Dr. Weyrich's Naturopathic Functional Medicine Notebook is a collection of information on topics of interest to Dr. Weyrich that may be of interest to the world wide audience. Due to limitations of time, not all information that Dr. Weyrich knows or would like to further research is published here. Dr. Weyrich welcomes financial contributions to support specific research topics, as well as copies of non-free access journal articles for him to review on a topic. Constructive criticism is also welcome.

Overview of Aluminum Toxicity

Aluminum is a light metal that is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease [Milanese M, Lkhayat MI, and Zatta P. Inhibitory effect of aluminum on dopamine beta-hydroxylase from bovine adrenal gland. J Trace Elem Med Biol 2001;15(2-3): 139-141.] [Uversky VN, Li J, Bower K, Fink AL. Synergistic effects of pesticides and metals on the fibrillation of alpha-synuclein: implications for Parkinson's disease. Neurotoxicology Oct 2002;23(4-5): 527-536.] and Alzheimer's disease [Campbell A, Bondy SC. Aluminum as a toxicant. Toxicol Ind Health Aug 2002;18(7): 309-320.] [Graves AB, White E, Koepsell TD, Reifler BV, van Belle G, and Larson EB. The association between aluminum-containing products and Alzheimer's disease. J Clin Epidemiol 1990;43(1): 35-44.].

Differential Diagnosis of Aluminum Toxicity

References for Aluminum Toxicity