Calorie Restriction Scientists discuss ketones, the brain, and longevity

Calorie Restriction Scientists discuss ketones, the brain, and longevity


We are delighted to announce that Eric Verdin, Ph.D., of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology will be the Featured Guest on a special Brain Booster teleconference on Monday, December 17, at 7:30 PM (ET).

Dr. Verdin is a close friend and has attended CR Way presentations. He understands the CR Way lifestyle well. He is an expert in ketones and will discuss his latest paper,  Suppression of Oxidative Stress by β-Hydroxybutyrate, an Endogenous Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor

Understanding the ins and outs of ketone production is important to improving cognitive skills. Ketones facilitate the production of new neurons, which are involved in learning and memory storage. We will ask Dr. Verdin about this so that all who participate in the call will understand better some lifestyle aspects that will help improve their brain and possibly protect them from Alzheimer’s disease.

To make the content easily applicable, a new Brain Booster meal plan – outlining Daily Intermittent Fasting has been added to the Getting Smarter pages of It is different from all other CR Way meal plans, as well as other plans we’ve reviewed:  It focuses on delicious, low-calorie eating and time away from food to improve cognition.

Dr. Verdin’s teleconference is a perfect complement to the teleconference coming up on January 12 at 4:00 PM (ET), featuring Dr. Mark P. Mattson, Ph.D., Senior Investigator, Chief, Laboratory of Neuroscience, and Chief, Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences Section of the NIH. We know Mark and his work well. Research from Mark’s lab influenced us to create the Daily Intermittent Fasting regimen, which, by the way, was the same regimen followed by the late Walter Breuning, who died in April 2011 at 114 as the oldest man in the world.

Become a Brain Booster member of and take advantage of this opportunity to improve your brain!


December Teleconferences         


Friday & Saturday, December 14 and 15

December Getting-Started Series

 Friday, December 14, 7:30 PM (ET)

The CR Way to Healthful Weight Loss – Getting Started 

Open to all  Healthful Weight Loss and Diabetes Intervention Members

Focus: “The CR Way to Happy Dieting” – Yes, really: Happy Dieting!  Making healthful eating easy & fun! 

Saturday, December 15, 5:00 PM (ET)

The CR Way to Great Glucose Control – Getting Started 

Open to all Great Glucose Control subscribers and all Brain Booster, and Healthful Weight Loss, Diabetes Intervention Members

Focus: Fundamentals of Great Glucose Control   


Monday, December 17, 7:30 PM (ET)

Scared about Alzheimer’s, Help Ketones help you

Open to all Brain Booster members

Focus:  Ketones and other Lifestyle aspect help improve your brain


Wednesday, December 19, 7:30 PM (ET)

Getting Started on the CR Way – Follow-up

Open to all Great Glucose Control subscribers and all Healthful Weight LossBrain Booster, and Diabetes Intervention Members

Focus: How’s it going? Share your experiences, questions, & comments  


Saturday, December 29, 4:00 PM (ET)

Taking Stock – Setting Goals

Open to Everybody – All Members! (Join for free here LINK TO HS)

 Focus: How’re you doing? And what do you want to do,   going forward?  


To join a teleconference:

  • Use the e-mail address that’s associated with your membership in,, Dec. 29, is the exception: Any e-mail address will do!)
  • Send a note to Easy way: Reply to this Newsletter.
  • Request the call-in details.

Be sure to list the teleconference(s) you want to join.



Wishing you the very best good health and happiness!


Paul & Meredith

One Response to “Calorie Restriction Scientists discuss ketones, the brain, and longevity”

  1. Nick buonamia

    I would like to know how I can contact Dr. Mark Mattson in regards to cognitive cell generation discussion he had on Eat, Fast and Live Longer.

    Thank you.

    Nick b


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