039: How Coconut Oil and Ketones Can Improve Your Brain Health with Dr. Mary Newport

Mary T. Newport, M.D. grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended Xavier University for pre-medicine, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1978. She trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and completed her fellowship in neonatology, the care of sick and premature newborns,at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC. She practiced neonatology in Florida since 1983 and served as founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units. After taking some time off to care for Steve, she resumed medical practice at the opposite end of the spectrum and is now making home visits to patients who are in end-of-life hospice care. Dr. Newport has been married to Steve Newport since 1972 and they have two daughters and a grandson.

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In 2008, she wrote an article, “What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?” relaying her family’s experience with this disease and her research into a dietary intervention that may benefit persons with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. September 27, 2011, marked the date of the release of her book, Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure? The Story of Ketone.The Second Edition was released in April 2013. The book has also been translated and published in German, Japanese and French. Her latest effort was released in August 2015, entitled The Coconut Oil and Low-Carbohydrate Solution for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Other Diseases, a practical guide to using coconut oil and MCT oil and a sensible approach to lowering carbs in the diet to increase ketones, which provide alternative fuel for the brain

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Discussion

  • Alzheimer’s as the Type 3 Diabetes, or diabetes of the brain
  • Ketone as an alternative fuel source to the brain
  • You don’t accumulate fat when you eat MCT Oil
  • Dr. Newport’s late husband, Steve story with Coconut oil
  • What is Ketogenic diet
  • History of the Ketogenic diet
  • Exogenous ketones
  • Coconut Oil for skin care and oral hygiene
  • Best way to select coconut oil

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