Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

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Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby southeast-isher » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:44 pm

What do you think about it... could it help or is it just another snake oil?
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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:52 am

You forgot to post the link: would you like ice in your coconut milk?
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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby demi » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:53 am

The Riff-Raff Element wrote:You forgot to post the link: would you like ice in your coconut milk?



:lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby southeast-isher » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:59 pm

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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby The Riff-Raff Element » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:21 am

Ah - I see: coconut milk as a source of medium chain triglyceride. Well, MCTs help with epilepsy in some cases (established treatment since the 1920s I think) and there's anecdotal evidence that they help Alzheimer's (don't know if any peer reviewed research has been done - I'm sure it would be easy enough to find out on the interwebthingy). How much coconut milk / coconut oil would be needed, I don't know. It is a source of highly saturated fats, though, so anyone thinking of trying it might want to keep an eye on that. I suppose that if that aspect were taken into account in the diet as a whole, then it wouldn't do any harm and it might do some good. I understand that existing drug treatments for dementia are fairly unpleasant and not wildly effective.
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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby Andy Hamilton » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:17 pm

There has been some pretty positive reports about singing and dementia too, with quantifiable results.
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Re: Coconut milk as a treatment for dementia?

Postby southeast-isher » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:13 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:There has been some pretty positive reports about singing and dementia too, with quantifiable results.


cool :-)
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