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Coconut Oil As An Alzheimer’s Treatment

Coconut oil is being used as part of an Alzheimer’s treatment.  Steve Newport’s Alzheimer’s disease slowed considerably and some symptoms even reversed.  This was due to an unlikely treatment prescribed by his wife, Dr. Mary Newport.  Steve failed the Alzheimer’s clock test, drawing only a few circles and numbers randomly on the paper.  At that point, he was on the verge of severe Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Newport researched and found Alzheimer’s is a type of diabetes of the brain.  Actually, it’s a process that starts happening at least 10-20 years before ALZ symptoms appear.  In this case, insulin problems prevent brain cells from accepting glucose, their primary fuel.  Without it, the brain cells eventually die.  However, there is an alternative fuel, called ketones, which are easily accepted by brain cells.  These ketones are metabolized in the liver after you eat medium chain triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut oil.

Dr. Newport added coconut oil to Steve’s diet, and just two weeks later he repeated the clock test with notable improvement.  Three weeks after that, he took the clock test a third time and showed even more improvement.  In approximately 2-3 months, Steve was showing gains intellectually as well as physically and emotionally.  Remarkably, he was then able to run and read again.  In addition, he was joking and more talkative along with having more energy.  Others are also including coconut oil in their diets and seeing results.

Ketone Ester – 10 Times More Powerful Than Coconut Oil

A more powerful ketone ester has been developed which is ten times greater than coconut oil.  Funding is needed to scale up production.  Until then, it’s important to choose pure, non-hydrogenated coconut oil.  It increases good HDL cholesterol levels and may help those with Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Epilepsy, dementia and even schizophrenia and autism.  Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic that also helps kill viruses like HIV and herpes viruses.  It tends to keep the bacteria down so the immune system can concentrate on fighting the virus.

Dr. Mary Newport explains how MCT (medium chain triglyceride), found in coconut oil, can be helpful in treating Alzheimer’s as well as other diseases involving the brain.  In her book below, she explains more about ketones and continues the story of her husband Steve’s progress.

Coconut Oil and MCT Oil Recommended Dosage

Visit the Alzheimer’s Diet & Lifestyle Strategies page to see Dr. Mary Newport’s recommendation for adding coconut oil and MCT oil to your diet.  There, you will also find other useful strategies to prevent  and reverse  Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Also, watch Dr. Newport’s video, “How Much Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s & Dementia?”

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abbreviation for Alzheimer’s Disease
Alzheimer’s Disease
a type of dementia and a progressive disease of the brain that slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function. Alzheimer’s disease happens when the brain tries to protect itself from three metabolic and toxic threats: 1 - Inflammation (from infection, diet or other causes) 2 - Decline and shortage of supportive nutrients, hormones and other brain-supporting molecules 3 - Toxic substances such as metals or biotoxins (poisons produced by microbes such as molds) The protective response causes APP (Amyloid Precursor Protein, the long molecule that protrudes from neurons) to be cut into four fragments, including amyloid-beta, that downsize the neural network and eventually destroy synapses and neurons. When the APP molecule is cut into those four pieces, it is not cut into the two pieces that nourish and maintain synapses. Alzheimer's disease is a state of the brain in which there is an imbalance between the reorganization of synapses that have outlived their usefulness (and which the brain can stand to lose - healthy destruction) and the maintenance or creation of existing and new synapses (which the brain needs to sustain old memories and form new ones, as well as perform other cognitive functions). That imbalance  comes from too many  of the synapse- and neuron-destroying quartet  of molecules snipped from APP and too few  of the synapse- and neuron-sustaining duo  of molecules snipped from APP.
abbreviation for apolipoprotein E, a gene variant (allele) which is a protein that carries lipids – i.e. fats. Carrying one ApoE4 (inherited from one parent) increases your lifetime risk of Alzheimer’s to 30 percent. Carrying two copies (from both parents) increases it to 50 to 90 percent. That compares to a risk of only about 9 percent in those who carry zero copies of this allele.
abbreviation for Amyloid Precursor Protein, the long molecule that protrudes from neurons
metabolic and genetic testing that identifies cognitive decline or what may be putting you at risk for it
umbrella term for a group of symptoms (a syndrome) without a definitive diagnosis. Dementia is a group of symptoms that affect mental cognitive tasks such as memory and reasoning. (Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia.)
Early Alzheimer’s Disease
an early onset of Alzheimer’s Disease and uncommon form of dementia that typically affects those under the age of 65
Functional Medicine
a systems biology–based approach that focuses on identifying and addressing the root cause of disease
carrying 1 copy of the ApoE4 genetic variant
carrying 2 copies of the ApoE4 genetic variant
Integrative Medicine
healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.
Ketoflex 12/3
anti-Alzheimer’s diet to include at least 12 hours of fasting, with the first 3 hours of that fast starting after dinner. It is largely plant based, but flexible as it does allow for small amounts of meat or fish.
Mild Cognitive Impairment
MCT oil
an abbreviation for medium chain triglyceride (a saturated fat) which is found in coconut oil.  Alzheimer's impairs the brain's ability to use sugar.  An MCT ketogenic diet offers an alternative energy source:  ketones.  This allows brain cells to survive better, blocking a receptor in the brain that causes memory loss.
Subjective Cognitive Impairment – a precursor to MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment)
The Bredesen ProtocolTM
treatment program developed by Dr. Dale E. Bredesen to prevent and reverse cognitive decline (also known as The ReCODE ProtocolTM)

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