How does aluminum affect the body
Imagine You Are an Aluminum Atom: Discussions with Mr. Aluminum
By Christopher Exley, PhD, FRSB
Christopher Exley is not one to sit around wasting his time doing nothing. When his lab was shut down due to the great panic of 2020, he decided to write a book. He has spent decades studying how aluminum affects biology, finding it to be highly bioreactive. It binds strongly with molecules in living tissue and is most often found stuck to long-lasting cells like bone cells and brain cells. Is that a problem?
The FDA and its European counterpart have established safety limits, but, as Exley points out, these are based on a very few animal studies of questionable quality. Even if you are an animal, that is not very reassuring. His own more convincing studies have found aluminum levels in autistic and Alzheimer’s brains to be consistently much higher than average.
We are assaulted by aluminum from a wide range of sources that include antacids, bread whitener and antiperspirants. Tobacco, tea and coffee tend to take up aluminum from the soil. Many e-cigarettes use an aluminum heating element that adds more of the toxic metal than regular cigarettes. Exley also found that all infant formulas tested positive for aluminum. Soy-based formulas were the worst.
As is usually the case, getting funding for good, honest science is a challenge. Exley found, as others have, that when you even suggest studying vaccine safety, things get really ugly. The small minority of good scientists and doctors—Exley, Nicholas Gonzalez, Tom Cowan and others—have all found the same thing. What passes for science is more politics or corporate propaganda than real science.
Exley had been a scientist at Keele University since 1992 and had the university’s full support until a change in senior management. Funding started coming in from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and from large UK pharmaceutical corporations. By a strange coincidence, that is when Keele started having problems with Exley’s rigorous science. The situation became even more transparently ridiculous when Keele rejected a generous donation from Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Why would you reject a donation unless you are deep in the pharmaceutical mafia’s pockets and don’t want to offend them? My thumb points UP for good scientists who do good science even when it becomes very inconvenient.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2022🖨️ Print post