Dedicated to people with Alzheimer’s, other dementias, Parkinson’s other neuro disorders, their families and caregivers.
Also for people who want to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
1st Article by Dr. Mary Newport (2008): What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s and No One Knew? (in English)(in Spanish)
Diet Guidelines for Using Coconut Oil and MCT Oil
NEW STUDIES ON MEMORY IMPAIRMENT
from Dr. Stephen Cunnane and Associates – Alzheimer’s & Dementia April 2019 – MCT Oil increases brain energy as ketones and improves scores on some memory tests in people with mild cognitive impairment.
If the Keto Diet Can Put Type 2 Diabetes into Complete Remission, Why Not TYPE 3 DIABETES – ALZHEIMER’S?
68-year old active but morbidly obese man (NOT my husband!!) with type 2 diabetes and “brain fog” reverses poorly-controlled diabetes to normal, markedly improves on memory testing (from 23 to 29 of 30 points on MoCA test), improves triglycerides and all cholesterol results and loses 15 pounds with 10-week ketogenic diet! The author shared with me that his average daily ketone level was 1.0 mmol/L which is considered “mild nutritional ketosis”. Most people could achieve this by eating less than 50 grams of carbs per day and about 50% or more of daily calories as fat (6.5 tablespoons per day equivalent of fats and oils on an 1800-calorie per day diet). Coconut and MCT oil as part of this fat can help achieve and sustain this level of ketosis. Clinical trials using ketogenic diet to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s are underway in several locations.
In, 2008, my husband Steve was “pre-diabetic” before starting coconut oil and then MCT oil for early onset Alzheimer’s, as we increased over several months to 9 to 11 tablespoons per day divided into four meals/snacks with food and reduced sugars and starchy foods, effectively a ketogenic diet, he continued to improve steadily over the first year and enjoyed almost four years of better quality of life. Did this reverse both pre-type 2 diabetes and type 3 diabetes/Alzheimer’s? See Steve’s Story on the Home page.
71-year old female ApoE4 carrier with mild Alzheimer’s and metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance treated with a ten-week ketogenic diet and had remarkable improvement in fasting blood sugar, insulin, HbA1C, cholesterol and triglyceride profile, and her MoCA test for memory improved from 21 (mild Alzheimer’s) to nearly normal score of 28 of 30 points.
Alzheimer’s Association: Facts and Figures Full Report 2019 — Statistics Sheet
The Alzheimer’s Association recently funded a study of MCT oil to prevent Alzheimer’s with positive results and is funding a new study of the Veech ketone ester by Dr. Stephen Cunnane in Canada. See more information below on this ketone ester and where to buy it below.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Parkinson’s Disease and Diet: A Practical Guide – Also helpful for people with Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. Addresses use of keto diet and coconut oil.
National Institutes of Health: “What Is Dementia?” with links to types of dementia
Alzheimer’s Disease International: Reports and Information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Next conference in Singapore March 18-21, 2020.
Dementia Alliance International: Organization by people with dementia for people with dementia.
KETONE SUPPLEMENTS TO INCREASE BRAIN ENERGY
Mixing Coconut and MCT Oil – Do It Yourself or Consider MCT//143
Ketone Salts Explained: What are Ketone Salts?
Ketone Salts: Using Ketone Salts in the Elderly and People with Medical Conditions by Dr. Mary Newport
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Ketone Ester’s: What, Why and How?
Information about the ketone ester invented by Dr. Richard Veech, just available to the public in 2018. My husband Steve had dramatic improvement and stabilized for twenty more months while taking this ketone ester in a pilot study of one person, published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia in 2015. Read article on What, Why and How of Ketone Esters before purchasing to learn more about the risks and benefits. Take article to your doctor to educate and help with monitoring.
Explore Ketone Esters:
Note: Recommended doses are for athletes – doses that help dementia and Alzheimer’s may be much smaller (after doctor’s approval suggest starting with 5 or 10 ml of KetoneAid or 6 to 12 ml of HVMN)
Two Companies that sell ketone esters:
A reasonable guide to reducing sugar and adding coconut and MCT oil to the diet for people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neuro disorders and diabetes. BUY NOW.
Dr. Newport’s 1st Book – Steve’s story, all about Alzheimer’s, the science of ketones and how to use coconut and MCT oil. BUY NOW.