The successes using coconut oil to control Alzheimer’s, according to all I have read, requires a low carb diet. This all works because the combination of coconut oil and low carbs puts the body into ketosis. This allows the nuturing of the brain in such a way that it controls the disease.
Dr Newport puts the coconut oil in her husband’s oatmeal in the morning, but otherwise he is severely restricted on carbs. He gets the coconut oil dosing twice a day.
Similar use of coconut oil and carb restrictions has been used successfully to control/cure insulin resistance (diabetes).
Thanks for your explanation. This is the excerpt relating to carbs in the article:
“It isn’t just Steve Newport’s experience with coconut oil that intrigues his wife, however. Experiments in mice and small-scale trials in people have yielded encouraging evidence that medium chain triglycerides, the key ingredient in coconut oil, slow and even reverse the effects of Alzheimer’s.
“Alzheimer’s sufferers are believed to have trouble processing glucose sugar as essential fuel for the brain. But some researchers say MCT spurs development of ketones in the liver, which the brain can use as a rich alternative fuel source.
“Aside from ingesting MCT, most people generate significant quantities of ketones only when they are starving or when they are on an extremely low-carbohydrate diet like Atkins.”