I doubt cavemen ever suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Now that may have been because eventually old age prevents you from out-running a saber-tooth tiger… OR it may have been because cavemen consumed lots of medium-chain triglycerides and Vitamin D.
I came across two interesting pieces of news regarding the prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s disease this week… and interestingly enough both methods were Primal.
- Looks like coconut oil consumption may potentially slow down and even reverse the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. And that’s because coconut oil contains high amounts of medium-chain triglycerides. One dedicated wife of an Alzheimer’s patient has seen amazing improvements in her husband’s cognitive abilities after she began incorporating coconut oil into his diet.
I highly recommend watching this short video:
- And scientists at UCLA have found that Vitamin D3 helps remove amyloid beta from the brain, which is the main component on plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease. And turns out all of the best sources of Vitamin D are primal. They include: cod liver oil, fish, eggs, and most of all… SUNLIGHT. Like I needed any more reasons to go tanning 😉
Check out the article on Yahoo! News here: