Alzheimer’s: Diabetes of the Brain. Coconut Oil & Ketones
This interesting video report discusses fighting Alzheimer’s disease, described as diabetes of the brain, with coconut oil. Its apparent effectiveness is related to its ability to provide the brain with an alternate fuel source to replace glucose – that fuel source is ketones.
Researchers say the ketones found in coconut oil have slowed the progression of Alzheimer's disease in some people and may actually prevent it. The doctor in this video describes Alzheimer’s as a type of diabetes of the brain. We believe one of the many advantages of the diabetic-alkaline lifestyle is its ability to produce ketones (ketosis, not ketoacidosis, which is dangerous). With ketones providing an alternative fuel source to glucose, the need for carbohydrates, which break down into glucose can be minimized. Ketones can help reduce the glycemic impact on the body, which has been shown to have many positive effects on the body.
Coconut oil, a medium chain saturated fat is quite unique in its properties. More research is showing that it is beneficial to health, such as increasing good cholesterol and even having antibiotic properties that protect against viral attacks.
Watch this short video report for a brief, helpful understanding of ketones and how they can work in the body.