• Heart Health, Newsletter, Nutrition

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Scared straight by statins

    Have you heard of NNT? I wouldn’t be surprised if you hadn’t… it stands for “number needed to treat.” The number of people who have to take a drug for just one person to benefit from it. If a drug helps one person out of five it will be marketed as a “wonder drug.” Which [...]

  • Digestive Health, Energy, Newsletter

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    My favorite magic “milk”

    The fermented milk product kefir is one of my favorite examples of how nature has science beat. Have you heard of kefir? Modern science can’t duplicate it. Even though they know exactly what’s in kefir, they can’t make the real thing. Scientists have all the ability and technology in the world to alter molecules and [...]

  • Newsletter

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Transform your body while you rest

      Today I want to talk to you about one of the most important benefits of my PACE program. I’m talking about “afterburn.” Afterburn is a way to describe how your body’s metabolism responds to your workouts. It’s the key to why your body transforms so fast when you do PACE. The aerobics and cardio [...]

  • Heart Health, Newsletter, Nutrition

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Cardiologists bungle blood pressure

    My old office manager J.F. was on beta-blockers for high blood pressure. I put her on a treadmill once to give her a test and nothing happened. She got extremely short of breath, but her heart couldn’t keep up. It was still at 80 bpm. She couldn’t challenge her heart and make it stronger because [...]

  • Newsletter

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Chimpanzees nicer cousins taught me . . .

    When I return to Africa in a few months I’ll make my base in the same spot near Kampala, Uganda where I’ve gone for my last two trips there. I’m blessed to have been in Africa four times now. It’s some of the most incredible landscape I’ve ever seen. It’s unique because it’s where the [...]

  • Anti-Aging, Cancer, Heart Health

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Cancer, Heart Disease and Telomeres

    Here’s a truth about cancer … you don’t get cancer because your aunt Mae or anyone else in your family had it. The high rate of occurrence is indicative of how far from our natural environment we’ve strayed. Man-made chemicals, toxicants and pollutants, combined with the loss of nutrient protection from food, for example, make [...]

  • Brain Health

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Concentrate on this: a protective buffer zone in your brain

    Last week a popular newsletter mentioned me on a list of the world’s top integrative medicine doctors. They even had a little paragraph that mentioned I’m well known for my work in fitness and exercise. I’m happy people know me for showing people how the right kind of exertion can increase heart and lung power, [...]

  • Anti-Aging

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Teddy Roosevelt Never Knew Telomeres (Science of Nutrition & Aging)

    If you were not following my letters 10 years ago, you probably wouldn’t know that I used to teach nutrition at Barry University in South Florida. I love to teach, but I found that the students almost always didn’t have a basic understanding of nutrition, so I would start by teaching them what the vitamins [...]

  • Immune Health, Newsletter

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Immune Boosting Amazon Miracle

      My friend and I hacked a narrow path through the underbrush. It was the second day of our journey, deep into the jungles of the Amazon. I was on my way to speak to a curandero, a native healer, about a plant the locals believe has magical healing properties. They use this herb in [...]

  • Fitness

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

    Your Most Powerful Muscle

    Growing old doesn’t have to mean loss of independence. But there are a few things you need to watch out for. High on my list are your muscles. Muscle power means youth, vitality and independence. Unless you do something about it, muscle loss (sarcopenia) is like a progressive disease. Your body simply “wastes away” over [...]

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