Dr Mary Newport has a theory that digesting coconut oil can be an alternative fuel for the brain. She believes it is a remedy to fight against Alzheimer.
Dr Newport’s husband Steve Newport suffered from Alzheimer. Earlier he suffered from dementia for five years in his mid 50’s, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer disease upon MRI scans. According to her, he used to forget where to get water, to find a spoon, and many more. He forgot many daily tasks but remained in good physical condition.
The use of medium-chain triglycerides or ketone bodies not only treats but prevents Alzheimer’s disease as per Dr. Newport. Medium chain triglycerides are regarded as a potential treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, diabetes etc.
Dr. Newport’s view is Ketone bodies may help the brain recover after a loss of oxygen in newborns through adults, may help the heart recover after an acute attack, and may shrink cancerous tumors. Children with drug-resistant epilepsy may respond to an extremely low carbohydrate keto diet.
However, Dr Newport started giving a dose of coconut oil daily to her husband.
After 60 days he was consuming it, he was able to stay active, happy, talkative and making jokes, and the trembling he had developed was less noticeable. He was able to pay attention to a task instead of being distracted. Steve takes about two tablespoons of coconut oil twice a day, to make sure that there are no periods where ketone bodies are not circulating.
After a year of maintaining this natural remedy, Dr Newport claims that her husband is totally a different person. Though he does not respond to certain words, he had recognized his relatives and actively participates in conversations.