Many of us have become impressed and have experienced personal benefits from adding a few tablespoons of coconut oil to our daily diet. It is frustrating that professional researchers are funded by drug companies and seem to have no interest in investigating the benefits of coconut oil. The purpose of this post is to announce the initiation of systematic data collection regarding the benefits of coconut oil. Details can be found on the site
where you will find an introduction and copies of the questionnaires that will be used in the surveys. The goal is to establish a sufficiently convincing portfolio of success stories, summarized by aggregate statistics, to help professional researchers design and obtain funding to conduct clinical trials regarding the benefits of coconut oil for People with Parkinson's (PWP).
This is not a medical trial, it is data collection. Personal medical data are involved. The process is designed to protect private data, by using customary secure internet communication (not email). But there are no guarantees.
Since we would like the results to carry weight in the medical community, we encourage participants to have a systematic program (similar dose each day, similar pattern of consumption). Of course, we expect there will be adjustments over time, which is acceptable, if they are relatively infrequent and systematic. We do not dictate or advise CO dose. If guidance is desired, we recommend the writings of Dr. Mary Newport.
We ask for a background evaluation of the participants PD status before they started their coconut oil program and for reporting the evolution of their status on a quarterly basis (the first week of January, April, July, October). All PWP are invited to participate.
If some, who do not wish to take coconut oil, are willing to make the status reports, that would provide us with a control group which would enhance the quality of the study.
There are several lively discussions of Coconut Oil in previous posts in this Forum, which have motivated this study. A search with keyword "coconut" should bring them up.
We welcome your participation.