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My husband was cured of his dementia after taking coconut oil. I started him on it after watching a video of Dr. Mary Newport whose husband had Alzheimer's and was helped by taking the coconut oil. I started giving it to Bruce in place of butter and other oils.

The change started within 3 hours starting with clearer speech and thinking patterns, and within 2 months, taking him from a man who couldn't do anything for himself to someone who is back to normal. The tremors took about 3 months and were the last sign to leave.

I know that coconut oil may not help everyone, but I wonder if, in almost every instance, there is some food that could help the starving brain.

We call Bruce's recovery a miracle, but it was brought about by natural means. Are there others with similar stories?

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And thats why I try ANY mineral vitamin oil whatever that might help even a little. What harm can I do!!
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Every person is different to some degree, bio-chemically. That's why different foods and meds act differently for any given person.
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I bought a container of coconut oil, think it was non hydrogenated (never remember which it was), the "better"one. Husband was so good...I put 1 or 2 teaspoons in his coffee in the morning, and he would take another 3 teaspoons on his own! As is, not mixed in anything. Went thru two containers. Sorry, I didnt notice anything different. After two jars, wouldnt I have noticed a change in his Alzheimers? Or was 3 to 4 teaspoons not enough? Maybe I didnt have the right one. But it did taste good, and I do NOT like coconut.
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A lot of things have happened since I posted the last time. Judy has FTD (Cortical basal degeneration) and she ended up in the hospital after I increased the dose of coconut oil to a half teaspoon. She took off running and ended up on her face on the ground, busted her glasses and I had to call 911 to get her up and to the emergency room.
She spent a couple nights in the hospital and they sent her on to a nursing home where she stayed for 22 days. I have had her home about 2 weeks now and she is regaining her strength. I would be interested in knowing if anybody else with an FTD has tried the coconut oil.
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Do you think Coconut oil would help someone with Essential Benigh Tremors? My husband suffers from this and although the hand termors can be controled somewhat with meds the head tremors have not improved even with botox injections in his neck.
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I too have thought my wife's dementia was caused by medications she took previously. When I first took over her medications she was taking everything from high blood pressure pills, gout pills, and a ton of other things. After a while I asked the doctors if we could take her off everything and then get her back on the medications she needed. The neurologist was kind of ticked that I thought I could do better than she could but she outlined how to get her off the pills as did our GP. It took almost a year to get her off everything and everytime I took her off something there was an almost immediate improvement. When I finally got her off everything the neurologist said she didn't think she could help us any longer so we have just been working with the GP the past 5 or 6 years. Judy did better off the meds (only thing the GP put her back on was the thyroid pill) than she did on it for 4 or 5 years and has just recently begun to decline more.
Getting away from the point. I talked to the GP about it on our last visit and she was all for it and was even able to tell me what brand I should buy. I tried it and she seemed to be in the bathroom more often (I have to help her each time) and I backed off for a week or so. I started it again almost a week ago, half a teaspoon at a time, the first few days I noticed the increased urinations the first couple days but that seems to have slacked off the past few days. It is probably too early to tell, but I think there are a couple instances where she seems to have figured things out a little better than usual. I will add another half teaspoon to her oatmeal in the morning in a few days and try that for a week or so.
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This is great! I have found putting minerals in my mother's tea really helps her not to have colds so much. The memory loss medicine she was on was making her nauseous and dizzy. I took her off of it and those things disappeared. She too eats so little, but she always has. The coconut oil sounds great. I put some all over my body and had an allergic reaction to it. My mentor in these things said it was perhaps making the toxins in my body come out. Always take it slowly with naturopathic substances. They can be quite strong. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Low-Grade Lymphoma Cancer 6 years ago and have done all natural regime of treatment with the concept that disease cant live in an alkaline base (in this case a person's body). Yes i cheat at times but, i learn more and more each day about the way we can live quite healthily if we just learn how to live outside of the toxic physical, mental and environmental environments that surround us. I tell people their first step is to get a shower filter to filter out chlorine that they breathe in from the steam and what goes directly into their bodies as they take a shower. Ok, i could go on all day, i am so excited to hear you are thinking and doing some things in that direction. You will be so glad you did.
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Bruce was eventually able to go off all his medications. The only thing that could happen is that he will need less. That shouldn't be a problem unless the doctor is in the pharmaceutics pocket.
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I've read that the coconut oil increases the absorption of other medications so I am concerned about the effects it might have on my father's prescriptions. Has anyone seen such an effect or response?
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Interesting. I think my husband had dementia because of the statins he has had to take to supposedly avoid another heart attack.
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Simply use it anywhere you would use butter or oil.
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I would love to have any coconut oil receipes.
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thanksfor explaining the water comes from a different part of the coconut. Well, it wont hurt. When you say you take a tbl for preventative, ick it looks so greesy. Do you mix it with anything or just right out of the jar?
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I bought some for my wife about a month ago along with some of the coconut butter. It might have been a little much as the butter has a high level of fat and she had problems with incontinence that day. I will try a small amount again today and see what happens.
I saw the biggest improvement when I eliminated soy from her diet at the end of last year. At that point she was down 22 pounds and her doctor said I should feed her more. Told the doc she was eating more than I did. It took over a month for her to start gaining weight again but she has been gaining about a pound a week since the first of the month.
The other thing that bothers her is lactose, so finding products that are soy free and lactose is difficult. I found out that even most canned tuna is packed in a soy sauce.
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the water is an excellent rehydrater, but it comes from a different part of the coconut. the oil is what is for the brain. I have been using coconut oil for all my cooking and take a tbl myself daily as a preventive. my mom lives in assisted living and unfortunately cannot remember to take her oil, so i will be making some of that candy-can't believe i did not think of that, she loves chocolate and will remember to eat that.
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could you supply us with the amounts you gave him; did you give him by the spoonful in his mouth of mix it in with foods. I just saw the lard type at Whole Foods; their 365 brand claims to be good enough to spread on toast. Then, someone also showed me they have coconut butter! The guy showing it to me eats it and loves it; don't know how much coconut is in something like that. I did buy 2 types of coconut water; my mom needs to be continually hydrated so I thought I would start there until I got some coconut ways of cooking.
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You should be able to buy it at any health food store and even some grocery stores that sell organic foods.
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The only side effect that may be unwanted is looser bowl movements if you are not used to taking fats. Some people use it to keep from being constipated. I did not find it made a difference with me.
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Where can you buy coconut oil? Someone mentioned side effects, what are they?
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She does indeed eat chocolate. I'll give that candy recipe a try, thank you! :)
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PCVS, Putting it on her skin is a good idea. Also, if your mom eats chocolate take some coconut oil and add some cocoa and a bit of maple syrup to it. Spread it out like a chocolate bar on some wax paper and refrigerate it until hard. It's really tasty and healthy too. Let me know if this helps.
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My mother has advanced Alzheimers and I too have noticed improvement when I put coconut oil in her food. If only she'd eat more food! After reading other people's experiences I think I will start increasing her intake. And maybe use it on her skin instead of the Neem Leaf oil, which while good, isn't very long lasting and smells kind of strong.
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You can use it just as you would use butter or oil. The cheaper cold pressed kind is flavorless but the virgin coconut oil tastes wonderful, just like eating coconut. It doesn't need to be refrigerated, and becomes very hard when chilled. At room temperature it is like butter but if it gets warmer than 75 f it turns to clear liquid.
I give my husband at least 3 tablespoons a day in his food. If he starts feeling shaky he takes more.
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How do you dispense it and how much each day? Does it taste like coconut?
My moms face and scalp is so dry I hope this helps. But also internally she does have some tremors occasionally which I blamed on breathing treatments.
Can you put it in oatmeal and how much? This is very interesting.
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tptop, I am so glad to hear that it is helping your grandfather. I know that we would never risk taking Bruce off the coconut oil as long as we are able to buy it.
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My 100 year old grandfather has improved cognition and a better personality when he eats a tiny bit of coconut oil each day. However, these improvements fade if he stops eating it for a month.
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lili-ur mom is a smart lady ! lol .
oh u shall try that on ur pup . save ya bunch vet bills .
i just put some of it on dad s feet , massages it , ahhh feels good . he says .
off to the store now . xoxo
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linda...glad you mentioned the kittys...my pup has had skin allergies forever and just scratches constantly. I read where coconut oil works for pets. I hope it works for him because the Vet's solution is always cortisone shots...ugh...

I was telling my Mom about coconut's use for PD tremors and it's laxative side effects. She said, "great, I'll kill two birds with one stone!" heh, heh
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coconut oil is good for many things . i am a true believer on that ,
theyre good for dry skin . fungus in toe nails . dad has very dry skin on his face , it helps soften the skin , i do put some oil in his scramble eggs and along with his food . easier to have bm too . it is great for many things .
my cat has had ear mites , i put some of it in his ear , vet was so concerned cuz he couldnt find any mites . lol .
if it works for the elders then shall keep elders on it . :-)
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