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Recent research is piling up that suggests that there is a common link between a particular type of protein and neuro-degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The really worrying thing is that this protein is found in the food we are eating!
This protein, known as TDP-43, behaves almost like toxic and infectious proteins known as prions. These proteins are responsible for the destruction of the brain which occurs in both Mad Cow and Chronic Wasting Disease. Mad cow Disease affects the brain tissue of a cow, whereas Chronic Wasting Disease is usually found in elk, moose and deer. Scientific American explains…
“Prions are misshapen yet durable versions of proteins normally present in nerve cells that cause like proteins to misfold and clump together, starting a chain reaction that eventually consumes entire brain regions. In the past 15 years, scientists have learned that such a process may be at work not only in mad cow and other exotic diseases but also in major neuro-degenerative disorders…”It has been found that as many as half of Alzheimer’s have these prion like proteins, and research published in 2011 states that TDP-43 was detected in 25-50% of patients.
So how do you end up with TDP-43 in your system?
The common factor between Chronic Wasting Disease and Mad Cow Disease if forcing natural herbivores to consume parts of other animals as part of their diet. The latest evidence suggests that this protein is commonly bred into many livestock animals, usually the ones that have been raised in confined animal feeding operations (CAFO’s). Unfortunately nearly all the meat served in restaurants and found in stores are from CAFO livestock, making it nearly impossible to avoid.
CAFO’s are basically huge warehouse facilities where the animals are fed a completely unnatural diet of genetically engineered grains that usually contain glyphosate, which is mixed with antibiotics. Many of this foodstuff contains animal byproducts, so these corporations are essentially “cannibalising” huge numbers of livestock animal. By doing this, the prions are then filtered through into the meat that we are consuming, increasing the Alzheimer’s.