Why Go Keto? Ketones Are Fuel for Your Brain (and Body!)

Dementia Prevention Should Begin in Your 30s (or sooner!)

Ketones are a natural, alternative fuel to sugar for your brain and body and are anti-inflammatory.

The ketogenic diet approach can help you:

Fight Brain Aging, Dementia & Other Brain Problems (Start Here!)

Burn Fat (Start Here!)

Fight Diabetes (Start Here!)

Fight Coronavirus (Coconut Oil Protocol, Masks, ADI recommendations for people with dementia) (Start here!)


Welcome to My Website from Mary Newport, MD!

This website was originally created in 2008 to spread the message about ketones as alternative fuel for the brain with special affection for people and their families who are dealing with Alzheimer’s and other neuro disorders.

More Videos on Ketones Here


What are Ketones?

Dr. Mary Newport’s new book and website answer your keto questions.

With a healthy ketogenic or keto diet, many report:

Better memory, mental focus and clarity

More energy and better mood.

Improved sleep.

Increased fat burning while preserving muscle.

Appetite suppression.

Improved athletic endurance.

Combine keto diet and ketone supplements for maximum benefits.

New Keto Book Released February 19, 2019. Order Now!


Also look at:

Videos on Ketones and What They Do

Articles by Dr. Newport

Scientific Research Articles on Ketones

Explore Ketone Supplements

Recommended books and keto monitors

Recommended supplies to help caregivers


This is just one visual of what coconut oil and ketones did for my husband Steve Newport in the first days to months.

First days: More alert, more talkative, finished sentences, sense of humor and animation in his face returned, was less distracted, recognized relatives. Hand and facial tremor resolved. Steve said it was like the “light switch came on” in his head the day he started coconut oil.

Original Article from 2008 by Dr. Newport – What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease?

After weeks to months: SEE CLOCK DRAWINGS BELOW. Steve could “do things” again, like cutting the lawn and helping with housework, finishing projects, and became a hospital volunteer. His stiff slow gait resolved after two months. His visual disturbance resolved and he could read after three months. He could recall what he read hours earlier after nine months. Coconut oil and MCT oil changed our lives for the better.


Letter from Dr. Mary Newport

Ketones and Alzheimer's
Steve & Mary Dec. 2008 (6 months after starting coconut oil)

 November 2019

It has been more than 11 years since Steve improved in May 2008 with coconut oil, the richest natural source of medium-chain triglycerides, which convert to ketones, an alternative fuel for the brain. He improved very significantly and steadily the first year and remained stable for at least 2 to three more years. He began having seizures in summer 2013 starting with a head injury from a fall and did not fully recover.  Despite this serious setback, it was well worth the extra quality years  that we had together as a family. He remained in our home with the help of our wonderful caregivers. Although he lost his battle with Alzheimer’s on January 2, 2016 at age 65, there is still hope for others who are at risk or in earlier stages of this horrible disease, and their families might actually win their fight.

Recent studies using Ketone and Glucose Uptake PET scans show that ketones are taken up normally in the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease even when glucose is not and consuming medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil can fill in the gap between how much energy the brain needs and how much it receives. This strategy could help prevent or delay the onset of this dreadful disease. A number of small studies have been completed and larger studies are in progress, showing preliminary good results. The Alzheimer’s Association is funding an MCT oil/ketone PET study and plans to fund a similar study of the Veech ketone ester.

I want to thank the nearly 500 people who have sent me testimonials for your loved ones who have tried coconut oil and/or MCT oil and/or ketone supplements for Alzheimer’s, other dementias, memory impairment, Parkinson’s and other disorders. While some people have no response, the vast majority have reported improvements in cognitive functions and overall quality of life. Such testimonials (kept anonymous) have helped obtain funding for research.

Steve’s brain was donated to the Florida Brain Bank, a research study for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  We learned that he suffered from both Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia.  This gave us great closure and others might consider making a brain donation to further dementia research and discovery of causes and cures.

Ketone therapies are under study at University of South Florida (USF) department of Navy Research under the direction of Dominic D’Agostino, Ph.D. for the treatment of cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), wound healing, oxygen toxicity, epilepsy, status epilepticus, and rare enzyme deficiencies.  The cancer studies look at combinations of ketogenic diets with hyperbaric oxygen, ketone esters and glucose-lowering substances to further enhance the effect on killing cancer cells, which thrive on glucose but normally cannot use ketones, while preserving normal cells by providing ketones as fuel. Several studies are published and human clinical trials are underway in several locations.

You can provide ketones to the brain and other organs as an alternative fuel through adopting a “keto” (ketogenic) diet and by consuming coconut and MCT oil and other foods that contain medium chain triglycerides to produce ketones. Ketone salts and esters provide “instant ketosis” and many people report benefits.  This should not be taken as medical advice. I strongly urge you to consult with your physician before undertaking a ketogenic diet or using ketone supplements. If you or your loved one is suffering from a chronic or progressive condition, this may be worth considering.

All the Best to You and Your Loved Ones,


NEW WEBSITE for people with Mild Cognitive Impairment

You can do something for MCI - learn about proper evaluation and lifestyle changes that could change this common brain aging condition. From Leslie Norins, MD, PhD and his wife Ann Rainey Norins

Real Ketones (D-BHB) – Real Good Price

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"Kegenix" is now "Real Ketones". All products now the bioavailable D-form of BHB.

Videos: Tripping Over the Truth Conference – Cancer and Alzheimer’s

Please DONATE to the Yu Foundation which funds education & research in ketogenic and other nutritional support for cancer, Alzheimer's and other conditions.

10-Day Ketone Challenge – 20 Serving Variety Pack Box plus 10 days Mitoplex Electrolytes

Want to learn more about ketones? Click Here. Also, download Pruvit TV app.

What is MCT//143?

Mary Newport MD talks about MCT//143 and how it can help you fight brain aging.

For People with Dementia & Care Partners

Dementia Action Alliance (daanow.org) invites people living with any form of dementia and/or care partners to join our Dementia Discussions every Thursday at 1:00 ET, 12:00 CT, 11:00 MT, 10:00 PT. Free video chat - all you need is a phone, tablet, or computer with a camera. Please share! Link: https://zoom.us/j/4567882023


KetoneAid KE4 Ketone Ester — KE1 Ester/Salt Mix

KE4 - D-BHB/Butanediol Ketone Ester from Ketoneaid

Study of Virgin Coconut Oil for COVID-19

Virgin coconut oil contains 60% lauric and capric fatty acids, kills viruses and are used in sprays, wipes, oral and skin care products. Here is a protocol with rationale and how-to-use guidelines to supplement treatment for people with COVID-19 infection and for prevention. Developed by MDs, PhDs at Ateneo University in the Philippines (with my input) and in study at hospitals there. Direct lab testing of the virus is also underway.

Fabric Face Mask with Filter Pocket & Face Shield

This fabric face mask can be sewn in about 30 minutes. There is a pocket for filter insert and demo on making a full face shield. Free patterns available on this website at https://coconutketones.com/coronavirus-info-masks-coconut-oil-study/

Disposable Face Mask with Plastic Barrier

Protect yourself: Make in less than five minutes with everyday items. Click graphic for video.

Cracking Coronavirus by Mary T Newport MD



Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 5.8 million Americans and 35 million worldwide

TEDXUSF: Dr. Newport Talks About Coconut Oil and Ketones for Alzheimer’s

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