Banned Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

February 13, 2014

DementiaWomanI was discussing the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease with a colleague today, while at RoxSpa Newport Beach, and came across this article, also posted today, making the association between the pesticide DDT and the production of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer’s patients.  Though DDT was banned from use in the US in 1972, other countries continue to use it and consequently the chemical still finds its way into our cells. I’ve taught physicians about the association between DDT and breast cancer in  continuing medical education lectures through the American College for Advancement in Medicine and the American Nutraceutical Association over the years but this is the first reference I’ve seen  making a possible connection to this pesticide’s detrimental effects on the brain.  Read more here.

In health,

Dr. Gina


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