A friend passed along a video about the power of coconut oil in treating Alzheimer’s disease, which excited me, as I’ve taken coconut oil for many, many year’s now. I originally learned about it while working at Garden of Life. As stated by Jordan Rubin – Founder of Garden of Life – through his book “The Maker’s Diet” he states:
“Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is one of the healthiest saturated fats available. Coconut oil can tolerate extremely high heat, unlike polyunsaturated vegetable oils. Use extra-virgin coconut oil in cooking, baking, and in smoothies. It is a stable, healthy saturated fat that does not elevate undesirable (LDL) cholesterol; it reduces the symptoms of digestive disorders, supports overall immune functions, and helps prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Extra-virgin coconut oil is great for people suffering from candida yeast infections, due to the presence of caprylic acid and antifungal fatty acids contained in the oil. Extra-virgin coconut oil has also been show to help balance the thyroid and improve metabolic function, which may result in weight loss.” Jordan Rubin
If you decide to add Extra-virgin coconut oil to your diet, be sure to check that it is 100% Extra-virgin coconut oil. I take the coconut oil that Garden of Life produces, as it is of a pure source and tastes amazing. I have tasted other coconut oils which did not leave a pleasant taste in my mouth.
Below is a great video that shares how one man’s Alzheimer’s disease has been helped since he added coconut oil to has daily diet. Some things that jumped out at me:
-The importance of PREVENTION, as a disease such as Alzheimer’s, actually begins to take place 10 – 20 year’s prior to when sign’s begin to show. Isn’t that how it is with ALL disease’s?
-Coconut oil is a natural antibiotic
-It may help stave off other life threatening diseases beyond Alzheimer’s
Enjoy the video…and the introduction of Extra-virgin coconut into your diet!
“Coconut Oil Touted As Alzheimer’s Remedy”