CEO: A biochemist, who received his degree from George Washington University. In 2016, Dr. Richard Veech, “The Father of Ketones” introduced the concept and the incredible potential of ketones to Stephen over a casual meeting at his home. Dr. Veech mentored Stephen in his lab at NIH. He shared his vision and his life’s mission as it pertained to ketones and his desire to create an oral ketone for people that wanted a “keto-lifestyle” without adhering to a strict ketogenic diet. Dr. Veech passed away in January of 2020. Stephen promised Dr. Veech that he would continue his mission, and has done so with the ultimate discovery of the world’s most powerful and cost effective ketone compounds now referred to as PHK (PowerHouse Ketones).
Dr. Mary T. Newport, MD
Mary Newport, M.D. was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, graduated from Xavier University (humanities and pre-medicine) and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She completed her training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and in neonatology at the Medical University Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina, and is board certified in pediatrics and neonatology, the care of sick and premature newborns. She practiced neonatology for thirty years and was founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. She then gained experience at the opposite end of the spectrum while making home visits to people with a variety of chronic illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other dementias and neurological conditions. In 2008, she implemented a ketogenic nutritional intervention with coconut and medium-chain triglyceride oil that dramatically helped her husband Steve Newport, who had early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2010, she guided her husband through the first pilot study of the betahydroxybutyrate/butanediol ketone ester in a person with Alzheimer’s and co-authored a case report published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia in 2015 with Dr. Richard Veech and others. Her husband lost his battle with Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body dementia in 2016 and Dr. Newport carries on his legacy as an author of three books and international speaker on ketones as an alternative fuel for the brain. Her latest book is entitled The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements. She is currently working on a new book focusing on ketogenic strategies for Alzheimer’s and other neurological conditions.
Books: The Complete Book of Ketones: A Practical Guide to Ketogenic Diets and Ketone Supplements (2019)
The Coconut Oil and Low Carb Solution for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Other Diseases (2015)
Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? The Story of Ketones. (2011, 2nd Edition 2013)
Newport MT, VanItallie TB, Kashiwaya Y, King MT, Veech RL. “A new way to produce hyperketonemia: use of ketone ester in a case of Alzheimer’s disease.” Alzheimers Dement. 2015 Jan;11(1):99-103. doi: 10.1016/j.jalz.2014.01.006. Epub 2014 Oct 7. PMID: 25301680; PMCID: PMC4300286.
George Yu, as head of YuFoundation.org, has focused on Brain and Cancer Metabolism / Nutrition as his final medical initiative. With his background in biological chemistry, he followed George Cahill and Richard Veech of Harvard in finding alternative energy sources in “Calorie Restriction”, using fatty acid instead of sugar / carbohydrates for brain and heart metabolism. In 1978 with Peter Pedersen of Johns Hopkins in post graduate training, he began to understand metabolism / nutrition of the brain and cancers. After his formal surgical education at Tufts University, Harvard Brigham, and Johns Hopkins in 1981, including three surgical missionary tours, he practiced surgical oncological and reconstructive surgery for over thirty-five years and now a specialist in cancer and brain metabolism / nutrition, and endocrine hormonal factors on health and disease.
Brian Collins lives in Alexandria, VA and is currently a civilian federal employee of the Navy as a manager providing oversight of privatized housing. He has urban planning degrees from Va Tech and UVA. Brian enjoys sports, music and nature. He enjoys encountering transformative products or processes that can make a difference in how we live and contributing to their success.
Carol Henry Prata
In 2012, Carol’s bright and funny husband, Joe—a retired teacher, daily swimmer, surfer and gifted storyteller—was diagnosed with beginning dementia. As Carol retired from her Financial Planning practice to care for him, she came upon Dr. Mary Newport’s pioneering work with ketones and followed her lead with astonishing results—after four early diagnoses of Alzheimer’s Disease and Vascular dementia, Joe’s diagnosis reverted to the pre-Alzheimer’s condition known as Mild Cognitive Impairment. With her husband’s cheerful personality and sense of humor back, Carol have embarked on a new path as citizen scientist and activist, spreading the word about the power of ketones to ameliorate the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Carol is excited by PowerHouse Ketones for its Fresca-like flavor, greater potency and the company’s social commitment to keep its products affordable.