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Question Coconut Oil Helps Alzheimer's

After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport's results in an early onset Alzheimer's test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve's drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to "lift the fog," his wife says.
http://www.tampabay.com/news/aging/article879333.ece


http://www.tampabay.com/news/health/res … 024137.ece
http://www.coconutdiet.com/alzheimers.htm


So, guys, after reading the articles what do you think about the ketone theory on this?

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Arrow, I remembered this thread that Marilyn started regarding coconut oil and AD.

http://www.natmedtalk.com/showthread.php?t=4650
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thanks, guess I need some MCT cause I forgot all about it!
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Don't fret about it, Arrow, it happens to the best of us!
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Wow, I wonder if coconut oil is anti-inflammatory.

Because Alzheimers is a type of inflammation of the brain.
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All indications demonstrate that it is anti-inflammatory

www.tropicaltraditions.com is a good place to buy it. They periodically have great sales.
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My husband has AD (diagnosed in 2000) and I have had him on the MCT oils since December 2008. For him, it definitely has been helpful--cognitively he is better now than he was two years ago. From reading on forums, not everyone is helped—it’s try it, it might help. If you do try, start slowly to avoid gastrointestinal problems. I have been using Now Brand MCT Oil and Twinlab MCT Fuel (emulsified MCT) combined with a little coconut oil.

Check out Dr. Newport’s website, especially the first article and the April 2009 update. Also, her first two blog entries (May 2009) give more of an update on her husband’s progress.

http://www.coconutketones.com/
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The trouble with AD is that by the time it is diagnosed a lot of damage has already happened.
that is why ensuring your feed your brain while it is still healthy is so important.
Dr McCleary explains in his blog the importance of brain health and diet.
The most recent blog is here but it's worth reading all his posts from the start.
Why Feeding Your Brain is Important ... to Your Waist

If you are new to the idea of using ketones rather than glucose for improved brain function then thiThis site has a useful video and article but that is based on a more refined ketone product sold as a medical food item.

Dr McCleary talks about it here
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Wow, I wonder if coconut oil is anti-inflammatory.

Because Alzheimers is a type of inflammation of the brain.
It's another reason to ensure we keep a reserve store of natural anti inflammatory agents.
Vitamin D3 levels above 50ng/ml ideally 60-ng/ml to ensure we always have some available stored in tissues if required.
Omega 3 works as an anti inflammatory in the brain. But if you have 5times more omega 6 than omega 3 the omega 6 displaces the omega 3 from it's postition in cells. Therefore before omega 3 can function optimally we need to eliminate industrially made seed oils so effective amounts of omega 3 can then functions. 2g of omega 3 (thats the sum of the EPA and DHA numbers on your fish oil container) will change plasma levels fairly quickly but it may take a couple of years to change 50% of your cells and 5 yrs to finish the job, so to get from the current US average of 30omega 6 <>1 omega 3 is a long term project.
Magnesium is another brain anti inflammatory. Only 10% of US adults get the current RDA magnesium daily, and most people who understant it's role think the RDA is half what it should be.

Another good thing about Coconut oil is that being anti inflammatory it has an omega 3 sparing role. It's not adding to the omega 6 imbalance but actually, because it saves some of the omega 3 being used up acts to preserve/enhance omega 3 status.
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WOW! Those pictures of the Cookies and Biscuits on the Tropical Traditions
Website do look soooooo delicious! I think it's time for me to try using my
TT Coconut Oil for more than just frying. The Tropical Traditions is the
only brand I use. I've tried 2 others but ended up throwing them away.
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I use coconut oil to make popcorn as well as cookies (half butter and half cocounut oil. It workes quite well.
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Another good thing about Coconut oil is that being anti inflammatory it has an omega 3 sparing role. It's not adding to the omega 6 imbalance but actually, because it saves some of the omega 3 being used up acts to preserve/enhance omega 3 status.
I cannot find this information elsewhere. Are there any scientific papers to back it up?
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I cannot find this information elsewhere. Are there any scientific papers to back it up?
I'll see if I can locate it but actually it's simply common sense. If you use the same amount of calories from an inflammatory or pro inflammatory source and replace those calories with anti inflammatory or neutral inflammatory oil it should be obvious the body will not have to waste it's time or reserves resolving the inflammation.
Resolving adipose tissue inflammation gives a basic understanding of the omega 3 omega 6 issue.
This paper shows CO is anti inflammatory

Here's a paper suggesting that substituting virgin coconut oil in food preparation for omega-6 sources may help reduce inflammation tendency at the tissue level by displacing some of the excess dietary omega-6 fats.
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