Nowadays numerous of people suffer from diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. The number of people with Alzheimer’s disease is also increasing rapidly.
There were made different studies and DR. Mary T. Newport found that MCT (medium chain triglycerides) is very efficient in treating the Alzheimer’s disease. Coconut oil is rich in these triglycerides.
Mary shared her story with us. Her husband Steve 54 years old was diagnosed with progressive Dementia which can easily lead to Alzheimer’s. He started losing his memory and he was also depressed. Luckily he started consuming coconut oil on a daily base and after several months his condition becomes better.
Why are MCTs so Important?
When our body lacks glucose in the blood, then it uses Kentone bodies as fuel. The brain needs this fuel to work properly. But our organism doesn’t produce ketone bodies.
In cases of insulin resistance our brain cells cannot use glucose so they start to die, but if they can find ketone bodies and use them then they will stay alive.
Our liver transforms the MCT’s into ketone bodies and energy. That is why we should consume MCT’s when we need more kenote bodies.
Dr. Newport claims that hyperketonemia boosts our blood flow in the brain and decreases the cognitive disorders caused by hypoglycemia.
Coconut oil is the best source of MCT’s. Mary’s husband consumed one tablespoon of this oil every day and the results were amazing. His memory was back and he was feels better than ever.