He contends that ketones provide fuel for enhancing your mental performance as well as your physical ability. The professor’s research into this type of diet began when he was exploring seizures linked to oxygen toxicity experienced by Navy SEAL divers. When Dr. D’ Agostino discovered ketogenic diets , he took it one step further from its previous use as a treatment for different types of seizures. Now investigating how high fat, low carb, ketogenic diets can improve performance for everyone, the professor is not the only health expert to link brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s with ketones: ” Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure? ” explores what Dr. Mary T.