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 Disease – Article Here.
Study: Virgin Coconut Oil Reduces Aβ Plaques, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease by Brian Shilhavy
Over-medication of Elderly Epidemic – New Study Links Prescription Drugs to Alzheimer’s by Brian Shilhavy
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’s, by Brian Shilhavy
Testimonial stories on Alzheimer’s and Coconut Oil
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
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