What Women Must Know - Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? - 04/04/13
Dr. Newport found new research showing that medium-chain fatty acids, which act like an alternative fuel in the insulin-deficient Alzheimer’s brain, can sometimes reverse or at least stabilize the disease. When she gave her husband who was deteriorating with Alzheimer's Disease about 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (a source of these fats) at breakfast before a memory test that he had previously failed, Steve miraculously passed the test. Since then, Steve continues to maintain improvement while taking daily doses of coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil with meals
Mary T. Newport, M.D., has provided care to newborns in Florida since 1983 and is currently the founding director of the newborn intensive care unit at Spring Hill Regional Hospital. In July 2008 Dr. Newport wrote an article, “What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?” which was circulated around the world and became the subject of a lecture she presented at the 2010 Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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