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Mary Newport: How To Upgrade Your Brain with Coconut Oil & Ketones – #13

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Mary T. Newport, M.D. cured her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease with coconut oil and ketones.  After struggling to find a way to help her ailing husband, Dr. Newport stumbled upon evidence ketones and ketogenic diets could be an effective treatment for degenerative diseases.  She began testing her hypothesis on her husband and got amazing results.

After further research, Dr. Newport realized ketones have a host of other health improving effects.  Dr. Mary Newport comes on Bulletproof Executive Radio to share some of these unique health promoting effects, and tells us how we can use them in our daily lives to improve brain performance.  If you want to improve your health, become more resilient to disease, and increase your cognitive abilities – you’ll want to listen to our interview with Dr. Newport.

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What We Cover

  1. How Dr. Newport got interested in treating Alzheimer’s disease and the story of her husband’s recovery.
  2. Why you need to understand the mechanics of Alzheimer’s in order to maintain your brain function.
  3. The tipping point which made Dr. Newport believe ketones could enhance mental performance.
  4. The exact protocol she used to treat her husband’s Alzheimer’s disease.
  5. Other diseases than can be treated with ketones.
  6. How trans and hydrogenated fats disrupt your brain function and health.
  7. Why you should consider ketones as a possible method for extending your life.
  8. What makes coconut oil different from other sources of MCT’s.
  9. The most eye opening studies that support Dr. Newport’s research.
  10. The supplements you can take to speed the production of ketones.
  11. The foods highest in MCT’s.
  12. The dosing protocol you should use if you want to start experimenting with coconut oil and ketones.
  13. The resources, websites, and books you can use to learn more about this topic.


Links From The Show


Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? by Dr. Mary T. Newport

Food & Supplements

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil


Kerrygold Grass-Fed Butter

Grass-Fed Meat


Silicon (Found in “Bone Restore“)

Vitamin D3

Magnesium Citrate (Natural Calm)


Hydrolyzed Collagen Protein

Paleo Pemmican Powder Upgraded™ Whey Protein

Vitamin K2+Vitamin D3

Upgraded™ Glutathione


Vitamin C

NOW Food Super Enzymes

(Lipase & Betaine HCL)

Solary Digestive Enzymes

Ox Bile Extract


Citrus Pectin

Activated Charcoal


Whole Body Vibration Plate

FAR Infrared Therapy Device

CES Ultra Unit


Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? by Dr. Mary T. Newport

The 4-Hour Body

The Better Baby Book

The Rotation Diet by Martin Katahn, Ph.D.

The Amazing Liver & Gallbladder Flush by Andreas Moritz


Click here to view the transcript of Mary Newport: How to Upgrade Your Brain with Coconut Oil and Ketones – #13

Listener Q & A

  1. What are your recommendations for fixing an autoimmune disease?
  2. How do you heal extreme injuries like bone fractures?
  3. Do some people never regain the ability to digest fat?
  4. What does Dave eat on a daily basis?
  5. Are steel cut oats healthy?
  6. Could mycotoxins be the worst part about grains?
  7. What should you eat to cure prostate cancer?
  8. Should you be using tDCS to reduce cortisol levels?
  9. Is all MCT oil created equal?
  10. Are flu shots safe?


Biohacker Report

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Listener Questions

Andy What are your recommendations for someone with an autoimmune disease – specifically ulcerative colitis would be. Both in general and in terms of the Bulletproof Diet? Currently I follow the LEF foundation’s protocol(, vitamin wise. I also take GABA, Ashwaghanda, 5-HTP, resveratrol(not really bulletproof, but it helps), ALA/ALC/Carnosine and melatonin. I live in Japan and follow a fairly bulletproof diet, low wheat, bulletproof coffee every day, lots of raw egg yolks, etc. I have actually found the higher saturated fat, lower carb diet to be great for my symptoms, contrary to what the experts would tell you!  I also culture my own raw milk, organic probiotic enhanced kefir, which works awesomely well.  One thing I haven’t yet tried is removing nightshades from my diet.

Sean Do you have experience with healing extreme injuries like bone fractures (broken bones)? Diets similar to yours will manage inflammation, but dollar for dollar, which supplements and/or foods have you found to be most valuable in healing?

Sasho I am trying the bulletproof diet and I have tried a high-fat diet in the past, but every time I do it, I feel weird, spacey, un-grounded etc…. you know, the low blood/brain sugar symptoms… so how do I approach this to get results? I have tried to stick for 2-3 weeks, hoping to adapt and start converting fat for energy.  My body just doesn’t seem to like processing fat.

Mike I am interested in starting the Bulletproof Diet.  I see the food charts and the number of recommended servings per day, but can you give me an idea of what and when you eat on a daily basis? Right now I eat on average every 2.5 – 3hrs. I eats steel cut oats now, is the something you recommend I stop eating?

D Almeida There is a lot of epidemiological evidence that wheat products aren’t that great for health, but the research of paleo-types usual focus on gluten, though research on that has been less than conclusive. Have you ever considered that the mold/mycotoxins from wheat could be what everyone should be focusing on?

Mike I’m curious if any of your readers had success with your diet and prostate cancer. I have low grade p/c and eat kinda like an americanized macrobiotic diet. I do eat little fish, (wild salmon-sardines mostly) grass-fed meat only on occasions. My grains are brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, yams and root veg. as pumpkin, squash, etc.,the rest is plenty veggies, some beans, some fruits, (mostly berries)The fats I consume are avocados, coconut oil, evoo, little pasteurized grass fed butter, and nuts, mostly almonds and walnuts. Not afraid of fats but I do not want to overdo it. My blood test #’s are really good.  The only supplement I take vitamineral greens, and citrus pectin plus vit D in water.

Andy What do you think of the recent hype around tDCS: Have you tried it? Would you recommend it? It would seem to be a rather cheap, safe and effective means of lowering cortisol and boosting concentration for a number of hours. Cheers, Andy

Shane There are a lot of different companies that sell MCT oil, an I’m trying to figure out what the difference is.  Is there anything special about the MCT oil on Upgraded Self, or is it all pretty much the same?

Zingbo Since we’re entering sniffle season and I seem to be the only person in my office healthy enough to not be bedridden right now, I have a question for you guys: are flu shots bulletproof?

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