Coconut Oil, Ketones and Alzheimer's

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Steve's MRI - Two years later

Steve had an MRI at the end of April 2010. His previous MRI was nearly two years ago, just about the time we started using the coconut oil, in June 2008. I am very pleased to report that Steve's MRI was reported as "stable" compared to the previous study. In contrast, his MRI went from normal in 2004 to having significant atrophy by 2008. Normally with Alzheimer's disease, the brain would continue to atrophy over such a two year period. This is quite encouraging, to think that medium chain triglycerides might be responsible for heading off the process of brain atrophy.

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15 Comments:

  • Wonderful, Dr. Mary.

    My husband had the twenty question test, went up two points to 24/30 after consistent use of coconut oil for about a year now. So next summer we will follow suit and get an MRI for him as well.

    By Blogger NewKidontheBlogg, At June 23, 2010 at 3:16 AM  

  • This came to my e-mail. "Antihypertensive Drug Carvedilol May Protect against Alzheimer’s Disease and Promote Healthy Memory"

    By Blogger NewKidontheBlogg, At June 28, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

  • Thank you Dr. Newport for taking the effort to keep this blog going and keeping us informed on Steve's progress. It is very encouraging.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At July 2, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

  • Dear Dr Newport, There is a new study on using sodium selenate on mice with alzheimer's by a Dr Chris Hovens in Australia. It reversed alzheimers in the mice. Here is the link for the study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6WHP-505G2CY-5&_user=10&_coverDate=08%2F31%2F2010&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1396617130&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=71e34862b000568724ba1266cd464f50

    My husband has been on Coconut oil for about 3 weeks now. His memory was getting pretty bad as was his depression. Both have improved greatly. Very grateful to you putting up all your information. Very helpful.
    Kind Regards
    Cassie

    By Blogger Cassie, At July 10, 2010 at 9:29 PM  

  • Cassie,
    Good to hear this. Last week my husband's memory was 25/30 (up from a low of 22/30). My husband jokes that when he gets in bed he slides to the other side from the coconut oil. I blog about this dementia on http://plantcityladyandfriends.blogspot.com/ in case you wish to join us there.
    Cordially,
    Carol

    By Blogger NewKidontheBlogg, At July 11, 2010 at 3:31 AM  

  • Why dont you just put him on a ketogenic diet and supplement, cocont oil, krill oil and vitamin E? Wouldnt that simply solve the issue of a lack of glucose uptake by the brain?

    By Blogger ramon25, At August 7, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

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    By Blogger Barbara, At August 9, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

  • what is the twenty test......

    By Blogger Barbara, At August 9, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

  • Barbara,
    The twenty question test is a basic knowledge test that the doctor or the doctor's nurse gives the patient to determine some form of dementia. We laypeople do not give that test. We are having my husband evaluated by a neurologist this month to see what kind of dementia he has.

    By Blogger NewKidontheBlogg, At August 9, 2010 at 2:11 PM  

  • Does coconut oil clog arteries? Secondly, is there a safe maximum amount per day usage?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, At August 12, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

  • The true ketogenic diet is more difficult than it sounds; to produce high levels of ketones, one needs to take about 75% of calories as fat and the other 25% divided between protein and carbohydrate; some protein is converted to glucose when levels of glucose are low in the body. If one deviates a single time with too much carbohydrate, the ketone levels drop suddenly. There is an MCT oil modified diet using about 60% of calories as MCT oil that can help maintain ketone levels at least at low levels during such a carb deviation.
    Steve does eat a low carbohydrate, South Beach-like diet, takes plenty of fish oil (about 15 ml a day) and also vitamin E along with quite a few other supplements.

    By Blogger Dr. Mary Newport, At August 17, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

  • Dr. Newport, Would you please share the protocol you are using to treat your husband, and any protocols of which you are aware using MCT oil (or other similar products) to treat degenerative neurological conditions? Thank you very much.

    By Blogger Guthrie, At September 28, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

  • Hello Dr. Newport,

    I have just found your site & blog, the information regarding Steve's condition, and the information about the use of coconut oil ... thank you so much!! You are doing a tremendous service to the world. I started using the oil the other day in an attempt to lose some weight ... who knew it could be this important to our overall health, especially those with Alzheimer's. I'll be following you! Thanks again!

    By Blogger Tess, At November 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

  • Hi Dr Mary, Thanks for your great blog it is such an encouragement. You say that Steve is ApoE 4+ does that mean he has the two alleles of 4 or just the one and do you think it makes any difference with one or 2 a to susceptibility to Alzheimers. I am a 58 year old female with ApoE 4/2 so have one 2 allele and 1 4 allele. Supposedly the 2 is protective over the 4 but inforamtion vaires on this.

    I currently have no signs of dementia or Alzheimers and would like to keep it that way hence my appreciation of your information. No Alzheimers in the family though on one side most died of cancer before 75 so can't really tell.

    Were you aware that that copper levels and testosterone levels are very important for prevention of Alzheimers?

    May God bless you both and your work.

    Robyn

    By Blogger RobynLousie, At January 24, 2011 at 1:27 PM  

  • This blog is truly awesome in all aspects.
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    By Blogger rick budy, At October 12, 2012 at 10:04 PM  

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