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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What’s New About The Zone Diet After 20 Years?

In recent radio interviews, I am often asked, “Has anything changed about the Zone Diet over the past 20 years?” The answer is both no and yes. The no answer is that the basic outline of the Zone Diet has not changed at all in the past 20 years. Furthermore, in every carefully controlled clinical… Read more »

Anti-Aging Made Easy

Anti-aging diets have been around since the 15th century, starting with the books written by Luigi Cornaro. Although I addressed the history of Luigi in my book The Anti-Aging Zone written more than a decade ago, it bears repeating. Finding himself near death at age 35, Luigi Cornaro went on a strict calorie-restricted diet consisting… Read more »

What is Cellular Inflammation?

  People (including virtually all physicians) are constantly confused what cellular inflammation is. So I decided to take the opportunity to explain the concept in more detail. There are two types of inflammation. The first type is classical inflammation, which generates the inflammatory response we associate with pain such as, heat, redness, swelling, pain, and… Read more »

The Key To A Healthy Gut

Most people think all you need for a healthy gut is to consume bacterial-fortified yogurt products. In reality, the balance of bacteria in your gut may hold a key toward managing systemic inflammation in our bodies.