|Submit Date:||26 Jan 2009|
|Treatment used:||coconut oil|
|You can buy this remedy at:||health food store|
|Remedy will cost you:||unknown|
|Country of Remedy:||USA|
|Remedy Source:||"Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, Jan 24,2009|
|More Links about this Remedy:||http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_11544790|
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|# of times remedy read:||3,660|
|Dosage should be related to weight:||unknown|
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|Other foods/nutrients/medications that can affect absorption or utilization:||unknown|
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Source:"Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Collumnist, Jan 24,2009
Dear Dr. Gott: My wife has been diagnosed as having dementia. She also has serious heart problems and is under the care of a cardiologist.
Our family doctor put her on Aricept tablets initially but then switched her to Exelon patches about a year ago. Not seeing any improvement, I stopped her patch
and requested a referral to a dementia specialist.
While waiting for the appointment, I heard some people have good results from taking two tablespoons of double virgin coconut oil daily. I began experimenting a
week ago with two teaspoons daily added to my wife's oatmeal. I think it is working. My wife even knows what day of the week it is now. What is your opinion on
this alternative treatment?
Dear Reader: There are numerous herbal remedies, supplements and vitamins promoted as memory enhancers. They include coenzyme Q-10, coral calcium, ginkgo biloba
and omega-3 fatty acids. Issues that come in to play with supplements are that purity and effectiveness are unknown and may vary between manufacturers or even
batches. Makers of these over-the-counter remedies are not required to provide the Food and Drug Administration evidence on which they base claims. Further, the
suppliers are not required to report any adverse reactions to the FDA. Therefore, while a product might work for one person, we fail to hear of those on whom it
doesn't work. Claims regarding safety and efficacy are based on testimonials such as yours.
Since the Alzheimer's Association doesn't address
virgin coconut oil as a recommended supplement to be taken with or in place of FDA-approved drugs, I must defer. I recommend you speak with her new specialist
and be guided accordingly.
Because your wife is under the care of a cardiologist, you should also speak with him or her to be assured there will be no adverse reaction between any
prescription medication and over-the-counter supplements.
To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Alzheimer's Disease." Other readers who would like a copy should send a
self-addressed, stamped, No. 10 envelope and $2 to Newsletter, PO Box 167, Wickliffe, OH 44092. Be sure to mention the title