Experts are warning that this year alone, about 15 million people throughout the world will develop Alzheimer’s disease!
Dr. Mary T. Newport is a neonatal specialist which has been studying scientific literature on Alzheimer’s disease for a year and has discovered that MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) could be the best tool against the disease. They can be found in abundance in coconut oil.
Mary’s husband, Steve, was diagnosed with progressive dementia at the age of 54. His MRI showed that the disease would progress and lead to Alzheimer’s, and Steve quickly started suffering from memory loss and depression.
How are MCTs important?
When the body lacks glucose, it needs an alternative source of fuel such as ketone bodies, which are also required for the brain to function properly. As our body doesn’t produce ketone bodies, we need to eat foods rich in MCTs which are a great source of this fuel.
What happens in Alzheimer’s disease?
Insulin resistance makes the cells unable to use glucose, leading to their death. This process starts about 10-20 years after the initial symptoms of the disease. However, if the brain finds ketone bodies in the meantime and uses them as fuel, the cells can stay alive. The same problem occurs in Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and MLS as well. All the patients are experiencing the same problem, but in a different part of the spinal cord.
MCTs are not absorbed in the same way as fats – the liver transforms them into ketone bodies and energy. A condition called hyperketonemia can occur when there’s a greater number of ketone bodies in the blood. Dr. Newport claims that this condition is able to increase the blood flow to the brain by 39% and inhibit the progress of hypoglycemia-related cognitive disorders in humans. She discovered that coconut oil consists of 60% of MCTs, while also containing omega-6 fatty acids and no cholesterol. MCTs can also be found in palm milk and kernel, while goat and cow milk have them as well, but in smaller quantities.
In order to help her husband, Dr. Newport started him on a coconut oil treatment, giving him two tablespoons of coconut oil every day for a month, and the results were amazing! After only two weeks, she asked Steve to draw her a clock and he did it perfectly. Now, Dr. Newport recommends the coconut oil treatment to anyone suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.