Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia which causes memory, thinking, and behavior problems. Unfortunately, around 200,000 Americans younger than 65 have early onset Alzheimer’s. Dr. Mary T. Newport is a pediatrician whose husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when he was 50.
He had dementia 5 years before he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and his health was not good at all. He was confused, couldn’t hold spoons or forks or take something from the fridge. He couldn’t remember simple things like whether someone called or not while his wife was not home.
The MRI showed that the frontal and parietal lobes in Steve’s brain, as well as the hippocampus and amygdala, were seriously atrophied and damaged. His wife decided to do something and help her husband. She thought that his diet may play an important role in his condition. Unfortunately, the therapy which was prescribed from the doctors was of no help and soon, her husband lost a lot of weight and started suffering from depression. He also experienced tremors.
While researching, his wife found that Ketasyn AC-1202 stopped the progress of Alzheimer’s in a lot of patients within 3 months. Also, she found that the active ingredient in it is MCT, that is, medium chain triglycerides oil or coconut oil. Therefore, she started giving him 2 spoons of it in combination with his meals.
Believe it or not, after 60 days, her husband became more alert, happier, and not so depressed. Moreover, his tremors were gone and in one year, he was able to recognize familiar faces, walked in nature, and could read again.
The influence of coconut oil on Alzheimer’s
Did you knowthat your brain needs around 60% glucose of everything you eat? However, this is the case in a healthy person whereas an ill brain doesn’t use all of that glucose due to hypometabolism, impaired cognition, and decline. Ketones are by-products of fat breakdown inside and an energy replacement for the brain. They’re known to regenerate neurons and nerves in the brain after a damage.
When this is the case, in some areas, the neurons are unable to take the glucose due to an insulin resistance. However, if they get connected to ketones, they could survive. Ketones appear after starvation, but the MCTs can get oxygenized with the liver and increase more in ketones. 97% of fats we consume are long chain triglycerides and they have 14 to 18 carbons whereas the medium chain ones have 6 to 12 carbons.
Besides Alzheimer’s, coconut oil can also help a lot if a person suffers from Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and drug-resistant epilepsy. A 2004 study showed that coconut oil can better cognition in adults who have memory problems. During the study, 20 people with Alzheimer’s were given either placebos or coconut oil.
90 minutes after the treatment, those who were given coconut oil had an increase of the strongest ketone in the body known as beta-hydroxybutyrate beta-OHB. According to Dr. David Perlmutter, a neurologist, avoiding fat and consuming too much carbs is one of the major contributors to Alzheimer’s.
According to experts, fasting is recommendable in combination with coconut oil and this will burn fat deposits and you will reach a ketogenic phase that will improve the health of the brain. However, a very high increase in ketones isn’t good because it causes the acidity in the blood to rise and you will reach ketoacidosis which can be fatal. Also, it’s important not to eat too much sugar and gluten and to protect the gut flora.
Source: THE HEALTH GUIDE