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 »

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 »

The Real Key for Reversing Diabetes

If you’ve been told you have Type 2 Diabetes, chances are, you were also told that you had better get used to it, and that it will be a life-long condition. In fact, if you develop diabetes by age 40, there is clear data that shows the condition will take 11-14 years off your lifespan…. Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »