With more than 5 million Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is an incurable and terminal form of dementia that afflicts millions of sufferers worldwide and by 2050 is expected to affect 1 in 85 people and many people are looking to alternative treatments for help. Those with the disease have decreased ability to use glucose in the brain, which is the primary fuel source for brain cells. As a result the brain decreases in size over time.
Healthy brain cell membranes are critical for brain health and function. Coconut oil have been shown to be a powerful remedy for Alzheimer’s and many other diseases. With the use of the coconut oil treatments, we can fight Alzheimer’s so simply, with just 4 teaspoons of coconut oil a day.
The theory behind using coconut oil for the prevention or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease is that these ketone bodies can provide an alternative source of energy to brain cells that have lost their ability to use glucose as a result of the disease.
“There was one study that seems to have sparked sort of a firestorm of hope,” said Chris Kilham, the Medicine Hunter. “That was a test-tube study, showing a change in the behavior of beta-amyloid plaque cells – which are the same kinds of cells that accumulate in the brainstem during Alzheimer’s – when they were exposed to ketones derived from coconut oil.”
During Alzheimer’s disease, we can see from brain scans that areas affected by the disease use less glucose. This is thought to be due to a number of causes, including, but not limited to:
-Expression of specific genes
-Cell activation and inflammation
So the thinking is that ketone bodies, provided by coconut oil, can give the brain the energy it needs to function properly.