Can Coconut oil help reverse Alzheimer's

Mercola.com is a website run by Dr. Mercola that sends out a free newsletter with great info. His natural health newsletter is one of the places I look to for natural health info. If you do not get his free newsletter I recommend you subscribe. He recently posted some video's of a Dr. Newport who talks about the effects of Coconut oil for Alzheimer's patients. Dr. Newport's husband has Alzheimer's and lost most of his cognitive thought. She stumbled on Coconut oil while trying to get her husband as a patient for one of the Big Pharmaceutical company's drug trials. He has had a miraculous turn around.

This subject mater is very sensitive to my family and I because my father has Parkinson's and maybe Alzheimer's. It has just started to progress on his mind at what seams to be a very fast rate. We have just implemented the Coconut oil into his diet to see if it helps. This is a soul sucking disease and if this can naturally slow the progress of reverse it as it has for Mr. Newport, that would be amazing.

So if you know anyone with Alzheimer's please watch all of these video's and pass them on.

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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Very interesting. It seems I have read and heard so much about coconut lately and all the wonderful benefits.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Me as well, so with this added to the other posative stuff I have read I figured it is time to add it to our diet.


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Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I'll bookmark this Hub and watch the videos later. What is your thought on fish oil? Thanks for writing this.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Don, the videos are kind of dry but very informative. I highly recommend a fish or krill oil but it has to be a high quality one because of the other things like mercury that can accumulate. The benefits of fish oil are long including; mood stabilization, joint lubrication, heart health, skin and hair benefits to name a few. Thanks for checking in!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Great work, ghomefitness; Alz runs in my family. My Mom is part of some Texas Alz association. She'll be interested in this one for sure. I don't really expect to be around that long, but who knows, and some people have been diagnosed at pretty young ages.


charmgirl 5 years ago

Thanks for the info-it could come in very handy!


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Angela_1973 5 years ago

This is very interesting hub, be sure to keep us updated about your father's progress. I really hope it helps him.

I am familiar with Dr. Mercola, I do get his newsletter too.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

WTS, you never know my friend. I added it to my diet, if I live that long I don't want to have that.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Charmgirl and Angela Thanks for your comments. I will keep you posted.


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carolina muscle 5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

That's interesting... I'll have to read up on some studies. Great post!!!!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Very interesting hub, my mom had Alzheimer's and died in June. I am always looking for natural cure and health benefits and I have taken fish oil for years and have been looking locally for the Krill oil. Now that so many people are into these the prices seem to be soaring so I always grab up what I can on a buy one, get one free, etc. If I miss a fish oil as little as two days, my body knows it, so I know it works. I will watch the videos later too, guess we all are a little rushed right now, but will still vote you up for being a help and sharing with us. God bless you and your father and I hope you will find something, it was a really bad time for me and especially loving Mom more than anyone in the world since I can remember.

Polly


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thanks Polly I agree the Krill does get expensive. I bought the coconut at the grocery store and it was pricey as well. I see it on-line much cheaper but I always worry about food stuff online.

Thanks for reading.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Thank you so much for sharing this! My Mother had Alzheimer's as did my grandfather and aunt on my mother's side of the family, so genetically I am not favored. I understand what you are experiencing with your Dad, its hurtful to see a loved one lose their ability to think and function.

I will incorporate the coconut oil in my diet and subscribe to Mercola's newsletter. He is great, follow him in Facebook.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thanks VioletSun, it actually has a good taste in some of the things we have cooked with it. The stir fry and rice is great. Build up slow with it because it has a cleansing effect when you start (like prunes).


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

I have ordered online things, Nature's Way or Nature's Own..names I have used and trust and you can get some pretty good deals. I don't care much for GNC, they charge outrageous prices and every time I have been in one until last time they talk me into buying something "better" and of course it never is. lol

I will follow you and keep up with your findings since naturally with parents having Alzheimer's we may be good candidates to have it too. My mom went through some horrors because she couldn't tell on caregivers and I hit many brick walls trying to help her, but I failed.


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Thanks for the tips in your comments, ghomefitness, didn't know what to use coconut oil on, and that it has a prune like effect.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

http://www.freecoconutrecipes.com/coconut_oil_reci...

Violet sun there are a ton of recipes online, here is one site.

Polly thanks for the trusted brands and sorry to hear about the feeling that you failed. With this I don't think their are many winners.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I never knew that coconut oil useful to help reverse Alzheimer's. I learn much from you. Thanks for share with us. I also enjoy the video. I give my vote to you. Have a great New Year.

Prasetio:)


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thanks Prasetio. I really appreciate and respect your opinion.


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Wow! This is a great...sorry. I forgot what I was going to say!


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Mickey,

Take a couple of table spoons of coconut oil quick. :)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Gosh I really had no idea about this. Gosh if it really does work that is awesome! Wow I must definitely get some for my parents and I guess for me too, just incase!


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thanks for reading Acaetnna, I am taking it just in case. It has a world of other benefits as well.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

It does not hurt to try this stuff since what the medical community does not know about it would fill many books. Great hub.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

You are right Bobbi, it does not hurt and it tastes good as well. It is much better to cook with than other oils! Thanks for stopping in.


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Very exciting news, I take virgin organic coconut oil as a supplement. It's great stuff and I'm thrilled it can also help in the area of brain health as well. Coconut oil is amazing stuff! If organic, raw and virgin! :) Katie


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ImChemist 5 years ago

This new can be very helpful for a lot of peoples who suffering from Alzheimer.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thanks ImChemist I hope it can be!


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daravuthz 5 years ago from Cambodia

You open my mind and increase my knowledge with your hubs. Thank you.


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Thank you daravuthz welcome to my Hub!


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katiem2 5 years ago from I'm outta here

Amazing, I came back and read this again as my Mom has just been diagnosed with Parkinson's and maybe Alzheimer's just as your Dad. I've book marked this and will be giving it a go with my mom. Great videos, I will def be watching them.

Several weeks ago when I read this I never imagined it would directly apply to me, it now does and to that I'm grateful for you easy to grasp details on coconut oil and how it can help reverse Alzheimer's. Peace and Health, Katie


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ghomefitness 5 years ago from Chicago,IL Author

Katie, I am very sorry about your mother's diagnosis. I hope this helps, it seems to be helping my dad a bit. It works well in most warm foods but I hate it in mashed potato's.

Try and keep your mom's flexability at all cost with the parkinson's. The balance is hard to get back. My dad was not very flexable in the first place and he fell a couple of times. I have him usng a vibration plate and it helps slow the muscle loss and help him with balance.

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