There have been three attempts since 2012 to create an effective and not too terribly toxic pharmaceutical solution to Alzheimer’s. They all failed and even caused worsening conditions with an occasional death during testing.
A few years ago Dr. Mary Newport’s discovery of using coconut oil to reverse her husbands advanced Alzheimer’s disease made a big splash in the alternative health media.
Some of this splash managed to wet a few pages of the mainstream media (MSM), and Dr. Newport wrote a book about her discovery for hubby’s turn-around called Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?: The Story of Ketones.
Actually, the use of high saturated fat diets to create ketones was created by Johns Hopkins Medical Center in the 1920s. Ketones are processed easily from medium chain tryglicerides to provide fuel for brain cells when carbohydrate metabolism fails within the brain.
Facts about fats
However, the false dogma of cholesterol and saturated fats caught on later in the 1950s, and the processed food industry had a field day promoting low or no fat foods, margarine, and unsaturated processed oils (hydrogenated) for cooking and salads. Coconut oil was vilified, and margarine replaced butter.
The medical monopoly declared that saturated fats are bad and cholesterol, especially LDL, the “bad cholesterol”, just had be lowered to prevent obesity and heart disease. Since then, over a half-century ago, obesity, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s have soared to epidemic rates.
The processed food industry managed to make a longstanding financial killing while doctors repeated the dogma to their patients and patients turned that dogma into their mantras. The whole saturated fat/cholesterol has been a literally sickening affair for over a half-century. And Big Pharma’s attempts at eliminating all three disorders have been failures.
But those who followed up on Dr. Mary Newport’s success with coconut oil for her husband’s Alzheimer’s reversal have been duplicating that success with coconut oil’s easily digested medium chain triglycerides, which convert to ketones for brain cell fuel when oxygen/carbohydrate metabolism fails.
The brain is comprised of mostly fats, the saturated kind. Cholesterol is needed to fuel the neuron communication. It’s been discovered that high cholesterol blood level geriatric folks live longer without dementia than those whose cholesterol counts are lower. By the way, did you know that all cholesterol is the same?
It’s the tiny protein chylomicron shell carriers that differ to accommodate various cellular, structural, and arterial repair purposes for your benefit, including helping manufacture vitamin D from the sun. This helps explain why statin drugs are so harmful and promote heart disease and dementia.
Do you still really think saturated fats cause obesity and heart disease instead of point at the true culprits of fake fats and processed sugars and carbs?
If you do, you’re part of the majority, unfortunately. Even most alternative health practitioners and writers still keep touting foods and supplements that lower cholesterol. It’ll be a decade before that myth is completed outed.
Those of you who consider yourselves “science based” types that like to refute natural health articles without investigating other possibilities further are invited to read MIT researcher Stephanie Seneff’s brilliant article on these matters here (http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/alzheimers_statins.html).