Background

  • Age is no barrier to getting Alzheimers and dementia (related neuro-degenerative conditions)
  • Doctors haven’t much of a clue about what causes it or how to treat it
  • Brain cells starve cos they can’t metabolise their key food , glucose
  • Cells start to die off – you get forgetful etc

What causes it?

  • Inability to metabolise glucose as key brain energy source

What can be done to by-pass this?

  • In absence of glucose, ketones manufactured in the liver can replace it
  • But ketones only produced when carb consumption is low and hence
    • Need to get all calories and nutrients required from fat
    • Replace carbs with fat* (say from 60% of intake to 2%)

Where can we get ketones?

  • From Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) and in turn
  • From coconut oil as a complete and ready source of MCT’s

What’s a therapeutic dose of coconut oil?

  • 3-4 dsps per day which can be
    • Drunk with warm water or
    • Made up with the likes of cocoa drinks
    • Used in baking with low carb, no starch Zenian coconut flour
    • In cooking veggies, stir frys
    • Eaten in combo with the likes of nuts*, peanut butter

Anything else?

  • We’ll have some major updates shortly also on the role of hypothyroidism type 2 in neurodegenerative health conditions
  • Coconut oil as a booster of metabolism through the thyroid and modifier of inflammation is key in this too

* Those hung up still on the whole saturated fat issue should go here to view the real science

http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/new-look-at-coconut-oil

http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/latest-studies-on-coconut-oil

** Providing those nuts have been soaked for 24 hours previously and dehydrated to remove phytic acid

http://www.westonaprice.org/search/search?q=phytic+acid+nuts&w1=before&d1=&w2=before&d2=

(Note abridged Bruce Fife article with some additions by Ian Haldane on therapeutic doses of coconut oil and how to use coconut oil, references to hypothyroidism – plus reference to relevant Weston A Price material)

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