Thanks to Dr. Mary Newport, who saved her husband from the ravages of advanced Alzheimer’s in 2008, we know so much more about how coconut and MCTs produce ketones through the liver. These ketones then nourish brain cells which have lost their ability to use glucose. Some researchers are now calling Alzheimer’s a “diabetes of the brain”.
But what is the real problem here? It’s very clear to me that the medical community is steering parents into drug based solutions without any discussion of more natural approaches. Parents need support, guidance, and a full explanation of all the options for their children which would include nutritional support, food sensitivity testing, vitamin and mineral deficiency testing, heavy metal testing, digestive inquiry, etc. One laboratory in the U.S. specializes in analyzing metabolites in urine, blood and stool. This is a very reliable method to determine imbalances and deficiencies, most of which can be remedied with a good diet and supplementation.