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May 6, 2019

Fat is fuel. It’s a common saying within the keto community. Let’s focus on this in regards to the brain.

Fat cannot directly be used by the brain, but the ketones that become converted from a fat source can. If a brain can no longer effectively use glucose, which is an observation of many neurodegenerative diseases, can we look at ketones as an alternative fuel source?

This is the genesis of Dr. Mary Newport’s story.

Dr. Newport’s husband, Steve Newport, battled with Alzheimer’s disease until 2016, the time of his passing. During Steve’s battle, his condition responded dramatically upon the consumption of exogenous ketones - particularly from coconut oils & ketone esters. Dr. Newport often described this response as “seeing the light coming back on in his eyes”.

Host Geoffrey Woo & Dr. Newport discuss the proposed mechanisms of action behind her husband’s treatment with exogenous ketones, what to look for in coconut & MCT oils, & what the root causes of the rise of Alzheimer’s might be.

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