Dr. Newport has discovered that ketones in coconut oil may reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Because Alzheimer’s is like a diabetes for the brain, the brain cells in those afflicted with the disease are unable to accept glucose, a simple sugar and major fuel of the body. On the other hand a ketone, a chemical also found in nature that is identical to glucose, is easily accepted by the brain. Exceptionally large quantities of ketones are found in coconut oil.
According to a Berkeley Wellness Letter on coconut oil:
Ketones are byproducts of the breakdown of fats in the body; small amounts are normally produced. Ketone levels rise when you fast or go on a very-low-carbohydrate diet (which can lead to a state called ketosis). Another way to boost ketones in your body is to consume fats called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), of which coconut and palm kernel oils are good sources. MCTs are converted in the liver into ketones, which can be used by the brain and other organs as fuel; they are a more immediate source of energy than other fats and are not as readily stored as body fat. Ketones can provide energy to cells without the need for insulin, the hormone the body relies on to get glucose from the blood into cells.
Dr. Newport gave coconut oil to her husband who had very serious Alzheimer’s. Within just a couple weeks his entire life was altered dramatically. For example, after not reading for a year and half, he was able to read again. After not being able to exercise, he began exercising. He began making jokes again, becoming involved socially, and generally having a second chance at life.
As stated in the video above, researchers have actually created a remedy even more powerful than coconut oil, 10x more powerful in fact in the form of a large quantity of ketone esters. This ester shows promising potential in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease in millions of people around the world within weeks.
It should be noted that other than this single report, there is very little empirical evidence that coconut oil effectively treats Alzheimer’s disease. This article should not be viewed as a heralding of a miracle, only a potentiality that will hopefully find fruition. Additional research is certainly required.
Interestingly, many years ago, people steered clear of coconut oil because it was said to raise your cholesterol. This was before doctors knew there were two types of cholesterol, good and bad cholesterol, or HDL/LDL. Coconut oil, we now realize, raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol dramatically. This information has never been revised by the mainstream medical industry, and doctors still tell many patients not to take coconut oil due to the fact that it is high in saturated fat, which is regularly responsible for raising LDL, or bad cholesterol.
Coconut oil has many other potential positive benefits outside of an Alzheimer’s treatment as well. Although additional research is needed, coconut oil may help in treating:
- Dental care
- Liver diseases
- Kidney diseases
- Heart disease
- Weight loss
- Stress relief
- And helps kill viruses like HIV and Herpes due to its natural antibiotic properties
In my personal experience, coconut oil isn’t just great for your body, it’s great for your taste buds too. I use it to cook everything, from fish, to eggs. I even put it on my salad as a dressing. It adds a subtle, completely natural and life improving sweetness to whatever it is added to. Sometimes I just snack on it, scooping it right out of the container! My favorite brand is the cold pressed, totally unprocessed extra virgin coconut oil made by Nutiva.