(NaturalNews) It's amazing how coconut oil has recently been
acknowledged for the healthy oil that it is after having been vilified
for decades as a heart attack oil. Now it's been discovered to boost
even brain health.
Defaming coconut oil saturated fat was part of the 1950s creation of
low and no fat foods, margarine, and hydrogenated trans-fatty cooking
and salad oils, which have recently been proven as actually detrimental
to overall health.
The different types of triglycerides in fats
High triglyceride blood readings are red flags for obesity, diabetes,
and heart health issues. Most dietary fats contain long chain
triglycerides (LCT), which are not easily metabolized and can be stored
as fatty deposits in one's body.
Long chain triglycerides contain chains with 14 to 18 carbon atoms.
But coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT) with shorter
chains of 5 to 12 carbon atoms, which are easily metabolized by the
liver to produce ketone bodies that can replace glucose as metabolic
As we age, the brain's ability to metabolize glucose for energy
wanes, especially for those who have a metabolic disorder or insulin
resistance. But MCT-created ketones can be used as cellular fuel in the
brain when glucose is not available.
Study: Coconut oil improves cognitive ability
As far back as 2004, a study published in the journal Neurobiology of
Aging determined that coconut oil MCTs improved cognitive function
among older folks with memory problems and even Alzheimer's disease.
They took 20 subjects and randomly fed them coconut oil or placebos
on different days. Some of the Alzheimer's group demonstrated improved
scoring on a special Alzheimer's cognitive rating scale, and all of them
demonstrated better paragraph recall shortly after taking each dose of
This wasn't a long term study. They got immediate positive cognitive
and memory results from single doses of coconut oil compared to
So why wasn't this publicized by the mainstream media (MSM) and
reported to medical practitioners everywhere? Maybe because Big Pharma
was trying to synthesize and patent a ketone body producing
pharmaceutical for the increasing Alzheimer's disease market.
A dramatic true story confirming coconut oil's efficacy
Around 2009-10, MD Mary Newport's husband had deteriorated from
Alzheimer's so badly he couldn't draw a simple illustration of a clock
or perform daily functions without being micromanaged.
Since the Alzheimer's drug developed in 2004 was not effective, Dr.
Newport tried to get him into a trial for a new Alzheimer's drug. But he
was so bad off he didn't qualify.
After discovering that this new drug was a synthetic version of MCTs
for creating ketone bodies and improving brain function, she researched
and realized that palm and coconut oils also contained MCTs.
After feeding her husband coconut oil, he started making a remarkable
comeback from almost total dementia to being able to start and finish
tasks and remember people and events.
Dr. Newport observed that only two doses spaced eight hours apart
were sufficient, while the pharmaceutical version required doses every
three hours (http://www.naturalnews.com/030373_coconut_oil_Alzheimers_disease.html)
If Mary would have enrolled her husband into that 2009-10 Alzheimer's drug trial, she could have lost him completely.
The drug trial at that time was halted early because of nine deaths among those taking higher doses(http://www.naturalnews.com/028753_Alzheimers_drug_trials.html).
Newport's success without side effects places coconut oil as the
dementia food medicine of choice over expensive and harmful
pharmaceuticals. Because they went viral on the internet with their
experience, several others experiencing Alzheimer's or memory problems
have benefited from coconut oil.
Here's a video interview of Dr. Newport (http://tv.greenmedinfo.com).
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