Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 25, 2015

Every chronic disease is preventable.  Since most chronic diseases are due to excess diet-induced inflammation, then an anti-inflammatory diet would be good place to start.  I should point out that the so-called MIND diet is really a dumbed- down version of the Zone Diet.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 24, 2015

When Glamour starts talking about polyphenols, you know they are almost read for prime time.  What the article didn’t state is that to eat adequate levels of cocoa polyphenols, you are (remove extraneous also) probably also ingesting high levels of cadmium.  This is the dirty secret of about chocolate that no one wants to speak about.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 24, 2015

This was known decades ago from the Honolulu Heart Study.  Those with higher levels of C-reactive protein were much more likely to develop Alzheimer’s 25 years later.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 23, 2015

Mushrooms are a great source of glycolipids that alter cellular communication.  Although we have a lot of information on changing the microbe composition genetically identical mice, we have far less data in humans.  An anti-inflammatory diet rich in non-starchy vegetables would seem to be a good starting point for most humans before adding magic mushrooms.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 22, 2015

Vitamin D is usually a good general indicator of overall health.  Intervention trials with Vitamin D in a wide number of chronic disease conditions have had universally poor outcomes.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 22, 2015

None of these “prudent ways” has been shown to reduce childhood obesity in any long-term intervention trials maybe because obesity is a lot more complex than we are led to believe.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 21, 2015

This sounds a lot like all the rosy hopes for the War on Cancer.  Alzheimer’s is an inflammatory disease, so you have to stop neuroinflammation to effectively prevent Alzheimer’s.  Since diabetes is one of the biggest risk factors for Alzheimer’s, our pathetic efforts in reversing diabetes is indicative that Alzheimer’s will only increase in the future.

 

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 21, 2015

A very interesting article since Parkinson’s is a neuroinflammatory condition, and this would suggest that inflammation may be first appearing in the intestine and then working its way to the brain.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 20, 2015

This may explain why physical education was also a very important part of general education.

 

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments: - June 19, 2015

Cocoa polyphenols are very powerful when taken in therapeutic levels (greater than 500 mg per day).  Unfortunately, cocoa beans are rich in cadmium, which reduces many of the benefits of the cocoa polyphenols