highest it has been since long before I got sick in September. The usual was 82/54.”
Terry Pfau DO, HMD