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 »

See the Big Picture: Blind Men, Nutrition & Elephants

In today’s nutritional world of super-foods, magic diets, and dietary villains, everyone seems to be an expert on obesity. In reality, these dietary experts are more like a group of blind men trying to describe an elephant; they are all partially correct in their descriptions of the causes of obesity, but they are all describing… Read more »

Why Has It Been So Hard to Fight Alzheimer’s?

Recently, the National Center for Health Statistics announced that death rates in America are increasing for the first time in a decade. The biggest increase in deaths was 15% from Alzheimer’s disease.  Find out the real cause of Alzheimer’s disease and what you can do to prevent it using the Zone. Our “war” on cancer… Read more »

Your Sunscreen May Actually Be Dangerous

When summer approaches, one of the first things you do is hunt down your left-over sunscreen bottles. You might think that since you didn’t use it all up last year, it is still safe to use this season. Think again. Sunscreens are made of reactive chemicals that don’t last forever.  Chemical ingredients like oxybenzone, avobenzone… Read more »

Evolution of the Zone: Making Diet Work for a Lifetime

The word diet often has negative connotations. It is often thought of as a period of constant hunger and fatigue to get into a swimsuit. People often also regain all the lost weight and more after stopping the diet. A recent article reinforces this idea in Obesity that demonstrates the contestants in the Biggest Loser… Read more »

Gaining it Back: The Science behind The Biggest Loser’s Failure

An article recently appeared in Obesity Journal that suggest that the future of America’s health is in danger. The article, which followed former contestants of The Biggest Loser, gives a graphic description of the difficulty of maintaining weight loss for any considerable length of time. Scientists and media have been talking about the problem for… Read more »

Runners: To Carb Load or Not to Carb Load

By Mary Perry, Director of Clinical Trials:  Eating a giant bowl of spaghetti, three bagels and a couple of baked potatoes right before a big event is actually hurting your athletic performance. According to Dr. Sears, the idea that you should load up on carbohydrates the night before a race is a myth.   Mary Perry… Read more »