A common blood pressure medication called calcium channel blocker has been proven in multiple research studies through MRI imaging to cause shrinkage in the brain . Research has shown that these drugs cause deterioration of the I.Q. within 5 years' of consistent use.
Another medication used to lower cholesterol called Lipitor has been shown to cause a decline in brain function. It is important to know that statin cholesterol-lowering drugs like Lipitor interfere with the liver's ability to synthesise cholesterol. This in turn starves the brain of the very cholesterol needed to repair the brain tissue, renew worn out membranes, and stave off Alzheimer's.
In fact, an excellent book, “Lipitor Thief of Memory” written by the respected medical doctor, former astronaut, aerospace medical research scientist, flight surgeon, and family doctor, Dr. Duane Graveline, shares his rapid mental decline after taking the drug Lipitor.
Even with all this hard evidence - the pharmaceutical industry has created a potent drug which combines both the calcium channel blocker and a statin called Atorvastatin/Amlodipine (Caduet).
We all have them in us and they poison particular enzymes responsible for repairing brain cells, leading to Alzheimer's.
For example, there is no one who doesn't have aluminium in them, from eating out, aluminium cookware, aluminium flocculation agents in municipal drinking waters, aluminium in baking powders used in breads, processed and restaurant foods cooked in aluminium vats, industrial and exhausts, deodorants, antacids, and many other sources.
Aluminium causes the nerves in the brain to actually get tangled up (neurofibrillary tangles) as well as make a glue-like substance (called amyloid) to gum up the normal workings of the delicate brain electricity.
PREVENTION AND CURE. Now to provide some nutritional answers to reduce amyloid production - we need to look no further than Phosphatidylserine (PS). This nutritional powerhouse has shown to perk up memory, and stave off Alzheimer's. Most recently there has been evidence on how DHA is an amyloid eater. Cod Liver Oil, quality fiah oil or Krill are the best sources of DHA.
Green tea. Real organic green tea has over 3 catechins or polyphenols and have been found to be potent preventers of amyloid deposition in the brain.