As you can see from the Google search trends chart above, the idea that coconut oil could help prevent or decrease the effects of Alzheimer’s got a lot of interest back in early 2012. The reason for the interest was some research that came out showing a possible link. More recently, in 2015, Fernando and colleagues published a review article in British Journal of Nutrition that weighed all of the available evidence across multiple studies in different journals.[Read more…] about Does Coconut Oil Help Treat or Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?
I haven’t read the original study, but this finding is consistent with the idea that we should eat better to avoid or overcome degenerative diseases of the brain (and the rest of the body). I wholeheartedly agree. I don’t know whether there is anything particularly magical or special about green tea or carrots specifically, but generally adding more vitamins from healthy vegetables has to be a good thing.
There is some cool research happening in Norway, showing that (a) the breakdown of the body’s natural cleaning system — at the cell level — is causing Alzheimer’s and (b) when this cleaning system is turbocharged, the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease seem to disappear. Apparently, when people are affected by Alzheimer’s, they accumulate a bunch of defective mitochondria and proteins in their brains that interfere with the brain’s normal function.[Read more…] about Mitophagy Enhancement a Possible Treatment for Alzheimer’s?