I strongly believe that the paleo diet is a beneficial lifestyle for almost everyone. But there are a few details that Loraine Cordain and I disagree on. One of those is coconut oil. It's on his "bad list" as far as fats go because he feels the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 is too high. I, however, have seen far too much research to support that coconut oil is extremely beneficial to brain health, heart health and more. I would argue that it's probably one of the best fats you could feed your body.
So today Dr. Mercola posted this article about coconut oil relating to the prevention and reverse of Alzheimer's. If you have a chance watch the video and read Dr. Mercola's comments. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/12/13/can-this-natural-food-cure-or-prevent-alzheimers.aspx