Coconut oil treatments have been shown to be a powerful remedy for Alzheimer’s — and dozens of other life-threatening diseases. With the use of the coconut oil treatments, we can fight Alzheimer’s so simply, with just 4 teaspoons of coconut oil a day.
In 2008, neonatologist Dr. Mary Newport learned that her husband Steve was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Steve was only 58 at the time!
But Dr. Newport had already been watching his slow decline for a few frightening years. After his diagnosis, she searched desperately to find Steve a clinical trial that might slow the disease’s progress.
After scouring countless journals only to meet dead ends, Mary chanced on the work of Dr. Richard Veech and a handful of others who were studying medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and ketone bodies for Alzheimer’s treatment. Dr. Veech, an NIH researcher, was one of the first to recognize…
… the Power of Ketone Bodies!
In the late ’90s and early 2000s, Dr. Veech discovered how ketones might counteract breakdowns in energy production in both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s patients. In 2001, he published his results in the journal of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUBMB Life.
As it happens, coconut oil is one of the world’s best (and few) sources of MCTs. In fact, 65% of coconut oil is made up of MCTs. Coconut oil is also an amazing source of ketone bodies, because those are produced through metabolism of MCTs — and they may be a critical weapon against a host of crippling conditions such as . . .
- Parkinson’s disease
- ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
- Huntington’s disease
- Drug resistant epilepsy
Mary found hope in Dr. Veech’s research and strengthened her resolve to find a clinical trial for Steve to enter — but her efforts were excruciating and disappointing. Finally, after an especially upsetting rejection, Dr. Newport made a decision.
“Thinking, what have we got to lose, we stopped at a health food store on the way home and picked up a quart of 100% ‘virgin’ coconut oil,” Mary said in her recently published case study.
She based a dosage on what she’d found in published studies, and gave Steve about 4 teaspoons of coconut oil a day.
To Mary’s amazement, Steve responded within hours. She noted distinct cognitive improvements that were verified later during a return trip to Steve’s physician. Dr. Newport continued her case study for 60 days, treating Steve with the same simple daily regimen and monitoring his cognition with standard Alzheimer’ tests.
The results where astonishing — and when she shared them with Dr. Veech, he wasn’t surprised. In fact, Mary’s case study confirmed Veech’s research with MCTs. What did surprise him was that Steve made such fast progress on such a low dosage.
Food for Thought
With a unique concentration of high fiber, vitamins, and minerals, the palm nut Spanish explorers called “monkey face” (coco) has long-held star status among exotic foods. It’s ironic that coconut oil treatment was once attacked by nutritionists as dangerously unhealthy — when in reality it’s a marvel of nature with “healthy fats” that can . . .
- Control cholesterol
- Prevent atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease
- Boost metabolism
- Curb appetite
- Strengthen the immune system
And now its rare fatty acids offer protection against Alzheimer’s by replenishing a starving brain.
The mystery starts with insulin. Our bodies use insulin to convert glucose from foods we eat into usable energy. For diabetics, problems kick in when the body stops responding to insulin and slows its production. No insulin, no energy conversion, no fuel. The body starts to shut down.
What research has recently discovered is that the brain actually makes its own insulin, using it to capture glucose and fuel its own needs.
The brain’s localized energy conversion process is the same as in the rest of the body. But localization opens the door for the same problem that underlies diabetes. If the brain stops manufacturing insulin, none of the glucose passing through will be converted to fuel.
Without enough nourishment, the brain literally “starves to death”. In this way, the Alzheimer’s-afflicted brain atrophies and shuts down, just like a diabetic’s body. A direct link is unclear, but it comes as no surprise that diabetics have a 65% higher risk for contracting Alzheimer’s.
An Alternative Fuel for the Brain
Fortunately, the brain has options. Glucose isn’t the only raw material for fuel. Another substance — remember those ketone bodies in coconut oil? — makes an incredibly powerful brain food.
What Veech and his colleagues learned was that the brain’s metabolism of MCTs creates the ketone Beta-hydroxybutyrate, which protects neurons and is converted to energy.
As the body metabolizes ketone bodies, blood flow to the brain also increases. This synergistic process may well prevent degeneration and keep the brain going strong.
Proof of coconut oil’s protective qualities continues to emerge. Researchers have discovered its powerful antiviral action against a host of offenders including measles, herpes, influenza, Hepatitis C, and even HIV. Other studies have pointed to its antibiotic properties.
And coconut oil treatment has even been recognized for inhibiting cancerous cell growth — with studies of prostate cancer showing especially promising results.