Cure for Alzheimers and Dementia?

Dr. Mercola, a well known physician, says that 4 tablespoons of coconut oil daily (build up gradually) can provide dramatic improvement for these conditions.


I have no experience with it, but it does seem logical to me.


I would certainly think it is worth a try.

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  1. I’ve been using it for over a year in baking, sauteing prep for veggies and soups, even as a face cream (recommended by my ND), it’s lovely. Interesting to know it may be a cure for Alzheimers and Dementia, an added benefit.

  2. Please note that I know essentially nothing about Dr Mercola and certainly can not endorse or refute his work. This is simply something I found interesting and felt inclined to pass along. I have no idea if it is correct or not.

  3. I think it is interesting how much response and commentary this simple blog has received in the ashram and the community. So much of the commentary (not posted) has been about Dr. Mercola as a person. I heard him called a “quack,” a rebel, an enemy of the FDA. Whether people “like” or “dislike” him is frankly a matter of personal biases because the sources he cites (yes, he cites the information in his articles) are PubMed indexed, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Seems to me in our civilized society when we don’t like the message, we don’t kill the messenger, we just seek to discredit him.

  4. For what it’s worth, Joe Mercola is an okay kind ‘a guy. When I lived in Schaumburg, IL 25 years ago, he was my family doctor. (I like D.O.’s and we had mutual friends.) At the time, he was trained to write scripts for anything wrong with the body or mind but was evolving to know there was a better way to restore health. He experimented using many alternative diet and exercise options with my willing friend suffering from MS. The work paid off for both my friend and Joe. My friend lived a better physical life and Joe got a new education about how to support health. I didn’t know about his successful Internet newsletter until I ran into some of his colleagues at an American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) meeting a few years ago. To me, his newsletter and videos look corny and he’s lost his hair but… he is a warrior for better health and things that work. I’m glad he is so vocal and his computer hobby is paying off for him.
    (Hi Hayley. The mediation shawl washed up beautifully. Thanks, Gloria)

  5. Something I found related to the skincare benefits of coconut oil:

    Raw, extra virgin, certified organic, cold pressed oil is suitable for both food and cosmetic use.   According to Carol Alt’s “The Raw 50: 10 Amazing Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, Snacks and Drinks for Your Raw Food Lifestyle,” raw, unhydrogenated coconut oil can help clear up acne-blemished skin and speed up the healing process for aggravated pimples.

    Coconut oil may be an especially effective treatment for those whose acne is caused or made worse by dry skin.  A 2004 clinical study conducted at the Makati Medical Center in the Philippines and published in the American Contact Dermatitis Society’s journal found that coconut oil is an effective treatment for xerosis, a chronic dry skin condition.  The conclusions state that it is safe to use as a topical moisturizer.

    Coconut oil also delays wrinkles, and sagging of skin which normally become prominent with age.  Coconut oil also helps in treating various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin infections.  Therefore coconut oil forms the basic ingredient of various body care products such as soaps, lotions, creams, etc., used for skin care.