Early Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Mary T. Newport, M.D., a neonatal practitioner, has become an authority on Alzheimer’s disease over the last ten years. In the course of researching scientific literature about Alzheimer’s, she discovered studies involving medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and their natural source, coconut oil. That’s when a lightbulb went on, and the doctor connected the dots between using MCT oil in newborn’s formula to help babies thrive and using it to address Alzheimer’s disease.
After writing two well-received editions of Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? The Story of Ketones, Dr. Newport has now written this quick-start guide on how to integrate these life-restoring fatty acids into the diet. In addition to Alzheimer’s disease, this dietary treatment can be used to counter other neurodegenerative diseases such as non-Alzheimer’s dementias, Parkinson’s, ALS, and multiple sclerosis.
Alzheimer’s: A Type of Diabetes of the Brain?
Dr. Newport was not the first to call Alzheimer’s “a type of diabetes of the brain,” but she firmly believes it is. Areas in the brain that test positive for Alzheimer’s show insulin deficiency and resistance, which cause decreased glucose uptake in the cells, leading to cell malfunction and cell death. Because diet is the most important way to counter diabetes, Dr. Newport advocates a dietary intervention based on a whole-food, high-fat, lowcarbohydrate diet. To make the dietary change easy, Dr. Newport provides six choices that can be used alone or in combination for integrating coconut and MCT oils into the diet. Dr. Newport is one of the world’s strongest advocates for preventing and reversing neurological diseases of the brain. Her role in advancing a simple dietary intervention has already gone a long way toward changing the lives of both patients and caregivers.