It’s important to be clear that the word “incurable” in modern medical parlance means only that doctors do not yet know what to do for a particular disease or condition. An example of a condition that is supposedly irreversible, incurable and not preventable is Alzheimer’s disease. The news from researchers and people who have been courageously dabbling with a radical non-pharmaceutical “treatment” (coconut oil – see link to preliminary research below) indicates that Alzheimer’s is neither irreversible nor incurable, and that means that it also is preventable. Many “new cures” confirm the wisdom of Hippocrates’ dictum, “Let food be your medicine”. Indeed, pure foods are safer and much less expensive than drugs.
Relatively few of us suffer directly from Alzheimer’s, but many of us suffer from losing our family members to Alzheimer’s. And yet one needn’t wait for Alzheimer’s to strike. Fact is, we all may benefit from the addition of coconut oil to our daily routines. When the man in this video – Steve Trueblue – joined his 85-year-old father in the daily coconut experiment, he reported that his own physical strength and recovery curve improved significantly. At the same time, both he and his mother achieved deeper relaxation and better sleep. Steve credits coconut oil for his greater stamina and mental clarity plus an increased ability to focus on what he is engaged in doing. It also helped him from being sidetracked into eating and drinking unnecessarily. An added benefit is that it appears to help some people lose weight because it ends overeating.
Athletes have known about the benefits of coconut oil for a very long time, but the Alzheimer’s issue only came to the public’s attention when Dr Mary Newport tried feeding her stricken husband coconut oil – and his mental faculties returned. She has since written a book and has been given a grant to study the subject. It sounds as if the grant requires her to frame the “cure” in terms more mysterious than “coconut oil”. The KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) principle means don’t get more complicated than is absolutely necessary.
I had a personal friend whose father’s dementia problems were reversed when his wife fed him coconut oil daily, years before Mary Newport released her findings. Dr.Mary has been given a grant to study the use of coconut oil and its effects. Preliminary studies were independently performed in Spain and the [happy] results were released in December of 2015 by The National Institutes of Health. The Spanish study found that taking 3 tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil each day resulted in “improvement in cognitive status, improving especially women’s, those without diabetes mellitus type II, and severe patients.” I’ll be interested to read the followup study.
If you or yours suffers from mental – or physical – issues, coconut oil is certainly worth a try… and besides, organic coconut oil tastes good! For many years we were told to avoid all fats, but since the brain contains more cholesterol than all the rest of the body, we might have been starving it by denying it what it needs – good, clean, pure fatty foods. Avocados are another amazing source of vegetable fat, as are olives and all seeds and nuts and beans. A bottle of oil on the grocery shelf (olive oil, sunflower seed oil, etc) means that the food it came from might be a beneficial addition to the diet. These sites are run by researchers and MDs who love to scour medical research for findings that support the idea that food is indeed the very best medicine of all: