Health Impact News Editor Comments: The research against cholesterol-lowering statin drugs continues to mount, as does the evidence that lowering ones cholesterol via medication has serious side effects, such as Alzheimer’s disease. We have now published over 90 articles on the dangers of statin drugs since Health Impact News started in 2011. There […]
By Dr. Mercola
Are you still under the impression that cholesterol is a dietary villain and a primary cause of heart disease? And do you avoid eating healthy animal foods like eggs, butter and grass-fed beef because of “high-cholesterol” fears?
It’s time for these pervasive myths to be laid to rest, as when you understand the truth […]
Could Two Teaspoons of Coconut Oil a Day Keep Alzheimer’s at Bay?
by Christine Hsu
Vrajlal Parmar had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
After taking a Mini Mental State Examination test used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, doctors informed the 67-year-old’s family that he was “too severely affected to score anything at all,” according to the Daily […]
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).
By Dr. Mercola
There’s some serious confusion about cholesterol, and whether high cholesterol levels are responsible for heart disease.
Chris Masterjohn, who recently received his PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut, has published five peer-reviewed papers on vitamins and supplementation, and he’s currently researching fat-soluble supplements – A, D, and K – at […]
by Alliance for Natural Health
Behind a dangerous new test approved by the FDA is a new drug by the same company. Meanwhile, new research offers better natural solutions.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test from Eli Lilly & Co that detects the presence of proteins in the brain that have […]
Yahoo Canadian News
A man on the west coast of Newfoundland claims a new treatment is helping his family cope with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition for which medical science offers very little help.
Wilf Roberts of Woody Point, near Gros Morne National Park, believes coconut oil is greatly helping his wife’s Alzheimer’s.
Rhode Island Hospital researcher Suzanne de la Monte, MD, looks at the link between nitrates and nitrites — found in many food products — and the development of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s.
New Research Continues to Show Alzheimer’s is a Type 3 Diabetes
A recent study done at Rhode Island Hospital continues to confirm that Alzheimer's Disease has a strong link to brain insulin resistance, or type 3 diabetes. Since the National Institute of Health financed the study, we can probably expect people with Alzheimer's to now be prescribed even more drugs, the same drugs that are prescribed for type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the pharmaceutical companies have a terrible track record when it comes to diabetes drugs. The drug Actos, a drug that France and Germany pulled from the market a year ago after it was found to cause bladder cancer and tumors in people using it for type 2 diabetes, is a drug still found in the market in the United States. Since the FDA has not pulled it off of the market in the US, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed, including one from a whistle blower claiming the manufacturer "is benefiting in tens of billions of dollars in sales at the expense of the lives of people still taking the drug." Another diabetes drug, Avandia, was removed from pharmacies because it led to increased heart attacks killing thousands of people. (Although the FDA has just cleared Avandia to be sold again, even though it is banned in Europe.) Today's senior citizens living in managed care facilities are taking an average of over 30 different prescription drugs! The one class of drug that is prescribed the most, statin drugs to lower cholesterol, is linked to increasing the incidence of Alzheimer's by starving the brain of needed cholesterol. Another side effect of statin drugs is: diabetes! One out of every four Americans over the age of 55 is currently taking statin drugs. Given all the evidence regarding insulin resistance, diabetes, and the link to Alzheimer's, it is not surprising that people are reporting incredible benefits in helping or even reserving Alzheimer's from consuming coconut oil.
The brain comprises only 2% of the body's total weight, yet it contains nearly 25% of the total cholesterol in the body. Are years of USDA low fat dietary guidelines, along with billions of dollars sold in cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, a key factor in the epidemic of Alzheimer's disease we see today?