Extra virgin Coconut Oil

Discussion in 'I have a partner with dementia' started by paulineanna, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. paulineanna

    paulineanna Registered User

    Oct 25, 2013
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    I've read today on Facebook about Extra Virgin Coconut Oil being helpful for people with mild to medium Alzheimer's. Does anyone have any experience of this or is it just another myth?
     
  2. Dave K

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  3. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

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  4. Izzy

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  5. jeany123

    jeany123 Registered User

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    Oh I wonder why that happens Izzy it's working fine for me x
     
  6. Izzy

    Izzy Volunteer Moderator

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    Nope. Still not working for me and I'm on the macbook not the ipad!
     
  7. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

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    I did give Pete coconut oil-it gave him an upset tummy:eek::( and a bad temper:eek: I gave it as a small dose to start with so I didn't even get the chance to advance to the recommended max dose.

    Just my observations

    Take care

    Lyn T
     
  8. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

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    There are no substantiated results, although there are people who swear by it. Personally, I would need to see some proper testing. Apparently there is a U.S. study right now but of course it's going to take time to get results.

    This topic has come up many times before on Talking Point and there have been many heated debates. Tracing it back, it goes to one woman who has been treating her husband with coconut oil for years and says he improved once she put him on coconut oil. However, she hasn't posted about his "progress" since 2011 so I can only assume that he has declined.

    I am not averse to and completely understand people wanting to try whatever possible. Taking a couple of spoonfuls of coconut oil a day cannot hurt, although one must be prudent, as coconut oil is a high saturated fat. What I object to is the almost religious mania on how it is a "cure". At this point in time, there is no information on this and to say so can only needlessly raise the hopes of those who are desperate and grasping at straws. Think of all those "cures" for cancer over the last few decades which have proven to be completely ineffective.
     
  9. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

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    Crops up here every now and then.....some people swear by it, I'm sceptical myself.
     
  10. LYN T

    LYN T Registered User

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    Joanne I wish I could remember that woman's name because I'm sure there was a bit of a do about her OH dying-and she hadn't announced it at the time. Maybe I've got that wrong. I wonder if anyone else can remember.

    Take care

    Lyn T
     
  11. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

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    Her name is Dr. Mary Newport. Some are very impressed by the fact she is a doctor but she is not a neurologist or geriatrician, she's a pediatrician. Also, being emotionally involved, as it's her spouse, would make her opinions not as concrete, I think.

    Did he die? I really was wondering about that, as he was diagnosed in 2001. Quite honestly, I can see her not announcing it. Not for malicious reasons but for emotional reasons. She would have had to say she was wrong and he wasn't cured.
     
  12. Izzy

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    I tried giving it to Bill and thought he didn't mind it until I found he had poured it out at the side of the chair when my back was turned!:D
     
  13. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    I bought two tubs. Then discovered coconut oil is not liquid at room temperature, it's more like margarine. So unless you keep it in a hot place, you can't add it to salads as I had planned. You can use it for cooking instead of olive oil or whichever oil you're normally using but I have found I don't even like the taste that much. We haven't used it enough to make a judgement on results!
     
  14. Dave K

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    Might be great rubbed in the skin after a bath :D
     
  15. paulineanna

    paulineanna Registered User

    Oct 25, 2013
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    Thanks for your opinions, my thoughts are the same but just thought it was worth asking the question to see if there was any positive responses.
     
  16. stanleypj

    stanleypj Registered User

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    I found it caused diarrhoea, even in small doses.

    Not quite what any carers want, I reckon.:(
     
  17. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    To be honest, I've used it for my dry feet. Coconut oil has lots of uses, but I bought it for OH so feel a bit guilty using it for the skin!
     
  18. Canadian Joanne

    Canadian Joanne Volunteer Moderator

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    Beate, if it's working for your feet, good for you. You shouldn't feel guilty. After all, you can always buy more. :)
     
  19. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    That stuff is expensive!
     

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