Alzheimer’s Disease, What If There Was A Cure by Mary T. Newport, M.D.
This is a great book for anyone touched by or concerned with this horrible disease. However, this book goes way beyond Alzheimer’s and dives into great detail into ketones, fatty acids, coconut oil, nutrition and more. An important read for anyone interested in health and nutrition.
The first half of the book takes you through Dr. Newport’s own journey of watching her husband decline with early onset Alzheimer’s disease and then how she pursued the journey of finding answers. On this journey she discovered a lot of research going on around the possible etiology of Alzheimer’s including how Alzheimer’s is described as Type 3 Diabetes due to the brains lack of ability to use glucose and its insulin resistance. This led her to the wealth of research going on around the world on ketones and coconut oil. In this work she found an answer to not only slow her husband’s rapid decline but to actually improve his symptoms significantly. In her story there is even some interesting discussion of her run in with politics of the health care industry. Thankfully she was tireless in sharing her findings bringing it to millions through her book.
In the second half of the book Dr. Newport does an excellent job covering all the current science on these issues. Fascinating reading for sure. She’s writes one of the most clear, concise, and up to date summaries of what is known today about the cholesterol theory, healthy fats, and unhealthy fats.
I highly recommend this book! The journey of knowledge begins with the turn of a page! Hit the books, they don’t hit back!