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Coconut Oil And Other Natural Cutting Edge Protocols Taking A Bite Out Of Alzheimer's

Written by Devtome wiki contributor: Bomac

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They say that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Usually, that's exactly right The trouble is, there are a lot of exceptions to the rule. 1)

Here's a case in point. If you will include a few tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in your food every day, you'll be a lot less likely to come down with Alzheimer's or other dementia. That's saying a lot, because currently, one in three seniors dies while suffering from dementia.

Here's something else, even more impressive, that falls into the too good to be true, exception to the rule. There is a good chance that the mental condition of someone you know and love who is suffering from Alzheimer's and/or other forms of dementia, can be alleviate or improved by taking several tablespoons of virgin coconut oil a day.

Two Types Of People

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The world can be divided into two types of people: Those who think the world can be divided into two types of people, and those who don't – like starch in their underwear. Sorry, I couldn't resist making fun of the tack I was taking. Admittedly, it can oversimplify a point to bifurcate the world, so I'm going to rephrase my thesis.

Repeating the two premises:

1) You may be able to avert dementia by starting to include a few tablespoons of virgin coconut oil in your daily diet, not to mention starting to cook with it; and

2) People suffering with dementia, including Alzheimer's – of which we are told there is nothing that can really help – have a good chance of getting some significant help by starting now to consume several tablespoons of virgin coconut oil each day, not to mention having their food cooked with it.

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There are any number of ways to react to those premises. Below, you will find two. As you are reading them, see if you fit into one of those categories.

A) Intrigue and hopefulness. This sounds promising, exciting. There is desire to find out more. Perhaps you'll try it. What can it hurt?

B) Defense shields go up. There is a bristling of one's spirit. There may be a slight vomiting effect in the mouth. Blood pressure increases. Negative emotions are manifesting. Righteous indignation. There is no interest to learn more, except for the purpose of being able to tear the bringer of this latest piece of junk science a new A-hole, making a fool of this utter simpleton who is spreading this obvious misinformation, providing false hope to people who need honesty over promises of fairy dust.

If you relate to latter, my prayer for you is that you'll be able to lighten up before you are through with your journey, this time through. Why be so quick to rush to judgement and act like there is nothing you can learn or be surprised by? How fun can life be for you, walking around with that attitude and a carrot in the sphincter?

On the other hand, if you found yourself relating to the former, congratulations. You are open to solutions. You're willing to look for evidence and go where it leads you. Life in full of potential and can have a lot of fun in it. Good for you. 2)

Coconut Oil Has Many Other Benefits

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This amazing oil has been documented to produce an incredible number of healthful effects on people. However, those will be for another conversation since the focus on this report will primarily be on the often miraculous ability of coconut oil to give back a lot skills and memories to sufferers of aging brain disorders – (and to help prevent the rest of us from suffering from said disorders.)

If a pharmaceutical company had come up with a drug that has benefited just a fraction of the amount of people to only one quarter of the degree that coconut oil has helped people, it would be all over the mass media. There would be ubiquitous and never ending headlines and stories about the new wonder drug that is giving people their lives back. Do you know why the powers that be are ignoring the coconut oil connection to Alzheimer's?

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Pharmaceutical Companies Can't Patent Coconut Oil

Pharmaceutical companies don't push natural remedies, because they can't patent them. Actually, knowing how the people who run such companies think, it wouldn't be surprising if they were to try. In something out of a Twilight Zone episode, they patented a number of human genes, you know, from the DNA that comprise our bodies, however the US Supreme Court told them, "What you talkin' bout, Willis?,” and revoked all genome patents. 3)

If you are among the group of people who think that big drug companies and the medical industry have an interest in helping people become healthy, I really hope you will be able to become more enlightened to the realities of our world. Chew on this: If nobody were to ever be sick or have any health issues, they would go out of business.

It is doubtful that drug companies, even if they could, ever would create a drug that worked as well as coconut oil on Alzheimer's/dementia patients. Alzheimer's disease is a dream come true for the medical establishment. It's a cash cow that keeps on giving, as far as they are concerned. There is just too much money in keeping people helpless and dependent. For that reason, the medical industry will no sooner come up with a solution for dementia than they will announce cures for cancer. It will always be just around the proverbial corner, a few years down the road.

Look at what 100 years of searching for cancer cures has yielded the medical industry: Nothing but promises of breakthroughs. It's not in their interest to cure cancer.

It is in your interest to be proactive and take personal responsibility for your health. It's in your interest to quit giving doctors and scientists determination over your life. It's in your interest to prevent health issues from arising, instead of relying on a medical industry that has no interest in your good health, to help you get well.

Quit being the chicken who goes up to the fox and asks her if she knows anywhere in the area to get a bite to eat. Figure out who your friends are. They aren't the medical establishment and they aren't the mass media or the federal government. I'm sorry, but they just aren't.

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Alzheimer's Factoids

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More people are coming down with Alzheimer's each year. While the mortality rates of a number of the leading causes of death are going down, quite the opposite is true of Alzheimer's. Alarmingly, younger people are being diagnosed with it. 4)

The following statistics are US-centric. The big picture (planetary) is much worse. There are 15 million people with Alzheimer's in the United States. A little more than every minute, another person is diagnosed with it.

It is currently the sixth leading cause of death, and rising up the charts with a bullet (as the saying goes.) A half million people die due to Alzheimer's each year. One of three seniors who die, were suffering from Alzheimer's and/or other dementia disorders.

The Toll Among Caregivers

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As bad as the disease is to have, it tends to take a greater toll on those who are giving full time care to the individual with the disease. As it progresses to the worst stage, the individual's personality may change, often becoming hostile. Loved ones frequently feel despair, as the person they remember seems to switch places with someone who often hates them. Many times the afflicted person does not recognize their family members who are taking care of them. It is a physically and mentally exhausting experience.

People who are paid to take care of Alzheimer patients often end up donating many hours for free, as the need is great, but their client is short on funds. Last year, 2013, fifteen and a half million caregivers donated about 18 billion hours of care (unpaid), which comes out to over 220 billion dollars.

The Toll On Women

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Women bear the brunt of the disease, significantly more than men, both in terms of being afflicted and being caregivers to the afflicted. A woman in her 60s has an estimated lifetime risk of getting breast cancer, of 1 in 11. That same woman's lifetime risk of getting Alzheimer's Disease is 1 in 6. Women account for roughly two thirds of Alzheimer suffers.

Women are the caregivers for almost two thirds of those with Alzheimer's. Furthermore, when it comes to 24 hour a day caregiving, women account for more than two and half more times the number of men in the same position.

So What About Coconut Oil And Alzheimer's?

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Nobody is saying that coconut oil is a 100% cure and panacea for Alzheimer's. (Or, if anybody is doing so, they are overstating the results.) Even the most ardent proponents, the people who have seen what they call miraculous results in a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's, speak in terms of how the oil has greatly eased many, or sometimes, most, of the symptoms of the disease, at least for a period of time. Considering that nothing else has come close to the degree of progress that coconut oil has given hundreds, if not thousands of patients, this is monumentally exciting news.

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The person who is thought to be the first to have discovered the link between the oil and the disease is Dr. Mary Newport who used the Internet to report the initial results that the oil gave her husband, who had early-onset Alzheimer's. As a result, other people started trying it and reporting their own results to her. Newport has been in touch with hundreds of patients who have received help from coconut oil, so it's more than reasonable to believe the overall numbers run into the thousands, or even the tens of thousands. She has written about hundreds of patients she has personally been in contact with, in a book that had sold 50,000 copies as of June, 2013.

Doctor Newport witnessed a dramatic turnaround when she gave coconut oil to her husband, Steve. As time went on, his conditioned began to revert, but later, he recovered again, much of what he had lost. This has been an ongoing cycle.

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Any amount of time that a person suffering from dementia can regain lost skills and memories is an incredible blessing. Enough people have documented excellent results with coconut oil, that it's starting to beg the question, for more and more people, why doesn't the government study this? Of course, we have already dealt with this issue, above.

Steve Newport had two straight years of keeping that initial remarkable improvement. Then, when his father died, he went into a depression and had trouble sleeping. This lead to taking Valium to help him sleep. Between the Valium and the depression, he lost a significant part of what he had regained.

We know there is a vast connection between the mind and the body. A positive attitude can be very healing and a negative attitude can bring on illness. We also know that drugs are often debilitating.

Even with the downturns, doctors are impressed with Steve's condition. After being diagnosed for more than a decade, they would have expected him to be at significantly more advanced stage of the disease. Many people are reporting that even if they never saw the kind of improvement Steve had for years from their loved ones with Alzheimer's, it's definitely helping symptoms like nothing else, and that the rate of the progression seems to have stopped or greatly slowed down.

That was my experience using coconut oil with my mother. She had already been diagnosed with it for years. I believe that the sooner you can get coconut oil to someone after their diagnosis, the better chance you will have at seeing a miraculous turn around for at least an indefinite period of time. Unfortunately I did not know about this at the time of her diagnosis, but it had a real effect on stopping the progression of the disease for the year I was able to give it to her.

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She stopped getting worse. There was an unfortunate issue with my step father, who didn't want to have anything to do with coconut oil, having to do with the fact that it wasn't his idea, I'm sure. He eventually talked her out of taking it. It didn't take all that long after stopping, for her to get much worse. 5)

Dr Newport put together a public presentation for the express purpose of generating public awareness so that such awareness will lead to the medical industry and the government becoming motivated to do full scale research on the topic. Ironically, a common reaction from people in the medical profession, to her public presentations, is that what she is purporting has never been shown in any official studies.

I'd love to ask the doctor how exasperating that must be. She is asking for studies to be done. Official studies can and do run into many millions of dollars. She doesn't have that kind of coin, and she is doing everything in her power to generate enough interest to get the very studies underway that her detractors are saying do not exist, as if that somehow makes the evidence that does exist, any less powerful and exciting.

Anecdotal Evidence

The term, anecdotal evidence, is often used by people to deny the existence of something they don't want to admit is real. It's usually a matter of something that goes against the status quo.

The very term, anecdotal, makes it sound like a funny but inconsequential story you might hear at a dinner party. What it basically means, though, is the reports that people give from their life experience. 6)

It's kind of like the legal term, hearsay. In courts of law, hearsay evidence, something heard that someone said about someone, is not admissible. The fact that it isn't admissible, in no way, means it's not true.

The medical establishment keeps alternative health information from becoming widespread by having a system that requires millions of dollars to study something. Some studies cost scores of millions of dollars.

The system isn't interested in studying alternatives that would hurt the pocketbook of the medical establishment, and they know that it's unlikely anybody promoting an alternative modality has that kind of cash to throw around, so they say that there is not a single scientific study that confirms the unreliable anecdotal evidence. They don't say there are no studies that disprove it, and they don't tell how extensive or impressive the anecdotal evidence often is.

It's set up to keep out competition. As is the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and their various rules that have the effect of federal law. Supplement manufacturers, or food growers, often are not allowed to convey proven facts about the effects of their supplements or food, without risking getting arrested, fined, shut down and imprisoned. Conveniently, FDA officials often go on to find lucrative work in the pharmaceutical industry, sometimes becoming millionaires. How special for them!

How Does It Work?

Without the coconut oil studies that are needed, there is limited data regarding why so many people are getting such positives results. The belief is that it has to do with good fat content, comprised of naturally occurring medium chain triglycerides, MCT found in the oil.

The brains of Alzheimer's sufferers stop processing glucose, which is the brain's primary energy source. It's believed by Dr. Newport and others, that explains, at least in part, why their brain cells die. They postulate that the MCTs in coconut oil are, to a large degree, converted into ketones, a form of energy, that helps take the place of glucose and keeps brain cells alive – or alive longer – that would otherwise have died.

A quarter million dollars from a private donor was given to a research facility connected to the ironically named University Of South Florida, located in the Central Western Florida city of Tampa, to study this possibility. 7) The results might be out before the end of the year (2014.)

This video gives a quick overview the ketones Alzheimer's connection.

Other research and data related to Alzheimer's but not directly about coconut oil may also provide insight into why there is so much anecdotal evidence and positive results from the oil. It has to do with the bad rap that cholesterol has received in the past several decades.

Heart related researched, starting in the 1960s, came to faulty conclusions that more or less created an 11th commandment; Thou shalt not have high cholesterol levels. Further studies in the 70s and 80s seems to confirm (to keep with the Biblical metaphors) that the wages of cholesterol are death, but the gift of a low fat, high carbohydrate diet is extended life.

It turns out that not only is cholesterol, in and of itself, no bad for us, it is extremely good for us. The lack of, or deficiency in the stuff, creates all kinds of problems. There is reason to believe the lack of sufficient cholesterol plays a huge role in the creation of Alzheimer's.

Twenty five percent of the cholesterol in the human body can be found in the brain, even though the brain is, at most, two percent of our body mass. The brain depends on it for all kinds of functions. The move away from cholesterol inducing foods has likely taken a great toll on our brains.

Autopsies consistently confirm that Alzheimer patients are cholesterol deficient. Deficiency in cholesterol has been shown to lower scores on tests designed to measure mental acuity. High cholesterol levels are consistently found in people who live beyond 85 years.

Coconut oil was one of the food products the public was warned to stay away from in order to reduce the allegedly dreaded high cholesterol levels. The reality is, it's among the most perfect food sources that exists. There are dozens of reasons to cook with it and otherwise put it on your food.

Statin Drugs Adding Insult To Injury

One of the biggest mistakes and outright cons the medical establishment is pulling on the public is the pushing of statin drugs for the purpose of lowering cholesterol. In the beginning, their were a lot of researchers who simply got duped. They earnestly believed that cholesterol was bad, and hence statin drugs, designed to reduce cholesterol were good.

However, decades later, we can safely say the jury came back a long, long time ago. Statin drugs are one of the biggest scourges on the health of well being of humans, the world has ever seen. Statins are successful in lowering cholesterol. The problem is, we need cholesterol; a lot more of it than most of us are getting. Therefore, for that reason alone, statins are bad, in general, and for Alzheimer's sufferers, in particular.

Good Vs Bad

By the way, forget about the “good” (HDL) vs “bad” (LDL) cholesterol paradigm. That was probably put out as a way to try to save face when it became apparent that cholesterol is needed. The reality is we need both kinds. Even if it were possible to get rid of the so-called bad kind, we'd be in a greater world of hurt than we already find ourselves in. 8) 9) 10)

Side Effects

In addition to all kinds of problems that come from statins reducing cholesterol levels in your body, they have many different, often debilitating side effects. All drugs have side effects, but statins may be the undisputed king of them. A number of researchers say they include autism and ADHD in children, as well as obesity, sepsis, fetal damage, heart failure, & cancer. 11)

The Bottom Line Regarding Statins And Alzheimer's

There are researchers on the forefront of Alzheimer's who say that if someone is on statin drugs, giving them coconut oil may have little to no effect on them. Additionally, if it does has some effect, it would likely have had a significantly greater effect without the statins.

Dr. Newport took Steve off statins, but she has yet to come out and tell others to do the same. It's understandable, though. Many a doctor have lost their license due to publicly bad mouthing pharmaceutical products.12) Nonetheless, it's a shame every time somebody unknowingly is robbed from getting exciting results from coconut oil, due to the fact that they don't know that the Alzheimer patient should be off statin drugs, altogether.

Specific Examples

Let's take a look at several people who have had good results using coconut oil for Alzheimer's or other dementia disorders. There does not seem to be a way to embed videos on the page, so links will be provided. Remember to right click to open in a new window, so you do not lose this page you are on.

  • Here's a video that features, among other people, Dr. Newport. It reports how her husband was helped physically and emotionally as well as mentally, and it mentions other attributes of the oil. This is a video of her TEDx talk at USF. The TED organization has flagged this to point out that the research is ongoing and hasn't been reviewed by gatekeepers of so-called science, nor published in their gatekeeper, so-called scientific journals. (Of course, that's my take on their flag. They didn't use terms like, gatekeeper and so-called.) Also, here's a partial interview with Dr. Newport.
  • Here's a link to the story of Catherine, a 56 year old vibrant, beautiful mother I would – well, I think a lot of us would – say was too young to be diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but the fact is, she had first seen signs of it at the age of 50.

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It wasn't until she was 56, when things got really bad, that her devoted husband even entertained the thought of Alzheimer's disease. It was a heartbreaking diagnosis that didn't sit well with him, to say the least. He was determined to find something that could help. He had heard about some kind of oil being of benefit, so he did an online search for, Alzheimer's oil, and was shown links to web pages reporting on Dr. Newport's work. He immediately went out to secure his first bottle of organic coconut oil and started giving it to her. Catherine saw amazing results, literally overnight.

She had given up driving, cooking, shopping and many other activities. In time, she started being able to do them, to varying degrees. Doctors were amazed.

In case you are wondering, she takes 2 tablespoons, 4 times a day. They found it is important to take the first two as soon as she gets up, since it can take sixty to ninety minutes to metabolize. Most people would need to work up to 8 tablespoons a day, even if it's mixed with food. The problem isn't keeping it down, but in how it will come out, if you catch my meaning. (In fact, two tablespoons at one time, may be enough to have laxative effects, at least, until one builds up to it.) 13)

  • This man tells of a dramatic reversal of dementia in his father after 35 days of coconut oil. However, it didn't take that long to show astounding results. His father had all but stopped speaking, but within the first day after taking a single teaspoon of the oil, he unexpectedly started speaking.
  • In this story a woman from India tells how her father may have walked her down the aisle at her wedding, but he was already so far gone, he didn't understand what was happening, or even that he was father of the bride. Not long thereafter, he would no longer recognize her. Yet two years later, after 3 months of coconut oil, he remembered her as well as the fact that he's her father. He started asking for and about her. It made a huge difference in his life and her life.

That is a perfect example of the importance of continuing to give the patient the oil, even if there is no immediate reaction. It can take time to see some results in the brain disorder, but the thing to keep in mind is that the substance is good for people in many different ways. It's not like giving toxic medication to an individual. There is no need to stop, just because you may not get the results you want, or the results as fast as you want.

  • This Canadian husband loves what coconut oil has done for his wife. Years after being diagnosed with (and deeply affected by) Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, he says that thanks to the all natural product, his wife is 75% better, 75% of the time.
  • The woman in this piece tells how her mother, who has end-stage Alzheimer's had dramatic improvement within the very first week.

She now has lucid conversations and displays cognitive skills that had been entirely missing for three years. Her mother and her husband also have conditions which cause tremors, and those have been drastically reduced since the woman put everybody, including herself, on the oil.

Another benefit received, this time by all three members of the household, is they no longer have high blood pressure. All 3 used to have to take blood pressure drugs, but now, they are completely off them, and the blood pressure is normal. This is especially important for her mother, whether the woman knows it or not, because all drugs are toxic and have side effects. Once someone is taking medication for one health issue, it can often spiral into many other issues, in which more and more toxic medications are given to suppress the ever growing litany of symptoms. 14)

  • If you are wondering if one can become too old for coconut oil to help dementia, this story would seem to answer, no. A senior citizen started her 100 year old mother who had been dealing with dementia for 2 years, on the oil, and she reports that dementia reversal started happening the very first day.

After 30 days, she was elated by the results, which were more than she could have hoped for. Her mom's 3 sisters were so impressed that they went out and got the oil for themselves, as did other family members.

The 100 year matriarch had been suffering from depression, as well as dementia. Not only did her memory improve, but her depression went away. She started talking about her past, for the first time in two years, and she started singing, listening to the radio and dancing again, as well.

  • Here's a young (for Alzheimer's) couple talking about the dramatic change that the husband was able to get from this incredible substance. In 2011, he had recently buried his father, who had suffered from Alzheimer's. He was shocked when he realized that his memory was slipping, and getting worse, fast.

His wife found Dr. Newport's initial YouTube video and started cooking with the oil and mixing it in their food. His results were almost immediate. Their video was made in 2011, and a recent comment he wrote, indicates that in late 2014, he has not had any relapse of his memory issues.

  • This hair stylist was told by a client to give her mother coconut oil. The mom has been diagnosed with dementia, going on 2 years, and it was starting to get worse. Her dad was ready to let the doctor put her on a strong dementia drug, but the timing was perfect, so they were able to try the oil first. The results were powerful, starting on day 5.
  • Here's a classic story. It's classic in that it's so damn familiar. It's told by a woman about her grandmother who was moved in to her mom's home, because granny had been forgetting things, like paying her bills.

The mom took her to a doctor who diagnosed her with Alzheimer's disease and put her on Alzheimer medication. Within one week, her forgetfulness was through the proverbial roof. Her disposition had changed from the pleasant woman she had always been to that of a cranky old person. She also didn't want to eat, all of a sudden.

The mom took her back to the doctor who said it's to be expected, since she was getting worse. He said to just follow his orders and keep her on the pill he had prescribed, because she really needed them.

Mom wasn't so sure, because things got so much worse quickly after putting granny on those pills, but hey, the doctor is the expert. He was the only one with letters appearing after his name, so they followed his orders and stayed the course for another 2 months.

Here's what happened, consequently: Granny's Alzheimer's got even worse – much worse, and her disposition which had gone from pleasant to cranky, changed again. Now she was downright mean. She had turned into a mean old woman who couldn't remember anything, who rarely wanted to eat anything.

So now granddaughter enters the story. Granddaughter urged her mother to give her coconut oil, plus get her off those pills. Luckily, someone in the family was getting good information. Thus, mom took granny back to the doctor and told him of their plan to get granny off the pills and onto coconut oil.

As you may imagine, and doctor was not a happy camper, but he asked them to communicate with him and let him know how granny was holding up. With this new regimen of no Alzheimer's drugs and some coconut oil, she was able to get back to where she had been, in very short order.

Her Alzheimer's symptoms were completely reversed. She became very pleasant to be around, once again. She redeveloped her appetite. It turns out the pills were affecting the taste of all her food.

Two years have gone by and all the gains that granny made are still retained.

Other Natural & Alternative Protocols For Alzheimer's & Other Dementia

While coconut oil has been the single greatest news in the fight against Dementia, it is not the only good news. Below you can find other natural sources, modalities and disciplines for dealing with these aging disorders of the brain.

  • Astaxanthin is an algae that is credited with giving salmon the freak strength and stamina to swim upstream. It is one of the super supplements that seem too good to be true when you read everything it has been shown to do for participants in clinical studies. Among an ever growing list of health benefits, there is evidence that it is great brain food that helps to improve cognitive functioning. In this study published by the US National Institute of Health, the researchers reported, ”…This supports the results of our preliminary clinical study. In particular, the improvement in response time, which is a measure of short-term memory, and in the accuracy of the ’delayed recall’ task was remarkable.” Many researchers are excited about the potential of this supplement to help prevent and ameliorate the effects of dementia. 15) 16) 17) 18)
  • The herb from India, ashwaganda is used in ayurvedic medicine for many health issues. Clinical testing in mice has shown what appears to be Alzheimer reversal within 30 days. 19)
  • The compound curcumin found in the spice, turmeric, may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta amyloids in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, as well as break up existing plaques. 20) 21) 22) And in one study of three problem behavior Alzheimer's patients, curcumin was found to have done a “remarkable” job of changing their behavior. 23)
  • The lack of Vitamin D has been shown to be a risk factor for this disease. 24) A prevention lifestyle includes plenty of vitamin D. Of course, the human body converts sunlight into vitamin D, so everyone wishing to prevent Alzheimer's, other dementia and all kinds of health issues, including cancer, should be sure to have direct sunlight exposure every day. It stands to reason that people with dementia may receive significant benefit from the same.
  • Some researchers believe that too much fructose can be as harmful for Alzheimer patients as statin drugs. Limiting your intake of fructose is thought to be very important on two levels. 25) 1) It increases brain toxicity. 2) It hinders production of cholesterol which is vital for your brain.
  • Vitamin B12 - High doses of this vitamin have been shown to be helpful for Alzheimer victims, especially in terms of reducing memory loss. 26) One study from this year (2014) has some opponents of B12 wrongfully attempting to insinuate that it refutes all the previous B12 evidence, but even the study authors note that is not the case. It only shows that healthy older adults who are neither suffering from any brain disorder/impairment, nor vitamin deficiency, were not helped by supplemental dosages of B12. In others words, there was nothing wrong with them to begin with and they were not lacking in B12. The brain functions of the participants who received the B12, as well as those participants in the placebo group who did not receive B12, did not decline in the 2 year study, as they were all healthy and not lacking in nutrients, including vitamin B12. One wonders why this study was even undertaken. Nonetheless, notice the spin in the headline of this report on that study. “OLDER ADULTS GET NO COGNITIVE BOOT FROM B VITAMINS”. Seriously? Geez, Louise! If anything, the study shows the older adults who are sufficient in B12 are not prone to brain function decline. It never ceases to amaze me how much bias can be found in interpretation of data, and how much of that bias can be put in a headline, so that people who don't read the report will think it's saying the opposite of what it is saying. I'm sure the headline can be so persuasive that many people who actually read such reports with misleading headlines don't even realize that what they read is completely different from the headline. By the way a study done in Finland that was published in the American Academy of Neurology, actually confirmed that people who go through life consuming foods that have a lot of B12, have a much lower chance of developing Alzheimer's. However, don't be surprised if you read a report on that study that has a headline saying, “FINISH STUDY FIND ZERO EVIDENCE THAT VITAMIN B12 HELPS PIANO PLAYERS BECOME WORLD CLASS CONCERT PIANISTS.” 27)
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid - The human body naturally produces this antioxidant. It is also found in carrots, red meat, yeast, potatoes, spinach, yams, beets and broccoli, among other foods, and is sold in capsule form. Some research indicates it may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. 28) 29)
  • Omega 3 DHA fatty acids have been shown to protect against Alzheimer's. More recently, a Swedish team of researchers published a study in the Journal of Internal Medicine that demonstrated that omega 3 can cross the blood brain barrier, and hence, affect of well known biomarker for the disease. 30) (In other words, it might prove to be helpful to reverse some effects of Alzheimer's.) It is suggested that krill oil may be the best source, since other fish may be toxic, thanks to Fukushima. 31)
  • Ubiquinol is the only form of the supplement CoQ10 that you should be taking. Look for it on the bottle. Don't buy it if it says Ubiquinone, or anything else. A number of researchers have said it appears to help with dementia, and/or prevent it. It tends to slow down various aspects of the aging process, in general. Almost nobody should take statin drugs, especially people with dementia, but anybody who is taking statins, absolutely should take Ubiquinol along with it, as it helps to prevent much of the harm statin drugs do. 32) 33)
  • Nigella sativa, aka black seed: According to a study that was published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, these seeds may help to prevent, and/or slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to the conclusion of A preliminary study involving 40 elderly volunteers. Furthermore, scientific literature confirmed benefits impressively articulated through 20 distinct physiological actions of this natural substance. 34)
  • Keep away from mercury. Don't eat large fish. Even tuna should be limited to 6 oz a week. If you have traditional dental amalgams (fillings), find a biological dentist as soon as you are able and have him trade out your mercury laden amalgams. 35) 36) While you're at it, have her pull any teeth that were root canaled. 37)
  • Avoid aluminum and non-stick pots and pans, as well as antiperspirants. 38)
  • Avoid vaccinations since they have both mercury and aluminum (and only God knows what else.) 39)
  • Regular exercise is crucial. Even if exercise is limited to walking, that can be all that is needed, if it is done enough. Motorized scooters are assuredly, indirectly responsible for all kinds of health issues and early deaths in seniors, because they tend to take away the only exercise they ever got. A rebounder (a mini trampoline) with a stabilizing bar to hold onto can be great for seniors. They do not need actually jump up and lift off the mat. Just using the arms to provide some up and down movement for a few minutes will circulate their lymph fluid and provide all kinds of health benefits. Exercise increases levels of a protein known as PGC-1alpha. Research has shown that individuals who suffer from Alzheimer's disease are deficient in this protein. It has also been suggested that the act of exercising will trigger changes in the manner that the precursor protein to amyloids – that build up in the brain of Alzheimer's patients – is metabolized. If, in fact that's the case, it should significantly slow down the onset, as well as the progression of the disease. 40)
  • Eating wild blueberries can be helpful because they contain large amounts of anthocyanin and antioxidants which are known to help protect against Alzheimer's and various neurological diseases, in general. 41)
  • Mental stimulation can help to stave off or slow down neurological degradation. Playing scrabble or working on a crossword or jigsaw puzzle is much preferred to going into zombie mode and watching (fill in the blank) on TV. It also tends to increase feelings of well being, thus helping to prevent depression. 42)
  • In addition to statin drugs, anticholinergic drugs should be avoided as much as humanly possible. Most night-time pain relievers, sleep aids, antihistamines, some antidepressants, incontinence medications, as well as various narcotic pain relievers, fall into this category. Anticholinergic drugs block the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine, and they have been documented (not merely suspected of) increasing the risk of dementia. 43) 44) 45)

There is no shortage of exciting information to be found on this important topic. This report is coming to a close, 46) but here are three links for those who are interested in pursuing this topic further. The first one has to do with the tie in between diabetes and Alzheimer's.

This 4 1/2 minute video from Rhode Island Hospital researcher, Dr. Suzanne de la Motte gives a nice introduction to the connection to diabetes.

The second link is to a 17 minute video of a roundtable type discussion of several doctors talking about Alzheimer's being preventable, and the importance of taking care of yourself now, so you don't have to endure what so many millions of people are going through.

For those looking for more in depth information, jump here to read Health Impact New's page on, “The Clue to Why Low Fat Diet and Statins may Cause Alzheimer’s.” It covers a ton of territory. Scan the topics below to see if you are interested in, at least, parts of what that impressive page has to offer. 47)

  • APOE-4
  • Brain Biology 101
  • Cholesterol and Lipid Management
  • The Relationship between Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s
  • Do Statins Cause Alzheimer’s?
  • Astrocytes, Glucose Metabolism, and Oxygen
  • The Crucial Role of Amyloid-Beta (as a protecting agent rather than a causal agent)
  • Cholesterol’s Vital Role in the Brain
  • Infections and Inflammation
  • Evidence that Infection is Associated with Alzheimer’s
  • Ketogenic Diet as Treatment for Alzheimer’s
  • The Crucial Role of Antioxidants: Treatment with the coenzyme, NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
  • Excessive Oxygen Exposure and Cognitive Decline
  • Fats are a Healthy Choice

Conclusion

If you are beginning to suffer from a brain disorder, neurological degradation, Alzheimer's or other dementia, the two biggest favors you can do for yourself are to find a naturopathic or homeopathic doctor who will work with you to wean you off as many of your medications as possible, while you begin to take coconut oil on a daily basis.

On the other hand, that is sage advice for everybody. Get a holistic physician and incorporate coconut oil into your daily diet. You will experience countless, ongoing blessings as a direct result of those two lifestyle choices.

You can start out with small amounts of coconut oil, like a single teaspoon, but steadily increase the amount until you are enjoying several tablespoons of it throughout each day. It goes great with toast, and virtually any food. It's great for cooking.

Virgin, organic oil is best. If you won't pay for organic, at least be sure that you do not buy (or otherwise take) anything that says, hydrogenated, or partially hydrogenated. 48)

As great as coconut oil is for Alzheimer's that is just one of dozens of health benefits that it provides. This rather miraculous liquid, definitely seems too good to be true, but it's for reals nonetheless.

I will have a follow up report on the other many and incredible uses of coconut oil. A link will be provided here when it's completed.

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1) Do I really mean A LOT of exceptions? If the stated generalization is usually true, how is it possible to have A LOT of exceptions? It's simple really. For the sake of illustration, let presume there is a list of one billion things that seem too good to be true. Let's say that 99% percent of them, really are not true. 99% certainly fits within the description of “usually.” That still leaves one percent of one billion, or one million things on the list, the seem too good to be true, but they are true, nonetheless. Capiche?
2) No, I really mean it. I'm not saying it in a Christian Bale way.
3) It boggles the mind to think the US Patent Office granted patents on DNA, though. I'm not sure who exuded more hubris; the companies that applied, or the patent office who granted them.
4) http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/08/dementia-30s-40s-alzheimers-society-better-diagnosis I'm sure some people may say that I show ageism when I say it's alarming that younger people are coming down with it. They may accuse me of having an attitude that it's perfectly fine (or at least, not a big deal) for seniors to get it, but it's alarming with younger people get it. Ageism is real and I try not to be guilty of it, but a lot of ageism claims are off the mark, much as many sexism claims and racism claims aren't valid either. It's alarming because it's new information. We all know that it's a problem with older folks. Finding out that younger people are being diagnosed with it is alarming, as is finding out that more older folks are being diagnosed than in previous years. Also, we tend to think that at least there are younger people who can take care of older people who have Alzheimer's, so then when we learn that younger people are getting it as well, it gives us pause to stop and feel alarmed. There is nothing ageist about it. Capiche?
5) She ended up breaking her hip and having an operation. The anesthesia took her to a new, lower level. She was not able to recover and was being kept alive by intensive care. The decision was made to transfer her to hospice, where she graduated this time around, two days later. Thankfully, she didn't have to endure the worse level of Alzheimer's. I get the feeling that at the soul level she had the opportunity to not have to deal with the pain and trauma of the hip break and the operation and hospital ordeal, but she could have died in her sleep, had she taken that option, and that she did not take it, because she wanted to give us time to prepare for her departure. It certainly would be so like her, thinking and sacrificing for others.
6) If you drop a bowling ball on your toes and it hurts like hell, that's only anecdotal evidence. No scientific study was done and written up in a peer reviewed journal.
12) This is a matter of selective enforcement. While many doctors have been quite vocal about on the topic of the dangers of using allopathic medicine in inappropriate situations, and have not been threatened with loss of their medical license, many others have not been so fortunate. When charges against these doctors, are filed with their medical board, they usually pertain to failure to provide “standard of care” treatment; in other words, what the other doctors are doing.
13) The laxative effect was the excuse my step father used, to talk my mother out of using it. Since he would not give it to her, I had to get her a few tablespoonfuls in the hour or two that I saw her on my daily visits. At times, that proved to cause some bathroom issues. It's one of my biggest regrets and biggest grudges. He was so proud of himself for giving her various medications. It would have been so easy to include coconut oil in her medicine regimen. That way, between the two of us, we could have given her enough, but in smaller amounts, multiple times, and it wouldn't have ever acted as a strong laxative. He was just oblivious to how bad medicines are. His attitude was like, the more pills doctors prescribed for her, the better off she would be. One prescription almost took her life. She had all kinds of sores that were festering on her legs. It took a while for a doctor to have an opening for her, and when the day finally arrived, the doctor immediately ordered her into the hospital. She had cellulitis, rather severely. Doctors at the hospital said it would have killed her in not too much longer if it had not been caught in time. They used intravenous antibiotics to deal with it. Her main hospital doctor suspected one of the drugs on her regimen. It was the most recent addition. He took her off of it, and she never got the condition again. Interestingly, and rather not surprisingly, she did fine without the drug. Whatever symptom she had that inspired one of her doctors to add that drug to her regimen, was not a factor when she was taken off the drug. Decades ago, drugs were almost always a temporary thing to help the body deal with something. Today, more times than not, they are assumed to be permanent. The fact is, almost without exception, the more drugs you take, the worse off your health is going to be. Not only can your body have an adverse reaction to any drug, the chance of such reactions increase geometrical with each new drug that is added to your regimen, because it's not just one drug interacting with your body chemistry; it's a combination of drugs interacting with your body, and with each other. In fact, even though drug testing can cost 50 million dollars before they get to market, no tests are ever done to study contraindications of drugs when taken with other drugs. Thus, when pharmaceutical companies certify a drug as safe and effective, they are only certifying it for instances where no other drugs are being taken. It's not unusual for seniors to take a dozen different pills in the course of their day. None of the drugs are tested safe when taken with any single other drug, let alone, a cocktail of a half a dozen of more. And, by the way, even when the drug companies say, safe and effective, it really means nothing. Vioxx killed many thousands of people before it was taken off the market. The FDA certified it safe and effective (as they do all drugs that reach the legal marketplace.) Disgustingly, the FDA never did pull Vioxx. Merck, the pharmaceutical giant pulled it themselves, only because they were losing so much money in all the wrongful death lawsuits.
14) It is the most surrealistic, Twilight Zone conversation in the world that politicians routinely have when it comes to seniors citizens and medications. They speak as if the medications are needed to allow the seniors to keep living, when the truth is, most of the time, medications get in the way of seniors being healthy and living longer. One of the greatest things that could ever happen would be if there were no more funds for seniors to get their toxic pills. I'm sure some people would get worse and even die early, but it would pale in comparison to all the seniors who would become healthier and live much longer.
31) When the history of humanity is written, near (or at) the list of all-time blunders will be nuclear powered electricity plants. The mind boggles at the stupidity and the hubris involved. Even post Fukushima, proponents are advocating doubling down. No words can suffice to explain the supreme ignorance, the willful blindness, the refusal to accept reality. By the way, almost nobody realizes the ongoing emergency and tragedy the Fukushima is and will continue to be for all of our lives, and our progeny for eons to come.
45) Wow! The headline for this study on the US National Institute of Health website is, CCHRONIC EXPOSURE TO ANTICHOLINERGIC MEDICATIONS ADVERSELY AFFECTS THE COURSE OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. Now compare that to the headline for another study published on the website PsychCentral: DRUG EFFECTS ON ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS REASSURING. That just goes to show you that different studies can come up with different results, but, more importantly, when you actually read the text, of the so-called “reassuring” study, you see they freely admit that in seniors who don't have dementia, those drugs may give it to them! Yet somehow, someone thought that the headline to go with was that the STUDY IS REASSURING TO ALZHEIMER'S PATIENTS. I guess it was opposite day when they wrote that. Their line of reasoning was that in that particular study, if you took into account the state of mind / brain health, of the participants at the start of the test, people who already had dementia were not adversely affect. Oh sure, the drugs evidently brought about Alzheimer's to people who were fine before they took them, but that is of no concern. So… instead of the headline being something like, ANTICHOLINERGIC MEDICATIONS SHOWN TO PLAY A PIVOTOL ROLE IN THE DEVELOPING OF ALZHEIMER'S AND OTHER FORMS OF DEMENTIA, they decided that it was more important to talk about how “REASSURING” the study was for Alzheimer patients taking those drugs. Are they kidding? There was nothing reassuring about those results in that study. In fact, they were extremely alarming. I also would not even trust the actual results if they came from the same mindset that wrote that headline. It clearly shows a bias that could contaminate the entire study. Moreover, common sense would tell anyone that if certain drugs are bring about dementia, you would do everything possible to have dementia patients avoid them, even if this one study really did show, with zero bias, that the participants in the study for that limited time frame were not made worse by those drugs. Since when does common sense become worthless in the face of so-called science?
46) Hey, I'm sorry, but all things must end, if only so they can begin again.
47) The entire Health Impact News website is remarkable. It's one of two sites I've recently discovered that I can't keep away from. The other one is Cancer Tutor.
48) Vitacost has 54 ounces of certified organic oil for $22. They give free shipping on $25 orders, so if you add something that cost's $3 or so, you'll end up getting it for free. If you want the very best, this article certainly sold me on believing that TropicalTraditions has it on their Gold Label line, for $30 plus shipping for 32 ounces. There are discounts in the 1 and 5 gallon sizes, though.

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