Sunday, March 11, 2012

Coconut Oil, could this be the cure for Alzheimers?

I am so hopeful that this is a breakthrough for the cure of Alzheimer's. Please check out this video with hopeful information.

3 comments:

Rosangela Canino-Koning said...

Snopes has a nice writeup on the evidence for this.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/disease/coconutoil.asp

In short, there really isn't any.

However, there are some other treatment possibilities that work on mice, and that actual scientists (not individual medical doctors with a profit motive) are researching and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

Elba said...

The snopes article simply says there isn't enough scientific evidence at this time and that it needs clinical studies and I agree but the article ends saying and I quote, " None of this is to say that coconut oil has absolutely no value in ameliorating the progression Alzheimer's disease... " It says the claims are undetermined. I feel further study is needed, indeed, but for a family whose loved one has Alzheimer's disease, this is a ray of hope and it can in no way harm the person by adding coconut oil to a person diet. The person making the claims is not trying to sell coconut oil either, so the assumption that profittering is a motive is not valid. In any case much research done by pharmaceuticals does have a motivation of making a profit to not only cover research costs but to bring a company increased revenue.

I am just happy it is out there and if I give a person some of this coconut oil and they get better from their demetia will I deny the improvement? I think not and I would be very grateful for the news. Especially in the case of your own grandma and as a preventative for my own health. Until they find a cure, that is what I intend to do as well as follow much of what Dr. Amen, who is a renowned Neurosurgeon who has done much research on brain health, recommends.

I appreciate your comments because this is something we need to be continually be looking for the latest info as it is a illness that is in our ballpark.

Te quiero mucho,

Mami

exinco said...

Coconut is one of traditional for various cure. e.g coconut oil use for beautiful and long hair