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A preventable problem

October 10, 2013

News flash on Alzheimer’s disease causes: too much copper in food and water! 1. Copper comes from copper pipes in homes — get a Brita water pitcher and change filters as directed. 2....

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PureChi

Oct-11-13 1:20 PM

Doctors also speculate that 'untreated' Lyme disease can lead to not only Alzheimer's, but MS, Parkinsons, and other neurological diseases.

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DKMDKM

Oct-10-13 8:38 PM

FWD: FWD: FWD: YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT THE DRUG COMPANIES ARE HIDING FROM THE PUBLIC! ONE WEIRD TRICK! COMPANIES HATE HER!

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SteelerFan

Oct-10-13 2:17 PM

Chocoholics of the world unite!!!

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CaveFelem

Oct-10-13 12:30 PM

I just came across a report on BBC News that might be worth the read:

Alzheimer's breakthrough hailed as 'turning point'

Research is constantly moving forward. Hopefully this awful affliction will be a thing of the past someday.

@Capricorn1 - my Mom's sister and my Dad's sister had/have this disease. I worry about this too. I do not want to put my daughter through this.

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 12:18 PM

Speaking of chocolate when my brother-in-law travels overseas to meet clients he always takes Hershey chocolates with him. He gives them to his clients and they look forward to it and love it. The irony is he is allergic to it.

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 12:14 PM

Did someone say chocolate, count me in!

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Alsever

Oct-10-13 11:11 AM

Copper in your water is coming from YOUR water pipes--the Municipal system does NOT convey water in copper pipes.

While copper is a pollutant of concern and DEP was going to place a copper effluent limit on the Wmpt West Treatment plant, they did not do so as the ONLY way to meet the limit was to make ALL homeowners replace their plumbing.

as to "Old Timers"--as the kids call it--the Native americans did not have it as they put out their old people for the wolves or out on the ice. Good way to save Social Security and not have to change plumbing!

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Capricorn1

Oct-10-13 10:53 AM

If anyone is currently caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's, I would be more than happy to give them any advice I can. Reach out for as much support as possible.

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Capricorn1

Oct-10-13 10:51 AM

I agree Phil, that is the same information we got from our doctors and the research we did.

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underwood

Oct-10-13 10:41 AM

Most of my reading is science and health is a substantial part of science. As far as I know there is no definitive known cause or causes for Alzheimer’s. There’s speculation concerning contributing factors, but so far that’s all.

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BornHere

Oct-10-13 10:27 AM

Mr. Reeder, I only buy Penta from Amazon since my husband is not allowed to drink any city water due to his renal cell carcinoma and he has been doing this since 1998.

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enigma

Oct-10-13 10:09 AM

I'll give up copper and shellfish, but don't you dare touch my chocolate!

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eriklatranyi

Oct-10-13 10:05 AM

Could this be another worthless study funded by one biased group trying to destroy another?

This is a teachable moment.

These "studies" are funded by groups that are trying to close one industry down or who are trying to get money for another.

Then, the companies have to hire lobbyists so they can get their own studies to counter the others. Lobbyists to prevent politicians from enacting regulations or laws that will damage their business.

That is the vile, dirty system we have and why the only solution is to get gov't out of our lives as much as possible.

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Capricorn1

Oct-10-13 9:58 AM

Thanks Chuck and Cave. My fears are the fact that many doctors claim it's hereditary and both my dad and his sister had it. I would never want to put my children through that.

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 9:51 AM

Sorry about your Dad Capricorn1 it is a terrible disease that affects everyone around the person with Alzheimer's. I have friends who have gone through this with their parent or parents in some cases. You are right they need to find a cure for this disease.

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CaveFelem

Oct-10-13 9:37 AM

@Capricorn1 - my mother in law succumbed to this. It is an awful disease, both for the victim and the entire family. My condolences.

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Capricorn1

Oct-10-13 8:42 AM

It's not as cut and dry as Ms. Crayton purports. Scientists disagree on this. -Cavefelon

I agree, my father passed away last year from Alzheimer's and we spoke to many doctors concerning this disease. For anyone that has gone through caring for someone with this disease, I think they will agree it's one of worse diseases out there for not only the person inflicted, but the family. I pray everyday that they can find a cure.

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CMReeder

Oct-10-13 8:32 AM

Another reason to drink less water and more alcohol and beer. (For the impaired here I am being sarcastic)

That is why I only drink expensive natural water from a bottle! I haven't turn my taps on since (name your brand here)

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SpineyRogue

Oct-10-13 8:27 AM

Premier ==

Now that people are using plastic pipes in their homes, someone will complain that they are getting sick from them too.

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eriklatranyi

Oct-10-13 7:45 AM

Copper has massive anti-bacterial properties and is more effective on surfaces subject to MERSA than any other anti-bacterial treated surface.

There was a reason Roman soldiers held copper ooins on their cuts after battle....to prevent infections.

Perhaps copper in high quantities is dangerous and can lead to alzheimers, but when used properly, it is a simple means to defend against bacterial infections that kill far more than alzheimers.

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VinceKnauff

Oct-10-13 7:25 AM

Are you, Stephanie, one of those that refuses to get your kids vaccinated?

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metalhead

Oct-10-13 7:05 AM

So that's why Williamsport's water tastes AND smells bad coming out of the tap. Or rather one of the reasons.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Oct-10-13 6:37 AM

And don't drink moonshine in which an old lead soldered car radiator was used!

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CaveFelem

Oct-10-13 6:28 AM

radioactive, search for "copper alzheimer's link" and you'll see there are studies about this.

It's not as cut and dry as Ms. Crayton purports. Scientists disagree on this.

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Premier

Oct-10-13 6:16 AM

Well how does one go about getting aluminum in their diet? Are they gnawing on their walkers?

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