Coconut Oil, a Link to Reversing Alzheimer’s Disease
The most cutting-edge research suggests that Alzheimer’s may stem from an inability of the brain to process glucose, leading to cell death. But the brain has another source of fuel: ketones, produced by the body from mid-chain triglycerides like those found in coconut oil. It seems the most promising experimental Alzheimer’s “drugs” being tested today is nothing more than medium-chain triglycerides derived from coconut and palm kernel oil. Dr. Mary Newport, a neonatologist and medical director of the newborn intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital in Florida, was actually able to reverse her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease just by giving him 2 tablespoons of coconut oil per day.
It started about six years ago when her husband, Steve, an accountant who worked at home, began struggling with daily tasks. His deterioration progressed and he was eventually diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. He was put on several FDA-approved medicines to help slow the progression of the disease, but he continued to decline. Mary searched the internet and discovered that a drug containing medium-chain triglycerides, the kind of fat in coconut oil, had achieved remarkable results—not just slowing the progression of the disease but providing real improvement.
“And then it hit me,” she said. “Why don’t we just try coconut oil as a dietary supplement? What have we got to lose?” In the course of a year he not only regained the ability to exercise and to care for himself, but his brain atrophy was completely halted.
Check out the video below to see Mary and Steve’s story.
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The link below is a news article featuring the Newports and their journey through Alzheimer’s
Dr. Mary Newport also has a blog