A neonatal specialist, Dr. Mary T. Newport, has been studying scientific literature on Alzheimer’s disease for many years and now she finally has some promising results. The best tool against this horrible disease is probably the MCT (medium chain triglycerides).
Coconut oil is rich in triglycerides. Dr. Mary T. Newport was eager to find a solution since her husband Steve was diagnosed with progressive dementia when he was 54 years old. Dr. Mary was scared because she knew that this horrible disease can probably progress and lead to Alzheimer’s.
Things got bad immediately. Her husband was not able to do the basic things, he was not able to find a spoon and he was not able to get water out of the fridge. Depression followed as a result of his horrible disease. Another sign of Alzheimer’s disease is depression.
Why are MCTs so important?
Our body starts using ketone bodies as fuel when it lacks glucose in the blood. In order to function properly the brain cells need ketone bodies and glucose. However, ketone bodies are not produced by our bodies.
What happens in Alzheimer’s disease?
The brain cells cannot use glucose because of the insulin resistance. This results in death of the brain cells. You should keep in mind that this process begins 10-20 years before the first symptoms appear.
However, the brain cells can stay alive if they are able to find ketone bodies. People who suffer from Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s and ALS are also facing the same problem.
All of the people who are suffering from these kinds of diseases are facing the same problem but in different areas in the brain or spinal cord.
The process of MCTs absorption is different than other fats. With the help of the liver they are transformed into energy and ketone bodies.
When hyperketonemia occurs, which is an increased number of ketone bodies in the blood, we need to consume medium chain triglycerides.
According to Dr. Newport, the hyperketonemia decreases the cognitive disorders caused by hypoglycemia in humans and improves the blood flow in the brain by 39%. Dr. Newport also discovered that besides containing about 60% medium fatty acids, the coconut oil is also rich in omega-6 fatty acids. However, the most important thing is that coconut oil does not contain cholesterol.
MCTs are found in breast milk or palm kernel. It is also know for a fact that you can find these fats in goat and cow milk but in very small amounts. You can also find these fats in other dairy products.
Mary was eager to help her husband. She decided to try the coconut oil treatment in order to improve her husband’s health.
By giving him two tablespoons of coconut oil every day for one month, she achieved unbelievable results.
After two weeks has passed, in order to see his improvement, Mary asked her husband to do a simple test. She asked him to draw a clock and amazingly he did just that.
According to Dr. Newport, the coconut oil treatment is the best way to fight against Alzheimer’s disease.She recommends you to try it if you have a similar problem!