“Brain tissue is very rich in complex forms of fats. The experiment (around 1978) in which pregnant mice were given diets containing either coconut oil or unsaturated oil showed that brain development was superior in the young mice whose mothers ate coconut oil. Because coconut oil supports thyroid function, and thyroid governs brain development, including myelination, the result might simply reflect the difference between normal and hypothyroid individuals. However, in 1980, experimenters demonstrated that young rats fed milk containing soy oil incorporated the oil directly into their brain cells, and had structurally abnormal brain cells as a result.” – Ray Peat, PhD.
Coconut oil has far reaching effects on the health of the human body and, Alzheimer’s treatment. The Brain is composed primarily of two different types of cell: The Neuron, which acts as a cable through which electrical impulses travel through the brain and the entire body, and Glial Cells, which perform many functions to support the neurons.
Alzheimer’s diseases is characterized by the formation of amyloid plaques in the neurons. Amyloid plaques are one of the two brain abnormalities that define Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The other charactersitic is neurofibrillary tangles. Think of these as trash piling up, and there is no trashman to take out the trash. This piling up eventually leads to death.
Coconut oil can be thought of as a cleanser, among its many functions. Coconut oil is made up of short and medium fatty acid chains. One of the fatty acids that makes up coconut oil is Butyric acid. Butyric acid is known to increase T3-Triiodothyronine uptake by glial cells. Coconut oil has has general pro-thyroid action. Coconut oils’ short-and medium-chain fatty acids sustain blood sugar and have anti-allergic actions, and it protects mitochondria against stress injury.
Glial cells are non-neural cells that perform “housekeeper” functions such as clearing out debris and excess materials. Glial cells support neurons by providing support and nutrition. There are several different types of glial cellse.g., astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, ependymal cells, radial glial, satellite cells and schwann cells. It is believed that there may be 10 to 50 times more glial cells than there are neurons in the brain.
Glial cells were once thought to be of little use, but it is now believed that they perform quite a few important functions. The glial cells generally work to keep the brain in a good shape, by:
- -Removing dead neurons
-Removing dead pathogens
-Supply neurons with vitals such as nutrients and oxygen
- -Supporting the structure of the brains by keeping neurons in the correct place.
So How Does One Follow The Coconut Oil Alzheimer’s Protocol?
The easiest approach is to change the oils with which you cook. Determine to cook with coconut oil ONLY!
Start consuming 1-4tsp per day for those with Alzheimer’s. Start slow and build tolerance.