Aluminium or aluminum are the same thing.
Dr. Chris Exley:
Aluminium is found in a wide variety of foods, cosmetic products, baby formulas, water, vaccines, etc.
His research has led him to believe that accumulation of aluminium in the body is a risk factor not only for Alzheimer’s disease but may also be linked to other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.
Short-term health problems reported by residents included urinary complaints, skin problems, stomach cramps, joint pains and diarrhoea. Other complaints included fatigue, loss of memory and premature ageing.
Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and can affect skeletal mineralization. In infants, this can slow growth. Animal models have linked aluminum exposure to mental impairments.
it is sometimes a competitive inhibitor of several essential elements of similar characteristics, such as magnesium (0.066 nm, 2+), calcium (0.099 nm, 2+), and iron (0.064 nm, 3+).
Aluminium toxicity prevention
Magnesium protects the cells from absorbing aluminum, mercury, lead, cadmium, beryllium and nickel. Evidence is mounting that low levels of magnesium contribute to the heavy metal deposition in the brain that precedes Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s. Researchers have found that children with both learning disabilities and heavy metal toxicity have low total body magnesium.
You get the idea: There’s no food containing zero aluminum.
Fortunately, your intestines have built-in safeguards against absorbing much of the aluminum that’s naturally present in foods. These safeguards work fairly well unless your calcium intake drops too low. If your calcium intake is too low, your blood calcium might also start to drop. To prevent blood calcium from going too low, your body makes more parathyroid hormone (PTH). And, in addition to its other functions in the body, extra PTH significantly increases intestinal aluminum absorption.
Dr. Chris Exley recommends silica for aluminium detox. But since silica is harmless, it can also be used to prevent toxicity.
Deodorant without aluminium: zinc oxide
Sources of alumininium
There are lots of sites that provide lists with sources of aluminium. Unfortunately, the list is extensive.
Some of the more common sources of “avoidable” aluminum:
1) cooking utensils—aluminum pots, teflon pans and foil-wrapped foods;
2) beverages in aluminum cans – the phosphoric acid in soft drinks leaches aluminum from the walls of the can;
3) added as an anti-caking agent to salt and sugar;
4) baking powder you can get baking powder without aluminium;
6) bleaching agent in white flour;
7) used as an emulsifier in some processed cheeses;
8) cake mixes, self-rising flour and frozen dough;
9) commercial teas;
10) toothpaste, sunscreen, lotions, powders/talcs and cosmetics;
11) infant formulas – soy formulas contain 10 times more aluminum than milk based formulas;
12) cigarette filters;
13) anti-acids, buffered aspirin and many other over-the-counter medications;
14) occupational—welding and smelting and;
Dr. Chris Exley recommends silica for aluminium detox.
Malic acid is recommended by several doctors.