If you or a loved one are looking for a natural treatment for Parkinsons symptoms, William Curtis has exciting news. William is a sufferer of Parkinson's disease, and he's discovered a simple "ketone" drink (coffee and healthy-oils mixture) that relieves his symptoms.
I've watched William's videos, posted on his website. They show him with and without the ketone drink in his body.
Amazingly, the ketone drink removes most of his shaking.
Check out the following video, which first shows him playing the guitar while on his prescribed Parkinson's medication only. Then it shows him playing after a cup of his ketone coffee.
What a difference! (He's really good.)
William plays guitar before, then after, drinking his anti-Parkinson's ketone coffee
As you can see, after the coffee his shaking is almost gone, and his finger control is remarkable.
Normally his hands and legs shake, even while on his prescribed Parkinson's medications. But after he drinks his special recipe, William can hold his hands still.
This is not a gimmick. William has tapped into the new science of coconut ketones and found a natural treatment for his Parkinson's symptoms. Following is William's recipe as posted on his website ketonesforparkinsons.com:
"Ketone Coffee- Simple Recipe I use for My Parkinson's. This is what I use personally and it helps my symptoms tremendously. I am not giving medical advice and it might not work for everyone:"
3 Tablespoons of Kerrygold Butter (a grass feed butter)
2 Tablespoons organic whipped heavy cream (ie Horizon brand is fine)
2 packets of Stevia (optional, but definitely no sugar)
Organic Coffee or Sugar-free Chocolate Syrup
Best if put in a blender
Please visit William's site for more about his ketone coffee recipe and experiences.
Your brain uses glucose (a form of sugar) as it's primary fuel. Brain diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's interfere with the glucose pathway, preventing brain cells from receiving the glucose they need.
But it turns out the brain has a secondary source of fuel for use during times when glucose is less available. This fuel is "ketones" which are derived from fat rather than sugar.
Someone in a fasted state who has used up all their stored carbohydrates (the source of glucose) can still think and use their brain. That's because the body, in a desire to survive, switches automatically to using fat-derived ketones for fuel.
That's why the coconut ketones coffee, a sort of natural treatment for Parkinsons, relieves William Curtis' symptoms. He is providing concentrated ketone fuel as a supplement for the damaged or blocked glucose pathways in his brain.
According to expert Dr. Mary Newport, individuals with different neurodegenerative such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's may experience relief by adding coconut oil, MCT oil, and other sources of ketones to their diet:
People who have a neurodegenerative disease that involves decreased glucose uptake in neurons could benefit from taking higher amounts of coconut and/or MCT oil to produce ketones which may be used by brain cells as energy.
These diseases include Alzheimer's and other dementias, Parkinson's, ALS (Lou Gehrig's), multiple sclerosis (MS), Duchenne muscular dystrophy, autism, Down's syndrome, and Huntington's chorea.
Much of our understanding of how ketones work is due to the research of Dr. Richard Veech, a scientist who has studied ketone metabolism for many years. As a lab chief at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Veech has developed a highly concentrated ketone ester drink that in multiple studies was shown to decrease the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Veech's ketone ester drink is not yet widely available. In fact, his work needs much greater exposure to help raise awareness and drive down the cost of production.
In the meantime, you can make your own ketone drink as William Curtis and others have done. I myself drink ketone coffee every morning for the mental boost it provides after an overnight fast.
There is no cure for these terrible brain diseases. Until one is found, ways to slow down the progress of these conditions or at least relieve symptoms are worth examining.
The ketone coffee William Curtis drinks each day as a natural treatment for Parkinsons is one such intervention. Not to mention, these ketone drinks may give a brain boost to anyone.
1. Veech, Richard, et al. "A ketone ester diet exhibits anxiolytic and cognition-sparing properties, and lessens amyloid and tau pathologies in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease." Neurobiol Aging. 2013 Jun; 34(6): 1530-1539. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2012.11.023
2. Veech, Richard, et al. "d-B-Hydroxybutyrate protects neurons in models of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease." Proc Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2000 May 9; 97(10): 5440-5444. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC25847/
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