This upsets me on so many levels. My Mom was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she spent her life trying to eat healthy for a longevity. I also read an article that links gluten to Alzheimer’s as well. She ate lots of fruits and veggies (imported from foreign lands laced with DDT) and whole grains (of which contain gluten) and now she is losing all cognitive functions and memories of a life well lived.
Excerpt from L.A. Times [Scientists have discovered a link between DDT and Alzheimer’s disease – In a small but intriguing study, researchers found that, on average, people with Alzheimer’s disease had more of the DDT metabolite DDE in their blood serum than a control group in a similar age range.“DDE can last in the body for a number of years,” said lead author Jason Richardson of Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. “When you are looking at DDE levels, it is basically a snapshot of a person’s lifetime exposure to DDT as well as DDE in the environment.”The findings were published in the journal JAMA Neurology. via Study hints at dramatic link between pesticide DDT and Alzheimer’s – latimes.com.]
So, all those years of eating healthy has actually harmed her! Am I angry? YES! Who do I blame? Oh that list is too long to print here! Let’s just say, mass production hasn’t benefited this country in the least! Artificial everything has caused a myriad of health issues that we didn’t see prior to corporate farms and mass production! Companies like Monsanto have contributed to the overall decline of this nation. It is obscene and we should be ashamed. If, I let my conspiracy theorist flag fly, I could go on for days linking all the diseases we are inundated with back to corporate corruption and lackadaisical government action! But that is for another day. For this article, I am just venting my frustration that I have been robbed of my Mom’s golden years! The wisdom that comes with age and experience is slowly slipping away. Yes, she is being robbed as well. She won’t get to enjoy seeing her grand-children graduate from college nor see her first great-grandchild start kindergarten. Angry! VERY ANGRY! It is my wish, hope, and prayer that pharma will quit profiting off people’s suffering and start helping people. I want them to loosen their grip and allow holistic ways of food and medicine to return to a time our ancestors enjoyed without all the chemicals and other crap they add to our food and water supply! I’m sure our ancestors had medical issues to contend with but not on this level! I implore you, if you haven’t already, to start living naturally again. You can’t stop death but the way you live until that time is something completely in your control. Take back your health and live the way Earth intended!