Mary Newport MD Bio and Books

Physician, Caregiver, Author, International Speaker

Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist


Who is Mary T Newport MD?

Mary T. Newport, M.D. became a messenger in 2008 when she found a nutritional intervention that supplied ketones as alternative fuel for the brain for her husband Steve Newport with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Steve responded dramatically to consuming medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) from coconut oil which produce ketones when consumed. Two years later he improved again in a pilot study of one person consuming the Veech ketone ester…this ester added twenty more months of stability. Together these solutions gave him nearly four more better-quality years.

Dr. Newport 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 for 30 years and served as founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units in the Tampa Bay area. After taking some time off to care for Steve, she resumed medical practice at the opposite end of the spectrum and now makes home visits with people who have chronic conditions. Dr. Newport was married to Steve Newport in 1972 and they have two daughters and a grandson.  Steve lost his battle with Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia in 2016.  To carry on his legacy, she remains a fervent messenger for ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain for Alzheimer’s and other disorders.  She is author of three books and an international speaker on the subject of ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain, with numerous speaking engagements throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia and many countries in Europe and Asia. 

Dr. Newport is a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS) since September 2019 through a program offered by the American Nutrition Association.

Books by Mary T Newport MD

Released February 2019!

Interviews with pioneers and rising stars in ketone research, history, science, diet guidelines and planning, recipes and resources.

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Dr. Mary Newport’s newest book, The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements is available for  from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Indie Bound and will ship on February 19, 2019.  This book explains what ketones are and how they work, details the role of ketones in evolution, the history of ketone research and ketogenic diets through the eyes of the pioneers and rising stars in this field, and provides practical step-by-step information to plan a low-carb ketogenic diet.

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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. Her first book Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was A Cure? The Story of Ketones (2011; 2nd edition 2013) details the story of Steve’s dramatic response to medium-chain triglycerides providing ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain, with translations in German, Japanese, Mandarin and French. Order now from Amazon

New Audio Book February 2019!

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Her second book, The Coconut Oil and Low-Carbohydrate Solution for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Other Diseases (2015), offers 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, including step-by-step guidelines and tasty recipes.

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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

Real Ketones/Real Good Price

"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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