by Katherine Owen
(Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)
I am no expert on healing Alzheimer's and dementia. But, like many of you, I have a family member who is affected with dementia.
Last year, I read about the story of Dr Mary Newport who had extraordinary results in healing Alzheimer's - reversing the process of the disease in her husband– by feeding him coconut oil for 37 days.
Her story is outlined in her book: Alzheimer's disease: What if There Was A Cure? The Story of Ketones
(available on Amazon).
Today, I find myself reading an article on another book about healing Alzheimer's – Stop Alzheimer's Now!
by Bruce Fife, which states research suggesting that not only do ketones (contained in coconut oil) assist in healing Alzheimer's but also in healing the following conditions:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Other Neurodegenerative Disorders
One of the remarkable research findings quoted in Bruce Fife’s book is that of "Reger MA et al. The effects of beta-hydroxybutyrate on cognition in memory-impaired adults."
The study found
- MCTs from coconut oil can improve cognitive function in those with Alzheimer’s
- This effect was seen within 90 minutes – through a series of cognitive and memory tests and the comparison with a control group
- Improvement was achieved after a single dose of MCTs.
As someone living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, I experience cognitive fatigue or brain fog. It seems like an easy thing to try to include coconut oil in my diet.
After reading about this story, I started taking a little coconut oil in the place of margarine on a slice of toast every now and again. I don't currently take the amount recommended for prevention - 2 to 3 tablespoons per day – and I don't know if it has made a difference.
However, this additional research which confirms the healing properties of coconut oil motivates me to make more effort to include coconut oil in my meals.
(I have experienced a great health improvement in the last 6 months, but I attribute this mainly to healing minerals
I am taking which have been truly wonderful in their effect on my levels of energy and on reducing muscle fatigue and muscle pain.)
Coconut oil contains ketones and taking ketones in the diet is currently showing far greater success than any drug. This really is exciting news for anyone looking for an alternative approach to healing Alzheimer's.
Your Doctor might not communicate to you this possible approach to healing Alzheimer's and I wanted to make sure that it is here on the www.healingcfsme.com for you to read.
Wishing you healing,
I am back to add some words of advice from a friend.
“All of those approaching 50 start planning for your parents dotage now, even if they are stubborn. Never a good idea to have things to deal with from scratch in a crisis situation.
Plan for the possibility of alzheimers as follows:
Set up lasting Power of Attorney;
Put their property in trust;
Get them to write a will;
See some care homes now in your leisure, not when you are desperate;
Know that if you have assets over £23K you will pay the whole care home bill yourself and it will cost £800 a week to stay in a decent care home;
Make a living will.”
And remember that when it comes to a healing approach towards a parent or partner you love, it is so important to be gentle on yourself with any decisions you make on their behalf.
Additional Food that might help with healing Alzheimers
In 2014 the journal Aging Cell published the results of a study which found that a chemical found in cucumber, known as festin, fights the damage of Alzheimer’s disease.Research source tags: healing alzheimers