Steve has been using coconut oil to improve his health for more than 7 years now. He was able to improve his health steadily and significantly in the first year and was stable in the next two years too. Steve began experiencing seizures during the summer period in 2013 which resulted in a head injury because of a fall and has not recovered yet.
Ever since then, he is under constant medical care in his home and he is going through it every day with the help of his family and caregivers. Looking at the results one cannot notice that ketones are definitely affecting the overall condition.
Even though he doesn’t have many chances to be victorious in his battle against Alzheimer’s disease, the good news is that there is hope for others who have started developing this vicious disease and with the help of their families these people will probably fight off the disease. Alzheimer’s Awareness initiative is growing and we will try to bring you updates about the progress of the scientific community and the alternative medicine experts in their efforts to find a cure.
Is There a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?
There are more and more people who are trying to use MCT oil and coconut oil for this purpose. Although we cannot say for sure whether these oils can help, it is also certain that using these oils is not harmful. In addition, there are many people who claim that they have experienced significant improvement in their cognitive functions. This remedy is easy and simple and it would be great if it can provide help to more people.
The many testimonials of people who have used the advice of Alzheimer’s Awareness have helped this initiative to get funds for scientific research at the Byrd Alzheimer Institute which is part of the University of South Florida (USF). This is the place where scientists have performed humane animal research and they are currently conducting a clinical trial with people who have mild to moderate diseases.
This is an initial study that will check whether coconut oil can provide improvement in Alzheimer’s patients and whether it can stop the progression of this horrible disease. In addition, there are a few other studies that are in progress. There is also one large 3-year study analyzing the effects of MCT oil in the prevention of Alzheimer’s development in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment. This study is funded by the Alzheimer’s Association and is conducted in Canada.
Ketones as a replacement for conventional “fuel” are also analyzed in a study at USF. This study is led by Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. and it is focused on the effects of ketones in cases of cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, oxygen toxicity, wound healing, and epilepsy. They use ketogenic diets that have mid-sized chain triglycerides and ketone esters.
The cancer studies are focused on the combinations of ketogenic diets with substances that have the ability to lower glucose and hyperbaric oxygen in order to improve the effect on the elimination of cancer cells, which spread with the help of glucose but can’t use ketones while not affecting normal cells. There are several results that have already been published and the rest will be published soon.
Studies focused on Celiac for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other similar neurodegenerative diseases must be taken more frequently but pharmaceutical companies still cannot mass produce ester. However, you can still use ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain by taking foods that come with mid-sized triglycerides chains in order to stimulate the production of ketones. This is definitely worth trying.