Memory loss is a broad and worrisome subject for many, it affects us all in one way or another. Memory is a precious ability and one that we should take great care to protect and stimulate.
Recently, I read some important dementia/Alzheimers research by Dr. Mary Newport, who was able to show very positive results in restoring memory simply by incorporating large amounts of coconut oil in the diet (sipping coffee w/ coconut oil right now!).
My own parents are seeing positive results with using a blend of doTERRA essential oils and ingesting daily. This is the information I want to share today, spread the word if so inclined!
In 2008, Dr. Mary Newport published her own study, a very personal one. Her husband had been suffering from dementia for several years, while researching and looking for answers she ran across a published article written by Dr. Richard L. Veech in 2001, "Ketone bodies, potential therapeutic uses". I believe this to be ground breaking information, I hope you'll take the time to click on this link to read her story and results with organic, extra virgin, cold pressed coconut oil.
Over the last 2 or 3 years my sweet Dad has been struggling with his memory. My personal opinion is, the degeneration of his memory has much to do with the "many" prescription drugs he's been given over the last few years. My Mother, who has become quite the healer in their home began giving my Dad a blend of Rosemary, Frankincense and Peppermint daily to stimulate his memory. Here's the lowdown on why this blend is so beneficial.
Rosemary, considered an elixir of youth and among it's many healing properties, is said to help improve memory (see study), relieve headaches, sooth sore muscles, ease digestion, clear nasal passages, tone the nervous system, enhance circulation, invigorate the body and alleviate depression!
Now, consider the addition of Frankincense to Rosemary. Frankincense is an amazing regenerative essential oil. Frankincense contains sesquiterpenes which enable the oil to pass the blood-brain barrier. Sesquiterpenes also increase the number of certain receptors in the brain that makes it ideas for dementia or Alzheimer's sufferers.
Peppermint and Frankincense together are powerful for clarifying the mind as well as calming fear and confusion.
Dr. William N. Dember, of the University of Cinninati studied Peppermint's ability to improve concentration and mental accuracy. When it was diffused into the classroom, students scored a 28% improvement in memory and mental accuracy.
The following is a protocol that's been working for my Dad:
Daily: 3 drops each of doTERRA Rosemary, Frankincense and Peppermint in a gel capsule.
Daily: The Life Long Vitality Pack by doTERRA, a vital part of his improvement as it contains omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients essential to brain cell health.
Diffusing the Balance Blend of Spruce, Rosewood, Blue Tansy and Frankincense has been helpful too.
The information I present here is a very small summary of ways to improve the memory loss condition. My hope is, now that you're armed with this small amount of knowledge, you will continue to research the powerful healing abilities of essential oils and, coconut oil.
Memory loss is a very complex subject fueled with much emotion that affects entire families. It's an increasingly worrisome condition in the United States with no real answers. However, I'm convinced that with better diet, holistic living and the addition of coconut oil and essential oils there's a chance to reverse some of the damage or at least improve the quality of living for those diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimers.
Blessings to the Care Givers!