Saturday, March 31, 2012

Alzheimer's, Ketones and Coconut Oil: Why Not DIY?

Mary Newport M.D. discusses reversing her husband's Alzheimer's disease with coconut oil.

A team of biochemists at England's Oxford University have developed a ketone ester. It makes quite considerably higher levels. You can get whatever levels you want, depending on how much you drink. The problem is they need millions of dollars to mass produce it. It is very expensive, and so we can't make very much of it ourselves. What we would like is funding so we could actually scale up and make it. Of course, there is no real profit in manufacturing stuff like that.
Dr. Newport states that Alzheimer's is becoming known as diabetes 3--diabetes of the brain. Brain cells become insulin resistant and cannot accept glucose--one of their fuels. Without fuel, the brain cells die. Enter ketones, the brain cells' alternate fuel. You could spend millions of dollars researching a ketone ester, but why not make your own ketones? All you have to do is follow a low carb diet (around 50 g of carb per day or less) and wait a few weeks to become ketone adapted (meaning, your body changes from running on glucose to running on ketones--or in plain English, it goes from running on sugar to running on fat). Read a book like Protein Power, Escape the Diet Trap, or The New Atkins for a New You, and follow it to the letter for 30 days. If you don't like it, you can always go back to whatever you were doing before.

If you're unfamiliar with diabetes, a major part of managing the condition is avoiding fast-acting carbohydrates like oatmeal and other cereals. In other words, you're better off making an omelet with the coconut oil and using the oatmeal as wallpaper paste.

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