Monday, February 28, 2011

More on Coconut Oil and Alzheimer's—Is it true?

See my post of March 12, 2009, entitled, "CAN COCONUT OIL HELP ALZHEIMER'S?" it true? I've been following it and, so far, can find little or no mention of real research being done by any of the main authorities in aging, dementia, Alzheimer's, medical care, medical research, etc. If any of my readers know of such research, please let me know.

I've long believed that if something is too good to be true then, generally, it is likely to be untrue. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing pathway that just cries out for legitimate research. The October 5, 2010 article, "Coconut Oil and Alzheimer’s Disease," published on-line by the Alliance for Natural Health ( is noteworthy. However, everything I can find is based on the one anecdote concerning Dr. Mary Newport and her husband Steve's apparent improvement from the use of coconut oil.

This may—or may not—be something to give hope to Alzheimer sufferer's and their caregivers. How cruel if it gets up their hopes only to be one more false pathway. But how horrible, too, if it turns out to be a meaningful way to ease their suffering but few know about it. Time will tell. Stay tuned.

And, again, please let me know of new developments about coconut oil and Alzheimer's Disease.

Bob Tell
Author, "Dementia-Diary, A Caregiver's Journal"


karen said...

I bought mom some Coconut oil pills about a yr ago but she is to far along in the disease to see any improvment. I was going to take them myself hoping they might keep the awful mind eating monster away from me .But that did not last long either.

Bob Tell said...

Thanks, Karen, for taking the time to comment. If enough people share their experiences it will, hopefully, help us get to the truth about coconut oil and dementia.

Anonymous said...

My Friend's mother has Alzheimers for about three years now. I have read alot of books and articles about Coconut oil, and we decided to try it on her. It's better then standing around. we use 3 tbl spoons of Coconut oil in a protein powder with icecream and milk. We decided to add magnuesium Orotate tablets to her daily pill routine.
In six to eight weeks, she has been able to tell colors, her age and most of all our names. There has been alot of improvement. It's not a 100.00 percent. But it's alot better.

Bob Tell said...

Hi Anonymous. Thanks for adding to our dialogue on this important topic.

Mimsy said...

After reading Dr Mary Newport's 2008 report on her husband's improvement, and again, in 2010, I have been "spreading the word" and know of three instances in which coconute oil brought about a noticeable improvement within hours of taking the first "dose"!! Coconut oil cannot cure AD because dead cells cannot be resurrected, but clearly, if the caregiver can stick to it, like Dr Newport, amazing improvement can take place. Isn't it worth a try? When will the medical world take up the gauntlet and examine this phenomenon? The news is already buzzing around in the AD community !!


Bob Tell said...

Hi Mimsy--Great contribution for this discussion topic. I wonder what it is in Coconut Oil, what chemical or substance, that seems to be making a difference. Thank you for your thoughtful remarks.

Anonymous said...

What helps in coconut oil is:
-Ketones as alternative fuel for glucose resistent Alzheimer brain cells. The ketones lasts for 8 hours and should be taken little and often.
-Lauric Acid for killing the herpes simplex virus that has infected the brain cells.

One could also add:
-Litium to repair damaged brain cells and regrow grey brain matter. Litium also inhibits reproduction of herpes simplex and the depletion of beta-amyloids.
-Alpha Lipoic Acid to increase the glucose uptake and chelate (remove) mercury.

lance said...

I have also read some where that coconut oil is very helpful to Alzheimer's patient. Thanks a lot for this nice informative post....