Dr Oz: Cast Iron Pan Causes Alzheimer’s & Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?


Dr Oz: Does Your Cast Iron Skillet Cause Alzheimer’s?

Dr. Oz is talking to the man who says you can prevent Alzheimer’s! Dr. Neal Barnard believes the power to prevent this horrible disease begins with you and he has a three step plan to help you protect your brain and live a longer, more productive life.

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Dr. Oz says new research has found three specific minerals in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s and eating meat, fish and dairy could even put you at higher risk for the disease. His guest, Dr. Neal Barnard, has a three step plan to help you prevent Alzheimer’s and some have even called it a bit of a radical approach. He argues you do not need drugs because the answer lies in your diet.

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Dr Oz: Cast Iron Pan Causes Alzheimer's & Can You Prevent Alzheimer's?

Dr Neal Barnard said that using a cast iron skillet regularly could lead to a high amount of iron in the brain, which could cause Alzheimer’s!


  1. Al C. says

    If copper, iron and aluminum increase the chance for Alzheimers, what pans are we supposed to cook with?

  2. CB says

    This comment is for those who ask which cookware to use! I guess the only thing to use for cooking is Stainless steel. I already switch SS green pans which they sell on HSN.com

  3. Chef Cyndy Klein says

    This article provides no data sources, could you provide a link so that the data from Dr Barnard’s study? We as culinarians use copper only in candy making, however the radical ideas about excluding fish and other lean proteins seems like it should have some data to back it up. Please supply it.

  4. Gesim Erikli says

    I don’t know about the bio-availability but the legumes seem to contain hefty amounts of iron, not “trace amounts”. Lentil contains even more iron than beef. Go figure!

    I suspect Mr. Barnard has a hidden agenda of promoting a vegan lifestyle.

  5. AK says

    There may be a way the body handles elemental iron from the skillet (or a supplement) differently vs. non heme iron in the legumes & plants or heme iron from animals. Oh woe to the person that adopts more of a plant based way of eating…/sarcasm

  6. says

    How come no one ever talks about pure coconut oil for Alzheimer. There is plenty of information on the internet including doctors and videos. Many Alzheimer patients are doing what they could not do before. Look it up: Pure coconut oil for Alzheimer. If it works spread the word.

  7. Barbara Johnson says

    Cilantro and turmeric can pull metals from the body. I cook with stainless steel and use glass as much as possible and don’t eat that much fish. I would like to see more research on this.

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