Additionally, there is allegedly a study from Hawaii, though I haven't had time yet to track it down, showing a positive correlation between general juice consumption and Alzheimers. It may have something to do with the combination of the cholinesterase inhibitors (neurotoxins) in the pesticides and the method of processing fruit into derivative products, including juice. ( See this article: http://www.westonaprice.org/modernfood/dirty-secrets.html )
All processed foods, especially beverages such as juice, contain high levels of fluoride, especially if they are processed in an area that has fluoride added to the water. Our food supply is heavily contaminated with fluorine compounds, from the water, pesticides, and processing methods. This glut of fluorine compounds affects our thyroid and pineal glands, and our brains. http://www.fluoridealert.org/f-sources.htm
Basically, what it comes down to is that
"Fluorine Compounds Make you Stupid" http://www.cassiopaea.org/cass/fluoride.htm
Thanks biiwide for sharing this link: http://www.westonaprice.org/modernfood/dirty-secrets.html
According to the article there is also a startling connection between the processing of orange juice and the processing of cattle feed!
"What about the orange peel used for cattle feed? The dried left-over citrus peel is processed into cakes which are still loaded with cholinesterase inhibitors and organophosphates. Mark Purdey in England has shown these neurotoxins are correlated with "Mad Cow Disease" (Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis or BSE). The use of organophosphates either as a spray on the cows or in their feed is one of the causes of the degeneration of the brain and nervous system in the cow and if these components are doing this to the nervous system of the cow, there's a possibility they are doing this to you also."
And also there's this little tidbit about the use of soy:
"One more thing about processed orange juice. Have you ever wondered why processed orange juice stays cloudy, why the solids do not settle? This is because soy protein combined with soluble pectin is added, and this keeps the juice permanently cloudy. It might be interesting to know, for those of you who are allergic to soy. "
Could it be some people who drink OJ experience mild allergic reactions to the soy without realizing it?
The following is a list of connections between fluoride consumption and Alzheimer's. http://www.fluoridealert.org/health/brain/
6) The animal studies have also documented considerable evidence of direct toxic effects of fluoride on brain tissue, even at levels as low as 1 ppm fluoride in water (Varner 1998). These effects include:
-- reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors;
-- reduction in lipid content;
-- impaired anti-oxidant defense systems;
-- damage to the hippocampus;
-- damage to the purkinje cells;
-- increased uptake of aluminum;
-- formation of beta-amyloid plaques
(the classic brain abnormality in Alzheimer's disease);
-- exacerbation of lesions induced by iodine deficiency; and
-- accumulation of fluoride in the pineal gland.
Lots of connections between fluoride and Alzheimer's!
Also, note the first thing on the list above: "reduction in nicotinic acetylcholine receptors" Here at www.alz.org/Research/Funded/2005/05France_Changeux.asp
we find this: "Acetylcholine is a messenger chemical that helps deliver nerve signals from one neuron to another. The chemical binds to specific "docking sites" on neurons called receptors. ... receptors. One docking site in particular, called the nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR), has been linked to Alzheimer's."
So fluoride seems to increase factors that lead to Alzheimer's, and decrease those things that may protect us from Alzheimer's. Seems fluoride is a very useful substance for those 'powers that be' who 'don't have our best interests at heart' and desire to "make us stupid" and 'control' us.
So can drinking orange juice make a person sleepy? I haven't come across any information that definitely answers that question in a general way, but I can see some indications, or suggestions, that for some people this could be so. After all, as already mentioned, a glass of OJ does contain enough sugar to have a certain effect on our metabolism; a sugar high followed by a 'crash'. And it does seem that fluoride contamination has a negative effect on our brains...and commercial OJ contains high levels of fluoride.
I think the 'best' orange juice would be freshly squeezed at home from organic oranges to circumvent the fluoridated water contamination. Second best would be an 'organic' frozen concentrate reconstituted with filtered water. Of course, it may be that 'organic' juice concentrate is still contaminated with fluoride since it is processed, and the 'plant' itself could be contaminated. So, of course, it would be better to just eat an organic orange, which our body metabolizes without the sugar rush, which provides fiber, and is not as likely to be contaminated with fluoride.