Coconut oil helps Parkinsons

Does anybody have any thoughts on this as I am desperate to slow the progress of my illness. I am on syndopa 11/2 tabs,pramipexole1.5mg thrice daily and amantadine 100mg twice daily. Of late 4hrs after the first dose of syndopa I feel internally unsettled legs feel weak and slight tremor appears.0.5 klonipin helps and I get thru the day till 4pm when I require 1/2 dopa. I have started taking 1tbsp virgin cold pressed coconut oil thrice a day for the last three days. I have noticed the dramatic improvement some patients talk of.

Any suggestions are most welcome.

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  • I worked up to eight tablespoons of CO a day, with no notable effect.

    I recently started amantadine that has caused two side effects: 1. constipation is worse, 2. difficulty urinating. These conditions should only be temporary.

  • I am also having frequency of urinating.but I more concerned about these sudden episodes of unsettlement and legs becoming wobbly. What is it time????

  • I suppose if wobbly occurs several hours after you medication, yes.

  • Also why did co not help u. Any supplements r u on??

  • I do not know why.

    No supplements.

  • After repeated issues with my kidneys and/or bladder, I was taken off Amantadine. I am hoping that ends the issues I was having.

  • Today I distracted myself and took 0.5 klopin and I'm back to normal.

    I went thru a serotonin crisis 2weeks back after which the dose of dopa has increased. My morale is down .

    Comments please

  • I'm a doctor at the peak of my career and this problem has left me devastated. There is every chance of my being laid off

  • Hi, I am very sorry. Look for some of the older posts and some very recent ones of silvestrove and of jaberaaalhd

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  • All the allopathic drugs have terrible side effects, try Ayurvedic Kappi Kachu ( Indian Mucana), 1 TBS in empty stomach x 3 times daily ( Before BF, Lunch & Dinner ) with 1/2 fresh lemon juice for quicker ON time( 20 - 30 min from intake), after that have food, it will last for about 2.5 to 3 hrs. After food , please have Ashwagandharista 1TBS x 3 times after food( After BF, Lunch & Dinner ) . I take Vaidhyaratnam Kerala INDIA ( google search, they have online and deliver world wide by courier ). For stopping progression, early morning empty stomach try Fresh Turmeric root about 3-5" ( peal the outer, cut into small pieces ), crush in the mouth so that it leaves turmeric juice & gulp with half glass of warm milk added with 1 TBS Honey, 1/2 TBS Cinnamon powder . If possible slowly add 2 Garlic pods along with turmeric pieces , increase 2 more per day and go upto 8 to max 10 pods, stay with this for 3 months, you will notice improvements. Slowly replace all allopathic meds, which has more side effects. Drink coffee 3 cups per day, this will also help slowing down progression ( Google search on all the above, you will get more info).

    God Bless you and your family


  • Take Foxtail Millet 5 TBS with 2 TBS Cold pressed coconut oil, soak in water for 30 min, steam cook in rice cooker, eat before BF and Dinner , it also helps in managing all CNS problems.

  • Exercise. I know it sounds too simple but whatever else you're doing, make sure you try and put aside a time of day to do something fun and energetic, even if you have to make yourself do it at first. LSVT Big in my case helped a turnaround mentally and physically that drugs haven't done for me yet. I'm early though, only 2 1/2 yrs since diagnosis.

  • Have you tried high cadence cycling? Sometimes the answer is found in intense exercise rather than more medication. I hope that would work for you.

  • r u in india

  • My understanding is that the ingestion of coconut oil (3 times daily) works best with a low carb diet. My information comes from Bruce Fife's book "Stop Alzheimer's Now!: How to Prevent & Reverse Dementia, Parkinson's, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis & Other Neurodegenerative Disorders". My husband has been following the high coconut oil (at least 75g per day) and low carb (less than 100g net carbs) diet for about a year now. He definitely swears by it. He's not cured by any means, but he has a much improved quality of life. He finds his diet easy to stick to, he doesn't feel hungry, and he is delighted to have no constipation. Exercise and a positive attitude are of course very important too. I can post his daily diet if you want me too - just ask. :-)

  • Please do

  • This is Don's everyday diet, recipes are shown below as indicated. Sorry this is such a long post. We have developed this diet over the past year based on the book "Stop Alzheimer's Now" by Bruce Fife. We have also done a lot of general reading about gut health.


    1/2 cup muesli (recipe below, contains coconut oil)

    1 tablespoon LSA ( it's a product made from ground linseed, sunflower seeds, almonds)


    1/4 banana, sliced

    1 tablespoon berry sauce (recipe below)

    1 teaspoon normal supermarket thickened cream

    2 tablespoons dessicated coconut (we buy this from a health food store so it has no preservatives)

    1 slice low carb bread

    2 teaspoons home-made coconut butter (recipe below), spread on bread

    1 teaspoon marmalade

    1 teaspoon cream

    1 cup caro (non-caffeine coffee substitute) with cinnamon and milk (we believe cinnamon possibly has some positive effects for PD)



    1 1/2 cups minestrone soup (recipe below, note that turmeric is an ingredient, I try to use turmeric where I can as we believe it also has some positive effects for PD)

    1 slice Helga's Low Carb bread fried in

    1 tablespoon coconut oil (fried bread is very yummy! :-))


    1/2 cup muesli

    1 tablespoon LSA


    4 tablespoons plain yogurt (we make it ourselves with "easiyo" yogurt mix)

    1 tablespoon berry sauce

    1/4 banana, sliced

    2 tablespoons dessicated coconut

    After Lunch Treat:

    1 to 2 squares Cadburys 70% cocoa chocolate

    Afternoon tea:

    1 choc wheat biscuit (just an ordinary supermarket biscuit, a wheat biscuit coated on one side with chocolate - Don likes chocolate! :-))


    Main :

    Small serve of whatever is cooked, including vegetables. (There is a saying: eat like a king at breakfast, like a prince at lunchtime, and like a pauper at teatime. It is supposed to be better for your gut health.) Vegetables always have butter or coconut oil with them. (Apparently the nutrients in vegetables are significantly more available if eaten with fat.) Meals are always cooked using coconut butter.


    1/2 orange

    Small serve of any in-season fruit

    2 tablespoons dessicated coconut

    4 tablespoons plain yogurt

    2 tablespoons mixed nuts/seeds (types shown below)

    2 tablespoons berry sauce (recipe below)

    1 1/2 tablespoons dessicated coconut as a topper



    Caro (non-caffeine coffee substitute) with cinnamon and milk



    Makes about 4 litres :

    4 cups rolled oats

    2 cups desiccated coconut

    1 cup almonds

    1 cup walnuts

    1 cup sunflower seeds

    1 cup pepitas

    200g melted coconut oil

    Mix till combined.


    Coconut Butter

    1 litre coconut oil, melted

    1 tablespoon liquid lecithin

    Mix to combine, then I pour into lidded containers. The coconut butter will set solid again, and can be used in cooking, and instead of butter/margarine. We live in a temperate climate, so we just leave it at room temperature on the kitchen counter.

    I use Fearn's liquid lecithin, but I'm sure any brand would be fine. The liquid lecithin is an emulsifier, and it makes the coconut oil more like a spreadable butter once the mixture solidifies. I also believe it adds extra brain nutrition. The mixture is also more non-stick than coconut oil by itself.


    Berry Sauce

    In medium saucepan, combine:

    500g frozen mixed berries

    1/2 cup water

    Cover, and heat at low heat till simmering (around 35 minutes on my stove)

    Puree, and store in glass bottles in the fridge. Seems to last about a fortnight.


    Minestrone Soup (makes about 4 litres - 12 serves of 1 1/2 cups each))

    In large pot :

    1. Combine at low heat:

    60g coconut butter

    2 teaspoons salt

    2 teaspoons garlic granules

    2 teaspoons turmeric

    any other herbs or spices you like

    Pepper to taste (I use 20 shakes)

    2. Increase heat to medium/high, then stir fry for about 6 minutes:

    200g chopped bacon

    1 onion, chopped

    leeks, shallots, red onions if you have them

    120g chopped celery

    120g chopped carrot

    3. Add, stir and bring to boil, then cover and simmer for about 50 minutes:

    8 cups water

    1 tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed

    1 jar any pasta sauce

    1 tin diced tomatoes

    8 blocks frozen spinach

    1 tablespoon parsley if you have it

    2 chopped zucchini

    50g any pasta

    4. Can be stored in fridge for about 5 days, or can be frozen. I don't use home made stock because I don't have time to make it. I don't use commercial stock because it usually has very high levels of glutamates which we believe have a negative effect on PD. We believe the vegetables in the soup are really good prebiotics for improving gut health.


    Mixed Nuts

    Any mixture of these nuts and seeds:






    Sunflower seeds



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