Research on Alzheimers

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New Alzheimer’s Drugs Continue to Fail Where Coconut Oil Shines. Report here.

Coconut oil’s ketogenic properties have been known for quite some time, as has the fact that it is a highly saturated fat not prone to lipid peroxidation which is a problem with polyunsaturated oils. Polyunsaturated oils have largely replaced saturated fats in the American diet, and lipid peroxidation is known to be a precursor to Alzheimer’s. The ketones found in coconut oil provide a fuel to the brain that is thought to be very beneficial to those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s. These facts about coconut oil are not new, but their emphasis in helping people with these problems received national exposure in 2008 with the publishing of Dr. Mary Newport’s story.

More recent research conducted in 2011 has looked at the role of diet in developing Alzheimer’s, and the role of cholesterol uptake to the brain. The brain represents only 2% of the body’s total mass, but contains 25% of the total cholesterol. One out of every four Americans over the age of 45 is now prescribed statin drugs (cholesterol lowering drugs), and many are now beginning to wonder if there is more than just a correlation between forcing cholesterol levels lower via a lucrative statin drug business and the epidemic rise in Alzheimer’s disease in recent years.

There is a strong correlation between between insulin resistance in the brain and Alzheimer’s, leading some to now classify Alzheimer’s as a “type 3 diabetes.” The low-fat high carbohydrate diet that has been recommended by the USDA for so many years does not appear to be a diet that has been helpful to our mental health.

The testimonies of success in using coconut oil to treat Alzheimer’s has been nothing less than remarkable, especially considering the widespread failure of the drug companies to find drugs that can effectively deal with this disease. We bring you the research and the testimonies here.

Research on Alzheimer’s and Coconut Oil

5 Medical Doctors with Gary Taubes and Robb Wolf Discuss Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s DiseaseArticle Here.

New Alzheimer’s Drugs Continue to Fail Where Coconut Oil Shines by Brian Shilhavy

Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s: The Low-fat Diet and Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Part of the Problem? by Brian Shilhavy

What If There Was A Cure For Alzheimer’s Disease And No One Knew? by Dr. Mary Newport

Private Foundation Funds Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Research Health Impact News

Study: Coconut Oil Could Prevent Neurodegeneration in Diseases like Alzheimer’s, Health Impact News

Vitamin D and Cholesterol Needed to Prevent Alzheimer’s – Coconut Oil Provides Needed Fuel for the Brain by Dr. Mercola

Low-Carb Diet May Slow Alzheimer’s Disease by Dr. Mercola

CBN Reports on Coconut Oil for Alzheimer’s Health Impact News

Coconut Oil Offers Hope for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS CBN

Coconut Oil Improves Life of 74 Year Old Man with Parkinson’s by Fwes

Research: Foods/Spices Slow, Perhaps Reverse Alzheimer’s GreenMedInfo

Study: Mixed Vitamin E Forms Slow Cognition Decline and Alzheimer’s Disease by Case Adams, ND

New Research Continues to Show Alzheimer’s is a Type 3 Diabetes Health Impact News

Study: Coconut Oil Could Prevent Neurodegeneration in Diseases like Alzheimer’sby Brian Shilhavy

Testimonial stories on Alzheimer’s and Coconut Oil

Photo of Catherine who has Alzheimer's but has seen dramatic improvement from coconut oil

Catherine’s life was changed when coconut oil reversed her Alzheimer’s disease

Coconut Oil Gave my Grandma Back to Us! StawberryGirl

Film to be Made of Father’s Recovery from Alzheimer’s with Coconut Oil Gemma Aldridge, Mirror News

Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia in an 85 Year Old Man at 35 days Steve Trueblue

Speech “Gone” Due to Alzheimer’s Returns After Starting Coconut Oil Christine Hsu Medical Daily

Coconut Oil Reverses Alzheimer’s in Woman Married for 45 Years Alzheimer’s Weekly

Man 86 with Very Last Stage of Pick’s Dementia is Recovering Personality and Physical Health after Starting Coconut Oil Alzheimer’s Weekly

“45 years of prayers being answered” with mother diagnosed with mental illness, and father with Alzheimer’s, after starting Coconut Oil Linda

Alzheimer’s Association Warns Against Coconut Oil – Member Replies “Coconut Oil Gave us our Father Back!” Brian Shilhavy

Mother with Severe Vascular Dementia More Aware of Daughter after Starting Coconut Oil Yaja Kindermann

Woman with Dementia Sees Improved Memory and Better Conversation Skills after Starting Coconut Oil by Sandra

Coconut Oil Reverses the Effects of Alzheimer’s in 50 Year Old Woman Health Impact News

Man in his 80s with “severe dementia” returning to old self after starting coconut oil Health Impact News

Coconut Oil Reverses Dementia in 100 Year Old Woman Alzheimer’s Weekly

Woman with End-stage Alzheimer’s Sees Improvement in One Week after Starting Coconut Oil  by Bobby Sullivan

Can God Use Facebook to Answer Prayers? by Carol Flett

What Coconut Oil Does For Mom Health Impact News

Coconut Oil Lifts Brain Fog and Stops Memory Loss for 65 Year Old Women by B Nowak

Alzheimer’s and Coconut Oil: How coconut oil gave me back my brain by Ian Hamilton

Canadian Man Swears by Coconut Oil as Alzheimer’s Remedy Health Impact News

Research on Statin Drugs and Low Cholesterol Contributing to Alzheimer’s

The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins may Cause Alzheimer’s by Dr. Stephanie Seneff

Could Low Cholesterol Levels be a Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease? Dr. John Briffa

FDA Admits Statins Cause Memory Loss, Liver Damage, and Diabetes Dr. John Briffa

How Statins Affect Brain Function Dr. John Briffa

Statins Worsen Brain Function of Alzheimer’s Sufferers Dr. John Briffa

Other Research on Cholesterol and Statins

Cholesterol: Friend Or Foe? by Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.

The Statin Scam by Dwight C. Lundell M.D.

The Dangers of Statin Drugs – What You Haven’t Been Told About Cholesterol-Lowering Medicines by Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig, PhD

More research on Cholesterol

Do you have a story about how coconut oil has affected your life with Alzheimer’s or dementia? We would love to publish it! Contact us here.

20 thoughts on “Research on Alzheimers

  1. Kathy Jones on said:

    a customer told me about coconut oil…he saw something on tv…he said it was suppose to help with Alzheimer’s… I am wonderng if it helps with focus and memory..even if you don’t have alzheimer’s

  2. Janet on said:

    I’m 77, active and in good health (I thought), but within the last several months I’ve noticed that I lose my train of thought very easily and I find myself searching for certain words which I should instinctively know. It has caused me some anxiety, given that both my maternal grandmother and my mother died with severe dementia, my mother’s almost surely Alzheimers. I somehow came across Dr. Mary Newport and her experience with her husband and coconut oil and the very rewarding outcome of its use. Today I ordered her book and after listening to and watching the video mentioned in the comment below, I’m definitely going to order some of that oil. Thank you for this informative site.

  3. Chey on said:

    Would coconut oil also work for children considered ADHD?
    If not is there a study to look into?

    • Admin on said:

      Coconut oil is a traditional food that has nourished children for thousands of years. It is beneficial to all children, whether diagnosed with ADHD or not. Since ADHD is an arbitrary diagnosis defined by behavior, it would be very difficult to construct any kind of study on coconut oil and ADHD.

  4. Bobby Sullivan on said:

    A friend e-mailed my husband Dr. Neport’s video clip last week. I watched it and told my husband that it couldn’t hurt to try. My mother is at end-stage Alzheimers. I found the coconut oil fairly easily and started using it instead of butter, grease, or other oils in all my food preperations. In one week I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my mother. She is holding lucid conversations and has shown cognative reasoning that I have not seen in her in 3 years. Also, both my mother and husband have had a drastic decline in the severity of their tremors/shakes that they had. All 3 of us are showing a drop in our blood-pressures, to the point that we don’t have to take our BP meds as often to avoid dropping our BP too low. After reading and studying more on the benefits of coconut oil, I plan to increase the amount that we use daily to get our bodies back to a state of good health.

  5. Sharen Allen on said:

    Can you tell me if coconut oil capsules have the same benefits as regular virgin-oil. Would the caps be more readily absorbed or not.

  6. Maryanne Struhar on said:

    My mother & her mother both had alzheimers in the end. I started at a young age eating NO processed sugar at all. Have not used it in years, it was life changing for me. I assumed sugar was a problem in our family, one piece of fudge would not do, lots of sugar!! I did not feel good after I ate sugar, tired and hungry!? I eat what I call real food and now still almost 70 and no sign of it at all, I’ve just started the coconut oil, so I’m feeling like I’m doing the right thing. I’m not worried about death, I want good quality of LIFE, so thank you for this product, I feel cared for!

  7. RobinW on said:

    Can you eat the coconut oil right out of the container or is it better to cook something in it? How much is considered the amount to consume daily?

    • Admin on said:

      You can incorporate coconut oil into your cooking, baking, and drinks like coffee and smoothies. See this post for some examples: http://coconutoil.com/how-to-use-coconut-oil-there-are-hundreds-of-uses-of-coconut-oil/ As far as quantity, you can read what people are saying in the testimonies on this page. People are consuming anywhere from 3 tablespoons of coconut oil a day up to nine tablespoons. But few can start out that high. You need to work you way up.

  8. Linda on said:

    Do you have a link to specific studies and/or testimonials to support the use of coconut oil and ALS patients?
    Thanks so much!

  9. B Nowak on said:

    My daughter told me about coconut oil after I started suffering severe and disturbing memory loss and brain fog to the point that I could barely have a conversation with anyone. I’ve been using it for over a year now and am very pleased to be myself again. The fog is gone and I’m able to drive safely again. I’ve been able to resume my hobbies: knitting and crochet because I can read and remember the patterns now. I use 3 or 4 TBSP per day, stirred into my coffee. I use organic virgin coconut oil which I order online because my small town doesn’t have it. Over time, I found an additional benefit: my joints have stopped cracking all the time and I’m much more flexible once again. I’m 65 years old. My father died after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Therefore, I am dedicated to trying to avoid developing it myself now that they have discovered there is likely a genetic link to the disease. To anyone who decides to try the oil, be patient. Not everyone has a rapid response. It was almost a week until I noticed a difference, and a month before I actually felt “normal”. Best wishes to anyone struggling with memory loss or who has a loved one who is struggling with it.

    • L. E. Williams on said:

      Thank you B Nowak I am experiencing many of the same things you mentioned. Some aerobic exercise and the coconut oil do seem to be helping me. Best regards.

  10. Mira on said:

    My mother has picks form of dementia.i am tempted to try using coconut oil but i am afraid that she will start loosing weight because this oil is used for loosing weight it makes you go to the toilet????

    • Admin on said:

      That’s a legitimate concern. Too many people start out with too much coconut oil. Start very slow, being sure to mix it in with food, preferably food high in fiber and protein, as that is how it is packaged in nature inside the coconut. Alternatively, you can start out with dried coconut chips or flakes, if she like the taste of coconut. If not, hide it in food but start slow, just a teaspoon at a time. It can actually lead to weight gain if she can tolerate it.

  11. Sandra Regina Da Silva Viney on said:

    I have been using coconut oil for 5 days I am taking 3 spoons a day plus the oil pulling everyday and I have noticed some good changes. My sight had improved I can read small letter now and I don’ t feel tired with the computer anymore, I am sleeping better and more also my brain is sharper , more energetic… less hunger, totally fade spider veins, wrinkle and is healing my athletic foot and has improved a lot my cellulite. As well my mouth health my tooth are whiter and my gums look healthier. I am very happy!!! ;-)

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