In 2011, Dr. Newport wrote a book entitled “Alzheimer’s Disease: What if there was a cure?” in which she explains the miraculous effects that coconut oil had on her husband who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Although people were happy about this discovery, general medicine didn’t recognize the benefits of coconut oil in treating this disease.
New study reveals the truth
The study was conducted in Spain and it was published on 1 December 2015 by Nutricion Hospitalaria. In this Spanish clinical trial participated people who were suffering from Alzheimer’s, with different genders and age, with or without diabetes.
Before the trial begun and after it was finished, the experts used cognitive tests in order to determine if there was any progress or not. The patients had to consume 40 ml of coconut oil every day. After a period, the specialists noticed a development in the cognitive skills, particularly in women, those who didn’t have diabetes mellitus type 2, and the patients with a severe degree of dementia.
Coconut oil contains good fats
Coconut oil contains clean saturated fats, but they aren’t hydrogenated, so they don’t cause heart diseases or obesity.
On the other hand, semi-hydrogenated and hydrogenated oils are full in trans fats which can cause rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune disease, heart diseases or obesity.
There is no successful medicine against Alzheimer‘s
Alzheimer’s is a disease that can’t be treated because all the drugs made for this disorder don’t work. Besides, they produce adverse side effects.
Coconut oil can reverse and prevent Alzheimer’s
Medium chain triglycerides (MCT) are part of coconut oil and they are different from long chain triglycerides (LCT). The liver can digest MCTs without difficulty. Also, the liver transforms these MCTs into energy in the structure of ketones. Fatty acids or LCTs can’t be transformed into ketones. Moreover, they are stocked as fats.
There are people whose brain cells hardly accept insulin and without the necessary glucose, the brain cells die. Thus, the organ won’t be able to function the same. In addition, there are persons who suffer from diabetes 2 and have insulin resistance. Considering the similarities between these 2 disorders, Alzheimer’s or any type of dementia is regarded as diabetes 3.
Ketones seem to be the perfect solution for those who have an insulin resistance, but not just for them. Ketones (resulted from the liver’s converted coconut oil MCTs) provide energy to brain cells. Besides, they boost the blood circulation in the brain.
If you want to maintain a high level of ketones, you need to consume three or more tablespoons of virgin coconut oil every day. Furthermore, cholesterol is part of the brain matter. Besides producing ketones, coconut oil also supplies cholesterol. It’s amazing how this type of oil can improve the brain function and provide more energy.
It’s important to look for organic and virgin coconut oil if we want to consume it. This way, we will know that its benefits will be genuine.