This is a growing plague and it is spreading among younger people. It has always been thought to be a disease of the elderly but now this disease is moving down the age scale. Recently 60 Minutes presented a family in Columbia, South America that goes back generations being plagued by this disease, in years as early as 40. To watch this presentation go to this link -- http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-alzheimers-disease-medellin-colombia-lesley-stahl-2/
This is a very interesting story, but it is not a new story. What impressed me, while watching this 60 minutes, was the lack of any discussion concerning "diet". I know, I know, there are a lot of snake oil sales pitches on every kind of cure for every disease known. But I am not talking about a cure but about something the God of the Bible has warned man about for nearly four millennia. Foods that fuel the flesh can and does have and effect on the bodies performance, longevity, and the ability to retain one's intellect.
Some 20 + years ago my wife and I listened to this presentation about helping our frail bodies become more vibrant and healthy and give our brains a boost to boot. They called this miracle substance, Blue Green Algae, and the source of this miracle substance came from the bottom of the Lakes around Klamath Falls, Oregon. As we lived close we decided not to order this product from the Infomercial but to drive to the source and pick up a couple of jugs of this "Blue Green Algae".
Now, wait, before you go judging me and my wife, the information available back then did not give a clue as to how dangerous this stuff is. Today, however, everyone is much smarter and the "blue green algae" is seen as a hazardous waste -- that is today, not back then -- so put your judgment club away and listen to my story.
We drove up to the company selling this stuff and on the way we drove by the canals and the lake from which they gather the "blue, green algae" and I notice a lot, and I mean a lot, of duck and geese on these waters. First clue: ducks and geese poop in the water and according to the info on this fantastic product, these lakes have been here a billion years and the bottom of these waters is coated with a thick layer of million/billion year old, mother nature's original vitamins and minerals, perfectly suited to our evolved decaying bodies. This ancient product would connect with our past origins and rejuvenate our dying cells. It all sounded so good, until, that is, I saw all of those birds and realized the Blue Green Algae is most likely Blue Green Bird Poop. Still, we bought a bucket of the stuff, but I was now protesting, a little, still I tried it and it upset my stomache, but reading the direction and the info tape we were informed that some people would experience something like a stomach flu but that would pass and then feel much better.
Wow, now I know we had been hood winked. Sure, eat poision just a little bit at a time and sooner or later, if you don't die first, you will start to feel better as you become accustom to the poison -- plus -- the bodies natural immune system, in fighting off the poision will make you feel better, like taking a pain killer.
So, where am I going with all of this? Right here -- the knowledge about Alzheimer's has grown and the disease is growing, so why no solution? As it turns out, Blue Green Algae has been connected to Alzheimer's disease. The 60 Minutes report did not make this connect, nor did they look at anything that might have to do with diet. It is not that people are buying this Blue Green Algae, not any more, but that it can be found in certain foods, foods like shell fish, especially shell fish and other "bottom feeders" or creatures that feed on these creatures.
Now, where does the Bible instructions figure into all of this? Let's have a look -- but first, let's start by realizing the People of God, the first Chosen, were given instructions in how to treat the body, apart from how the pagans mistreated theirs. The chosen people, however, did not always follow the pure word but this should not be our excuse for at least listening to what our Creator had to say about the proper fuel needs and the wrong, polluting fuels for the body He created. Just a couple of reminders where we are at and how we have fallen -- apply the following to our own preachers and teacher, our priests and self proclaimed leaders of righteousness. If it was good enough for the first choosen then, certainly, it must be good enough for the Christian chosen, right?
(Eze 22:26 KJV) Her priests have violated My Law, and have profaned Mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they shewed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Sound familiar? A poor choice of word, sorry, because for this to be true among the Christian community you would not hear anything. It is the silence that proves this reference true. Only a few teach the food laws found in the Torah and the Gentile Christians eat shell fish and pork, giving no heed to the Biblical record warning against eating these kinds of creature -- and why would they, their teachers teach no "difference betweeen the unclean and the clean".
(Lev 11:10 KJV) And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
As it turnes out, Blue Green Algae gets caught up in these kinds of creatures and when you eat enough of them you eat this poision and it is shown to have a connection to those increasing numbers falling victim to Alzheimer's. It is reported that any fish living in Blue Green Algae waters for long periods can be dangerous to eat as well, but if finned fish can be polluted, how much more non-finned, or shell fish, the bottom feeds would be polluted in high concentrations?
The discovery that pockets of population, with a greater number, or percentage are plagued by this disease, live next to large bodies of water presenting more people with the opportunity to eat highly polluted shell fish -- after all the medical establishment is telling everyone these creatures are a good source of protein, making no difference between the clean and unclean. There is another food, as well, that may not be tied to Blue Green Algae but may have other physical curses -- such as the pig. Pork is a cheap meat and readily available and is a very dangerous meat to eat. It has only been in modern times that pork meat was discovered to be carries of a deadly parasite leading to many physical ailments and even death.
(Lev 11:7 KJV) And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall you not eat, and their carcase shall you not touch; they are unclean to you.
I am giving a couple more links on this subject. And to think, my wife and I almost bought into the snake oil sales pitch that this blue green algae, reduced to powdered form is a life sustaining answer to aging. And believe it or not, they are still selling "Blue Green Algae" as a super food -- just go to Amazon and search it. Remember, if something tastes bad or makes you feel sick then it must be good for you (sarcasm).