Use coconut oil for Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia, is one that many people fear, especially when they reach certain age. Imagine all your life's experiences suddenly vanishing away, bit by bit, until you don't even know your friends or family anymore, much less your name. Thankfully, there's an available treatment (take note, not a cure) for Alzheimer's found in nature that can slow the worsening or even delay the onset of Alzheimer's - coconut oil! Read on!

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The dreaded Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's is a mental disease that includes in its symptoms loss of memory, change in mood, and problems with communication. This illness also negatively affects the reasoning skills of the afflicted. While being forgetful and slow in old age is natural, Alzheimer's actually isn't! However, this disease can manifest when the brain is damaged by certain other diseases and conditions. People with this disease also have a shortage of certain important chemicals in their brain. These are chemicals involved with the brain's transmission of message. Alzheimer's is a progressive disease, meaning that gradually, more parts of the person's brain who is afflicted will deteriorate. As it progresses, so do the symptoms that come with it. Once a person is afflicted, there is no going back. Current medicine and supposed treatments may delay effects, but never really heal Alzheimer's.

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Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

A person who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's may not notice the first symptoms, such as lapses of memory and inability to find the right words - these are some of the most common early symptoms of this disease. As it progresses, they may also suffer from the following:

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    Have difficulty doing normal everyday activities.
    They also become unsure in doing typical tasks, like using the remote control, counting change and remembering names or faces.
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    Become more withdrawn from people, due to their communication problems and loss of confidence when interacting with people.
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    Have mood swings - feeling sad, angry and scared by their increasing memory loss (this one is very sad indeed).
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    Become more confused with mundane activities, forgetting appointments, places to go and recent events.
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With the progress of disease, people with Alzheimer's must have someone who will support him or her during the period. Eventually, they will constantly need assistance with their daily activities. Remember that no two cases of Alzheimer's are the same. Everyone who experiences this illness is unique in the way they experience it.

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The power of coconut oil

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Aside from using it for cooking, coconut oil can indeed be used to reduce symptoms of Alzheimer's. Our brains get nutrients and glucose from carbohydrates, and if that's unavailable, then our brains can utilize energy from fats. This is where it gets exciting - the energy our brain gets is in the form of molecules called ketones. Coconut oil is a source food that our body easily converts into ketones. The question now is, how can we revive aging or afflicted brain cells in the elderly and other people with Alzheimer's? Easy - coconut oil!

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    When people develop Alzheimer's, it suggests that the body is lacking or losing from nutrient starvation.
    Through ketones, our brains have an alternative fuel to be used to revive parts of the brain.
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    As people age, medium chain fatty acids can help prevent or reduce cognitive laziness and loss of memory.
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Many people are aware that coconut oils are healthy, but they didn't know that healthy fats found in coconut oil may start to repair slow neural pathways and even improve cognitive functioning and memory. While this is true for all ages, senior adults will benefit most from this.

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Using coconut oil for Alzheimer's

There are many ways to incorporate coconut oil for your daily/regular intake. For example you can replace all of your cooking oil needs with organic virgin coconut oil. It's almost that simple. Below are some recipes which utilize coconut oil to boost brain function, and prevent the onset and slow present conditions of Alzheimer's.

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Beverages

Hesitant with drinking drinks that contain coconut oil ingredients? With these recipes, you wouldn't even know it's there at all - not only are they refreshing, but when you drink them, you're also treating future and present brain problems.

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Tropical cocktail

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    Ingredients:
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    1. 150 ml water
    2. 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut concentrate
    3. 1/2 cup frozen mango
    4. 1 ripe banana
    5. 120 ml orange juice
    6. 1 teaspoon lime juice
    7. 3 tablespoons vanilla yogurt
    8. 2 tablespoons coconut oil, liquefied
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    Directions:
     
    1. In a blender, put in everything except the coconut oil, and blend until you get a frothy texture to the drink, and then add the oil.
    2. Repeat the process if you want to share or simply want more!
    3. You can also add three drops of stevia to give it a sweet taste.
    4. This is recommended for the summer.
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Hot cocoa

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
    2. 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
    3. 1 pinch Himalayan salt
    4. 1/4 teaspoon organic whole sugar (minimum)
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    Directions:
     
    1. Pour boiling water in to a mug and let sit for approximately 20 seconds. ## Empty the water and put one tablespoon filled with the virgin coconut oil in it. It melts quickly as you stir.
    2. Add cocoa powder and Himalayan salt, and use no less than 1/4 tsp. of whole organic sugar to cut the bitterness on the cocoa.
    3. Then you can add stevia drops (optional) to taste - usually about 12 drops.
    4. Pour boiling water into the cup, stir, and add cream or milk concentrate to taste. Makes a great treat very quickly. Other sweeteners can also be used.
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Creamy coconut and cinnamon smoothie

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    Creamy coconut + cinnamon smoothie.
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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 1/2 cups milk
    2. 1 medium frozen banana
    3. 1 teaspoon of coconut cream concentrate
    4. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    5. 1 dash of cinnamon
    6. 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil
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    Directions:
     
    1. Add milk, banana, coconut ointment concentrate, vanilla and cinnamon into the blender. Blend on high around 30 seconds or until ingredients are well mixed.
    2. Slowly drizzle the virgin coconut oil to the mixture.
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Energy berry smoothie

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 cup of one of the following, or a mixture of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or peaches
    2. ½ banana
    3. ½ cup rice, almond, hazelnut, coconut milk, or normal milk
    4. ¼ cup orange juice
    5. ½ cup water
    6. 3 tablespoons protein powder (optional)
    7. 3-4 tablespoons of organic melted virgin coconut oil
    8. 3-4 ice cubes
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    Directions:
     
    1. Fruits must all be frozen.
    2. Place all ingredients in to blender except oil and little by little pour oil in while mixing.
    3. Beat all ingredients for two to three minutes, or until effectively mixed and blended.
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Pancakes and Pizza

Now for some mouth-watering recipes that will now only fill your brain with energy, but also your tummy with yummy goodness, these recipes are sure fire solutions to your craving needs without sacrificing health.

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Coconut blueberry buckwheat pancakes

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 cup coconut flour
    2. 1 cup buckwheat flour
    3. 6 teaspoons baking powder
    4. 1 teaspoon salt
    5. 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
    6. 2 eggs, beaten
    7. 2 cups milk
    8. 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
    9. 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
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    Directions:
     
    1. Sift all the dry ingredients together, then throw in the blueberries.
    2. Whisk all wet ingredients (except 2 tablespoons coconut oil) in a bowl, and then combine dry and wet ingredients.
    3. Mix only until most dry ingredients are moist.
    4. Set aside 2 tablespoons coconut oil to be able to fry in a pan or griddle. ##Spoon or pour batter in ideal amounts. Cook until bubbles form, then turn to finish cooking.
    5. Finish with desired toppings (I love applesauce). Enjoy!
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Coconut barbecue pizza

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    Ingredients:
     
    1. 1 cup coconut flour
    2. 1 cup buckwheat flour
    3. 6 teaspoons baking powder
    4. 1 teaspoon salt
    5. 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
    6. 2 eggs, beaten
    7. 2 cups milk (you can use 1 cup milk and 1 cup yogurt for fluffier pancakes).
    8. 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
    9. 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
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    Coconut barbecue pizza toppings.
     
    1. 2 1/2 cups wheat flour
    2. 1/2 cup coconut flour
    3. 1 teaspoon salt
    4. 1 1/4 cups lukewarm water
    5. 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
    6. 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
    7. 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    8. topping:coconut oil
    9. barbecue sauce
    10. cooked lamb or other meat you like, chopped
    11. sliced mushrooms
    12. chopped tomatoes
    13. mozzarella cheese, shredded
    14. Parmesan cheese, shredded
    15. salt & pepper to taste, if needed
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    Directions:
     
    1. In a medium bowl or deep plate, mix flour, coconut flour, and salt. Set aside.
    2. In a sizable bowl, stir 1/2 cup lukewarm water, yeast, oil and sugar, allow stand until foamy.
    3. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup water and add in flour mixture.
    4. Mix together as it forms into dough. Knead the dough with a floured surface until smooth as well as elastic and form the dough into a ball.
    5. Place ball into a new bowl greased with extra coconut and turn once to coat.
    6. Cover with a damp towel and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size, about 30-45 minutes.
    7. Once bread has risen punch down lightly and roll out to preferred shape and thickness. If using a large cookie sheet grease page with palm shortening and roll dough on the sheet to cover.
    8. Brush dough with coconut oil, spread the barbecue sauce on, and sprinkle with a little bit of mozzarella cheese.
    9. Add remaining toppings of preference and top lastly with Parmesan cheese.
    10. Put in oven preheated to 425 degrees, and bake for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown and the cheese is bubbly. Enjoy!
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Soups

Soups anyone? Who doesn't like soup anyway? These recipes will warm your tummy and it is healthy and appetizing.

Coconut cream mushroom soup

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    1. 1 cup boiling water
    2. 1 1/2 lbs mixed fresh mushrooms (your choice of varieties), trimmed and sliced.
    3. 2 onions, finely chopped
    4. 4 cloves garlic, minced
    5. 1/2 tsp. thyme leaves (dried) or 2 sprigs fresh thyme
    6. 1 tsp Himalayan salt
    7. 1/2 tsp. cracked black peppercorns
    8. 1 bay leaf
    9. 4 cups of organic vegetable or beef broth
    10. 1 cup homemade coconut milk
    11. 4 tbsp. virgin coconut oil
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    Directions:
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    1. In a heatproof bowl, soak mushrooms in boiling water for a half-hour.
    2. Drain through a fine sieve, reserving liquid.
    3. Pat mushrooms dry with paper towel and slice finely, then set aside.
    4. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp. (15 ml) virgin coconut oil over medium temperature. Add fresh mushrooms and cook, stirring, until they lose their liquid.
    5. Transfer to slow heater stoneware. In the same pan, liquefy remaining 3 tbsp. of virgin organic coconut oil.
    6. Add onions and cook, mixing until softened. Then add mushrooms, garlic herb, thyme, salt and peppercorns and then cook, stirring, for a moment. ##Transfer to slow cooker stoneware. Put in bay leaf, broth, coconut milk and reserved mushroom soaking liquid and stir to combine.
    7. Cover and cook on low for four to six hours, or on high for three to four hours.
    8. Discard bay leaf. To serve, ladle soup into personal bowls.
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Split pea soup

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    1. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
    2. 1/2 cup chopped celery
    3. 1 cup chopped carrots
    4. 1 cup chopped onions
    5. 2 teaspoons sea salt
    6. 1 1/2 picked and cup rinsed green split peas
    7. 4 cups vegetable broth
    8. 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    9. 1 teaspoon cumin seed
    10. 1 teaspoon black pepper
    11. 1 pound of ground/mashed beef cooked and seasoned with sausage seasoning
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    1. In a large pot, add coconut fat and set on medium warmth. Once the oil is sizzling, add celery, carrots, onions and salt.
    2. Cook the vegetables until the onions are translucent, about five to seven minutes. Then add split peas, broth, turmeric, cumin and pepper.
    3. Stir continually to combine almost all seasonings, turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally.
    4. Add the seasoned and cooked beef and let simmer for 10 minutes. Enjoy.
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Science and coconut oil

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If ever you have ever considered trying coconut oil as a health supplement, virgin (unrefined) coconut oil will be preferable since it contains higher degrees of beneficial "polyphenols" (specifically, ferulic acid solution and p-coumaric acid). Polyphenols in coconut oil may be potentially useful for Alzheimer's (and other diseases) since they act as antioxidants. Antioxidants temper the harmful outcomes of inflammation, e. Grams., and free radical production, which then causes so much damage in patients with Alzheimer's and other diseases that involve tissue weakening.

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    Some other virgin oils are also reported to be a good choice for lowering Alzheimer's pathology in animal models.
    These include extra virgin organic olive oil and virgin grape-seed gas, both of which are an excellent source of polyphenol content as well. So, one benefit regarding coconut oil in Alzheimer's may derive from polyphenols appearing as antioxidants.
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    The second possible way coconut oil may be useful for Alzheimer's is based on the high levels of "ketone bodies" inside the oil.
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    Coconut oil produces ketone bodies if the fats in the oil are digested because of the body. Ketone bodies serve to supply dearly needed "fuel" and energy to the brain when glucose quantities are low, as regarding Alzheimer's patients. When brain blood sugar is low, the brain in time breaks down fats to produce ketone bodies as an alternate source of electricity. This energy is essential for nerve cell survival and for synaptic activity which underlies learning and memory. Virgin coconut oil contains the fats which can be converted into ketone bodies that serves as an alternate energy source for brain. The ketone bodies might provide energy to cells that lack feeling and synapses inside the glucose-deprived brains of Alzheimer's sufferers.
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