Dr. Mary Newport, M.D., who runs a neonatology ward in Tampa Florida, tried her hand at improving her husband Steve's Alzheimer's symptoms by adding a tablespoon of coconut oil to his daily diet. Dr. Newport classifies Alzheimer's disease as diabetes of the brain. She explains that over time, the Alzheimer's brain becomes less sensitive to insulin. This insensitivity prevents these brain cells from accepting glucose (their primary fuel), causing them to eventually die.
Ketones are an alternative fuel that do not require insulin to be taken up, and are therefore easily accepted by brain cells. Ketones are metabolized in the liver after the consumption of medium-chain triglycerides, which are found in coconut oil.
The clock test, where patients are asked to draw a clock, is commonly used to assess cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer's disease. Two weeks after Dr. Newport had been giving Steve coconut oil daily, remarkable improvements were seen in his clock drawing when compared to his baseline drawing. Three weeks later, the difference was uncanny. Dr. Newport also reported both physical and emotional improvements in Steve's behaviour. Many family members of those afflicted with this devastating disease have written to Dr. Newport since the publication of her book 'Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was A Cure?', sharing their positive experiences following their implementation of this same dietary treatment.
Coconut oil has also shown improvements in Parkinson's disease, ALS, Autism, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, and Dementia. It has natural antibiotic and antiviral properties, and it raises our good cholesterol, known as HDL. HDL can also be increased by regular exercise and consumption of fish oil.
It is very important to use pure coconut oil, and that it is free from hydrogenated oils of any kind.
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