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HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES. This might be critical information for certain people. I know I found out years later that I could have helped my father as he faded away. And all the years spent taking care of him and keeping him safe. Then the years of institutional care, loving as it was, cost everything our family had. I question how many doctors will suport something that is cheap and safe---and so simple?
Forget Alzheimer’s, It’s No Longer a Death Sentence
by Tony Isaacs
(The Best Years in Life) Naturopaths and other natural health authorities have been telling us for years that coconut oil can not only slow Alzheimer’s, it can also stop it and in many instances even reverse it. Now, recent science and real life experiences have confirmed what they have told us. With organic coconut oil, you may be able to forget Alzheimer’s and it may no longer be a death sentence!
Alzheimer’s and dementia have been growing at alarming rates thanks to our aging population, widespread use of statin drugs and the continued inundation of toxins in our food, air and water. It is estimated that current figure of 5 million plus people with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. will triple by 2050. Despite optimistic announcements of advances, mainstream medicine continues to be thwarted at actually finding a cure or reversing Alzheimer’s and dementia. The good news, however, is that nature has had an answer all along: coconut oil.
If we look at Alzheimer’s disease as a “type 3″ diabetes and an insulin resistance problem, coconut oil makes a lot of sense. Coconut oil is believed to encourage the body to produce organic matter to provide an energy source for brain cells and is in fact a rich source of ketone energy, an alternate form of energy to the brain. In fact, pharmaceutical companies are currently trying to develop drugs that mimic the same “ketonic” effect that can be achieved via coconut oil and a high-fat diet.
What science is has found
In an “in vitro” (petri dish) study titled “Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro” published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers found that coconut oil may alleviate and/or regress cognitive deficits associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.
According to the researchers, “The rationale for using coconut oil as a potential AD [Alzheimer’s Disease] therapy is related to the possibility that it could be metabolized to ketone bodies that would provide an alternative energy source for neurons, and thus compensate for mitochondrial dysfunction.”
The researchers found that coconut oil protected against amyloid plaque buildup and concluded that “Considering that the medium chain triglyceride found in coconut known as caprylic acid does cross the blood-brain barrier, and has recently been found to have anti-convulsant, in addition to, ketogenic effects, coconut oil likely does have a neuroprotective effect.”
An “in vivo” (in the actual body) human study found that brain function was improved after only one dose and study participants reported significant improvements in Alzheimer’s disease after 45 and 90 days of treatment with medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil.
In another study, Canadian researcher Stephen Cunnane used PET scans to determine that ketones are indeed a possible alternative brain fuel.
Real life experiences
Though science does not give as much credence to anecdotal evidence, “observation” is a key component of the scientific process, and when it comes to coconut oil the evidence that has been observed is so overwhelming it simply cannot be ignored. Examples include:
- In one of the first widely reported successes with coconut oil, Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reversed her husband’s symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after just two weeks of adding coconut oil to his diet.
- In 2007, a man in England suddenly quickly deteriorated over a one year period to the point that he could barely do anything for himself and he no longer recognized his own daughter. After his son watched the YouTube video of Dr. Mary Newport’s success with her husband, they decided to try their father on six tablespoons a day.
“Within a month his mood completely changed,” his daughter reported. “He became calmer and relaxed. He started shaving, then bathing on his own. Then one day he gave me a hug and said my name.”
- Ian Blair Hamilton and his wife, medical researcher Cassie Bond, made a YouTube video about how coconut oil quickly gave Ian his brain back and reversed his depression after he had begun a downward spiral of Alzheimer’s.
In other testimonials and reports:
• A woman with end-stage Alzheimer’s saw improvement in one week after beginning to take coconut oil.
• Coconut oil lifted the brain fog and stopped memory loss for a 65 year old woman.
• Coconut oil reversed dementia in a 100 year old woman
• Coconut oil reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in a 50 year old woman
And those are just a tiny handful of the literally thousands of testimonials and anecdotal coconut oil success reports.
Fife, Bruce (2012-04-12). Stop Alzheimer’s Now! Piccadilly Books, Ltd. Kindle Edition
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