The anecdotal evidence for coconut oil treating and even reversing Alzheimer's Disease, as well as other neuro-degenerative diseases, has become so strong, that you can be sure the medical community has definitely taken notice. As we have reported numerous times, however, the Alzheimer's Association and pharmaceutical companies will not fund studies on coconut oil, since it is a natural product that cannot be patented. Therefore, we can expect funding looking at research to develop patent-able drugs that mimic the effects of coconut oil, as the success of coconut oil in treating neuro-degenerative diseases continues to spread. A study recently released by the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University of Newfoundland might be one of the first of many such studies. The title of the study is "Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid- on Cortical Neurons In Vitro." Rather than study the dietary effects of coconut oil, or the ketogenic diet, on neuro-degenerative diseases, this was actually an in vitro study that examined "rodent cortical neurons exposed to AB peptide" and virgin coconut oil, most likely in a petri dish or beaker, inside of a laboratory. Could they be setting the stage for yet-to-be-developed drugs that will mimic the effects of virgin coconut oil?
The University of South Florida's Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute has decided to research coconut oil and Alzheimer's Disease. They have a study currently in progress where they enrolled 65 individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s to measure the effects of coconut oil, versus a placebo, on the disease. The funding reportedly came from a private foundation, as there is obviously no interest in researching this inside the medical system with its billions of dollars in revenue and government funds to develop drugs that can be patented.
A new study reveals that the seeds of Nigella sativa, commonly known as "black seed," may provide an ideal nutritional supplement for preventing or slowing the progression of Alzheimer disease. The researchers also noted that beyond its neuroprotective properties Nigella Sativa also has kidney protective, lung protective, cardioprotective and liver protective properties.
After a few weeks of gradually increasing her coconut oil intake and working up to 3 TBS daily, Grandma had improved even beyond where she was when she first came to live with Mom. Her memory was improving and her confusion was gone. She was pleasant and happy to be with us: she was a fully functioning 86 year old! Even some of her aches and pains were better! That was two years ago and now, at the age of 88, Grandma is still taking the coconut oil and has not lost one bit of her alertness, memory, or character! Coconut oil gave my Grandma back to us!
University of South Florida Byrd Institute to Conduct Clinical Trials on Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s
The University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute has announced that they will conduct an 8-month pilot study investigating coconut oil for individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. Coconut oil has made dramatic improvement in many people with Alzheimer's, and Health Impact News has published many of these testimonies.
Alzheimer's disease is currently at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans—including one in eight people aged 65 and over—living with it. There is no known cure, and few truly effective treatments. Two recent studies show that compounds in cinnamon, and vitamins B12, B6, and folate may delay the onset and/or slow progression of the disease.
Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer's disease in the world. A recent study on patients with Alzheimer's disease found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in 'remarkable improvements.'
Alzheimer’s disease is currently at epidemic proportions. It’s becoming increasingly clear that what you eat, or don’t eat, can influence your risk as well as the rate at which the disease progresses. B group vitamins, in particular, especially folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12, are again making headlines for their powerful role in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. B vitamins may reduce brain shrinkage by up to 90 percent!
In this video report Steve in Sydney describes how coconut oil reversed dementia in his 85 year old father in only 35 days.
“I lost my dad to Alzheimer’s five years ago and I thought I would never get him back,” said Rashi. “But somehow I have, and it’s the most amazing thing."