This summer when finances were tight, I wondered if coconut oil was really necessary. When I read her book this month, however, I knew my husband needs to have that coconut oil once again.
- The ketones in coconut oil provide an alternate fuel to keep the brain cells alive. Lots in the book about the science of ketosis.
- Dr. Mary's husband's energy returned.
- Steve Newport's personality and sense of humor returned.
- His gait or walk returned.
- Coconut oil seems to take the fog away.
- I think all of this is true for DH as well.
Dr. Mary recommends a combination of MCT (I get this from Vitacost) and coconut oil (I get from Tropical Traditions).See my links at the side. You can't heat coconut oil over 350 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use coconut oil from the drug store section at Walmart.
I am just using coconut oil, however, and had trouble lately adapting recipes that my husband would eat. While coconut oil in oatmeal worked for a time with my husband, he got tired of oatmeal for breakfast.
New recipe. There is a simple recipe in this book that may have helped my husband pass that Alzheimer's driving test for the second year in a row--"Coconut Fudge". Lately I have been serving this to my hubby after I got Newport's book and before he took that driving test last Friday.
Melt chocolate chips and combine with an equal amount of liquid coconut oil. Freeze in ice cube trays. You can add walnuts and/or shredded coconut before you freeze. When frozen, pop each fudge piece out of tray and refrigerate. This works with my husband. I know it does, and he likes the fudge.
This is not a formal review of Dr. Mary's book, folks, but I just had to get the word out. Is coconut oil a cure for Alzheimer's once someone has it? Probably not, but coconut oil may help prevent health problems in general and improve the quality of life for the dementia patient.
This is good news!