What if There was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?

Today’s post was inspired by an article brought to my attention by my confidant Dr. Susan Sharifi, entitled ‘What if there wa a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and no on knew’. It’s an article written by a women and her accounts of dealing with her husbands increasing dementia. Of course the title hints at what our whole mission is- to prevent disease through a lifestyle of healthy eating. Medicine focuses on trying to fix you once you’re broken, spending tons of money on cures once you’ve already been diagnosed. Wouldn’t it be easier to try to prevent it just by watching what you put in your mouth? Eat foods that are anti-inflammatory to decrease free radical damage now instead of once it’s too late. Or to control your insulin now before you’re diagnosed as a diabetic. Is the food you’re using to comfort yourself now, more important than your future health? Ok so that was a bit of a tangent (sorry). Anyways the article goes on to promote one of the things that I’ve been broadcasting for over a year-coconut oil. What does it say? Well it begins with medium chain triglycerides (MCT) or ketone bodies, which they are finding may not only treat but prevent:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Huntington’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • brittle type 1 diabetes
  • type 2 diabetes

Most think that carbohydrates are necessary for the brain, that your brain get energy only from glucose. It’s true that they normally require glucose, but they can also use ketone bodies. We typically only have ketone bodies available if  starving or on a ketogenic diet (or a fat-burner one where low in carbohydrates). Those with Alzheimer’s sometimes can’t take in glucose because of insulin resistance, and die as a result. This can happen decades before the symptoms appear. If they had access to ketone bodies they may stay alive and function further. Your body digest MCT different from other fats. Rather than storing it as fat, the liver converts it to ketone bodies right away, which can immediately be used for energy. How do you get MCT? Well coconut oil of course! (and palm oil, as well). It’s important to make sure that the oil is non-hydrogenated and doesn’t have any trans fat. Where else can they be found? Human breast milk has the next highest concentration of MCT. After the author increased coconut oil intake of her husband (they also had been taking fish oil for 2 years and regularly consuming salmon with their low ketogenic diet), there was notable improvement in his awareness and cognition. His name is not going to be normal, but has shown progress. He became more animated in conversation, was able to recognize family by name, had a sense of humor, and talking in sentences. I love that it says ‘It is very likely that these diseases are becoming more prevalent due to our current diet.’ They’re right the American diet has changed dramatically the last half century. We used to consume a diet fish in lard, eggs, and coconut oil, but because of needed convenience and busy lifestyles we switched to margarine, hydrogenated oils. In doing so Alzheimer’s and heart disease rates have only went up. Clearly this article is another example of how lifestyle and eating ketogenically can ensure health for the future. For more on our fat-burner programs check out our website at bodychange.net

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2 Responses to What if There was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?

  1. Yoonki Lee says:

    Dear Sir:

    The Phytochemical could be available to cure the alzheimer and we need the volunteer
    for the test.

    Best regards,

    Yoonki Lee

    Yoonki Lee

  2. Pingback: Crazed for Coconuts? Maybe, Here’s Why | Body Change Wellness – Indiana

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