Damage done to your brain from decades of unbalanced insulin and leptin levels, and from eating the wrong foods, begins to take it toll long before you show actual signs of deterioration, like Alzheimer’s. For this reason it is extremely important that you start to make healthy decisions long before the damage to your brain and nerves can be halted and reversed.
Once it gets to the extent of Alzheimer’s it is too late. Alzheimer’s is irreversible.
Research has found that coconut oil can produce an energy supply to the brain, as an alternate to insulin, and could be the ultimate “brain food,” much better than even blueberries. Your brain runs on insulin, which has been found to be made in the brain as well as the pancreas, as it’s energy source. Fortunately, it has been found that your brain can also run on more than one type of energy supply, and this is where coconut oil enters the picture.
Your body produces ketones, or ketoacids, when it convers fat (as opposed to glucose) into energy. The primary source of ketones are the medium chain triglycerides (MCT) found in coconut oil! In fact, ketones appear to be the preferred source of brain food in patients affected by diabetes or Alzheimer’s.
Coconut oil contains about 66 percent MCTs. It has been shown that MCTs can feed your brain and prevent atrophy of the nerve cells. It may even restore and renew neuron and nerve function in your brain after damage has set in. In addition, a number of health conditions can be addressed.
“Coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is classified as a ‘functional food’ because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content. Coconut oil is of special interest because it possesses healing properties far beyond that of any other dietary oil and is extensively used in traditional medicine among Asian and Pacific populations,” says Dr. Bruce Fife in his book Stop Alzheimer’s Now.
Fats taken into your body normally must be mixed with bile from your gallbladder before they can be broken down in your digestive system. MCTs are fats that are not processed by your body in the same manner as long chain triglycerides. They go directly to your liver, which naturally converts the oil into ketones, bypassing the bile entirely. Your liver immediately then releases the ketones into your bloodstream, where they are transported to your brain to be used as fuel.
“In Alzheimer’s disease, the neurons in certain areas of the brain are un able to take in glucose due to insulin resistance and slowly die off, a process that appears to happen one or more decades before the symptoms become apparent,” according to Dr. Mary Newport, “If these cells had access to ketone bod ies, they could potentially stay alive and continue to function.”
The research into the use of coconut oil and its value in fighting Alzheimer’s and other diseases is important, and could be a turning point in discovering a cure. Anything that will help to regenerate brain cells and improve memory is a start in the right direction in improving life for aging people, and those with neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Mercola – Four Tablespoons of This “Brain Food” May Prevent Alzheimer’s: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/13/can-this-natural-food-cure-or-prevent-alzheimers.asp
Coconut Research Center: http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/
Dr. Mary Newport — What if there was a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?: http://www.coconutketones.com/whatifcure.pdf