Tomorrow (11th December 2013) sees the start of the G8 Dementia Summit in London.
This has triggered a number of items on the BBC news and newspaper articles, raising awareness of the growing problem of dementia in the Western world as life expectancy increases.
Currently there are about 44 million people suffering from dementia worldwide and this is set to treble by 2050 as medical knowledge of the illness lags behind medicine’s ability to keep us alive (link).
One of the early signs of the onset of dementia is brain fog and this set me wondering if there is a link between brain fog and dementia because brain fog is one of the most common symptoms associated with Non Coeliac Gluten Sensitivity.
There is a lot of information about brain fog on the internet and this is one of the most comprehensive.
There does not seem to be any connection identified at present between brain fog and dementia. Indeed, where the question is addressed, it seems to be pretty clear that brain fog and dementia are two completely separate issues.
Currently there is no recognised test for brain fog. Diagnosis is based on symptoms along and it seems that there are a lot of possible causes for brain fog including gluten and dairy.
Dementia, on the other hand, can be linked to one of a range of identifiable neurological disorders. Alzheimer’s being the best known.
The good news is that coconut oil is starting to be seen as an answer to both brain fog and dementia. This article recommends two dessert spoonsful a day along with lecithin and hemp oil. There are plenty of examples available via Google of miracle cures effected by coconut oil. Here is just one example.
So if you want to clear your brain fog or are concerned that you may be heading downhill mentally; coconut oil will do you no harm and may well do a lot of good.