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and mashed potatoes. You can figure out portion sizes of various combinations of foods containing coconut and coconut oil equivalent to at least 35 grams of fat from coconut oil.

If you are using any type of hydrogenated veg- etable oil or any oil with transfat, do not use any more and get rid of it! Extra virgin olive oil, but- ter and other natural, non-hydrogenated oils are okay to use along with the coconut oil. It is possible to use coconut oil in place of all other oils, how- ever, since it contains no omega-3 fatty acids, it is very important to eat salmon twice a week or get enough omega-3 fatty acid from other rich sources such as fish oil capsules, flax meal, flax oil (not for cooking) or walnuts.

It is inconceivable that a potential dietary pre- vention and cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases, has been out there for so many years, and yet has gone unnoticed. It is very likely that these diseases are becoming more prevalent due our current diet. The American diet has changed drastically from what it was before the 1950’s, when our parents and grandparents used lard and coconut oil to cook. Cardiovascular dis-

ease was rare at the beginning of the 20th century, and has skyrocketed, along with other devastating diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes type II, obe- sity, since mass produced hydrogenated vegetable oils containing trans fats were introduced into our diets and replaced these other natural fats. Sadly, the incidences of cardiovascular and other serious diseases are becoming more and more common among people in other areas of the world who have changed over from their indigenous foods to the “western” diet.

I plan to tell everyone I can and get this infor- mation to persons in positions to investigate this with the hope that Dr. Veech and other MCT oil and ketone body researchers get the funding they need. Feel free to make copies and pass this write- up on.

If you have a loved one or a patient with Alzheimer’s or one of these other degenerative neurologic diseases, consider trying coconut oil. Dr. Veech suggests that, if possible, a videotape of the person before starting and at various points af- ter starting the coconut oil would be very useful to document change. He suggests including segments

of the persons face, speech and gait (walking). He also advises to have ketone bodies measured. What have you got to lose?

Dr. Mary Newport 10030 Orchard Way Spring hill, FL 34608 Home: (352) 666-1025 Cell: (352) 428-0251 Preemiedoctor@aol.com

Coconut oil and MCT oil websites: www.coconutoilresearch.com www.nutiva.com • www.amazon.com www.tropicaltraditions.com www.oilsbynature.com www.cheapvitamins.com Palm kernel oil website: www.oilsbynature.com Coconut oil and coconut milk are also avail- able at most health food stores and many grocery stores.


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