Over Fifty and senior moments

coconuts-featuredAnyone over fifty could use a memory boost. We all get those "senior moments". Typically they just get laughed off. After-all it's a nonmedical term for mental glitches. You know... you go upstairs to get something. When you get there, you've forgotten what you went upstairs for. This could likely be defined as a mild cognitive impairment (MCI). This means deficits in memory that do not significantly impact daily functioning.

According to The UCSF Memory and Aging Center, it said "that typically, memory complaints include trouble remembering the names of people they met recently, trouble remembering the flow of a conversation and an increased tendency to misplace things or similar problems. In many cases, the individual will be quite aware of these difficulties and will compensate with increased reliance on notes and calendars. These problems are similar, but less severe, than the neuropsychological findings associated with Alzheimer’s disease".

If you're fifty and over, there is a good chance that you don't have Alzheimer’s disease. Note, that there are certain features that are associated with a higher likelihood of progression from MCI to Alzheimer's. There have been a number of links to articles on this topic posted on the Facebook page for 50alone, including, Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid Of Your 'Senior Moments' and Alzheimer's stages: How the disease progresses -- by the Mayo Clinic, which discusses, Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) due to Alzheimer's disease. This report actually outlines the steps you will go through if your MCI turns into Alzheimer's, andexplains what you'll experience and what the symptoms are.

Would you like to have a memory tune-up? You know, you only have 325,000 miles on it right now, but since you can't change the oil, maybe a little additive would help. Coconut water can help you with this. An article from the Health Ticket Blog written by Dr. Mercola, says, " Coconut water is the richest dietary source of cytokinins, plant hormones that have anti-cancer, anti-aging, and anti-thrombolytic benefits in humans." There's more.... What the article doesn't discuss is the ability to restore brain power.

Yes, that's right! It doesn't matter if you have MCI, Alzheimer's or just plain 50s senior moments... coconut water will help boost your memory.

I ran across this information working for a client who publishes a newsletter about alternate treatments. It was an article I was converting to web format that I learned about Dr. Mary Newport. In 2008, Dr. Newport published a paper called: What If There Was A Cure For Alzheimer’S Disease And No One Knew?In the report she talks about the benefits of coconut oil and water and how she used it to improve her husband's memory after he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Watch the video below as she explained what she found:

mary-coverDr. Newport has found that the coconut ketones from coconut oil have been very beneficial in the treatment of Alzheimer's. But there is more to it than that.... Even if you don't have Alzheimer's, you can use it to boost your memory if you're over fifty.

If you're interested in learning more, Dr. Newport has written a book available from Amazon titled Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?Dr. Newport's story of Steve's reprieve from Alzheimer's provides hope for caregivers eager to learn about readily available fatty acids in foods that may reverse the ravages of this dreaded disease. Changes in loved ones may take many forms, including improved memory, return of personality, resumption of activities and social interaction, and relief from certain physical symptoms. Because ketone esters, a synthesized form of these powerful fatty acids, work faster and more comprehensively than fatty acids in foods, Dr. Newport has become an ardent advocate for ketone ester research, with FDA approval her final goal.

zicoI tried it myself a couple of years ago. I found it boosted my memory after drinking a cup per day for 6 weeks. And it isn't hard to find. You can buy it from most health food stores, or if you can't find it locally it's available to order from Amazon, 14-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 12).

There have been a lot of great review for Dr. Newport's book and coconut therapy. One review said:

A friend told me about this book when I told her I was worried about brain fog, memory loss and inability to remember people's faces. I wasn't sure if this was menopausal, or due to having cancer 3 years ago - but it certainly made me worried.

I cut back the carbs in my diet and added 4-7 tablespoons of coconut oil into my diet. After a week I noticed that using the Nintendo Brain Trainer my memory test score showed my highest score ever - a 20% improvement on previous measurements. My brain feels clearer and I feel less spaced out.

In a previous article titled, "Is it time for your Alzheimer’s test?" -- we give you a link where you can do a test to see if you may be starting to suffer from Alzheimer's. Even if you don’t do as well as you think you should in the tests, please keep in mind that symptoms can be caused by numerous factors, such as:

  • Metabolic and endocrine abnormalities too much or too little thyroid hormone or cortisol are examples);
  • Brain Lesions (tumors, collections of blood called subdural hematomas, and abscesses);
  • Infection (meningitis, encephalitis, syphilis, to name a few);
  • Impaired cerebral spinal fluid flow causing normal pressure hydrocephalus;
  • Radiation to the brain, or brain trauma;
  • Stroke;
  • and medication side-effects.

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