Your Brain on Ketones

  • Why does your brain fuel on either glucose or ketones, derived from fat?
  • Why do the brains of babies need ketones for rapid building on their neural network?
  • Can eating fats, such as C8, help prevent or reverse brain ageing?
  • Do you have to go ketogenic to get the benefit?
  • How can a ketogenic diet or supplements help mental health and mental illness?

To answer these and other questions and explore the whole role ketones and fat play in your brain health, my podcast guest this month is the leading world expert, Professor Stephen Cunnane, who heads the Brain Research Team at Sherbrooke University in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Professor Stephen Cunnane holds the clinical research chair in ketotherapeutics. His research is focused on how ketogenic interventions (supplements, diets) can help prevent Alzheimer’s, slow down cognitive decline and deliver more ‘brain power’.

We will also be talking about the latest research showing how ketogenic diets can help Parkinson’s, epilepsy and other mental and neurological conditions including their effects on mood and anxiety.

Find out more about Ketogenic dieting and mind health.