Coconut Oil And Alzheimer’s
Four doctors discuss coconut oil and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Anderson advocates coconut oil for his nursing home’s Alzheimer’s & dementia diet. He explains three main benefits. The first is that Coconut oil is rich in MCTs, which provide ketones as brain backup fuel. This can help offset the lack of energy from glucose that is common to a brain with dementia. Next coconut oil offers a low-carb solution to insulin resistance from diabetes. And thirdly Dr. Anderson also sees these benefits incidentally improving problems of agitation, behavior and too many pills. He recommends three tablespoons of coconut oil a day.
Coconut oil has been used as a staple food in many cultures for thousands of years. It unfairly received a lot of bad press a few decades ago with the confusion between saturated fats and trans fats.
Alzheimer’s disease is becoming a huge crisis in the western world with many people requiring more care and attention. Drugs don’t seem to have a curing effect and can in fact lead to other problems. Coconut oil could be a simple and very cost effective solution and more research is required on coconut oil and alzheimer’s.