Dec 212014
Poster image for You must be nuts!

It has taken much longer to complete the film than we had intended when we published the 3-minute prequel on New Year’s Day 2014!

The prequel shows the puppets Alph and Chah-Lee in bed on a Saturday evening – the eve of the start of the film.

Now (at last!) everyone has the chance to see what Alph shows Chah-Lee ‘the next day’. After making a few technical adjustments following its unlisted test publication on Vimeo in November, the film is now on YouTube.

Many thanks to everyone for the very positive feedback so far. We have started to add closed captions to the film in English so that the film will be subtitled automatically in the 163 languages now supported by YouTube. If you want to help refine the subtitles in any language, please let us know via the comments to this post.

Even though it was unlisted on Vimeo, over 700 people have watched the film so far in 37 countries. Thanks particularly to Deborah Walker and the Natural Health Radio team for helping to promote the film to their listeners. Deborah interviewed Obhi about how he has been applying his research to treat his father’s dementia and about the film. You can catch up with the interview here.

If you are looking for more details about the treatment given to Obhi’s father, Obhi wrote a guest post on the HealthInsightUK blog about it in August. The film’s Twitter feed (@youmustbenuts) highlights the latest developments on dementia, and the food, drugs and chemicals which may cause it.

Jan 182014
Medical journalist Jerome Burne

In this second part of our interview with medical journalist Jerome Burne, he explains why coconut oil could ease Alzheimer’s. Here is the article he wrote for the UK Daily Mail about this: Can coconut oil ease Alzheimer’s? Families who’ve given it to loved ones swear by it . The article was published on 8 January 2013.

Jun 092013

Dr Mary Newport, the author of the article (and later book) What if there was a cure for Alzheimer’s and no-one knew?, gave this 18-minute talk at TEDxUSF in February this year in Tampa, Florida.

Dr Newport was the first to research and document having tried to treat Alzheimer’s using coconut oil. In this talk, she explains what persuaded her to give this apparently unlikely treatment to her husband after he was diagnosed with severe Alzheimer’s. It was her experience which was featured in the video news story by Lorie Johnson, Health editor of CBN News which one of our neighbours had told us about. This is what led me to look further into trying to use coconut oil.

Dr Bruce Fife’s book Stop Alzheimer’s Now! includes Dr Newport’s experience and contains many medical references. Note that his approach for using coconut oil is slightly different from that of Dr Newport. He suggests combining it with a very low carbohydrate (ketogenic) diet, as well as a number of supplements.

In October 2012, a Mayo Clinic study funded by the US National Institute on Ageing found that older people taking a high carbohydrate diet were four times more likely to develop mild cognitive impairment (the first signs of Alzheimer’s/dementia) than those on a balanced diet. The same study also found that “those who consume a lot of protein and fat relative to carbohydrates are less likely to become cognitively impaired.” For more details about why that would be the case, read the European Journal of Internal Medicine article Nutrition and Alzheimer’s disease: the detrimental role of a high carbohydrate diet by Dr Stephanie Seneff, Dr Glyn Wainwright and Dr Luca Mascitelli.

Dr Mercola’s recent article Diet may slow Alzheimer’s disease provides a summary of all the plausible treatments and tips for avoiding Alzheimer’s proposed by the latest research.