(be sure to read Mr. Newport’s Alzheimer’s recovery)
For immediate release June 09, 2015
Dear loyal friend of the alternative daily,
Jake Carney, founder “The alternative daily”
According to the alzheimer’s association, the number of people diagnosed with this debilitating disease is on the rise. It is expected that by the year 2050 almost 14 million people will be living with the condition known to rob people of their memory and impose anxiety and confusion.
Presently, over 5 million people suffer the effects of this disease that is now known as the 7th leading cause of death in our country. It is estimated that over $148 billion is spent each year treating this disease.
There are no pharmaceutical options available to treat, halt or reverse the symptoms of alzheimer’s disease. Drugs being created now are made to reduce the amyloid plaques, made from a protein called amyloid b (ab) that build up on the brain. These are a trademark of the disease.
However, recent studies reveal that small clumps of ab call oligomers appear years before the plaques even start to develop. The molecular structure of these oligomers is very different from ab.
Further, they found that drugs designed to destroy amyloid plaques have no effect on oligomers. This could explain why experimental alzheimer’s drugs have failed; they are focused on plaques, not their precursor, oligomers.
Mary newport, md, has had some up close and highly personal experience with dementia and alzheimer’s. When her 53 year old husband started showing signs of progressive dementia, which was later diagnosed as alzheimer’s, she took action.
He began taking alzheimer’s drugs such as namenda, exelon and aricept – however, his disease continued to worsen. It was not until dr. Newport tried to get her husband into a drug trial for a new alzheimer’s drug that she started to research alzheimer’s triggers.
Her research led her to the discovery that some brain cells may have a difficult time using glucose – the brain’s main source of energy. Without this fuel, neurons begin to die. An alternative energy source for brain cells is fats, known as ketones. When the body is deprived of carbohydrates, it naturally produces ketones.
The hard part is that most people can’t cut carbohydrates out of the body altogether, and in many respects this can be unhealthy. So another way to produce ketones is by consuming oils made from medium-chain triglycerides. Mct is an oil that is made from coconut and palm oil.
The drug which was being used in the drug trial was just mct oil at a dose of 20 grams. When mct oil is metabolized, ketones, which are created by the body, not only protect against alzheimer’s but may also reverse the symptoms. This is also a potential treatment for parkinson’s, huntington’s, type 2 diabetes and multiple and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Mr. Newport began to take coconut oil twice a day at a point where he could not even remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet his drawing ability improved. After a little over a month, the drawing had more clarity. It appeared as though the oil was lifting the fog.
After sixty days, he was alert, talkative and happy. He had more focus and concentration and was able to stay on task. He kept taking the same amount of coconut oil each day and the dementia continued to reverse.
He was able to run again, and his reading comprehension improved dramatically. Over time, his short-term memory returned, and he was able to talk about past events with clarity. When he had a brain scan, the atrophy that had once been present was halted.
What we know
We know that alzheimer’s drugs have failed. We know that a drug company put a non-patentable natural substance (mct) through an fda trial, and it worked. But, it has now been discovered that a natural substance can be substituted for the expensive drug.
The amazing thing is that the natural substitute works better than the drug version. The ketones actually last for eight hours in the body when coconut oil is used versus three when the synthetic version is used. If this actually catches on, it could bring the drug monopolies to their knees!
The benefits of organic coconut oil are remarkable and well documented. Always use high quality extra virgin unrefined and organic coconut oil.
If you thought from reading about how using coconut oil daily for helping to reduce and possibly reverse the effects of alzheimer’s, you’re going to be blown away by the other powerful health benefits of coconut oil. Here’s why…
Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids (mcfas), which have been linked to a large variety of health benefits. Another added bonus of consuming organic coconut oil (and coconut cream or milk) is that it contains medium-chain fatty acids (mcfas), which have been linked to a large variety of health benefits. This tends to make us feel fuller for longer.
Studies indicate that mcfas help increase feelings of fullness and lead to a reduction in calorie intake when compared to the same amount of calories from other fats. When mcfas are metabolized, ketone bodies are created in the liver – these have been shown to have a strong appetite reducing effect helping you to lose fat faster.
The real truth about coconut oil
Plus, four “common yet dangerous” oils you should never Eat… If you want to heal, beautify and restore your body!
Here’s a newsflash i’m sure won’t surprise you… nothing concocted in a laboratory can ever replace the value of what is found in nature!
Mother nature is incredibly generous in the way she provides – offering a bounty of fruits and vegetables rich in vitamins, minerals and nutrients to nourish your body so you can enjoy a long healthy life.
One fruit in particular – the coconut – is so abundant in its healing properties it’s referred to as “the tree of life.” And before world war ii, people living in island countries, like the philippines, consumed a diet that consisted mainly of rice, root crops, vegetables and an abundance of the ultra-healing superfood, the coconut.
The coconut is a “functional food” rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber – the essential nutritional building blocks for perfect health.
For generations, island people considered it “the cure for all illness” and consumed the meat, milk and coconut oil daily. Although this diet was high in saturated fat, western conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart disease were virtually unheard of.
Filipinos and islanders were instead rewarded with a lovely youthful complexion, soft wrinkle-free skin, almost no skin cancer – even with excessive exposure to year round sun – and abundant good health.
Coconut oil in particular has been shown to protect you from viruses, bacteria, infection, cancer, thyroid, brain and heart problems… plus beautifies your skin – and even burns fat!
Coconut oil – a saturated fat – is chock-full of health-promoting properties – and is in no way responsible for high cholesterol, obesity, heart disease and the bad effects you’ve been led to believe.
Finally, modern medicine and science are starting to realize this fundamental truth… and it’s been a long time coming. But sadly not before heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity and a whole host of other catastrophic diseases have reached epidemic proportions!
The saturated-fat myth that robbed You of your good health!
Before world war ii, the miracle-healing coconut had been used to help alleviate:
But that all changed when the war ended and the united states proclaimed hydrogenated oils to be the “healthier oils.” By the 1960s, a weak scientific theory claimed that saturated fats-like those found in butter, eggs, milk, red meat and coconuts – increased “bad” ldl cholesterol and were dangerous to consume.
Nothing was further from the truth! But this “health scare” was enough to push the public away from saturated fats and instead to refined vegetable oils. This was perfect for food manufacturers because they were far cheaper to produce.
It wasn’t long before western-style diets made their way to the islands and the old ways were forgotten.
Cheaper, mass-produced hydrogenated foods replaced traditional foods, like the versatile and all-healing coconut oil that had kept the islanders healthy for generations. And for the first time ever, diseases that had become prevalent among americans… heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity started to plague the island nations.
The four unhealthy ”healthy oils” you should never consume!
Decades ago when food processing first began, it became regular practice to alter that which nature provided. Thus began the era of “frankenfoods.”
Whole, nutritious natural foods that mostly came straight from the farm to the table were replaced by over-processed, refined and chemical laden, mass-produced convenience foods.
And fats were no different. Over four decades healthy sources of fats were replaced with vegetable oils that were thought to be “better-for-you.” We now know they’ve done more harm than good.
The following four are the worst offenders you should avoid at all costs:
Canola – animals and insects avoid it in nature, here’s why you should too…
There is no such thing as a canola in nature. Canola oil is actually a modified version of rapeseed oil. Asian and indian cultures used rapeseed oil for centuries, but it was never consumed in the large quantities that americans do.
The rape plant (in the mustard family) contains cyanide-containing compounds and wild animals and even insects avoid it in nature.
The refining process of deodorizing and bleaching to become canola oil involves exposing rapeseed oil to high heat, which greatly reduces the omega 3 content (perhaps it’s only original redeeming factor).
Consumption of this “gmo oil” has been linked to muscular disorders and fatty degeneration of the heart, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid gland. To avoid it, check labels closely – even in so-called healthy products – because it’s practically everywhere.
Cottonseed oil – an industrial plant saturated with pesticides…
Thousands of commercially produced foods contain cottonseed oil; everything from canned foods to chips and other packaged items. It is even in beverages such as gatorade. However, cotton is not a food crop, and is therefore not treated like an edible crop but an industrial one.
Virtually anything can be sprayed on cotton plants to ward off insects and induce growth. Dangerous poisons such as trifluralin, cyanide, dicofol, propargite and naled are used on cotton crops. These work their way deep into the plants, literally transforming them into toxic organisms.
While it may be ok for making pants and shirts, cottonseed oil is truly not safe to consume. The majority of cotton plants are genetically modified – altered at the molecular level. Even though we are not eating the cotton plant directly, the extracted oil contains the same properties as the plant.
Besides a high amount of omega-6 fatty acids, cottonseed oil has a similar protein structure to peanuts, so people who are allergic to peanuts may have a serious allergic reaction to this oil, as well. However, the fda does not require an allergy label on the oil – even though peanut oils can be fatal.
Safflower – studies show an increase of omega-6 also increases the rate of death by heart disease, reason enough to avoid this oil…
If you still believe that saturated fat and cholesterol are a direct cause of heart disease then safflower oil probably seems like a healthy swap.
Previous studies had found that by substituting animal fats with vegetable oils such as safflower, cholesterol levels would indeed drop.
However, what the earlier studies failed to evaluate was the high ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fats in these oils and that the amount of omega-6 fatty acids in the american diet was growing astronomically.
Researchers now have evidence that it may not be cholesterol that kills, but omega-6’s. When a group of individuals replaced animal fats with omega-6-rich safflower oil, their cholesterol levels decreased, however, the rates of death from cardiovascular disease and coronary artery disease increased significantly as compared to those consuming the animal fats.
These results prompted researchers to re-evaluate their theories on saturated fat, cholesterol and heart disease and point the finger at the formerly dubbed “heart-healthy” omega-6 fatty acid.
Soybean – the gmo, hormone disrupting nightmare “health” food they keep telling you is safe…
Oh, the ever-questionable soybean. While marketers will have you believe that soy is beneficial because our healthy asian counterparts consume it regularly, this is arguably one of the biggest nutritional myths out there. Asians enjoy soy in its fermented state and in considerably smaller quantities than we do.
Ninety-three percent of american soy is gmo and most of the soy we consume is in its unfermented state. This highly processed soy has been linked to numerous conditions including thyroid damage and hormone disruption thanks to its large quantities of estrogen-like compounds called phytoestrogens. As for soybean oil, up to 80 percent of the oil we consume today is soybean oil.
It’s highly processed and heavily hydrogenated and found in a vast majority of products on supermarket shelves. And don’t think choosing organic soy makes you any safer… as some so-called “organic” soy farms have been found to be fraudulent… passing off the gmo-product for the real thing. It’s best to avoid soybean oil completely.
We can almost guarantee you have one of these oils or foods containing these oils sitting in your pantry right now. Maybe you even used one of these oils when you cooked your dinner last night. And today you’re coming to the sad realization that you’ve been lied to by the food manufacturing industry.
Actual healthy foods have been vilified-and your “so-called” healthy food choices have been manipulated by manufacturers getting richer by the day. All while your diet has grown more and more nutritionally-void every day!