Ketone bodies made by the human body when digesting coconut oil could be an alternate fuel for your brain. This new theory is according to Dr. Mary Newport, who says coconut oil has significant benefits. Dr. Mary Newport believes coconut oil offers profound benefits when it comes to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. She started the treatment for her own husband and was stunned by the results! If proven accurate, her theory could be among the greatest natural health discoveries in several years.
Dr. Newport has a personal history with Alzheimer’s disease. When her husband Steve was in his mid-50s, he suffered from progressive dementia for more than five years. Steve then had an MRI, which confirmed the clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.
As Dr. Newport relates her story in a case study, her husband was in a fog for many days, usually for several days in a row. He could not even remember how to get water from the fridge, and neither could he find a spoon. She once asked him if a particular call she had been expecting came and he said no. However, Steve remembered the message two days later, in detail.
Dr. Newport noted that although information was still filed somewhere within her husband’s brain, he had no short-term memory. As a result, she developed a gut feeling that her husband’s diet was somehow contributing to his lack of short-term memory.
Steve began taking medication hoping it would help to slow the process. Unfortunately, he lost weight, became depressed, forgot how to cook and perform simple additions even when using a calculator. Although Steve remained in good physical condition and spent his days working in his garage or the yard, he completely forgot how to perform several everyday tasks.
There are several studies on the potential use of ketone bodies or medium chain triglycerides in the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Some of these studies caught Dr. Newport’s eye. Medium chain triglycerides are also considered as a potential treatment for several other ailments including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Huntington’s disease, and drug-resistant epilepsy.