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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »