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the benevolent coconut oil

drsundaram

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In the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. This figure is growing rapidly with the ageing population.

One of them was Steve Newport. His wife, Mary Newport, was a doctor. Dr. Mary learned that her husband had severe Alzheimer's disease.

When the doctor examined her husband at the hospital, he asked Steve to paint a clock. Instead, he drew a few circles and then drew a few figures without any logic. It was not like a clock at all!.

The doctor pulled her aside and said: "Your husband is already on the verge of severe Alzheimer's disease!"

It turned out that it was a test of whether a person had Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Mary was very upset at that time, but as a doctor, she would not just give up. She began to study the disease. She found out Alzheimers disease was associated to glucose deficiency to the brain.

Her research says: "The dementia of the elderly is like having diabetes in the head ! Before one has the symptoms of Diabetes or Alzheimer's disease, the body has already had problems for 10 to 20 years."

According to Dr. Mary's study, Alzheimer's disease is very similar to Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The cause is also insulin imbalance.

Because insulin has a problem, it prevents the brain cells from absorbing glucose. Glucose is the nutrition of brain cells. Without glucose, brain cells die.

As it turns out, these high-quality proteins are the cells that feed our body.

But nutrition for our brain cell is glucose. As long as we have mastered the source of these two kinds of food, we are the masters of our own health!

The next question is, where to find glucose? It cannot be the ready-made glucose that we buy from the store. It is not from fruits such as grapes. She started looking for alternatives.

The alternative nutrients for brain cells are ketones. Ketones are necessary in brain cells. Ketones cannot be found in vitamins.

*Coconut oil* contains triglicerides. After the triglycerides in *coconut oil* is consumed, it is metabolised into ketones in the liver. This is the alternative nutrient for brain cells!

After this scientific verification, Dr. Mary added *coconut oil* to her husband's food. After only two weeks, when he went to the hospital again to do painting and clock tests, the progress was amazing.

Dr. Mary said: "At that time, I thought, has God heard my prayers? Wouldn't it be coconut oil that worked ? But there is no other way.Anyway, it's better to continue taking the*coconut oil*."

Dr. Mary was now part of the traditional medical practice base. She clearly knew the capabilities of traditional medicine.

Three weeks later, the third time she took him to do a smart clock test, the performance was better than the last time. This progress was not only intellectual, but also emotional and physical.

Dr. Mary said: "He could not do his running but now he can run. He could not read for a year and a half, but he can read again now after taking *coconut oil* for three months."

Her husband's actions had already begun to change. He did not speak in the mornings. Now she noticed a lot of changes: "Now after he gets up, he is spirited, talking and laughing. He drinks water himself and take utensils for himself on his own."

On the surface, these are very simple daily tasks, but only those who have come to the clinic or have demented relatives at home can experience the joy: It is not easy to see such progress!

After frying the greens & onions in coconut oil, making cakes with coconut, after taking 3 to 4 tablespoons of coconut oil per meal, 2-3 months later, the eyes too can now focus normally.

Her studies proved that *coconut oil* can really improve the problem of dementia in the elderly.

Apply *coconut oil* to bread. When coconut cream is used, the taste is unexpectedly good.

Young people can also use it for maintenance of health and prevention, and can improve if they have symptoms of dementia.

Dementia is caused because nutrients cannot be transported to brain cells, and nutrients must be passed from the body to the brain by insulin.

Especially for diabetic patients its not easy to get insulin secretion. “Nutrition cannot get to the brain. When brain cells are starved to death, they are deprived of intelligence.”

*Coconut oil* contains medium-chain triglyceride, which can supply nutrients to the brain without using insulin.
*So, it can improve Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease*.
 

prasad1

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*So, it can improve Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease*.
Can you provide the medical research article source?
Alzheimer's society does not support this theory.
One should be extremely cautious when posting health-related articles. There are too many crooks on the internet with such stories.
 
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prasad1

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Coconut oil and dementia
There is currently a lack of evidence to show that coconut oil plays any role in preventing or treating dementia or its symptoms.
Does coconut oil help prevent dementia?
There have been some claims that coconut oil could be used as a treatment, or even a cure, for Alzheimer's disease. However, there is currently not enough experimental evidence to back up these claims.

The claim is based on the theory that the brain cells of people with Alzheimer's disease are unable to use glucose to produce energy properly, and so the nerve cells 'starve'.
Some believe coconut oil may act as an alternative energy source for the brain. However, there is not enough scientific evidence to know whether this is the case.

Is there any evidence behind the coconut oil claims?
A clinical trial into the potential effects of coconut oil was being conducted in the US.
Unfortunately this trial had to be discontinued in 2017. There were not enough people enrolled on the trial for researchers to fully understand whether coconut oil has any benefit for people affected by dementia.
There is some evidence to suggest that fats like coconut oil could indirectly result in higher levels of a protein called acetylcholinesterase.
Researchers have found that the level of acetylcholinesterase is higher in people with Alzheimer's disease and current treatments aim to lower the level of this protein.
This could mean that coconut oil may actually be detrimental to people with Alzheimer's disease.
It is important to ensure that any potential treatment is safe for people with Alzheimer's disease.
This is why treatments go through large clinical trials before approval for widespread use.

Ketogenic diets and cholesterol levels
In the ‘keto’ diet, carbohydrates are strictly limited and replaced by high fat intakes, forcing the body to use fat as a primary energy source. This is a similar idea behind the Atkins diet.

Coconut oil is used to allow a slightly higher level of carbohydrate intake, making the very strict diet slightly easier to follow, but still preventing the body using sugar from carbohydrates as the main energy source. This works only because the body is forced to metabolise fats.

The ketogenic diet must be incredibly strict because the body will always preferentially use glucose for metabolism instead of fats. This means that simply adding coconut oil to the diet would not provide brain cells with an alternative energy source.

The keto diet is also linked to very high cholesterol levels, which is known to increase risk factors for stroke, heart disease and dementia.

In fact, the NHS and World Health Organisation advise against consuming large amount of coconut oil as it contains high levels of saturated fat which can lead to high cholesterol levels.

 

prasad1

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Coconut oil as a treatment for Alzheimer’s? It’s one of those claims that has rumbled on for a few years now, but so far research has been inconclusive so there’s little evidence to say it can be of any help. Companies selling nutritional drinks and making claims about their effects don’t count. And while anecdotes from individuals can be compelling, sadly these claims can’t be verified, and need to be treated with caution. In fact, it’s best to be wary about any claims around coconut oil or other foods or supplements: as well as no proven benefits, there are potential harms.

We know that normally when we lack glucose, for example from prolonged fasting, our brains start to switch to using ketone bodies for energy. But we don’t know if this happens in Alzheimer’s disease too, let alone whether consuming coconut oil, which may be turned into ketone bodies, could help.

Many researchers are sceptical. Just providing energy to cells affected by Alzheimer’s is extremely unlikely to save them from the toxic processes caused by the disease. There’s so much we don’t understand about how and why nerve cells die during Alzheimer’s, causing its devastating symptoms, but it’s more complex than needing energy.

‘But it helped me…’
Unfortunately, people’s stories of improvements in memory and thinking skills after taking coconut oil don’t prove that is was the oil causing these changes. We cannot say that what is true for one person will be true for another, or even whether it would be safe for another. We cannot say what any improvement seen in an individual was caused by; there are too many factors to take into account. There’s a large placebo effect in Alzheimer’s, and people’s condition naturally fluctuates, so it’s difficult to assess whether any intervention is working or not. To find that out we’d need full placebo controlled clinical trials.
Dangers
You may well think, if it could help, then why not? Because there’s a risk – coconut oil is extremely fatty. The World Health Organisation and the NHS, amongst others, advise against consuming high amounts of coconut oil, due to its high levels of saturated fat which could, in turn, lead to high cholesterol levels.
 
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drsundaram

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Can you provide the medical research article source?
Alzheimer's society does not support this theory.
i can't since i dont have. the information fwd is just a fwd to me from a reliable & experienced medical professional . I have heard from dependable ayurvedic resources, that, in general coconut oil is a panacea of many many ailments apart from day today topical use & as a recommnded oil for cooking. Unfortunately or otherwise many such items we use daily have receved acclaim by usage in large nunbers and have spread over word of mouth and that is it. USFDA like top bodies do declare something today which the world hears and they themselves reverse tomorrow as we have been seeing in some critical health parameters, of late . there is lack of consistency in fixing standards . Anyway Faith heals largely .
 

prasad1

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i can't since i dont have. the information fwd is just a fwd to me from a reliable & experienced medical professional . Anyway Faith heals largely .

Do the least harm.
An individual family practice doctor is no better than an average human being when it comes to cutting edge research. We must be very skeptical of such claims.

Faith heals but faith also kills.

I recommend that we cross-check our posts and please quote the original source. A WhatsApp source would be highly questionable health advice. Just a note of caution.
 

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