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Nicholas Norwitz
MD-PhD candidate at Oxford University

Nicholas Notwitz

Nicholas Norwitz is a Harvard medical student and Oxford PhD researcher who specializes in ketone metabolism. He a rising star in the scientific community, with peer-reviewed publications on topics ranging from brain health to bone health to heart health to gut health.

Informed by his own medical history, he has an infectious passion for food as medicine and a drive to find innovative ways to teach the general public about the latest nutrition science.

Beyond his scientific papers and textbooks, Nick is a lecturer, nutrition coach, content writer for low-carb nutrition influencers (like Thomas DeLauer), and a soon-to-be cookbook author. This last project (a science-rich, evidence-based cookbook) is a collaboration among Nick, his scientist and doctor colleagues, Thomas DeLauer, and Martina Slajerova, creator of the KetoDiet blog and KetoDiet app. We are excited to see where Nick goes and to have him as part of our team.

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The Virginity Lie: How to Find Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Up to 80% of commercial extra virgin olive oil in the United States and United Kingdom are not actually extra virgin. Real EVOO is a healthy because it’s rich in the monounsaturated fat, oleic acid, and contains antioxidant molecules called polyphenols.

Can Ketones Protect Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Ketogenic diets increase network stability, whereas Western diets decrease network stability. This is consistent with the hypothesis that ketogenic diets could slow brain aging and protect against neurodegenerative diseases.

Coronavirus: What Do We Know About The Role of Ketones?

The relationship between ketones and COVID-19 is still within the realm of speculation. Theory suggests that ketogenic diets could help protect against the "cytokine storm" in COVID-19, but research is needed to determine whether theory translates into clinical practice.