See a panel of doctors discuss why they recommend coconut oil for an Alzheimer's & dementia diet.
Dr. Anderson advocates coconut oil for his nursing home's dementia diet.
He explores 3 benefits:
- Coconut oil is rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT). The liver quickly converts MCTs to ketones, providing a quick "backup fuel" to the brain. This can be helpful in dementia, where the brain often suffers from a lack of energy from its regular "fuel", glucose.
- Coconut oil offers a low-carb solution to insulin resistance from diabetes. (Type-2 diabetes is common in seniors with dementia. In addition, Alzheimer's is sometimes called Type-3 diabetes.)
- Dr. Anderson sees this improving the problems of:
- Polypharmacology (Too many pills).