According to the Alzheimer’s Association, more than 5 million Americans suffer with Alzheimer’s disease and 1 of every 3 seniors dies with some form of dementia. Families may spend over $5,000 each year caring for a loved one, and it costs the U.S. $216 billion a year for Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. However, feeding your brain the right food isn’t just about preventing a disease in the future. Giving your brain the fuel it needs to function optimally may also improve your current cognitive function and creativity, making you more productive at work and at home. Your brain needs the right fuel to nourish neurons, boost production of neurotransmitters and protect against damage and degeneration. Unfortunately, some popular nutritional fads may have placed you at greater risk for damage to your neurons, without the additional heart health benefits and proponents of these dietary changes promised. You may make a significant difference in your overall health and reduce your risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease when you purposefully include the foods your brain needs to function and detoxify.
A new study was published in the journal Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience looking at the effects of ketones as brain fuel and their use in treating Alzheimer's disease. The title of the study is: Can Ketones Help Rescue Brain Fuel Supply in Later Life? Implications for Cognitive Health during Aging and the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. In recent years, the effects of a ketogenic diet has been studied in relation to dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older people, as Alzheimer's disease is increasingly being seen as a "Type 3" form of diabetes. However, since a diet cannot be patented, mainstream medicine has instead focused on pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines to combat diseases like Alzheimer's, as such drugs are seen as a financial windfall for pharmaceutical companies, with so many Americans in the "Baby Boomer" age group entering into their senior years. This new study from Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience shows great promise in utilizing a dietary approach in preventing and fighting Alzheimer's disease. We have previously documented many stories of family members and caregivers seeing huge improvements in Alzheimer's disease simply by adding coconut oil to the diet, and coconut oil naturally provides a form of ketone energy to the brain.
This week, a study published in the journal Neurology stated that the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer's Disease is vastly under-reported. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia, according to Bryan James Ph. D., a researcher at Rush University Medical Center. The new study indicates that Alzheimer's disease may be one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The study reports that Alzheimer' may be an underlying cause of five to six times as many deaths as currently reported. "The numbers that we estimate from this study, about half a million deaths from Alzheimer's disease a year, would put it right behind heart disease and cancer," said Dr. James. As we reported earlier this year, Big Pharma has a terrible track record in producing Alzheimer's drugs. Many drugs have been abandoned after years of research because they were ineffective or harmful. With this new study, however, the market for new Alzheimer's drugs just grew by "five to six" times. The standard statement regarding Alzheimer's Disease is that "there is no cure." This statement simply means there are no drugs approved by the FDA to cure Alzheimer's. One has to wonder if this study is not a pre-cursor to approving ineffective drugs for Alzheimer's, since the market is so huge. Even Alzheimer's vaccines are currently in development. There is plenty of research, however, showing that Alzheimer's is a form of diabetes, and is now referred to as a type 3 diabetes. Like type 2 diabetes, there are lifestyle and dietary actions that can be taken to prevent, and even reverse, Alzheimer's Disease. The ketogenic diet, specifically incorporating coconut oil into one's diet, has shown remarkable results.
News here in 2014 is reporting that two more Alzheimer drugs have failed during drug trials. Alzheimer's Disease represents a huge market for pharmaceutical companies, as millions of people are suffering from the disease, and the rate is increasing rapidly. Many pharmaceutical companies are trying to develop Alzheimer's drugs and vaccines. However, if we are to truly understand the Alzheimer's epidemic, we need to stop viewing senior citizens as a lucrative market for pharmaceutical products. The most successful drug of all time, Lipitor, is a cholesterol-lowering drug aimed at seniors that at one time out sold all other drugs combined. It is estimated that today one out every four Americans over the age of 55 is now taking statin drugs to artificially lower their body's cholesterol. Unfortunately, there is research pointing to a lack of cholesterol uptake to the brain as being associated with Alzheimer's patients. Therefore, poor dietary advice and excessive pharmaceutical drugs must be considered as a primary cause of Alzheimer's Disease. All across the globe, people are starting to use coconut oil to treat Alzheimer's Disease, and the results have been nothing less than remarkable. In this report we take a look at some of these stories, as well as looking at research linking the high-fat ketogenic diet to curing many diseases such as Alzheimer's.
by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy
In what is yet another great investigative report by Lorie Johnson of CBN, we hear how coconut oil is helping people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS. (Note: we also covered the remarkable story of how coconut oil helped with ALS last year here: Coconut Oil Reverses Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS).
Catherine: “Coconut Oil has become my best friend” – Photo provided by her family
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The news about how effective coconut oil is in treating Alzheimer's Disease is spreading fast, as the failure of drugs in treating Alzheimer's are widely documented in the mainstream media. Brian Shilhavy takes a look at the research and testimonials regarding coconut oil and Alzheimer's.