Top Natural Remedies for Alzheimer's and Dementia

Gingko Biloba
Posted by Adele McN (Aussieland) on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I am 68 and have been taking ginkgo for over a decade. I believe it has kept my brain sharp. I started with one capsule once a day in the initial years but have increased over the years to four capsules per day. I also drink at least a liter of water each day.

Posted by Johann (Atlanta) on 03/07/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Curcumin supplementation for Alzheimer's and Dementia. Heartily recommend (I give to my 86 yo mother). Start in your sixties if not before. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, aids digestion and is a potent antioxidant. If you can't afford curcumin, just buy turmeric powder in bulk and take a teaspoon of the powder in a non-dairy beverage every day.

Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Janet (Indiana) on 11/03/2015

Thank You Bill. Great videos. Janet

Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Sweetorange (Larnaca, Cyprus) on 11/03/2015

Timh, thanks for your kind reply and for sharing your chosen therapies. You wrote, "... the intermediate stage from high glucose levels to fungal infections in the brain, is the same infection in the spine."

So, if fungal infection of the spine can be diagnosed, that can shed light on the possibility of Parkinson's in the future? And there is hope for preventing an existing spinal fungal infection from getting established in the brain?

I read that fungus can enter the body through a leaky gut and follow the tract of the vagus nerve from gut to brain. Probably either scenario is possible ...

I'd like to see a cadaver brain study done for Parkinson's disease, similar to this one done for Alzheimer's.

Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Timh (Ky) on 11/03/2015 2084 posts

I first read about a person that testified to being diagnosed with Mycoplasma infection in the spine which was eventually cured by Ozone injections.

So, there are a number of especially virulent pathogens (virus, fungus, bacteria, and of course the fungal/bacterial hybrid --mycoplasma) that can escape the compromised immune system as well as standard antibiotic therapy, and bone, spinal, and joint fluid seems like the main reservoirs for these P's.

I first started treating brain pain w/ magnet therapy a few yrs ago, and eventually needed to graduate to zapping which, again eventually, zapped my spine and my brain-fog was much reduced and sleep dreams were much clearer. Now my protocol is first do Magnet, then Fir Belt, then Zapping. A local Chiropractor or Massage Therapist could probably use some local natural antibiotics to penetrate those areas with further results.

As for diagnosis, well there is a very large school of scientific study now with the latest researchers, scholars, professionals, educators etc. in the latest format of presentations on YouTube; and there is that great disparagement with the "applied sciences" aka conventional diagnosis & treatment.

Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 11/01/2017

Thank you for the link, Tim. The music is nice. Have you tried essential oils like wild oregano oil, thyme, lavender, etc? I like oregano oil especially.

Alzheimer's and Fungus
Posted by Jerry (Miramar) on 09/01/2018 9 posts

What's TCM?

EC: TCM - Traditional Chinese Medicine

Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 01/29/2015

A new movie documenatary is on the market and in theatres of a study done in nursing homes with music specifically arranged for each person that lights up their brain and they are seeing vast improvement in seniors locked in a world of their own. I found out yesterday ... spread the news. Here's a 30 minute interview with the filmmaker on YouTube.

Posted by Mmsg (Somewhere, Europe) on 08/15/2014

Oh joy!!!!! To hear about an older person getting BETTER!!!! Thank you, Mama to Many!

Posted by Rose (Texas) on 07/29/2018

Isn't (or IS) no-flush niacin the same as Niacinamide?

Posted by Oscar (Syracuse, New York) on 08/15/2014

Dear " Mama to many ". I very much agree with you about the importance of exercise for all people, especially the elderly. I am talking about moderate exercise. I am now an older person at 65. It is all too easy to fall into a pattern of just laying or sitting about doing very little exercise watching TV, reading books and such. Everyone needs to exercise. Bike riding, hiking, swimming and such. I also recommend avoiding jogging because it damages the joint tissues especially in older people. Also drinking plenty of quality water can only help. Sitting on your butt all day is NOT the way to remain healthy....Oscar

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Labrat (Burlington, Vt) on 01/24/2014

That is wonderful. Very happy for you. If only the same would work on everyone with that dreadful, insidious disease.

You mentioned coconut oil but didn't say how much you gave your mom per day.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Andrea C (Wales) on 01/25/2014

Hi, to back up what you said about UTIs, a nurse in the hospital told me the SAME THING!! And it's not just in the Elderly but most common with them. But UTIs can make anyone really ill and cause chronic pain all over the body as well as other problems. Love Andrea C xxx

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Nowhereman (Indiana) on 01/25/2014

Very impressive!!

I'm assuming you used Vitamin A in palmitate form since that's the only type I found online. If you could confirm that would be great.

Also, I am having a heck of a time finding a conversion chart that will convert mg's into IU's and hoped you could clear that up too. Evidently, not all conversions are created equal...converting Vit. A and Vit D from mg's to IU's involves a different process.

So if the Vit. A drops {palmitate} are 5, 000 IU's per drop, how many drops would = the 100, 000 mgs that you gave your mom? Since Vit. A is stored vs. eliminated, I want to be careful!

Like another poster here, I would also be interested in how much coconut oil you gave your mom each day too.

Thank you for sharing your success story. It's very encouraging!

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Mike62 (Denver) on 01/25/2014

Nowhereman: This may be a one time thing and she might not be monitoring the site any more. Maybe I could be of assistant. She may have intended to say 100,000iu instead of mg. 1mg of animal a is 1000iu. 1mg of beta carotene is 50iu. Many sites do not recommend palmitate because this is a synthetic isolate and has side effects. The proper ratio of animal a to d3 is 7-1. The daily dosage is 35,000iu of animal a to 5,000iu of d. Eskimos get this from blubber and liver. More is not more beneficial. Less is less beneficial. People also need some iodine and k2 for optimal functioning.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Joyce (Asheville, Nc) on 02/01/2014

Thank you Hashieaussie for your advice about silica and horsetail tea being good for UTI's. I will try them.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Anon (US) on 09/27/2014

google pubmed and/or ransworld Research Network and/or mercola

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Hj (New York, US) on 10/19/2014

When I put in the above search, several articles about pancreatic cancer came up. When I looked up mercola, vitamin A, and Alzheimer's, the search only came up with articles with Alzheimer's and vitamin E, Alzheimer's and vitamin D, Alzheimer's and B12, and Alzheimer's and basically anything except vitamin A. Does anyone have an exact direct link? Thanks in advance.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/20/2014 2084 posts

Vit-A has a specific affinity to epithelial tissue like intestines, lungs, and skin; so it doesn't appear to protect brain tissue.

For antioxidant protection of the brain supplement Ginko Biloba, Chinese Skullcap, Hemp Oil/CBD and Taurine.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (KY) on 10/21/2014 2084 posts

I forgot to mention Acetyl L-Carnitine as it is very good for brain function.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Lucy (California, Us) on 04/29/2015

Hi can you please give the MG's and frequency on the phosphatidyl serine (PS) L-Carnitine, Tumeric, Gingko, Vinpocetine? You had the dosages for Vitamin A and Niacin but not the ones above. Thank you!

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by John ( Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona ) on 05/13/2015

Joyce, I read your testimonial on the affects Niaminicide & Mycellized Coconut Oil had on your mother. and was wondering if you would be kind enough to give me the brand names of the products you used. My mom is 84 and dealing with almost identical memory problems. She is in good health & on no medications as we believe in Natural cures with no side affects. And do not want her on any phyco tropic medications. After reading your post I believe this may also work for her.I too have read many research studies trying to find something natural, as I believe it could be related to a vitamin deficency. Thank You for your time, John

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Sonia (Florida) on 03/11/2016

Joyce, could I use these recommendations on my father even when he takes Namenda and Aricept?

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Alicia (Hollister, Ca ) on 07/22/2016

What brand do you recommend.of supplements? And can a 51 year old take this to prevent it? I'm very forgetful and it scares me, But I also work with a 101 year old who has all the symptoms of Alzheimer's but she had a CT Scan and they didn't find anything. She remembers the past but can't remember the present. In 5 minutes forgets and repeats her self. Please I love her and want to help her. Please answer me. Thank you.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Mary (Fulton, Ms) on 06/19/2017

How much coconut oil and how is it taken?

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Robert (Nc) on 05/18/2018

My wife is presently on ability, citralopram. Having reactions I don't like. How can I remove her off these meds effectively. Thanks, Robert.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by José (Portugal) on 05/28/2018

Where did you buy the Mycellized Vitamin A? Where can I buy online?

How did you measure in mg if the product comes in ml, in liquid form?

How long did you make this treatment?


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 09/01/2018

If you go to the Alzheimer's page on EC you'll see that Mary Newport's info has been on this site for over five years.

Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Stig (Sweden) on 11/20/2018

Do you really mean " Mycellized Vitamin A 100,000 mg. a day for 3 weeks, (then cut back to 20,000 mg a day maintenance) we noticed a big improvement", or do you mean microgram?


Niacinamide, Vitamin A, Coconut Oil
Posted by Karen (NC) on 03/30/2021

Hi, loved your post. Could you pleas give me the dosages for the entire protocol? I have been treating myself for a couple of years with pretty good success for prevention but I am on too many things and would like to reduce my number of bottles! I am 74, still practicing dental hygiene a few days a month but I can tell my memory is skipping a few beats more often. Thanks so much!

Posted by Mary (Tampa, Fl) on 01/18/2014

Good comment. It's certainly true that there are often multiple causes and remedies for diseases. However, it is very difficult to research multiple items at the same time. For better or worse, the purpose of any study is to reduce the number or variables to find out is something works. Drug interactions are very problematic and difficult to track down. Anyone taking multiple medications daily can attest to how difficult it can be to figure out what drug is interacting negatively with another drug. I don't know how many Alzheimer's studies are currently in process, but just today I skimmed over at least 50, all different. Alzheimer's does not appear to have one cause: some are genetic, some may be environmental, a lot they're trying to figure out. Research done on one cause or remedy does not invalidate the research. A study is a beginning. Research on a medication, for example, cannot investigate drug interactions until they have the drug developed. No treatment will work on everyone. We are all unique.

Alzheimer's is certainly a very complicated and horrible disease, especially so to those of us who have watched it first hand destroy someone we loved. If niacinamide or anything else can help delay the progress for even a few people, IT IS WORTH IT! It's safe, cheap and has been around for a long time.

Posted by Marco Tushar Deepak (Bologna - Italy) on 07/14/2017

What you wrote is true.

Let's take this study for example:

The administration of NA alone did not have the desired effects, one should take more factors into account for best results, no matter what.


Vitamin B3
Posted by H (Up The Creek In Wv, Usa) on 12/07/2013

Hay Robert Henry;;

What you need to do is grow your own natural tobacco. The hi-nicotine varieties that the Indians used as a sacred plant. then you could control the amount of pesticides and herbicides on it. I myself do not grow it, or use it, but I do take nicotine in the form of supplement pills. The Indians were exactly right; tobacco''s nicotine content is a necessary nutrient for the human body. They got their supply by smoking tobacco, that their creator gave to them. Then came the barbarians from Europe on to their continent, and killed them all, about 300 milion of them, except for a small remnant of them; and began putting poison on the sacred herb.

You are exactly correct about the true source of the diseases caused by tobacco consumption being the poisonous herbicides, pesticides, curing agent chemicals, put on the leaf by man.

They have never proved that tobacco causes cancer, or any other disease. That never happened. No experiment that they performed ever showed that.`A guy named "captain Joe" ( or some similar name) on the internet, tried to track down the research that proved tobacco caused cancer. He never found it. It don't exist. What he found out was that in the original research; the test animals were given cancer causing radiation in order to induce cancers, to the tobacco test subjects.[animals] So if I gave you cancer with radiation while you are testing milk out, and you get cancer; does that prove milk causes cancer? Of course not. And neither does it prove that tobacco causes cancer. What it does prove; is that radiation causes cancer.... which everyone already knew.

This is a case exactly like the cholesterol research that they have falsely reported on. If you go and find the original research clinical studies, and read them yourself, you will find the original research studies proved that high cholesterol diets DID NOT cause heart disease rates over and above low cholesterol vegetarian diets. The entire interpretation of the diet research was a fraud.

The Polio epidemic was caused by nuclear bomb testing radiation fall-out coupled to DDT pesticides. The Polio epidemic went away when these 2 things went away. There never was any polio virus. That was a fraud. People got polio from the DDT and nuclear bomb testing fall-out. It was the poisons, and not some evil virus creature., that never existed. Remember the news-cast films of the government employees spraying people and children with DDT as they walked down the streets of America, in the 1940's and 1950's , IN A CLOUD OF DDT DUST ?

Syphilus disease was caused by mercury poison. Mercury was a favorite medicine of the white man up until the 1950's, or so. All the symptoms of syphilus are the exact same symptoms of chronic mercury poisoning. Syphilus went away when the mercury was taken out of the food & medicine chain.

The same for aids; caused by man-made chemicals, and not a evil virus creature. Follow the money trail.

Vitamin B3
Posted by Gavin (Northland, New Zealand) on 12/07/2013

I agree with most of what you have said. But they did do some in depth experiments on mice to either prove or disprove whether tobacco caused lung cancer. They found out that the mice who were breathing strontium got lung cancer, they found out that those who were breathing Tobacco smoke didn't. When they made a mix up and put the mice who were breathing strontium, onto breathing tobacco, it was found that it protected them, by the fact that the mucous floated the strontium particles out of there lungs.

So the conclusion was that Smoking protected them from lung cancer. this of course was not what they wanted to hear. So the conclusions were shelved and ignored. Moderate smoking of the natural leaf, probably protects the smoker from a host of diseases, Bowel cancer. Parkinson's. Alzheimer's. Obesity. Depression. Schizophrenia. Pellagra. Asthma. There are many more I cant remember. But if self medication is removed from just these, we all know who stands to benefit.

Vitamin B3
Posted by Mike 62 (Denver, Colorado) on 12/07/2013

Nicotine stimulates the central nervous system. All longevity experts do not recommend products that stimulate the central nervous system. They recommend products that nourish the central nervous system.

Vitamin B3
Posted by Mike (Colorado, US) on 09/09/2014

If it is just the nicotine you are after, that can be found in many off the shelf products such as the patch, pills or even non tobacco chew. You seem to be going for moderation or the "a little bit often" approach many have found that difficult with tobacco products including myself. I do still think you would have side effects from the smoke over a period of time. Growing tobacco might make for a fun hobby though.

Vitamin B3
Posted by Happy (Up The Creek, Usa) on 09/21/2014

Colorado Mike;

What we are advocating is that you get yourself some clean, pesticide free, chemical free, tobacco leaf and use that, and see if that gives you niccotine and other tobacco nutrients; without the side effects of toxicity and addiction. Use the natural tobacco leaf without the added man-made poisons.

You do not have to smoke it. Chew it, transderm it thru the soles of the feet, vaporize it, grind it up and take small oral doses of it, etc, etc. Then see if these methods make a nicotine addict out of you, or not. Maybe you can have the good effects without the bad effects. Maybe the commercial products are booby-trapped?

Off the shelf products will be contaminated with the usual applied toxins. If you grow your own you will know that it is clean.

That is what we were trying to say. They are poisoning the tobacco before it ever gets to you.

I have also seen organically grown tobacco leaf for sale on the internet.

Posted by Prioris (Fl, Usa) on 10/28/2013

Prevent Alzheimers Disease with Nattokinase. Here is explanation:


Alzheimer's disease occurs when there's a build-up of amyloid. Amyloid is oxidized protein. It's a waste product that builds up inside all non-dividing cells. This includes the cells in your heart, brain, kidneys, etc. It builds slowly. And it slowly shuts down the ability of your cells to properly function. It irritates them, sort of like a chigger on your skin. Your brain cells are particularly sensitive.

It's rare to find a compound that can dissolve amyloid. But recently, researchers discovered that my favorite enzyme, nattokinase, cleaves to the protein and enhances its removal. What's interesting is that other protein dissolving enzymes, including trypsin and plasmin, don't do it. Trypsin is a protein-dissolving enzyme made by your pancreas. Plasmin is a protein in your blood that dissolves clots.

Interestingly, nattokinase got its fame as a clot buster or clot preventer. Now science is showing its superiority in dissolving this other unwanted protein.


I noticed Nattokinase was missing from Earth Clinic's Alzheimer remedy list.

Posted by Rsw (Uniontown, Oh) on 10/28/2013

Do you know if Serrapeptase also clears this plaque? Thank you.

Posted by Prioris (Fl) on 10/29/2013

Here is a link that would support the use of both Nattokinase and Serrapeptase in rats with Alzheimers:

Since Serrapeptase also has fibrolytic activity, I should have somewhat same effect on amyloid plaque. It is not as natural to the body as Nattokinase but that may be why to add it. Many supplement formulas used both to remove plaque from arteries. When one considers the list of very positive effects that these fibrolytic enzymes have on clots, heart attacks and strokes, i'd add it even if I didn't have Alzheimers especially if one is 40 years or older.

B12, Folic Acid
Posted by Kathryn (Maryland) on 09/13/2013
4 out of 5 stars

I have given a b12 lozenge that contains hydroxycobalamin with a drop of a high-potency folic acid liquid supplement that contains 5 mg per drop on top of the lozenge every day to parents to help dementia. It really does help as some medications depete the body of these nutrients. Gives energy to them. Cognitive thinking. Not any b12 and folic acid will work.

B12, Folic Acid
Posted by Brenda K. (Tx) on 06/01/2016

Its best to not to supplement with folic acid. Recently found out that I have MTHFR gene mutation. About 40% to 50% of people have it and don't know it. People with MTHFR mutations don't break down the Folic Acid which is man made. They need to get it naturally from food or take the methylated folate, 5-methyltetrahydrofolate. And most importantly they should avoid foods fortified with folic acid. Excess folic acid reduces immune function and has been found to mask Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Vitamin B
Posted by Gavin (Northland, New Zealand) on 08/24/2013

This might give a clue as to what nicotine (B3) can do and why the big pharma want in.

Vitamin B
Posted by Anon (Usa) on 11/01/2017

Uhh... How do "they" know that there's no "magic bullet" to treat alzheimer's? Has anyone tried treating it with azithromycin? A while back I was given some and it cleared my head, gave me a lot more energy, made my stomach feel better, fixed my depression, made me actually feel sociable. It is an antifungal. Please try it.

Gotu Kola
Posted by Om (Hope BC, Canada) on 07/12/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I am thinking of an ayurvedic herb BRAHMI or its other name GOTU KOLA. It is supposed to repair and revitalize brain cells and nerves. It also decreases senility and aging. It is also a powerful blood purifier. Dr. David Frawley in Santa Fe would be the right professional to consult. Best of luck. Om

Vitamin B3
Posted by Hebster (Minneapolis, Mn Usa) on 04/16/2013

I'm looking for some insight into why this would have happened. My mother-in-law has Alzheimer's. She injured herself in a fall and got a steroid shot. The next day we noticed a significant change in her function, it was almost as if she had reverted back to the beginning stages of 5-6 years ago, an amazing improvement.

Now we are digging deeper to figure out why this would be - any thoughts? Nothing else changed except the shot, no drugs, no diet, nothing else.

Any insight would be extremely appreciated. We would like her to not revert back, if at all possible.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Linda (York County, Southern Maine) on 03/20/2013

Hi Stevenson - what great news about your father! I truly hope to see monthly updates from you as "The Big A" is the real worry I have about getting older. As I've aged, I realize that 76 is not old at all - that's just 20 years from now, for me, and the time will pass in a flash!

Coconut Oil
Posted by Stevenson (Vancouver, Bc, Canada) on 03/22/2013

Hi Linda. That's true, time just moves so fast now it seems. Yes, really wonderful news for him, but also for us, as it's not easy seeing someone you love wither away like that. 6 weeks ago everything looked hopeless, but now, it's such an improvement, so I'll keep posting here good or bad to see how he progresses.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Rowena Capacite (Philippines) on 06/28/2015

I want to know the exact amount of coconut oil to be given to the patient with Alzheimers. Thank you

Coconut Oil
Posted by Sherry (Azle, Tx) on 07/04/2017

So what happened with your dad? Did the coconut oil help?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Marco (Italy) on 08/02/2017

Hi there, any updates from your dad?

Coconut Oil
Posted by Natalia (M?xico City) on 10/10/2020

Can You please update your dad's progress? I hope he is doing great.

Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Larry (Fairfax, Va, USA) on 03/17/2013

Hi, Your Vit. D / juice recommendation to help overcome alzeimer's sounds encouraging. Can you please be more specific about the vegetable/fruit juice used. Thanks, Larry

Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Liz (Boston, Massachusetts) on 03/18/2013

I'm not the original poster, but it sounds like she is referring to the V- F---- juices - in this case, the "strawberry/banana" flavor. The juices have a vegetable base, but are flavored with different fruits that you can choose from - pomegranate/blueberry, strawberry/banana, etc. Hope this helps.

Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Tree (Green, Pa) on 03/18/2013

Hi Larry, it is a major brand available in all major grocery retailers. V8-fusion the reg not the low cal. I did poke a hole in the vit D caps and squeeze them in the juice but only because had a hard time getting her to take pills but I don't really think this matters. God bless you!

Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Matty (Washington State) on 07/31/2013

You can buy liquid Vitamin D with a dropper in health foods stores and then you don't have to cut open Vitamin D gel caps, plus the quality is often better than those in gel/pill form.

Vitamin D, Juice
Posted by Sp (New Jersey, US) on 12/10/2014 30 posts

Melatonin can cause Crohn's-like symptoms in some people. Sadly, it does that to me.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 02/21/2013 2084 posts

I-healthtube has also posted some doctor/researcher recommends on Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's. Big problem is that the medical/pharmaceutical industry doesn't want to loose any profits for the research or treatment of chronic diseases like Alz. The sequester budget cuts which are to go into affect here in the USA on March 1, would include millions (if i'm not mistaken) in research on Alzheimer's Disease over the next decade.

So, its probably best that the issue doesn't get major research/studies funding and mass media attention. If this happened, there would be a push to make C.O. a "prescription drug", like what's already happened in E.U. Countries. For those on the road less traveled, the word is out that Coconut Oil is very beneficial for Alz, as well as Thyroid and Immune disorders.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Brandi (Hartford, Ct) on 02/21/2013

Thanks for the link. I was shocked by the amount of coconut oil they were putting into the food, though. I watched as they put a chunk the size of half a tennis ball into oatmeal - pouring what appeared to be a melted 1/4 cup onto a serving of corn, etc. I wouldn't think it safe to take doses that large.

Unfortunately, the video article didn't mention how much is recommended per day, which would have been useful information.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Nevadasmith (Portland, Pa) on 02/21/2013

What concerns could there possibly be of too much coconut oil? Beats drugs. And coconut oil is healthy and not fattening taken in conjunction with a ow carb diet. Besides my Dad is 87 and could use some added weight.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Brandi (Hartford, Ct) on 02/22/2013

Well, I do have to watch my caloric intake as I have always had to struggle to maintain my weight. The size of the serving in the video was HUGE. I would guess it was the equivalent of 6+ tablespoons. That's over 700 calories!

And while the benefits of coconut oil 'sound' promising, the reality is, that there are no scientific studies to support the claims. ALL of the current info is anecdotal.

Lemon Juice
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 12/31/2012

Hi Mary Jane.... There is all kinds of information about Alheimer's and Virgin Coconut Oil and how much it can help.

Lemon Juice
Posted by Frank (New York, US) on 09/20/2014

Hello Mary Jane,

Could you tell me how much lemon juice you are using and how advanced your dad was with Alzheimers when you started?

Lemon Juice
Posted by Marco (Bologna - Italy) on 08/02/2017

Hi there Mary, any update on your dad? How is he doing on the juice?

Thanks M.

B12, Coconut Oil
Posted by Rick (La) on 10/22/2012

The use of cocoa may also contribute an independent beneficial effect. Cocoa powder contains flavonols that improve cognitive function, blood sugar and lipid profile. Your homemade hot cocoa may be giving a boost. For best effect the cocoa powder used should be the natural unprocessed kind (so not alkanized/dutched) and mixing with sugar and milk should be reduced or avoided since milk might neutralize its effects.

B12, Coconut Oil
Posted by Kelly (Miami, Fl) on 02/16/2013

Hi. What dose of b-12 did you use for your father's Alzheimer's Disease?

B12, Coconut Oil
Posted by Phil (Nj) on 11/21/2015

Sugar? There is nothing sweet that is beneficial for anything. For good health, sugar should not exist even in the smallest amount in any diet. It is poison and immediately addictive not to mention that EATING ANY KIND OF SUGAR HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE YOUR BODY'S DEFENSES BY 75% OR MORE FOR FOUR TO SIX HOURS. Ask Dr. Pauling.

Posted by Citygirl27 (Richardson, Tx, Usa) on 09/22/2012

Does anyone know anything about apoaequorin or where to get it? Its a natural protein that clears excess calcium from the brain. One of those nobel prize-winning discoveries that has been suppresed by the Alzheimers industry.

This is the best link I can find on it, apologies for any inherent bias.

Vitamin E, Selenium
Posted by Jon (Othello, Wa, Usa) on 05/07/2012
5 out of 5 stars

It's been shown that alzheimer's is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid plaque, which are abnormally formed proteins. These plaques are in turn believed to be caused by small (also abnormal) fragments of amyloid precursor proteins (APP). These fragments result when a signaling protein on the cell's surface is cleaved incorrectly by various enzymes. It's been shown that vitamin E can reduce the presence of these APP fragments and protect brain neurons from glutamate toxicity. It's important to take a "natural" vitamin E source. It's been shown that the alpha, gamma, delta, etc.. forms all exert an effect.

Selenium is also an important factor, all alzheimer's patients tested had low levels of selenium.

Most noteworthy is that pigs get a "form" of alzheimer's called encephalomalacia and the historic vetrinary treatment was vitamin E and selenium. Encephalomalacia in pigs is generally associated with a virus, but that may be a result of deficient levels of selenium, an extremely important mineral for the immune system.

Dosage: Vitamin E 1500iu daily, Selenium 400mcg daily.

400mcg is approx 330% of the RDA, and 1500 IU is about 5000% of the RDA. They are both safe at these dosages. Megadosing with vitamin E was only found to be problematic when supplementing with just one form. When the various forms alpha, gamma, delta... of vitamin E are taken together in fairly large dosages there are only benefits.

Take a good multivitamin/mineral supplement (the best and most complete you can find) along with the vitamin E and selenium.

Vitamin E, Selenium
Posted by Had (White River Jct, Vermont) on 05/07/2012

Alzheimer's has been linked to iodine deficiency as well. Not negating anything you said, just w/o sufficient iodine, other stuff happens that shouldn't and you get all kinds of health issues.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Carmel (England) on 06/16/2015

Iodine helps people to feel warm because it helps with underactive thyroid which causes people to feel cold. If your thyroid is working fine then maybe it would not do this.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Dan (Pasadena, Texas ) on 04/10/2018

Maybe mct oil will help more than coconut oil

Coconut Oil
Posted by Gavin (Manganui, Northland, New Zealand) on 10/21/2011

The theraputic dose for Coconut oil for Alzheimer's is five teaspoons a day.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 01/10/2013 2084 posts

700 Club began their broadcast the other night with another installment of Coconut Oil for Alzheimer's. The medical editor says that researchers believe the medium chain fatty acids of C.O. are utilized by the brain as an energy source (something to do with ketones) where the standard source of energy (glucose) is somehow depleted or non-functional (causing the mental decline). The use of the lemons may also suggest that Alzheimer's is a metabolic disorder, as lemon stimulates digestion.

If this is true, supplementing a good multivitamin/mineral plus extra Chromium and Cinnamon should improve Alzheimer's, along with dietary changes like ACV or Lemons. I would also venture to assume supplementing DMG or/and Quercetin should make big improvements in all manner of age-related declining health conditions. Many researchers believe that Cancer is essentially a metabolic disorder of decreased cellular energy.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Nimrod (Tel Aviv, Israel) on 05/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have just heard of the possible benifits of CO for Alzhiemers and only in reading more discovered thatn it seems to have a generally benifical effect on health in many aspects. As I do not frequent health stores I have yet to buy the oil. However as over the years I often use coconut water (milk) for cooking pseudo indian or Indonesian food I do consume this. I note that it contains 18% fats and wonder if this is a good source.

Yours Nimrod

Chronic Bacterial Infection
Posted by Tommy (North York, On, Canada) on 02/10/2011

Here some publshed articles about the implication of chronic bacterial infections in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer:

The funny things is the company Kenrico already patented Nattokinase for Alzheimer disease, because the enzyme digests the biofilms of Chlamydia pneumoniae and abviously the amyloid proteins are nothing but something related to Chlamydia biofilms in the brain in the second article.

I have found so many articles about MS and lyme disease. I will post the articles when I have more time. But it's interesting to know that the so called chronic disease can be treatable if the medical community and the pharmaceutical companies focused in the causes rather than symptoms. These pharmaceutical companies hire brilliant talented young scientists and I'm pretty sure they know all about this. But Money comes before health and it's up to us THE HUMANS to stop this and tell people the truth for a better world for all of us.

Money is not happiness. Maybe a means. Helping others is the true happiness.


Essential Oils
Posted by Beth (Hamilton, Ohio) on 12/03/2010

My father has early Alzheimer's. People with this disease often have problems with sun downing and getting to sleep. We have a little bottle of lavender oil he rolls on his wrists in the evening and before he goes to bed. I was pretty surprised, it really seems to help! Also, he can be a real cranky pants in the morning. For the heck of it, I had him use his lavender oil then, too. It helped tremendously! I've heard other aromas help, too, but have only just started with this. If anyone has any tips, please let me know! Anything to avoid his being over-medicated is a blessing!

Essential Oils
Posted by Anon (City, State) on 12/16/2010

Maybe a lavender sachet in his clothes drawer, or a lavender candle or room diffuser. I wonder if vanilla would work. I get depression, and eating bananas helps tremendously. It feels like morning all day. I have to stay away from gluten, if I have to eat it such as at a party, I have milk/kefir or psyllium before leaving for the party. A Chamomile/Lavender/Lemon balm tea is good, too. Things that help my liver and kidneys help my mood tremendously, too. You might try those things with your poor Dad. My heart goes out to you both. Try Kefir, goat milk, fresh fruit (lots of it oranges, strawberries, kiwi, cherries, blackberries, peaches), fresh green salads (spinach, romaine, red pepper, tomatoes, boiled egg, sardines, a little salt, no pepper, olive oil, amen. ), Cat's Claw, ginger, fresh garlic (no milk with or before it, only an hour or so later), basil/chamomile/catnip tea (no milk till hour later). Failing that chocolate and coffee work. And if all else fails, ice cream... Make a smoothie with frozen orange segments, frozen strawberries, and fresh baby spinach. These heal the body and thereby heal the mind.

Essential Oils
Posted by Tawanna (New Jersey) on 01/30/2021

😆 That is absolutely false, this info has been floating around for years and people keep repeating the same info.I would be concerned about pharna meds making me look deformed than lavender altering my hormones.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Shiningstar (Gainesville, Fl) on 04/28/2010

Alzheimer Disease. The body-mind connection.I have worked with people who have been diagnosed with this condition on a personal level in health care setting. What I have witnessed is that the dominent one, in a marriage or relationship, never has this Alzheimer's Disease condition.It is always the one that is the dominated one. I have seen them come out of the condition for short periods of time when they are removed from their mates company. People who stay in relationships because they feel like they have to stay for religious reasons (keep the family together;don't ever leave, ect) find relief from the toxic feeling of helplessness and escape by creating this condition. A warning to all of us to be equals in our relationships with friend and family. If anyone is interested I will be happy to give exact casees and what I learned more completely.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Sara (The Beach, Canada) on 04/28/2010

i'm sorry but i completely disagree with this assessment. i'm sure you have seen many cases of Alzheimer's Disease, but i have seen only two up close and personal. my mother and my aunt. these women ran their household with a strong hand. every aspect of there lives were their responsiblility and i would have to say they were the dominent one in their marriage. if anything i think that maybe an emotional burn out of handling everything took it's toll on these ladies.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Shining Star (Gainesville, Fl) on 05/04/2010

I do not think the body-mind connection for Alzheimer's Disease that I spoke about is something that is seen. It is felt. The feelings are never seen but they are out-pictured in the body. Feelings of insecurity, hopelessness, powerlessness, boredom even boredom. Who can see a feeling? Each of us wears a mask do we not? But knowing how this observation would not be received in the spirit it is intended, I posted it anyway. It is leading edge and you will see more and more people beginning to explore this as science and medicine fails them. One can not explore someone else's insides or feelings but the results are out pictured in the body and mind. One lady I took care of had not spoken in 5 yrs and had a feeding tube in her stomach. I worked with her and observed. One day she stood up (been on a walker shuffling) and started talking. I called her husband who was golfing and asked hime to come home and witness this miracle. He refused. She took the phone and told him he had done her wrong. They talked for a few minutes and then it was over. She passed a yr later and then him a year later. He never spoke of that day to me. They were married for 52 yrs. He told me that when he quit smoking her took a cigarette from her mouth and told her she was quitting and she never said a word and quit smoking. He was amazed at this even though it had happened over 20 yrs earlier. This is a perfect example of what my point is. This lady worked all of her life, appeared at social functions and retired with plenty of money. Outside she appeared to have it all.But see what I mean? I have had 3 more cases that with close observation though looking different produced the same Alzheimer's Disease which means lack of ease.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Nuri Leigh (Tacoma, Wa) on 12/16/2010

I am very inclined to agree with your post regarding Alzheimer's disease. I am not sure how the disease is diagnosed because that has not been my field of study. My study is holistic health, nutrition, psychology, addiction, family dynamics and the mind body connection. I have come to the conclusion through my work with families that there is a very strong long standing "passive-aggressive" sickness going on with many couples. This sickness is so widespread because it is almost impossible for normal people to correct it or cope with it in their relationship. It leads to "crazy-making. " I worked in group settings with many women who had what was labeled Alzheimer's. In all cases the care givers and nurses in control of these people were dominant players and definitely passive aggressive which I found the mates of the "Alzheimer's" patients to be also. I am just a mellow, easy-does-it, empathetic type of volunteer and my experience with these patients was remarkably different from the experience of the busy impatient caregivers who "tried" to act patient.

There is an atmosphere of thick palpable emotions that radiates from the "well" people who deal with "Alzheimer's" patients; an atmosphere that sensitive people can cut with a knife. But most of the "well" people have turned off their sensitivity valve because it is expedient to do so. People mentally fall apart for a variety of reasons; and people who hold on to their mental faculties do so for their own reasons.

In my observations of couples over the past 30 years some of them had a real history of being bullied by their mate and when they reached a certain age or crisis incident in their life the tables were turned and the docile partner began to drive the more dominating person crazy through a ton of passive aggressive games. Many games being unconscious. Frankly I think all forms of mental disorder start early in life because of a lot of unfair, untreated, unresolved family matters.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Carly (Seattle, Wa Usa) on 12/16/2010

Pam - It is only normal that she would have resentment towards her "once abusive" husband! For petes sake, until you have walked a mile in her shoes... Please do not be so quick to place judgement.

My father in law is in the same condition, and my mother in law is also having a very hard time of it. People in their predicament need day to day help.... They are being totally overwhelmed. Just saying. Maybe she needs some outlet or some help with him? ?Best to you.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Nadine (Union Grove, Wisconsin) on 07/20/2016 14 posts

Dear Heather, I would like to know if your Chronic fatigue S. has been any better these days. I have this terribly also. Many of your posts sound like all the issues I have been having through out the years. I am using Methylane blue not to help and I use borax which is a big help. Please let us communicate about this so we both can learn. Many thanks for posting here on the earth clinic all your results. Nadine

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Los Angeles, California) on 10/20/2014 50 posts

I just read that if you are a nervous person you are more likely get Alzheimers. I have had severe panic attacks and depression for many many years. I have already started to forget so many things. Does anyone have help for me? Thank you. Mary

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 10/21/2014

Hello Mary:

Re your panic attacks and forgetfulness;

I use niacin for panic attack issues. See "Doctor Yourself" .... Dr. Abram Hoffer's work on Niacin Therapy is very enlightening for his use of Niacin; which is Vitamin B 3.

Use of niacin helps with forgetfulness with me. I also use some brain nutrients such as phosphatidylcoline, phosphatidyserine, ginko, calcium AEP (NOT just any calcium, but AEP). I also use real ginger as a tea. Ginger is a "driver" and increases circulation.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, Calfornia) on 10/21/2014 50 posts

Dear Bill:

Thank you so much for this information you have given me the most excellent information to help me live again. God bless you always and for taking the time to give me the source of your information, I will go and get asap!

Peace, Mary

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Mary (Arcadia, California) on 10/21/2014 50 posts

Dear Dave,

Thank you so much for your valuable information. I really want to live and am so tired of this constant fear. Blessings to you always.

Peace, Mary

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Dave (Fountain Inn, Sc) on 10/22/2014

Mary...also besides what to take is what to make sure the sufferer is OFF of....

Someone suffering from dementia styled issued must get off of statins. Statins STOP the liver's beneficial and necessary production of cholesterol in the Liver...with that production stopped (80 percent produced by our own body) then cell development is impaired.

They will likely have a shortage of CoQ10 also. So for a long term statin user; get extra CoQ10 and Evening Primrose Oil. EPO is wonderful for helping with all kinds of myelin sheath issues. And dementia styled issues can be linked to that deficiency also.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 04/13/2015

I cannot help but disagree with these findings. Just using common sense. Have you ever seen how chickens live and are tortured by the people who make a living that way? They allow them no space, debeak them and tear their tail feathers by brutal force. Their food is GMO even if they are "free run". There are some additional practices which hidden from consumer knowledge, would change the minds of many. You are also taking in the subtle part - their suffering that will make up your psyche, the brain and a hidden source of heart disease. This is called "heart bypass" if you understand right.

As to anything from the ocean, not what the placard in my grocery store proclaims " The Ocean, a Healthy Place". North Americans continue as if nothing has or is, happening. Fact is that many newborns have thyroid problems as this radiation affects the young in particular.

So people eat food procured by exquisite cruelty, thinking it is for good health. Part of our ocean has died but see how many times the comment "I only eat fish or chicken".

We are made up of the five elements as is everything we see. We do it to ourselves and we also experience the results.

Many Alzheimer sufferers have in the past put faith in Allopathic meds that actually cause eventually their condition. Wake Up.

Namaste, Om

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Marcin (Toronto, Canada) on 04/14/2015

I second that. Well said.

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Kayjay (Carmel, Ny) on 08/23/2015

I had terrible panic attacks and it was LYME! And I know of many more with this symptom from LYME!

Alzheimer's Cause Theories
Posted by Connie (Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA) on 09/06/2009

Do silver plated utensils contribute to Alzheimer's? Three old ladies I know with memory impairment/Alzheimer's have that old fancy silver plated silverware, and use it.