Bringing The Zone to Italy

Dr. Sears has been on a two-week tour of Italy with speaking engagements in Milan, Torino and Ferrara. His audiences are receptive while he travels, and he enjoys the chance to interact with the media and educate people about The Zone. This week, he writes from Italy in response to questions he’s received at the following… Read more »

Anti-Aging: Beauty From the Inside Out

Last weekend, the 14th annual Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress was held in Monaco. The conference focused on aspects of anti-aging medicine, including plastic surgery, dermatology and nutrition. Here at The Zone, we believe in anti-aging from the inside out using the latest science in anti-inflammatory nutrition. We’re excited that Dr. Sears was one… Read more »

Can Diabetes Be Prevented Even Before Birth? Studies Say It’s Possible

More than a decade ago, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control estimated that the lifetime risk of developing diabetes for children born after 2000 was one in three. For Hispanics the odds of a child becoming diabetic increased to almost one in two. Furthermore, the authors estimated that if people developed diabetes by the… Read more »

Everything Processed Foods Are Cooked Up to Be

What do you know about industrialized food? My definition of industrialized food is the application of advanced manufacturing technologies to lower the cost of food production. By that definition, all processed foods (including breads and pasta) are industrialized. Farming is also industrialized, with mechanical harvesters and chemical fertilizers that allow greater raw material production and… Read more »

Personalized Wellness – It’s All About You

We hear a lot about personalized medicine, and less about personalized nutrition. Zone knows the difference, and can help you feel better and perform better. Personalized Medicine: Genetic Code Dictating Treatment One definition I’ve read on personalized medicine is: “The practice of medicine that uses an individual’s genetic profile to guide decisions made in regard… Read more »

An Alien World, Right in Your Gut

At the beginnings of modern medicine some 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates provided me inspiration when he said, “Let food be your medicine, and let medicine be your food.” For more than 20 years, I have been talking about the hormonal implications of that quote. So this day in March, in the midst of National Nutrition… Read more »

Back to the Future of Dieting

A few weeks ago, I was reading about the experimental confirmation that gravitational waves predicted by Einstein more than 100 years earlier did truly exist.  Until Einstein developed his revolutionary theories, physics was a lot simpler, but it also couldn’t explain a lot of things. Likewise 20 years ago, the world of nutrition was also… Read more »

Olive Oil: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Olive oil can be considered the first nutrition supplement since its first use more than 6,000 years ago. We now know the reason: the polyphenols. The Good – Olives Contain Unique Anti-Inflammatory Properties Olives are a fruit, not a seed. As a result, it contains unique types of polyphenols not found in other fruits and… Read more »

A Slippery Subject: Fish Oil and Alzheimer’s

A recent study published in JAMA indicated that eating more fish appears to reduce the probability of developing Alzheimer’s. However, that association was only significant for those individuals with high ApoE4 levels in the blood. What is ApoE4? It’s protein that’s an integral part of circulating lipoproteins. What’s the connection with Alzheimer’s? Those individuals who… Read more »

Don’t DASH Your Hopes About the Zone Diet

Every year the U.S. News and World Report ranks diets in many categories, ranging from Best Overall Diet, to Best Weight Loss Diet, to Best Diabetes Diet, and so on. For some reason, the Zone Diet always gets ranked somewhere between the Drinking Man’s diet and Grapefruit diet. What did I possibly do to so… Read more »