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Ketones are an alternative fuel to glucose for the brain and are anti-inflammatory.
In many brain disorders, there is a problem of getting glucose into brain or nerve cells. Inflammation is also a key factor in these disorders.
Providing ketones through MCT and coconut oil, ketogenic diet and/or ketone supplements (ketone esters or ketone salts) could help. Many people combine all of these strategies.
On this page you will learn about:
Coconut Oil and MCT Oil
Organizations for People with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
CAREGIVERS NEED MORE ENERGY, BETTER SLEEP, MOOD AND FOCUS, TOO! This is for you and your loved one.
COCONUT OIL AND MCT OIL to Increase Brain Energy
…MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are fats that boost ketone levels into the “mild ketosis” range. Coconut oil is the richest natural source.
Lauric acid (50% of coconut oil) has many properties of MCTs, kills many microbes (article on lauric acid) that have been implicated as triggers or accelerants of Alzheimer’s, and potently stimulates ketone production in astrocytes, which are brain cells that nourish neurons. (Studies in cultured astrocytes) (Article on coconut by Alzheimer’s research group )
1ST ARTICLE by Dr. Mary Newport (2008)
Her husband Steve Newport’s dramatic response to coconut oil: What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s and No One Knew? (in English)(in Spanish)
DIET GUIDELINES for Using Coconut Oil and MCT Oil by Dr. Newport (updated 2019)
STEVEN NEWPORT PUBLISHED CASE STUDY
Case Study in Alzheimer’s & Dementia (2015) – Steve’s remarkable response to coconut oil/MCT oil and the Veech ketone ester from the NIH.
STUDY ON MEMORY IMPAIRMENT & MCT OIL (2019)
From Dr. Stephen Cunnane and associates – new study in Alzheimer’s & Dementia April 2019 – MCT Oil increased brain energy as ketones and improved scores on some memory tests in people with mild cognitive impairment.
EXTENSIVE REFERENCE LIST FOR COCONUT OIL, MCT OIL AND KETONES
MIXING COCONUT AND MCT OIL – How to Mix Yourself or Consider MCT//143.
FIXED INCOME OR MCT//143 AND KETONES TOO EXPENSIVE? FIND RECIPE FOR MCT AND COCONUT OIL HERE.
MCT//143 from Pruvit – 1/2 oz. packets
Ideal for work, travel, and assisted living.
Formulated by Mary Newport, MD for Pruvit. This is the MCT and coconut oil mixture she created for her husband to fight Alzheimer’s with dramatic response. Also contains phosphatidyl choline a brain substance important to memory – Phosphatidyl choline is absorbed better than ordinary choline supplement and is the form used in brain cells and contributes to formation of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter important to memory and other important functions. See article:
Article: Lifelong Choline Supplementation Ameliorates Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology and Associated Cognitive Defects by Attenuating Microglia Activation, Velazquez, et al. Aging Cell, Online Library, 2019: 1-11
MCT//143 – 17 ounce bottle = 33 servings!
KETONE ESTERS to Increase Brain Energy
The ketone ester (a combination of R-betahydroxybutyrate and R-butanediol) was invented by Richard Veech, MD, PhD at the NIH and studied intensively by Dr. Kieran Clarke at Oxford University. This ketone ester has been on the market from two companies since 2018. (KetoneAid and HVMN)
The Power of Ketones: Ginny talks again
Jonny and his Gramma Ginny 3:07 minute video, filmed May 2 & 4, 2018 – WATCH HERE
People often ask me if it is worth trying ketone salts and ketone esters in the latest stages of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This video suggests it could be…
Jonny Bonilla-Bowman, a nursing student, takes small amounts of the ester for his traumatic brain injury. In May of 2018, Jonny gave his 97-year-old grandma, Virginia Bowman, who was diagnosed with dementia some years earlier, a larger (28-30 ml = 14 to 15 grams betahydroxybutyrate) dose of the ester. The results of the first dose led him to film her on the second and fourth days.
MORE VIDEOS on What Ketones Do & Presentations by Mary T Newport. MD
LEARN ABOUT KETONE ESTER: Ketone Esters: What, Why and How? An article by Mary T Newport MD
Information about the ketone ester invented by Dr. Richard Veech at the NIH and studied by Dr. Kieran Clarke at Oxford University available to the public since 2018.
ARTICLE: VEECH KETONE ESTER Safe for general public – 28-day study (New October 2019)
More than 2000 doses of the R-3-hydroxybutyl/R-3-hydroxybutyrate Veech ketone ester were given over 28 days to 24 volunteers ages 19 to 70 at large doses of 25 grams three times per day. There were only 11 mild adverse events in 2,016 drinks – 6 reported nausea for one dose, 3 reported mild headache, 1 reported diarrhea, and 1 reported abdominal discomfort.
EXPLORE KETONE ESTER:
Note: Recommended doses on package are for endurance athletes – doses that help dementia and Alzheimer’s may be much smaller (after doctor’s approval suggest starting with 5 or 10 ml of KetoneAid or 6 to 12 ml of HVMN). Many people report better sleep with just 2 to 5 ml (1/2 to 1 teaspoon). Discuss with your doctor!
KETONE SALTS TO INCREASE BRAIN ENERGY
Ketone salts are a combination of betahydroxybutyrate (BHB) with sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Pruvit is the only company currently selling all of their ketone salts as the most active form of BHB.
KETONE SALTS EXPLAINED: What are Ketone Salts? by Dr. Mary Newport
KETONE SALTS: Using Ketone Salts in the Elderly and People with Medical Conditions by Dr. Mary Newport
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KETOGENIC DIET to increase brain energy
If the Keto Diet Can Put Type 2 Diabetes into Complete Remission, Why Not TYPE 3 DIABETES – ALZHEIMER’S? These two case reports illustrate that this is possible:
New Case Report (2019): A man with diabetes and Alzheimer’s improves
68-year old active but morbidly obese man (NOT my husband!!) with type 2 diabetes and mild Alzheimer’s reverses poorly-controlled diabetes to normal, markedly improves on memory testing (from 23 to 29 of 30 points on MoCA test), improves triglycerides and all cholesterol results and loses 15 pounds with 10-week ketogenic diet! The author shared with me that his average daily ketone level was 1.0 mmol/L which is considered “mild nutritional ketosis”. Most people could achieve this by eating less than 50 grams of carbs per day and about 50% or more of daily calories as fat (6.5 tablespoons per day equivalent of fats and oils on an 1800-calorie per day diet). Coconut and MCT oil as part of this fat can help achieve and sustain this level of ketosis. Clinical trials using ketogenic diet to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s are underway in several locations.
In, 2008, my husband Steve was “pre-diabetic” before starting coconut oil and then MCT oil for early onset Alzheimer’s, as we increased over several months to 9 to 11 tablespoons per day divided into four meals/snacks with food and reduced sugars and starchy foods, effectively a ketogenic diet, he continued to improve steadily over the first year and enjoyed almost four years of better quality of life. Did this reverse both pre-type 2 diabetes and type 3 diabetes/Alzheimer’s? See Steve’s Story on the Home page.
Another Case Report (2019) – A lady with Alzheimer’s and metabolic syndrome improves
71-year old female ApoE4 carrier with mild Alzheimer’s and metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance treated with a ten-week ketogenic diet and had remarkable improvement in fasting blood sugar, insulin, HbA1C, cholesterol and triglyceride profile, and her MoCA test for memory improved from 21 (mild Alzheimer’s) to nearly normal score of 28 of 30 points.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE “KETO” OR KETOGENIC DIET – Keto Diet: Start Here!
Simple One Sheet Keto Diet Printable PDF
More Ideas for Keto Diet and Recipes Printable PDF
GET HELP WITH THE KETOGENIC DIET – The Charlie Foundation
Alzheimer’s Association: Facts and Figures Full Report 2019 — Statistics Sheet
The Alzheimer’s Association recently funded a study of MCT oil to prevent Alzheimer’s with positive results and is funding a new study of the Veech ketone ester by Dr. Stephen Cunnane in Canada. See more information below on this ketone ester and where to buy it below.
Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Parkinson’s Disease and Diet: A Practical Guide – Also helpful for people with Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders. Addresses use of keto diet and coconut oil.
National Institutes of Health: “What Is Dementia?” with links to types of dementia
Alzheimer’s Disease International: Reports and Information on Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Next conference in Singapore March 18-21, 2020.
Dementia Alliance International: Organization by people with dementia for people with dementia.
A reasonable guide to reducing sugar and adding coconut and MCT oil to the diet for people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other neuro disorders and diabetes. BUY NOW.
Dr. Newport’s 1st Book – Steve’s story, all about Alzheimer’s, the science of ketones and how to use coconut and MCT oil. BUY NOW.