Unconventional But Effective Therapy for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Dr. Mary T Newport at TEDxUSF
Dr. Mary Newport set out to help her husband who was dealing with Alzheimer's disease. His research led to a product containing medium chain triglycerides, then to a food source where coconut oil is abundant. She talks about why middle-chain triglycerides and coconut oil may work in patients with Alzheimer's as well as those with other cognitive conditions.
Dr. Newport's book, Alzheimer's Disease: What if there was a cure for Alzheimer's disease and no one knew?, Explains coconut oil provides an alternative fuel for the brain, ketones, when the brain does not accept brain fuel Primary glucose.
Many people have started making coconut oil a part of the daily diet. It is good as a possible preventive measure against some neurodegenerative diseases. It is also good for your heart and fights infection.
Many of us add two tablespoons in our morning oatmeal, which is easy and delicious. But there are certainly other ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet, such as by replacing it with other oils and fats in cooking, mixing it in smoothies, and mixing it in salad dressing.
Here are a couple of delicious coconut oil recipes. Remember, a little coconut oil is odorless and tasteless, like the Lou Ana brand. And others, like the Organic Valley brand, smell and taste like coconut.
It's nice to have both on hand, because sometimes you really want that coconut flavor, like in the granola below. Other times you do not want that flavor, as if you are cooking eggs.
Melt and mix 1 cup each of coconut oil and chocolate chips and split evenly into a plastic ice cube and place in the freezer. In a tray of 16 cubes, each cube will equal 1 tablespoon of coconut oil. Add grated coconut and / or nuts for variety.
COCONUT GRANOLA (Soooooo good!)
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
3/4 cup grated sweetened coconut
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/3 cup pips (can be found in Trader Joe's)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut, almonds, pips, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. In a small bowl, beat the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and coconut extract. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Stir until dry ingredients are well covered. Pour the granola mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Spread granola in a uniform layer. Bake for 30 minutes or until granola is browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Allow the granola to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
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