Blog - Keto Lifestyle - Dr. Mary Newport leads the world in understanding ketogenic therapy for brain health
Does keto help Alzheimer’s disease? Dr. Mary Newport discusses how she reversed her husbands dementia using a ketogenic diet.

Dr. Newport was a specialist in neonatal medicine through most of her career until a major life event forced her to change course.  Her husband Steve, at age 51, developed early-onset dementia. He was eventually diagnosed with “Lewy body dementia”, a form of Alzheimer’s disease.

Using her medical background to access science, she sought treatments that could slow his decline. She found information about ketones as an alternative source of energy that enhances brain function.  In a desperate measure to help her husband, she placed him on a ketogenic diet supplemented with coconut oil, an oil which has the ability to make ketones better than other fats. Later she added supplemental ketones that were made in a laboratory by the scientists whose research she uncovered.

To her amazement (and others) Steve’s dementia reversed to the degree that he could take care of himself again.  Dr. Newport has since written three books, Alzheimer’s Disease, What if there were a Cure?The Coconut Oil and Low Carb Solution for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Other Diseases, and, The Complete Book of Ketones. She’s lectured at medical conferences world-wide and has assisted countless families in helping their loved ones who are suffering with brain disorders.  

We were honored to interview Dr. Newport at the 2020 Metabolic Health Summit –  watch the video segments here.  


Beth Zupec-Kania

A Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has managed ketogenic diet therapies since 1991. Designer of KetoDietCalculator, online program for creating ketogenic diets, and prolific author. Beth has trained over 300 medical centers globally on implementing keto diets and has recently published a keto pocket guide for professionals.

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