New Study: Coconut Oil Helps Remove Amyloid Plaques from Brains of Alzheimer’s Patients
A new study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease supports existing evidence that coconut oil may help to alleviate the neurodegenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. The study is tiled: Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro. It helps shine light on a way to use coconut oil to reduce amyloid plaques, also known as (Aβ) peptides in the brain.
One theory concerning Alzheimer’s is that amyloid plaques build up in the brain in much the same way that plaques can build up in our arteries, causing the neural pathways to be slowed and damaged. Entire sections of the brain can start to shut down if these plaques are allowed to grow without intervention.
In a clinical trial involving the medium chain triglycerides of coconut oil, it was found that users experienced a profound difference after only 45-90 day’s use. It turns out that coconut oil “rescued” Aβ-treated neurons from mitochondrial damage caused by their toxicity. Coconut oil also seemed to change the circulation of mitochondria, as well as their size.
The researchers in the study found that:
“The rationale for using coconut oil as a potential AD [Alzheimer’s Disease] therapy is related to the possibility that it could be metabolized to ketone bodies that would provide an alternative energy source for neurons, and thus compensate for mitochondrial dysfunction.”
Although there are still several arguments about what causes Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other neurodegenerative health issues, coconut oil has also been given much anecdotal study as well. Thousands of people have tried taking several teaspoons a day as a means to boost cognitive functioning, and found great success. Revealing the coconut oil and Alzheimer’s connection – here is just one example of a tremendous Alzheimer’s case turnaround using coconut oil.
“At this point, he could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve’s drawing gained even more clarity. The oil seemed to “lift the fog…every morning he was alert and happy, talkative, making jokes…He was able to concentrate on things that he wanted to do around the house and in the yard and stay on task, whereas before coconut oil he was easily distractible and rarely accomplished anything unless he was directly supervised.”
Some prescription AZ drugs can cost upwards of $700 a month, and they don’t always work. Coconut oil treatment is exceptionally affordable while boosting health in other ways, contributing to fat loss, stabilization of the metabolism, and the promotion of healthy hair, nails, and skin. It is full of important phytonutrients and healthful fats which we all need more than another dose of Big Pharma meds.
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.