Natural Ways to Prevent, Delay, or Even Reverse Alzheimer's Disease

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Coconut Oil
The possibility that coconut oil could help slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease or even reverse it is being explored right now in a clinical trial, largely because of the efforts of Dr. Mary Newport, a neonatologist whose husband has the disease. When Newport discovered that the main active ingredient in a medical food for Alzheimer’s called Axsona was medium chain triglyceride oil and that the oil can be derived from coconuts, she did her homework. Soon she was giving her husband coconut oil. As his cognitive abilities, behavior, and personality improved, her enthusiasm for coconut oil increased.

According to Newport in an ABC report, “Alzheimer’s is a type of diabetes of the brain,” and coconut oil helps move more energy into the brain cells. Thus the first ever clinical trial of coconut oil on people with Alzheimer’s got underway in June 2013 at the University of South Florida.

Much farther north, a small pilot study also looked at the impact of coconut oil on brain cells. At Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, a research team discovered that coconut oil reduces the effects of amyloid-beta on cortical neurons, which are brain cells in the largest area of the brain, the cerebral cortex. This finding helps fuel the support for coconut oil as a potential tool in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 

The four natural tools discussed here to help prevent, slow, or even reverse Alzheimer’s disease are not the only ones available. However, they represent four easily accessible and promising options in the fight against this devastating disease.

[Editor's Note: We recommend coconut oil from our sponsors Barlean's, Now Foods, or Lily of the Desert.]

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By Andrea Donsky| September 20, 2017
Categories:  Care

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