Brian and Marianita Shilhavy
In what is yet another great investigative report by Lorie Johnson of CBN, we hear how coconut oil is helping people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. (Note: we also covered the remarkable story of how coconut oil helped with ALS last year here: Coconut Oil Reverses Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS).
They report that some “Alzheimer’s doctors” are starting to take notice and become interested in coconut oil, but they mention one institution, the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute.
While this is welcome news, our own experience, and that reported by Dr. Newport in her writings, is that the heavily funded Alzheimer’s Association is not positive towards coconut oil at all. In fact, they warn their members against coconut oil. (See: Alzheimer’s Association Warns Against Coconut Oil – Member Replies “Coconut Oil Gave us our Father Back!”)
We truly hope health care professionals and care givers will look honestly at the evidence for coconut oil for neurological disorders, as well as the overall positive effects of a low-carb and high-fat diet on this website and elsewhere, and not be dissuaded by those with heavy ties to the pharmaceutical industry. We look forward to hearing good reports on the research the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute is doing in regards to coconut oil.
While coconut oil provides energy in the form of ketones that undoubtedly are beneficial for brain function, one should also consider the evidence of the brain’s need for cholesterol and the danger of cholesterol-lowering drugs. Read more here: Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s: The Low-fat Diet and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Part of the Problem?
5 Medical Doctors with Gary Taubes and Robb Wolf Discuss Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease – Article Here.
About the authors: Unlike many people who write about coconut oil by simply reading about it, Brian and Marianita Shilhavy actually lived in a coconut producing area of the Philippines for several years. Marianita Jader Shilhavy grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines and in a culture that consumed significant amounts of coconut fat in their diet. She later went on to earn her degree in nutrition and worked as a nutritionist in the Philippines. Brian Shilhavy also lived in the Philippines for several years with Marianita and their 3 children observing firsthand the differences between the diet and health of the younger generation and those of Marianita’s parents’ generation still consuming a traditional diet. This led to years of studying Philippine nutrition and dietary patterns first hand while living in a rural farming community in the Philippines. They are authors of the best-selling book: Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours!