If you’ve ever known anyone with Alzheimer’s disease, you know how heart-breaking it can be. Not only does it destroy a person’s mental abilities and dignity but the person you know and love no longer exists.
Dr Mary Newport tells the story of her husband Steve: “I was watching my husband of 36 years fade away.
For most of Steve’s life, he was known for his quick wit and sharp mind. He could do complicated math in his head and was very active
At first, it was little things, like misplacing his keys and forgetting appointments. But then the lapses became more serious. Soon it was clear that Steve had dementia.”
Mary wrote in her journal: “It has been a nightmare to watch his decline. He couldn’t remember how to use a spoon or how to get water out of the refrigerator. At a family reunion, he no longer recognized close relatives. He even forgot that he had fathered his oldest daughter.”
When Steve took the Mini Mental Status Exam (MMSR), he scored 14 out of 30, which indicates severe dementia. And when he took a test where he was asked to draw a clock from memory, this is what he drew:
Mary asked if a certain phone call came and he said “No.” Two days later, he remembered the call and what the caller said.
In Mary’s words, it was “Strange to have no short-term memory and yet the information was filed somewhere in his brain. I knew he was locked up in there somewhere.”
Ketasyn – a new experimental drug for Alzheimer’s
Then Mary came across research on an experimental drug called Ketasyn. She learned that in a study of Alzheimer’s patients, this drug brought about improvement in half the people who took it.
Mary did research on the internet and came across a patent application for the drug. The application included a description of how the drug works and a list of the drug’s ingredients. Much to Mary’s surprise, the main ingredient of the drug was medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), derived from coconuts.
Coconut oil and Alzheimer’s
Mary decided she had nothing to lose. She went to the health food store and bought some coconut oil. The next morning, she mixed it in Steve’s oatmeal and fed it to him. A few days later she drove him to an appointment where he was scheduled to retake the MMSR exam.
Mary pulled aside the research coordinator and asked how Steve did. The coordinator looked at Mary and said “Didn’t he tell you? He scored an 18!”
The last time Steve had taken the test, he’d scored 14 out of 30. Yet here he was scoring an 18. That’s an improvement of 28%.
Within a few days, Steve told Mary that he felt the “light switch came back on” and the “fog lifted.” Could this dramatic improvement be due to the coconut oil?
Two weeks after Steve began taking coconut oil, Mary asked him to draw another clock. This is what he drew:
And about three weeks after that (on Day 37), she asked him to draw a clock again. He drew this:
Dr. Mary Newport recently said that not only is Steve’s gait totally back to normal, but he now jogs daily! His tremor is completely gone. And he has also gone back to being an avid reader. He recently relayed the details of two articles he read in Scientific American.
His memory is also dramatically improved. He recognizes his relatives again and has conversations with them.
According to Mary, Steve missed getting his morning oil on two occasions: once because he had a fasting blood test and the other time because he was traveling. In both instances, he became dazed and confused, with full-blown tremors. And in both instances, he got back to normal after taking the coconut oil.
Can coconut oil work for you or a loved one?
Coconut oil might not have the same dramatic results on everyone but isn’t worth a try?
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To Your Serene Good Health,
With thanks to:
Maria Dolgova, Associate Publisher, NHD Health “Watch coconut oil work for you or a loved one.”