There are many empirical episodes of improving memory and slowing or reversing dementia with coconut oil that are dismissed as “anecdotal.” Fortunately there are increasing scientific studies that corroborate the many remarkable testimonies of recovering from dementia to perhaps convince naysayers of coconut oil’s health and healing properties. The in-vivo (animal) study “Enhanced memory in Wistar rats by virgin coconut oil is associated with increased antioxidative, cholinergic activities and reduced oxidative stress” was published in January of 2017. The research paper stated as part of its findings: "The promising outcomes of this study strongly imply the possible use of VCO, not only as neuroprotective agents for those suffering from neurodegenerative diseases, but also as brain food." A Canadian study published this year around the same time titled “Coconut oil protects cortical neurons from amyloid beta toxicity by enhancing signaling of cell survival pathways” observed that coconut oil and its medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) protect against amyloid beta (Aβ) induced neurotoxicity in primary rat cortical neurons.
Health Impact News has been a leader in the alternative media publishing research and testimonials supporting the positive use of coconut oil with people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. These remarkable stories of families seeing dramatic improvement from Alzheimer's and dementia are documented at CoconutOil.com. In many cases, adding several spoonfuls of coconut oil a day to the diet of one suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia has resulted in memories returning, the ability to once again converse with friends and loved ones, etc. (Read the testimonials.) However, pharma-based physicians and groups have largely condemned the use of coconut oil, stating that all the evidence is "anecdotal," lacking peer-reviewed scientific research. Of course coconut oil is a natural food, with virtually no risk or side effects, and funding for research on a natural food is difficult to come by when no product can be patented as a result of the research, such as lucrative pharmaceutical drugs. As we have stated in the past, the lack of scientific research on coconut oil and Alzheimer's should not stop people from trying it. Some are taking notice and beginning to publish studies, however, so the claim that coconut oil improving Alzheimer's lacks scientific support may not be true much longer. A clinical trial in Spain was published this month (December 2015) studying the effects of coconut oil on Alzheimer's, and the results were very promising. Another study in Florida is in process and should be published in 2016.
Alzheimer's Disease is a modern plague on the seniors in our society. More evidence continues to be published that Alzheimer's is primarily a prescription-drug-induced disease. Coconut oil is an alternative to toxic drugs that has shown tremendous results in helping or even reversing Alzheimer's disease. But your doctor will not likely know about either the causes of Alzheimer's disease, or how coconut oil can help. Here is what you need to know.
Rather than study the dietary effects of coconut oil, or the ketogenic diet, on neuro-degenerative diseases, this was actually an in vitro study that examined “rodent cortical neurons exposed to AB peptide” and virgin coconut oil, most likely in a petri dish or beaker, inside of a laboratory.
My mother was going to start on Aricept. I recommended 2 tablespoons a day of coconut oil. In 5 days her memory was getting better and she could keep a conversation, finishing sentences.
In this video report Steve in Sydney describes how coconut oil reversed dementia in his 85 year old father in only 35 days.
“I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s five years ago and I thought I would never get him back,” said Rashi. “But somehow I have, and it’s the most amazing thing.
After only 4 days on the oil, she is happy to let me leave the house because she is becoming more AWARE of things.
The FDA has approved a new test that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that have been connected to Alzheimer’s disease, despite proof that the test is not accurate.
Listen to a panel discussion with five medical doctors, Gary Taubes, and Robb Wolf discuss coconut oil and Alzheimer's Disease.