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Alzheimer’s disease (Dementia) is known as Diabetes Type 3, because science has found that our brain produces insulin for its own use, in order to keep brain cells alive. What can we learn from this to help Types 1 and 2, and what common synthetic vitamin food additive kills brain cells?
Dr. Mary Newport, MD is interested in us getting a quota of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil daily, even though it usually gets an undeserved bad-rap as a “saturated” fat (it’s the only vegetarian saturated fat).
Mary is a firm advocate and researcher about using the essential medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil to build and re-build brain cells.
We’ll find out how that is potentially linked to insulin-resistance and diabetes further down.
As a neonatologist, she studies and is concerned about building fetal, newborn and toddler brains properly, and polyunsaturated fats DON’T! (These are oils like safflower, corn, “vegetable”, canola and peanut.)
Brains are 70% fat. But they must be Omega-3 fats (from cold water fish like salmon, mackerel or herring OR from ground flax seed or from hemp seed) AND the medium-chain fatty acids which coconut oil supplies better than anything else (except mother’s milk).
In my archive, you’ll find many articles about coconuts because I believe them to be a foundational human food, and they are quite alkaline pH.
Dr. Newport also reports and builds on the work of Dr. Suzanne de la Monte.
After being spurred on by Dr. de la Monte’s work, Dr, Newport also got involved in further research on medium-chain fatty acids, as her brilliant husband began to suffer from Type 3 Diabetes (Dementia) (Alzheimer’s).
She helped to turn his condition around. As long as he stays on her coconut oil protocol, daily, he’s been “stabilized” and has even partially-reversed his dementia.
In Diabetes Type 3, from Dr. de la Monte’s work, Mary learned that our brains make insulin, too, for their brain cells’ own use! Because brain cells need critical, constant fuel, when its cells cannot biochemically get what they need, a whole “other” chemistry kicks in, one based on burning medium-chain fatty acids.
This other kind of biochemistry can also be part of what may help some people to jump-start themselves out of “insulin resistance” (Type 2 diabetes), but you must be under the care of a knowledgeable practitioner.
Dr. Newport’s doses and guidelines for coconut oil use for Type 3 Diabetes are at Dr. Newport’s Research Site. Maybe her protocol can fill in some missing parts of your biochemistry, too.
Dr. Suzanne de la Monte’s research also sheds light on a nefarious culprit destroying your brain cells (and more), everyday. What is this additive? It’s synthetic Vitamin B1 (called Thiamin Mononitrate) (T.M.). You will find it on vitamin labels, and especially on grain product labels (because it’s added when the natural, nutritious germ is stripped away in refining).
I have known for decades NOT to use nitrated foods.
Always read labels. When kids love hot-dogs or bacon or salami, the only way to help them be safer, is to have them drink a Vitamin C juice (like orange juice) with them, to ameliorate the carcinogenic potential for stomach cancer and other cancers due to the nitrates. Now, all this seems to go MUCH further.
Nitrites and nitrates, found in many processed foods, are nitrosamine compounds. Dr. Newport says that “could very well explain the epidemics of Alzheimer’s, autism, diabetes, MS, Parkinson’s and ALS, along with other neurodegenerative diseases that have insulin resistance, decreased glucose uptake as part of the process“.
These diseases have all been on the increase as processed foods have taken over the bulk of our diets (for many people), especially as food budgets decrease as prices increase, and fresh foods become disproportionally expensive (due to the US Federal Government giving farm subsidies to the wrong types of crops).
So, I went looking at the bread labels of what I usually use. I try to use either: 1) sourdough whole wheat bread (as sour-dough process helps to negate the tendency to wheat sensitivity), 2) whole grain spelt bread, or 3) whole grain “organic “multigrain” breads.
Only the organic, most-expensive whole-grain breads had NO “replacement” synthetic vitamins, so were Thiamin Mononitrate free, relying instead on the real vitamins still in the whole-grain germ.
Next, I started looking at cookies, crackers, pretzels, and cereals — usually I don’t have them in the house, but my grandchild (at nearly 2) loves these kinds of easy-to-hold-myself “foods”. Sure enough, any mainstream brand I looked at in the store had Thiamin Mononitrate. The health-food store brands that I had at home were fine! (Note: Newman’s Own makes Spelt Pretzels, and my 3 pretzel fiends love them! They’re Thiamin Mononitrate free.)
Using white flour is a no-no, as it has Thiamin Mononitrate and other synthetic vitamins to “replace” all the good nutrition totally lost while milling it to “white”. Some beers, whiskeys etc. ALSO HAVE T.M.
The last thing we want is for any child to succumb, as millions of children are, to autism, in an absolute epidemic with devastating consequences for the future – for families and the nation. And, Dr. Newport thinks the autism epidemic is because so many children’s foods have Thiamin Mononitrate in them — even baby formulas and baby solid foods do! Maybe this also creates Type 1 Diabetes in children. I hope researchers look at this!
Cheap supplement. Expensive consequences!
It doesn’t seem that anyone is looking yet as to whether Thiamin Mononitrate has also been killing insulin-producing cells in our pancreas, just as many scientists accuse cow milk does, to create Type 1 diabetes. How long will it take for research? Who knows!
Meanwhile, if Thiamin Mononitrate does this in much-harder-to-reach insulin producing brain cells, super-protected by the blood-brain barrier, hitting our pancreas is a proverbial ‘piece of cake’. Easy peasy.
From now on, I will encourage everyone feeding my grandchild to read labels and give NO synthetic Vitamin B1 or any other nitrate. Dr. Newport says that Thiamin Mononitrate may also be the reason for so many born-normal children suddenly becoming autistic not long after they start “solid” food (and maybe it is more likely if their formula also contained the synthetic vitamin) (at least my grandchild has been nursed for 2 years).
While natural Vitamin B1 is water-soluble (you will urinate out any excess), the synthetic form, Thiamin Mononitrate, is fat-soluble, so it is hoarded and evidently the excess can also cause these troubles, over time!
Make sure that you start to include Organic, extra-virgin coconut oil (OEVCO) in your diet, daily. It needs to be used combined with organic, extra-virgin olive oil (OEVOO), for cooking, as coconut alone does not have a high-cooking temperature before it would “smoke”. NEVER use an oil which has “smoked” as that has produced harmful substances.
Use OEVCO to garnish soups, in smoothies, on sandwiches as spread, in dips and one-time use salad dressings. As I understand what I’ve read, OEVCO does NOT increase arterial blockage, even though it’s a saturated fat (it’s vegetarian). But, you need to factor it into your daily fat calories, which means cutting back on some other fat source (preferably a polyunsaturated one).
Don’t be a epidemic statistic early in life OR late in life. Lack of information creates problems for people’s Health. And, on the Thiamine Mononitrate issue, this is just one more example where poor food processing and “cheap” “replacement” additives are getting by government regulators and therefore compromising our Health for corporate profit!
Best to all — Em
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