Self-Experimentation on Someone Else: Alzheimer’s Disease

From the St. Petersburg Times:

After two weeks of taking coconut oil, Steve Newport’s results in an early onset Alzheimer’s test gradually improved says his wife, Dr. Mary Newport. Before treatment, Steve could barely remember how to draw a clock. Two weeks after adding coconut oil to his diet, his drawing improved. After 37 days, Steve’s drawing gained even more clarity. [The three drawings are shown in a photo.] The oil seemed to “lift the fog,” his wife says.

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He began taking coconut oil every day, and by the fifth day, there was a tremendous improvement.

The wife took her husband’s treatment into her own hands, just as I tried to improve my sleep myself — it was self-experimentation in that sense.

This is related to my omega-3 research in that it is another example of a fat having highly beneficial brain effects.

4 Replies to “Self-Experimentation on Someone Else: Alzheimer’s Disease”

  1. FWIW, when i took coconut cream (which is very hi in coconut oil) my results of computing simple mathematical problems increased. (see http://maxi.kabutz.net/,Maxi Maths with GWT) I didn’t keep track so i can’t tell you by how much it increased, but i noted at the time that i was surprised.

  2. I started taking flaxseed oil a few weeks ago. I drink 1 tbsp a day. I put it in some water before I drink it. I think it has helped my depression. I feel a lot better, like the edge has been taken off.

  3. I wonder if having taken flaxseed oil regularly actually interferes with correct nerve function, such that it is restored immediately but only temporarily after a dose. This would correspond to an addiction / withdrawl response.

    I don’t think it’s likely, but it seems possible, and easy enough to check. To check, you would have to find somebody not taking it and measure them, and then measure immediately after the first dose, and again after they’ve been taking it for a while, to see what the correct baseline is. Right?

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