Mary T. Newport, M.D. grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended Xavier University and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, and in neonatology at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC. She practiced full-time neonatology in Florida for 30 years and was founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units in the Tampa Bay area. She then provided home visits to hospice patients. She speaks worldwide. Dr. Newport was married to Steve Newport for 43 years. Steve lost his battle with Alzheimer's in January 2016. They have 2 daughters, and a grandson. In 2008 ,she wrote an article, “What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?” relaying her research into a dietary intervention that produces mild ketosis that may benefit persons with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Her books: "Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure? The Story of Ketones" (2011; 2nd edition April 2013). "The Coconut Oil and Low Carb Diet for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Other Diseases," (Sept 2015). Her books are all available on Amazon. See www.coconutketones.com.