THE STORY OF KETONES
Dedicated to people with Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases, their families, and caregivers…
…and for people who want to prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Ketones are an alternative fuel to glucose for the brain. In many brain disorders, there is a problem getting glucose into brain or nerve cells.
Ketones are anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is also a key factor in these disorders.
Providing ketones through MCT and coconut oil, ketogenic diet, and/or ketone supplements could help. Many people combine all of these strategies.
Caregivers need more energy as well!
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 BOOK NOW.
INDEX (Keep scrolling down!)
Coconut Oil and MCT Oil
Organizations for People with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
VIDEO from National Institute of Aging of the NIH:
Beneficial Effects of Exogenous Ketogenic Supplements on Aging Processes and Age-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases. Kovács Z, B Brunner, C Ari. Nutrients V. 13, no. 7 (2021): 2197.
COCONUT OIL & 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 of MCTs.
Virgin Coconut Oil has special effects as well:
Polyphenols in coconut oil are antioxidants and reduce inflammation; some polyphenols inhibit formation of plaques or promote myelin repair.
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).
Virgin coconut oil increases HDL cholesterol. Most studies show little or no increase of LDL with virgin coconut oil.
From Dr. Ralph Martins’ Australian Alzheimer’s Research Group:
Potential of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Chatterjee P, Fernando M, Fernando B, et al. Mechanisms of Aging and Development, 2020; 186:e1-10. Full Article – Supplemental Materials
1ST ARTICLE by Dr. Mary Newport (2008)
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 July 2021)
STEVEN NEWPORT PUBLISHED CASE STUDY
STUDY ON MEMORY IMPAIRMENT & MCT OIL (2020)
From Dr. Stephen Cunnane and associates – promising MCT study in Alzheimer’s and Dementia in 2020 – In study of 65 people with mild cognitive impairment for six months, 30 ml per day (2 tablespoons) MCT Oil increased brain energy as ketones and improved scores on memory tests in people with mild cognitive impairment.
EXTENSIVE REFERENCE LIST FOR COCONUT OIL, MCT OIL, & KETONES
MIXING COCONUT AND MCT OIL – How to Mix Yourself or Consider MCT//143.
FIXED INCOME OR MCT//143 TOO EXPENSIVE? RECIPE FOR MCT AND COCONUT OIL HERE.
MCT//143 from Pruvit – 1/2 oz. packets
Ideal for work, travel, and assisted living.
Based on “Steve’s Oil” and formulated by Mary Newport, MD for Pruvit.
Contains MCT from coconut oil + virgin coconut oil + phosphatidylcholine which is important to brain cells and formation of acetylcholine, the “memory” neurotransmitter.
MCT//143 – 17 ounce bottle = 33 servings!
See 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
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.
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 worth a try.
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 might help symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s may be much smaller (after doctor’s approval suggest starting with 2.5 or 5 gm BHB. Many people report better sleep with just 2-3 gm BHB. Discuss with your doctor!
Ketone ester of D-betahydroxybutyrate + D-1,3-butanediol
“Scary Cherry” A little scary 🙂 but better than original ester
Highest peak ketone level per equivalent dose of BHB products
$0.95 to $1.05 per gram BHB depending on size/quantity purchased.
Discount with monthly purchase. BUY NOW
Ketone ester of D-betahydroxybutyrate + D-1,3-butanediol
10 grams BHB per bottle – $2.20 per gram BHB (watch for sales)
NOT QUITE KETONE ESTER:
New products are appearing that are not ketone salts or ketone esters and contain “free” D-betahydroxybutyrate which increases the ketone levels rapidly and remains elevated above baseline level for several hours. This is idea for people who cannot handle the taste or high price of ketone esters or high salt content of ketone salts.
NEW in 2021! Kenetik
Tropical Citrus flavor – carbonated
10 gm betahydroxybutyrate (BHB) per bottle
About $54 for 6 bottle pack – $0.54/gram BHB
Lower price with monthly purchase
to Increase Brain Energy
Ketone salts are a combination of betahydroxybutyrate (BHB) with sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Pruvit and Real Ketones are the only companies currently selling all of their ketone salts as the most active form D-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
NEW!! 10-DAY CHALLENGE FROM PRUVIT – ONLY $99 for 20 packets of ketone salts of various flavors. 10-pack of MitoPlex electrolytes/vitamins with first purchase. This is an exciting, economical way to try out ketone salts.
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NEW in 2021! Keto Start
from Audacious Nutrition
With Caffeine – Raspberry Lemonade
No caffeine – Tropical
10 grams betahydroxybutyrate (BHB) per packet
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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.
Ketogenic Diet Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms More Than Low-Fat Diet
Dr. Matthew Phillips, a neurologist in New Zealand, and associates report 42% improvement in nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease with a reasonable healthy-food ketogenic diet compared to healthy-food low-fat diet. Both diets improved motor symptoms as well.
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.
Dementia Action Alliance Website
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. The Discussion will last one hour. Learn tips from others and share your thoughts as we discuss ways to make life easier for people living with dementia and/or care partners.
Link for video chat – all you need is a phone, tablet, or computer with a camera.https://zoom.us/j/4567882023
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Dr. Mary Newport’s Books
MEAL LIFTER – A Great Product Idea
Meal Lifter – Simple but effective idea for people with Parkinson’s, dementia, or visual problems to eat more easily. It brings the food closer to the mouth and the elbow can rest on the table which is more stable for eating.
Parkinson’s Study (New – Link Here)
My friend has had a remarkable response in this study. This is a blind study, so people do not know in beginning if they are on drug.