My name is Joe Peck. I have a different disorder known as Spinocerebellar Ataxia Type 1 and have been very active in the AtaxiaUK forum where I have been working hard to share information about trehalose to wit I'd like to provide a tiny introduction here and encourage everyone to take time to research trehalose and the possibility of combining trehalose with coconut oil as a complementary therapy. As I have been strongly warned before I must add the caveat that I am not suggesting anyone try ANYTHING without first consulting with their doctor on the safety and potential benefit. All I am doing is providing reference material that one can take to their doctor to start a discussion.
Now to the links of research:
I couldn't find any scientific papers linked in the threads on coconut oil that offered any reason as to why coconut oil could be beneficial so here is a paper that summarizes the current research and provides plenty of links to the underlying scientific work which so far has only been done in animal models and not humans:
The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease: potential mechanisms of action
and although not for Parkinson's it is interesting to see that there is a human clinical trial of coconut oil for the treatment of Alzheimer's:
Next here is a thread in another US forum on my disease that covers research on trehalose:
Here is a paper directly correlating trehalose and Parkinson's:
And, here is a link to my latest post on trehalose in the AtaxiaUK forum wherein there is growing support among real researchers on this simple sugar:
It looks to me as if the combination of the two might be very interesting to examine!