Coconut Oil Offers Hope For Those Suffering From ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s

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Coconut Oil and Neurological Disorders

Coconut oil continues to amaze me in the hope it offers for a wide variety of illnesses and for improved overall health. We live in such a toxic world with such poor quality food. Add on the fact that most people have been led to believe that fat is bad, and saturated fat is downright evil, and we have one sick nation on our hands.

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Last spring, I wrote a post about how many people have experienced success in improving their Alzheimer’s symptoms by including coconut oil into their diets. Granted, what works for one person may not work the same for someone else, however, there have been countless testimonies that show that coconut oil offers a lot of hope for those suffering from diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. You can read that specific post here.

Coconut oil also offers hope for other neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and ALS. This recent story from shares a report from Lorie Johnson of CBN, and shows how coconut oil has changed the life of three different people, all suffering from neurological disorders – ALS, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s. Watch the amazing video below: also covered a remarkable story last year about Clarence, who started consuming coconut oil and it helped reverse his ALS symptoms. His story is truly remarkable and worth reading.

Why does coconut oil seem to help these individuals (and countless others)? I think it comes down to the fact that we, as a nation are starved when it comes to healthy fats. Decades of low-fat diets has led to an increase in many diseases, due to the fact that our bodies are literally starving to death for healthy fat. Fat is vital to our existence and saturated fat and cholesterol play HUGE roles in our wellness. Did you know that the brain contains only 2% of the body’s mass, but 25% of the total cholesterol? Our bodies need cholesterol and fat to survive, yet we have had decades upon decades of low-fat propaganda shoved down our throats. This has led to a sick and diseased nation. Did you know that prior to 1960, Alzheimer’s was relatively unheard of? Fast forward 50 years and Alzheimer’s is occurring at epidemic rates.

There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that coconut oil can help a wide variety of illnesses and disorders. I am constantly hearing stories of people who have experienced remarkable recoveries by using coconut oil. Is coconut oil a cure all? No, because there is no single magic bullet that fixes everything  The human body is far more complex than that, however, I think that coconut oil offers many properties that are healing when used as part of an overall protocol. I have personally experienced a lot of success using coconut oil to aid in weight loss and improved thyroid health. It is an integral part of my diet and has been for years. When compared with the toxic, dangerous drugs that Big Pharma continues to develop, I believe it’s certainly worth a try.

Want to know more about coconut oil and how it has changed the lives of many people across the world? This great book “Virgin Coconut Oil“, offers a ton of wonderful information and delicious recipes. I have a copy of this book and refer to it often. It also makes a great gift for loved ones — I like to keep a couple extra copies on hand to give away. If you place an order through this link, you will receive a copy of the virgin coconut oil for free and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

Virgin Coconut Oil Book from Tropical Traditions

For more reading about coconut oil, check out some of my past posts:

The Saturated Fat Myth: Eat More Butter and Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil Health Benefits: Why Is It So Wonderful?

52 Uses for Coconut Oil: The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd

122 Uses for Coconut Oil: The Simple, The Strange, and The Downright Odd

Have you experienced any success using coconut oil? I’d love to hear your stories! Feel free to share below!

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  1. The Alzheimer’s Association pointed out last year that these unsubstantiated (i.e. by scientific studies as opposed to anecdotes by people making $$ off the claims) for coconut oil and AD have been around for years. If they had proved true, we’d be dancing in the streets while chowing down on coconut oil. Show me some proof, not just anecdotes and hype. For more see my blog


    John Schappi
    Posted 02/09/13

    • John – Everyone is going to have different reactions when adding coconut oil to their diet. I am not saying it’s a miracle cure, but the independent research and the countless testimonials that I have heard show that is offers hope when it comes to these diseases.

      Of course the Alzheimer’s Association is against it — if it works, it means that people don’t need to take, or don’t need as much medication, therefore affecting the pocketbooks of Big Pharma and ultimately AA. Your comment about how AA is saying that it is hype from those with financial interest in promoting it, could be flipped right around on them (pot calling the kettle black much?). Any time something like this comes into the mainstream, Big Pharma will always be there to try to shut it down. I am for trying to help people through natural, real food methods, not toxic, dangerous drugs approved by the corrupt FDA. When you look back at history, AD was relatively uncommon before the low-fat diet / “cholesterol causes heart disease” propaganda started. Over the last 60 years, our nation has become sicker and sicker, because of the bad science that resulted in doctors telling everyone that fat was evil, especially saturated fat. Now we have statin use AND AD in epidemic proportions. Hmmm … connection? Ummm. YES!

      And, when it comes down to it, what’s wrong with giving it a try? You’ve commented on another AD post here before stating pretty much the same thing you state above. I’m not in this to make money. I’m in it to help people. There are COUNTLESS people who have told their stories of success — victims of these terrible diseases who have nothing to gain, but perhaps better health. Is it going to work the same for everyone? No. Is it going to be the miracle cure for everything? No. But there is absolutely no harm in trying it, especially when you weigh coconut oil against the nasty side effects of Big Pharma’s poisons.

      I have always been a believer in food and holistic treatments first and medication as a last resort. If coconut oil is working for some people, then that is fabulous. There is a very large section about Alzheimer’s research here: There are articles and testimony from many different people, as well as doctors and scientists. I have personally had much success with coconut oil and various ailments that I am dealing with, so I will continue to share the information I find, in hopes that it helps even just one person. Thanks for stopping by!


      Posted 02/10/13

    • I’m not against coconut oil. In fact I use it daily myself, sometimes by the spoonful. And dementia runs on my father’s side of the family, so if just eating some more good fats will lower my risk, I’m all with that and have very strong reasons to find such a cure. However, I always take a bit of cynical approach, particularly when claims made on things are so easy to poke a hole in. Snake oil remedies have been around for a long time, so it’s always wise to question claims, particularly if the claimant can make a profit. I’m not saying you are Jessica because I think you are quite honest from what I see. But that doesn’t hold true to the originators of the claim. See below.

      1) Let’s not go the conspiracy route, every time an authority doesn’t adopt a faddish idea. The logic that they might be against a perfect cure is not bad logic, but you have no evidence that this is what they are doing. People throw some anecdotal evidence out there and suddenly anyone with expert status that disagrees with it is part of the big corporate (or big pharma in this case) conspiracy. It doesn’t fit with intellectual honesty. Big pharma also produces a lot of very cheap meds that save people from very expensive illnesses. Ask yourself how much blood pressure meds cost vs the cost of having a heart attack. If big pharma always went the route of the almighty dollar, they’d be better off without the BP meds.

      2) The whole coconut oil for dementia seems to fall all around this one CBN report about some lady physician who gave it to her husband and voila – he’s all but cured. First, let’s honestly say that CBN made no claim that they’d verified her claims. There is no documented evidence other than what she says that this is what has happened or that coconut oil is responsible, even if she is truthful. One person does not make “a study”. She also has a book to sell (the profit I mentioned earlier). Always be wary of claims made by people who appeal to desperate people with something to sell. I’m not saying she’s lying, but it deserves scrutiny and warrants further evidence that is not offered.

      3) This is about the 50th time I’ve seen something on this lady and her husband, over long enough period of time that many people will have tried what she says she’s done. How many people concur with her findings? The results were supposed to be fairly quick. So don’t you think that there’d be a groundswell from the public that this is works at least part of the time? I don’t see it.

      4) Alzheimer’s may be on the rise. But let’s also state that it is primarily an old person’s disease, and people are living much longer now. More than 7 years in the last 50 years. More older people = more old people disease.

      5) Do low fat diets lead to dementia? Just because both exist doesn’t mean there’s a cause and effect. It’s not an unreasonable theory, but it’s far from evidence that they are connected.

      All that said and done, I will still continue to take my coconut oil and cook with it as I have. Not because I put any stock into internet rumors and what one lady says who wants to sell a book. I’ll just do it because I like it, think it probably is good for me as a healthy fat, and there’s no reason to not take it. I just hate this business of people putting out a false hope to people who are desperate to give their parents or spouse a few more good years. There are other concerns, not the least of which are digestive complications or medical issues that could be caused.


      Posted 03/13/13

  2. Hi Jessica, I read on your blog somewhere about Coconut Oil helping with eczema. My grandson has it pretty bad so I started rubbing into his skin. Within 3 days his skin was all clear and really soft instead of dry & flaky. His mother (my daughter) was very skeptical at first but I had him stay for a few days and started the oil rubbing and she now continues it at home after seeing the eczema clear up.

    Thank you so much for your research and for sharing what you have discovered.



    Posted 02/13/13

    • Hi Kathy – Thanks for sharing that! You know, that may have been in one of my coconut oil uses posts. It works wonders on my skin, but it’s so great to hear from other people too! :)


      Posted 02/13/13

    • I was just reading about using it for eczema and psoriasis …I have both on my left leg. one kind on the outside and one on the inside and soon they will be meeting….I am going to give coconut oil a try.


      Posted 02/18/13

      • Gena – I have had great success using coconut oil on skin irritations. Good luck! :)


        Posted 02/19/13

  3. I am very interested in trying this out, but there are so many different types of coconut oil out there, how do you know you are using the one that is supposed to be so helpful? From what I understand, it is supposed to be an “affordable” way to help your body and many other things, and yet some of the sites selling “extra virgin coconut oil” which is special pressed, whatever, charge a large price for their product. I want to buy the right kind, without going bankrupt doing it.

    What are your suggestions, please?


    Sandie Knapp
    Posted 02/21/13

  4. How is no one talking about how it works. There is evidence that certain types of brain disorders including dementia and some types of alzheimers are what is now being referred to as type 3 diabetes. There are some who suffer brain disorders because their brain cells have become insulin resistant. While these brain cells will no longer take up glucose they will still accept ketone bodies as a fuel source. Coconut oil is rich in ketone bodies and provides and alternate fuel source. If you live with a loved one who suffers from these disorders there is no harm in trying the coco oil and seeing if it helps. It won’t help everyone. It will only help those who developed the disorder bcs their cells no longer take up glucose. It’s worth a try. I have no affiliation with this website and do not endorse it’s product. I followed a link here from facebook and as a healthcare provider thought I might chime in.


    Posted 04/13/13

    • Hi Vince — Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!


      Posted 04/13/13

  5. I do believe that coconut oil and other healthy oils can be beneficial to people’s health, but wanted to clear up the fact that the brain does not need insulin to get glucose and always has the glucose transporters present instead of being dependent on insulin to activate the transporters and put them in the cells’ membranes. So I’m not sure where the info from Vince came from, but lack of insulin would not cause the brain to do that, although it can use ketone bodies for energy if necessary.


    Posted 06/13/13

  6. Show me the peer-reviewed research! For a “natural” remedy for Alzheimers, saffron has been demonstrated to show lots of promise based on reputable research studies. See


    Posted 07/09/13

  7. my dad has als does this work


    robert nitschke
    Posted 08/14/13

    • Everyone is different, but according to the video and article, some people are finding relief.


      Posted 08/14/13

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