Steve Newport’s progressive dementia started when he was 53 years old.
An MRI scan in May 2008 showed that he had shrunken areas in the brain,
supporting a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.
Many days — often for several days in a row — he was in a fog. He couldn’t find a spoon or remember how to get water out of the refrigerator. Some days were not so bad — he almost seemed like his former self, happy, with his unique sense of humor and creative, full of ideas. He loved to kayak.
Steve had a BSBA in accounting and did billing, bookkeeping and accounting. One day he began to have trouble organizing his accounting work. He started to procrastinate and make mistakes.
He knew that something was wrong, and depression set in. A neurologist confirmed he was in the mild range of dementia.
Steve started taking drugs in the hope they would slow his decline, but over the next 12 months there was a noticeable change — he could no longer cook for himself, remember to eat, use a calculator or even perform the simplest addition.
Steve could no longer remember what month it was of the day of the week.
Natural Coconut Oil
After a great deal of research, Steve’s wife discovered new research into the benefits of non-hydrogenated medium chain triglyceride coconut oil.
She immediately started Steve on this natural remedy.
Within hours of the first dose there was a dramatic improvement in Steve’s memory. He could remember the month, what city he was in, and even the date.
He was more alert, talkative, finished sentences, was less distracted, recognized relatives, and animation in his face returned. His hand and facial tremor reduced.
Steve said it was like a “light switch came on” in his head the day he started coconut oil.
One test regularly used on Alzheimer’s patients is to ask them to draw a clock. The illustration below shows Steve’s drawings a day before he started on MCT oil, then 14 days later and 37 days later.
It’s easy to see the dramatic improvement.
Sixty days after starting on coconut oil Steve was alert and happy, talkative, and making jokes again. His tremor had reduced and was no longer very noticeable. He was able to concentrate on things to do around the house and stay on task.
He improved significantly and steadily during the first year of treatment and remained stable for another 2 to 3 years.
Steve lost his battle with Alzheimer’s at age 65, but the treatment provided extra quality years spent together as a family.
Sadly, This Treatment Won’t Work for Everyone
The first lesson taught in Integrative Nutrition Coaching is that every person’s body is different and responds differently to the same foods and medicines.
As a certified health coach, I work with clients to discover how their body responds to different nutrients and lifestyle factors.
Based on this we will try different foods and treatments — carefully monitoring their body’s response — until we find and apply the diet and lifestyle that works best for their body.
In this way we often achieve dramatic improvements in health and wellbeing.
Don’t Wait Until You’re Sick
As you can see from Steve’s story, a simple food that can be bought over-the-counter in most heath shops was able to dramatically improve his condition and buy him a few years of quality life.
If Steve had the benefit of working with a health coach to understand his body when he was younger there’s a real possibility that his terrible disease could have been delayed or even avoided completely.
By working with a health coach to understand your body and find the nutrition and lifestyle habits that are right for your body, you can boost your health and energy and avoid or reduce many of the common killers like heart disease, cancer, hypertension, diabetes and more.
If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you live a happier and healthier life with more energy and vitality please click below to book an initial telehealth consultation — I look forward to meeting you and helping you build a better life.
— Maria Theron
Read more about Steve’s story: What if there was a cure for Alzheimer’s isease and nobody knew? – A Case Study by Steve’s wife Dr. Mary Newport