In the video below you can see the story of Dr. Mary T. Newport who managed to reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in her husband by giving him 2 tablespoons of coconut oil a day. In just 2 months, Dr. Newport’s husband’s condition greatly improved, and the man was able to live far better.
Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological illness called by Dr. Alois Alzheimer who had a case of a woman suffering from an unusual mental disease. After analyzing the woman’s corpse when she passed away, he discovered changes in the brain tissue, which were probably responsible for the symptoms she experienced (unpredictable behavior, amnesia, language issues). After studying the unusual clumps and fibers, Dr. Alzheimer concluded that they were indeed responsible for the illness, which is named in his honor.
Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA, although some recent research ranks it 3rd, after heart disease and cancer. Alzheimer’s is the main reason for dementia, a psychological condition which is characterized by loss of memory and reasoning impairment.
Coconut oil research
According to a 2004 study, coconut oil can improve the memory and many cognitive functions. The study examined 20 Alzheimer’s patients that were divided into 2 groups which got either a placebo or some coconut oil. The coconut oil group had higher levels of hydroxybutyrate beta (OHB) in the body, which is an essential ketone. All the patients fasted before the blood screening. They were given 40 ml. coconut oil or a placebo afterwards and they fasted again. The results concluded that coconut oil is indeed effective against Alzheimer’s disease, although additional research is required in order to solidify the results.
According to Dr. Mercola and Dr. David Perlmutter, avoiding the intake of healthy fats and consuming a lot of carbohydrates is the main culprit for Alzheimer’s disease. Both of them agree that fasting and consuming coconut oil can boost the glycogen in the liver and remove excess fat from the body, which results in improved brain health and promotes weight-loss.