Doctor's Note

The “shouted from every mountain top” argument is not entirely convincing. For example, we’ve known for decades that our #1 killer is preventable and reversible (see Resuscitating MedicareOur Number One Killer Can Be Stopped, and China Study on Sudden Cardiac Death). Yet the medical community continues to rely more on drugs and surgery. Why? Well, they likely weren’t taught clinical nutrition in medical school (see Medical School Nutrition Education), or after medical school (see California Medical Association Tries to Kill Nutrition Bill). And, the medical establishment has shown a disturbing inertia, even when presented with convincing evidence (see The Tomato Effect). The difference is that coconut oil doesn’t have the data to back it up. What’s the potential downside of giving coconut oil a try? Find out in my next video: Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?

For more context, be sure to check out my associated blog post:  Is Coconut Oil Bad For You?

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  • HemoDynamic, M.D.

    Getting a bit “Test-e” I see about the whole Coconut Oil rave.

    ;-)

  • Jeff K

    I like to go with the evidence and avoid the rumors and internet adds. Yet, my girlfriend was suffering from hypothyroidism and the prescriptions were just messing her up. Too little T3 and she was groggy all day and gained weight but at the next highest dose she was anxious, lost weight and couldn’t sleep. I watched her suffer for several months and then impulsively suggested she try a tablespoon of coconut oil each day instead of the drugs- even though I got this advice from the rumor mill. I figured, “What the heck, it’s only 100 extra calories. Can’t do any worse than the meds.” Guess what? It worked for her- even if it won’t for anyone else. Within a couple of months the doctor confirmed that her TSH levels were for the first time in the normal range without her meds, and she hasn’t had any complaints of a lack of energy or weight gain since. I’ve started taking the equivalent amount of whole coconut (about 2-3 square inches) each day myself.

    • d1stewart

      Now, two months later, still working?

      By the way, 100 extra calories a day is over 10 pounds of weight gain in a year.

      • Bart

        In theory that is. Calories from coconut oil can’t be directly translated to weight gain. Besides, the classic calorie dogma truly isn’t legit anymore…

      • http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/weight-loss/expert-answers/coconut-oil-and-weight-loss/faq-20058081

        1. … studies that have looked at coconut oil for weight loss suggest that coconut oil may help reduce waist size
        2. …it doesn’t lead to significant weight loss or improved body mass index (BMI).

        If this is the study, it also showed improved cholesterol

        Lipids July 2009, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 593-601
        Effects of Dietary Coconut Oil on the Biochemical and Anthropometric Profiles of Women Presenting Abdominal Obesity
        Monica L. Assunção, Haroldo S. Ferreira , Aldenir F. dos Santos, Cyro R. CabralJr, Telma M. M. T. Florêncio

        N=40 women (20 per group)
        At T1 there were no differences in biochemical or anthropometric characteristics between the groups, whereas at T2 group Coconut presented a higher level of HDL (48.7 ± 2.4 vs. 45.00 ± 5.6; P = 0.01) and a lower LDL:HDL ratio (2.41 ± 0.8 vs. 3.1 ± 0.8; P = 0.04).

        Reductions in BMI were observed in both groups at T2 (P < 0.05), but only group Coconut oil exhibited a reduction in waist circumference (P = 0.005).

        Group Soybean oil presented an increase (P < 0.05) in total cholesterol, LDL and LDL:HDL ratio, whilst HDL diminished (P = 0.03).

        Such alterations were not observed in group Coconut oil.

        It appears that dietetic supplementation with coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity.

  • Guest

    Mongolian gerbils natural diet consist of High Sat Fat coconut oil? No so don’t say that our human testes will shrink from consuming it. I’m surprised he didn’t list off reasons why the high saturated fat in coco oil was causing heart disease. Oh wait he didn’t because there isn’t any data for it.

    • Thea

      Guest: I don’t think you understood the point that Dr. Greger was making. Anyway, if you are interested in the heart disease connection, consider checking out next Monday’s video. Good luck.

  • Thea

    This information is desperately needed. There are so many people pushing coconut oil. I hear all the time about how people have heard about how good it is for you. Once a rumor like this gets started (like dairy is good for your bones), it is SO hard to stop it. Thanks for giving us a review and perspective on the science. MUCH appreciated!

    • Peter

      I really appreciate what I am learning from Dr Greger but have some reservations about his take on cholesterol and coconut oil.
      If cholesterol is a cause rather than just a correlation of CVD and coconut oil causes high cholesterol (as Dr Greger asserts) why is it that Dr Joseph Mercola can make this statement:
      “Did you know that multiple studies on Pacific Island populations, who
      get 30-60% of their total caloric intact from fully saturated coconut
      oil, have all shown nearly non-existent rates of cardiovascular disease?” He then backs it with a raft of study references?

      http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/10/22/coconut-oil-and-saturated-fats-can-make-you-healthy.aspx#_ednref1

      • Dr. Mercola makes a lot of unsubstantiated claims, some of which he has received cease and desist letters for from the FDA.

        There is a world of difference between natives eating whole coconut and Westerners downing tablespoonsful of extracted oil.…which he just happens to sell.

        At any rate, Plant Positive has a video considering the evidence on these islanders:

        http://www.plantpositive.com/blog/2012/3/27/the-tokelauans-the-samburu-and-the-masai-again.html

        • Toxins

          Dr. Mercola indeed has made some wild claims, some of which include not showering with soap and only with water for adequate vitamin d absorption.

          • Ben Williams

            What is so radical about that? I do it, as soap is not good for your skin and the beneficial bacteria on your skin.

            All you need to do is use baking soda and vinegar on your arm pits, groin, and feet. You can even deodorize with salt.

            Personally, I view the cease and desist letters from the FDA as proof that he is correct. I HARDLY trust anything the FDA says now with the serious conflict of interest they have.

          • Toxins

            If someone is to make health claims, they must use an honest, evidence based approach. Dr. Mercola is another Dr. Oz, believing in fads and showing poor studies to prove it despite the evidence to the contrary.

          • Hollywood Resident

            I think most people give instant credibility to anyone with the Dr. prefix before their name, instead of realizing that anyone can be wacky or corrupted in the pursuit of money and fame. What’s great about this site is Dr. Greger & team are drawing all their information from STUDIES that have been done, in combination with specific medical knowledge to create new ways to see the studies in context with what delivers the most benefit since we can no longer escape exposure to toxins in modern life. But if I had to work next to a dude who only scrubs his nads with salt and vinegar, I’m pretty sure I’d show him the real meaning of the word radical.

      • Ingal

        My understanding is that even though there may be an increase in cholesterol from coconut oil, the “good” cholesterol is what increases–which essentially lowers your risk of heart disease–or at least does not increase it. Do check this out…but as has been pointed out, populations which use coconut oil a lot don’t have nearly the level of heart disease as we do in the U.S. The lauric acid in coconut oil seems to have many positive health benefits. So if you take something other than virgin coconut oil, be sure it hasn’t had the lauric acid removed. Some “coconut oil” contains a number of medium chain triglycerides (also called medium chain fatty-acids), but may NOT contain LAURIC acid. Be sure your coconut oil hasn’t been tampered with!!! BTW, breast milk is also relatively high in lauric acid and is credited with providing some of the antimicrobial benefits to newborns.

      • Charzie

        I can’t know the facts but I do know Mercola has financial gain to consider with his supplements, so I can’t put much stock in his “opinions”. Try taking his diet test? A joke…you say what foods agree with you and he pronounces your ideal diet. Thanks for nothing, I already knew that!

    • Shaylen Snarski

      Exactly Thea!! And isn’t that just so sad? Businesses marketing these products really sustain and perpetuate these myths which is deplorable… sometimes they even start the myths! You’d think in this day and age, these things would simply not occur, at least not to this disturbing extent.

  • abeleehane

    Thanks for the always rational thinking in your videos. Sometimes I feel that vegans prefer to opt for crackpot theories instead of science based facts. Hopefully this bit of sanity will steer us towards reflecting at decisions made from our wishful thinking.

    • Vegans and vegetarians do not have a monopoly on pseudoscientific beliefs and practices. Omnivores are in the majority in this regard, just as they are the majority in the general population.

  • B

    I love making decisions on good evidence-based research. Sometimes we stretch the research and generalize to the well-being of the whole organism based on favorable effects and data, ie. When certain foods or extracts zap cancer cells in the petri dish. So I’m wondering…if I just assume there are some good chemicals in coconut oil…whether or not there is solid evidence-based research and testing on humans…are those substances found in other whole foods as well? Perhaps ones with less fat. Or is there just something really special and unique about coconut oil?

  • You may think that treating Alzheimer’s with coconut oil sounds like a bunch of bunk, but the drug companies don’t. One company has come up with a prescription-only “medical food” called Axona that provides ketones, similar to those in coconut oil.

    Alzheimer’s Weekly ran a cost comparison — a month’s supply of Axona costs $120 while a month’s supply of coconut oil costs $6.60. You can bet if there is money to be made the drug companies will be all over it.

    Dr. Mary Newport has written a detailed account of her husband’s treatment with coconut oil and his progress in Alzheimer’s Disease — What if There Was a Cure? It was very exciting and encouraging for me to see her husband’s progress with this home remedy.

    As a neonatal physician, Dr. Newport is familiar with the use of MCTs with newborns. They’re administered to premature babies because the oil is easily utilized even by babies with no digestive enzymes. MCTs are also added to all infant formulas.

    So I wouldn’t write coconut oil off, yet!

    • Anecdotes are not science, however compelling.

      • MrLs

        No, but with as many as there are, it should make us stop and question why they exist.

        • Which is why Dr. Newport should have published a documented case studies of her husband and others rather than publishing unsubstantiated claims in the popular press.

        • James

          uh, yeah they exist so deceptive food and supplement manufacturers can profit off of misinformed and poorly educated consumers…

      • SJ hogan

        However, when there are no options in the medical community, food is an option – give me coconut oil.

      • From the Mayo link:
        A small study, funded by the manufacturers of the product, found that memory and cognition improved for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. However, more studies are needed to determine its safety and effectiveness.

        Without all the editorializing:
        “Memory and cognition improved for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease [who used Axona] .”
        then they finish with
        “Alzheimer’s Association doesn’t recommend […] Axona, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.”

        It seems irrational, or at least motivated by something other than a desire to know the truth.

  • iVegan, CPT

    I think it’s pretty obvious now that there are no cure-all foods or products. Coconut is certainly one that companies have been trying to over-sell because of the versatility of the product. Although it may not cure alzheimers its definitly a healthy and delicious way to high cooked foods. Mushrooms sautéed in coconut oil mmmm.

  • chris

    usualy, I agree with your videos , thistime not :I gave my 88year old mother her first coconut oil pot , 1 year ago….. the difference is AMAZING , she was in early stage ALZHEIMER , she regained clarity in 1month using 3 tablespoons per day ! her whole personality changed , vivid, joyfull, talking, energique…my old mam IS BACK…… so sorry that science does not back this up ….. I believe wath I SEE ( she still uses it, instead of other fat)

  • rachel

    I see nothing wrong with TRYING raw coconut oil in someone’s diet
    who has alzheimers or dementia to see if there is a positive effect.
    Most people consume poor sources of fat and at the very least
    coconut is healthier than lard, butter, margarine, olive oil (?),
    canola (the rapeseed hybrid–ugh!) and the awful oils listed in many processed food ingredients.
    namaste’, rachel

    • Toxins

      It is 91% saturated fat, this exceeds all percentages of saturated fat in lard, and butter.

      • Ben Williams

        Maybe our recommended daily doses of Saturated fat are wrong…

        I eat eggs, butter, and coconut oil and milk everyday. I have no cholesterol problems, and I am very healthy.

        Sugar and grains are the real enemy of your heart.

        • Toxins

          There is literally no evidence to justify your claims. Fad bloggers and appealing books are not considered evidence, and this is where the idea of “carbs are bad” comes from. If your cholesterol is in the normal target range, that is not exactly normal, as over 70% of heart attacks occur in the optimal range. This does not mean cholesterol is negligible, it means that the optimal recommendations are set too high. Having LDL below 70 and total below 150 is truly optimal. The foods you eat have more far reaching implications than raising your cholesterol, and I encourage you to explore this website further.

          http://nutritionfacts.org/video/new-target-cholesterol/

          • Ben Williams

            http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/08/10/making-sense-of-your-cholesterol-numbers.aspx

            http://health.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/cardiovascular/cholesterol/dangers-of-low-cholesterol.htm

            http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20070723/very-low-ldl-may-mean-more-cancer-risk

            AND…
            “Cholesterol is needed for life. It’s the parent molecule for all the major sex hormones, including estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. It’s needed for the immune system, and it’s needed for the brain. (In fact, one of the most serious side effects of cholesterol-lowering medication is memory loss.)”
            http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/cholesterol-facts-vs-myths

          • Toxins

            Articles to mercola, and other websites are not scientific primary sources. Please share studies, I typically have no interest in see these web pages unless you have a primary source.

            In addition…

            “Given the capability of all tissues to synthesize sufficient amounts of cholesterol for their metabolic and structural needs, there is no evidence for a biological requirement for dietary cholesterol. Therefore, neither an Adequate Intake nor a Recommended Dietary Allowance is set for cholesterol. There is much evidence to indicate a positive linear trend between cholesterol intake and low density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration, and therefore increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). A Tolerable Upper Intake Level is not set for cholesterol because any incremental increase in cholesterol intake increases CHD risk.”

            http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10490&page=542

          • Ben Williams

            Your source is almost 10 years old.. Seems a bit outdated if you ask me.

            And all except one of the articles I posted have sources of their own. I think you can take the time to verify their validity by clicking on the links provided within the articles themselves. I’m not so concerned about your opinion that I will force feed it to you.

          • Toxins

            My source is the national academy of sciences current recommendations, the year the page was printed has no bearing on the quality of the source.

            And I have little interest investigating each source from the shared articles, the fact that they come from random websites including mercola’s quackery is enough of a red flag for me

          • Any chance you could update the research on coconut fats?

  • Don

    I wonder, really, really wonder what Dr. (sic) Mary Newport is really selling here? Does “snake oil” ring a bell. While there is a lot of BS cures out there, there is absolutely “no real” cure or treatment or Alzheimer’s at this time. True story: A friend; who believed something about a cure that a friend of her’s told her about, asked me and roughly 100 plus other folks about the cure and they all (including me) all told her NO, it’s total hog wash. Upon asking the 126th person, she received a positive response to her cure question. The next day I received a phone call as well as an e-mail: See, I told you that it works. IF we really, really believe something, we can believe. Coconut oil is good for you. I use it almost daily but not to cure anything. It’s great on “toast”, in the “frying pan”, on “popcorn” etc.

  • erinb

    I find this all scary, when so many people are gulping it down!
    http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/alzheimers-dI

    http://www.doctoroz.com/search?q1=coconut+oil

    http://inflammablog4.blogspot.com/2011/04/dr-oz-alzheimers-diabetes-of-brain.html

    These tell this story;

    Breakthroughs in the treatment of Alzheimer’s
    Kill viruses, bacteria, yeasts and fungus
    Eliminate parasites
    Boost energy
    Improve digestion and absorption of nutrients
    Improve insulin levels and helping regulate blood glucose
    Eliminate stress on the pancreas
    Prevent osteoporosis
    Reduce inflammation
    Support thyroid function
    Reduce skin ailments like eczema and psoriasis
    Used as a treatment for head lice
    Control dandruff
    Help prevent wrinkles and sagging skin

    I know people on a weight loss place called Spark People that are pushing this, here is a link showing you how people are believing this. This is just one place. Many Paleo/low carb/Dr. Jack Kruse followers/Jimmy Moore(brags about how much they use. Help! Someone needs to get out there and put the breaks on this and soon.
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRAVELNISTA

  • R Ian Flett

    What makes this topic so difficult is the fact that both coconut oil and red palm oil are consumed in high quantities by certain ethnic groups in the Pacific and Africa without any of the adverse consequences associated with saturated fat consumption in Western societies.

    It could be that these fats are only harmful in the presence of inflammation, but there are other theories also, such as the protective effects of high MCTs or gamma-tocopherols in these natural products.

    It badly needs more research aimed at solving this apparent epidemiological paradox.

  • tashi

    Hi. Thanks for your articles and effort. Letting you know, I had a problem with your links though. “Find out in my next video Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?.” results in “sorry, the page you are looking for no longer exists”.

    • That’s the video that goes up on Monday–the link will be live then. Sorry for the cliffhanger!

  • Kudos on another great post! DOCTOR’S NOTE is GREAT.
    Dr. Greger’s Nutrition Facts web site is superbly organized!

    • Thanks for your kind feedback. I only wish I started the whole Doctor’s Note thing from the very beginning! One of these days I hope to go back and add notes to the first few hundred videos.

  • I love butter. Seeing as how it isn’t too healthy, I replace it with coconut oil for certain things. It certainly can’t be any worse than butter.

  • Jobuck

    What these tests fail to do is identify the kind of coconut oil being consumed and the remainder of the diet… Sure would like to trust these studies but we know most are bunk and will fall in favor of what is intended..

  • I don’t agree or disagre with any of this…except one radically inane idea: That “if it worked” it would be shouted from the mountain top. WRONG. It has been scientifically proven–conclusively–that limiting animal protein in our diet absolutely inhibits and can even reverse some types of cancer growth. Who’s shouting that little nugget from a mountain top??? No one–the beef and poultry people wouldn’t allow it. And at last count cancer was far more prevalent and deadly than alzheimer’s. The outcome of any test or study is directly related to who stands to profit.

  • I was wondering if anyone had heard about using perispinal Etanercept for Alzheimer’s. As far as I can work out they think it is caused by inflammation which is why the Etanercept seems to work.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOFFihG5n_k

  • Jeff

    Results will always speak louder than any laboratory

  • tree

    do you have any helpf for MPS111 Sanfillipo syndrome children?

  • pupko

    On a related topic, i would appreciate a future video on utilizing the ketogenic diet to treat epilepsy. I do not know of any resources on how to go about this using a vegan diet. Perhaps coconut oil might find a useful place as part of that regimen.

    • mikke

      This video sucks ! big time ….Sugar , carbs and grains , wheat , factory man made food are the real enemy of your heart. not coconut oil ~ most Americans are becoming insulin resistant , the cause of most diseases ; Read the book called
      The Protein Power Lifeplan by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades (Paperback)

  • Coconuts don’t grow where I live in Idaho. Not a food for me for that reason.

    • oiler

      you can buy the oil in a supermarket

      • I am more self-sufficient than buying at a supermarket.

  • GoingVeganUK
  • Malia

    And you totally crack me uP!! Hahaha! <3

  • Mikke

    This video sucks ! big time ….Sugar , carbs and grains , wheat , factory man made food are the real enemy of your heart. not coconut oil ~ most Americans are becoming insulin resistant , the cause of most diseases ; Read the book called
    The Protein Power Lifeplan by Michael R. Eades, Mary Dan Eades (Paperback)

    (99)

  • Karen

    coconut oil is so hard to take! is there a good way?

    • Joseph Gonzales R.D.

      Not sure it is needed. If you like it perhaps use 1tsp in a stir-fry. I use it, but mostly topically.

  • Cecilie

    I understand the science and from what it seems it is complete pseudo science, the claims behind why coconut oil works on Alzheimers. But one thing I wonder… How come there be so many personal claims of how it healed different peoples alzheimers? many different unrelated stories. Does anyone know?
    I am looking into this for my grandparents. My grandad is diagnosed with alzheimers and I am helping them switch to plant based. But they are also doing the coconut oil thing and I want to see if it is really valid for them.

    • Joseph Gonzales R.D.

      I am not sure. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s as well I wish we had more hard data supporting it’s claims. I intend to update the literature, please stay tuned I”ll be posting soon, as this is a hot topic. Thanks, Cecile.

  • Brux

    I saw a video on this where a woman who was a doctor with a husband with severe Alzheimer’s, or so she said. The man drew a picture of a clock that was almost unrecognizable. So, she got right on the Internet and did her research and came up with coconut oil, to sneak energy into her husband’s brain by ketones if sugar could not get in. That was the idea, that Alzheimer’s is a kind of diabetes of the brain and that energy cannot get into the brain so brain function declines. It sounds plausible anyway. Her proof was that over time her husband’s drawings of clocks got much better.

    It was claimed the fats in coconut oil could supply energy to the brain through ketosis or ketogenesis … or whatever.

    I thought this was confusing because if her husband was so bad that he could draw a clock, why would she not have noticed his Alzheimer’s long before that.

    I’m wondering just how many people out there are total scammers looking to lie, cheat and steal their way to success, versus anyone doing real work, and on just on the Mongolian Gerbil?

    The woman doctor’s name was Dr. Mary Newport who was trying to help her husband who was dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease. She claims miraculous results? What is her scam or is there one?

  • Carlos Oliveira

    ACCORDING THE REFERENCE ARTICLE BELLOW , ACETYL-L-CARNITINE LOOKS TO HAS SYNERGISTIC EFFECTS WITH MEDIUM-CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES (fatty acids) AS THE EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL, etc.,INCREASING THE BRAIN ENERGY and the energy to the whole body. 

    BUT ONLY IN VERY SMALL DOSES OF BOTH SUPPLEMENTS , AND ONLY UNDER PHYSICIAN PRESCRIPTION AND SUPERVISION.

    Based in :

    Article : Carnitine Supplementation and Ketogenesis by Small-For-Date Neonates on Medium- and Long-Chain Fatty Acid Formulae , published in the Journal Bology of Neonate , 2000 ,authors Labadaridis J ., as we can read that :
    ” Carnitine is a key molecule in energy production from various substrates.”
    “Although it is generally believed that it plays no role in the metabolism of medium-chain triglycerides, quite a few data exist to the contrary. In the present study we investigated the effect of carnitine on ketogenesis in small-for-date neonates fed formulae of equal caloric value and fat content that was predominantly long-chain triglycerides or medium-chain triglycerides (46% of total fat).”
    According to our results there was a statistically significant interaction between carnitine and the chain length of the administered fat with respect to ketone production.’
    ” Increased ketogenesis was only shown by the neonates receiving medium-chain triglycerides and carnitine. Our results provide further evidence for the involvement of carnitine in medium-chain triglyceride metabolism.”

  • Lynn

    I know many people who rely on Joseph Mercola’s nutritional and health advice. He seems like an educated person, but his view on coconut oil and animal products differs radically from this. How can two opposing parties each sound so convincing? How do we determine when both say they rely on science?

    • Charzie

      Mercola is not reputable. He sells all the products he is so busy pushing, a huge red flag. You increase his wealth not your health.

  • glacierkaren

    I have seen how coconut oil works for Alzheimer’s first hand. My father in law had Alzheimer’s. We did our research, and found the info about the pediatrician whose husband did a complete turn around with coconut oil. We ended up making ‘cookies’ with coconut oil, turmeric and ceylon cinnamon, along with oats, peanut butter and chocolate chips. I made them in muffin tins for molds and refrigerated them. We also included the coconut oil in his other food, getting 2-3 tablespoons a day into his diet. When we were able to keep his dosage up, he became able to sit and read the paper again, watch favorite shows and carry on a conversation and make jokes. But off the dosage, he became agitated and went through a discernible downhill slide in mood and function. Unfortunately, we were not able to be there all the time and keep him on the regimen. His mood swings and paranoia when he came off the oil and keeping up the diet were just too much for family to handle. We ended up having to just let him decline without the diet. Sadly, he died in a care center a year later. However, there are a lot of reports of people getting good results when its used long term. It seems that some types of Alzheimers may make the brain unable to use normal sources for energy. People thusly affected seem to crave carbohydrates. The coconut oil is able to bypass the issue and feed the brain. Since Alzheimers is a death sentence, its worth it to do a web search on the use of the oil.

  • It’s frustrating to hear from yet another intelligent source that the lack of studies on coconut oil for Alzheimer’s should somehow be taken as a reason to doubt any therapeutic value. It’s a reason to doubt anyone who speaks against the possibility: they know nothing about it. It’s easy for a layperson to mistake “there is no evidence that it works” for “there is evidence that it doesn’t work.”

    There now is a small study, so the “no research supports it” gambit has to be retired.

    Title:
    COCONUT OIL: ALTERNATIVE NON-DRUG TREATMENT AGAINST ALZHEIMER´S DISEASE

    Origin:
    Universidad Católica de Valencia, Universidad Europea de Valencia, Hospital Universitario Morales Meseguer, Universidad de Valencia. España

    http://www.evidencer.org/coconut-oil-alzheimers/

  • Herb

    I question Dr. Gregers conclusion that 1202
    doesn’t work. The conclusion in the abstract says CONCLUSION: AC-1202 rapidly elevated serum ketone bodies in AD patients and resulted in significant differences in ADAS-Cog scores compared to the Placebo. Effects were most notable in APOE4(-) subjects who were dosage compliant.

    Thus it appears that it does work! So is the doctor intentionally distorting the conclusion of the study? I would like to know

  • Andreia Rocha

    Please there is a cure for dementia and no one knows. This is my husband’s story… My husband was a retired man, he had partial stroke 5 years ago, and then i was still working. His condition got worse and he was hospitalized. After some time of treatment he began to behave abnormal, like someone who has lost memory of event and occurrence. i shared tears the very day i walked to him in the hospital and he could not even recognize me. This is a man that is very playful and highly romantic. Each day i hold him to myself and share tears the more. He was not able to do anything just look at me like a bull dog and do so many abnormal things. Later on doctor brought a recent report and he was diagnosed of dementia this doctor says have no cure that he would die a brainless man. Oh my God i fainted when i heard this. I raised my voice and cry to God to help me from this. So i began to hope and trust God to do miracle. My pastor was a great pillar of encouragement to me. i did all i can to get a cure for him, but none worked out, i spent thousands of USD trying to get a cure for him. But behold a friends doctor came visiting and said to me let’s look if herbal remedy can help him get any better so he gave me people testified of the good works of herbs in their life, so i decided to contact the doctor The first time i emailed him, i got no reply from him, so i decided to call him on the phone. I called him, and told him what he could do was to laugh and said to me that anything the enemy have planned against my husband must fail, he said to me that he have cured CJD and this is similar to what my husband have. After all, he prepared herbs and sent to me, i have to force my husband to take it because before then he was not taking anything from me to eat anymore. but behold sir it was just like a magic gradually my husband begin to get better, better and today sir i am proud to say my husband is totally cured, He cured my husband of this deadly dementia disease and now i keep my promise i made to him before the cure that i will let the entire world know about his herbs if my husband is cured. Sir, now i am overwhelmed. God bless you sir. My husband has the plans to travel to see the doctor facially and say a physical thanks to him in his country, and i will accompany him down to his home in his country to also show my gratitude to him. God bless him in abundant. If you have same problem or have other health issues and want to contact Doctor Iyabiyetayese, here is his email doctoriyabiyetayese@gmail.com or call him on (+2347052619450). God Bless you.

  • Cathyaz