Can Childhood Asthma Be Reduced with Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dutch women who regularly supplemented with 2.4 grams of EPA and DHA during their third trimester had a 31% reduction in the number of asthma and wheezing attacks in their children three years after birth. In addition, supplementation with omega-3 fatty acids resulted in… Read more »

Anyone Can Have Insulin Resistance

We think of insulin resistance as only being associated with diabetes. It is true that 100% of both diabetics and pre-diabetics (i.e., those with metabolic syndrome) have severe insulin resistance. These two groups account for more than 100 million Americans. However, you don’t have to be diabetic to have insulin resistance, as 16% of normal weight individuals have… Read more »

Longevity Declines as Healthcare Expenditures Rise

Current health costs in America account for nearly 18% of our total domestic economic activity. This dwarfs any other activity in our economy.1 For the $3.2 trillion dollars we spend annually on health care you would expect better health outcomes. The easiest outcome to measure is death rates. Unfortunately, new data from the Centers of… Read more »

Rising Healthcare Costs Will Be the New Norm

Today, healthcare in the United States consumes nearly 18% of the gross domestic product or about $3.2 trillion dollars per year.1 The amount spent on healthcare is more than three times the amount spent on education (supposedly good for the future of the country), and nearly five times more than spent on the military (supposedly to protect… Read more »

Zone Labs Advantage Customers Show Dramatic Reduction in Cellular Inflammation Score Compared to Average Americans

The only way to know if you are consuming adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids is through your Cellular Inflammation Score. The benefit of an ideal Cellular Inflammation Score is to help support heart health, brain function, behavior and mood regulation, athletic performance, vision and cellular rejuvenation. In other words, everything that constitutes wellness. An… Read more »

Is Sugar Fattening? It Depends

Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) called for an international tax on sales of sugar-sweetened beverages. The thinking behind such a tax is that the growing epidemic of obesity in the world is caused by sugar-sweetened soda. However, this is contrary to the WHO Medical Officer that stated, “The decrease in soda sales in Mexico (who… Read more »

The Zone Diet As a Way of Life

The Zone is not some mystical place or some clever marketing term, but a real physiological state in your body where the initiation and resolution of inflammation is constantly balanced for the goal of maintaining wellness. The question is how do you get into the Zone? The answer is your diet. Wellness is like the… Read more »

Healthspan Is the New Lifespan

Successful aging is not truly based on your lifespan, but on your healthspan. Healthspan is measured by an individual’s number of years of life without disability. Aging is inevitable and eventually wears the body out. This is why you don’t see too many 30-year old cars in a parking lot. However, the natural aging process… Read more »

Why We Get Fat (In All the Wrong Places) As We Age

Of all the questions about aging, inquiries about putting on weight as you get older is one of the most commonly asked. A typical answer from medical experts is that “it’s complex” – shorthand for “I don’t know.” And if they don’t know, then how can they help their patients? Well, let me simplify the answer for you, because… Read more »

Why Sunshine Is Good For Your Health

We’re told not using sunscreen causes cancer. Is this true, or a ploy to sell sunscreen? Dr. Sears shares perspectives on sunshine, Vitamin D and nitrates. As the weather heats up, we continually hear the refrain that without using large amounts of sunscreen, we will get cancer and our lives will be shortened.  However, is… Read more »