• Blood Sugar/Diabetes, Weight Loss

    Posted on April 4th, 2013

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

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    Who’s afraid of a little fat?

    When I was little, my grandmother’s kitchen was the place to be on Sunday afternoons. That’s when she used to bake pies. She would trim the edges and I got to eat some of the delicious leftovers. Her crusts were second to none. What was her secret? Homemade pig lard. Good old-fashioned lard is one [...]

  • Nutrition

    Posted on December 1st, 2009

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

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    Were These Native Americans Real-Life “Super Men”?

    When I was in Arizona getting ready to climb Humphreys Peak, I did some research on Native Americans.

    Back in the old West, Native Americans enjoyed a kind of power and vigor that is hard for us to understand or believe.

    Cabeza de Vaca, one of the first Europeans to explore what is now Texas and the Southwest in the 16th century, lived among the Native Americans for eight years.

    He observed, “One Native American ran down a buffalo on foot and killed it with his knife as he ran by its side.”…

  • Nutrition

    Posted on November 2nd, 2009

    Written by Dr. Al Sears

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    Turn Your Body into a Fat-Burning Furnace By Eating MORE Fat

    Have you seen this ad for one of those fake butter spreads?

    It features a 1950s family called the “Buttertons.” The mother serves the family entire sticks of butter shoved into baked potatoes. The voiceover says something like, “Back then we didn’t know much about cholesterol and saturated fats… Today, we know better.”

    That means they’re telling you that you shouldn’t eat fat. It’s remarkable that this message is still dominant in the mainstream media.

    The truth is we don’t eat a high fat diet. We eat less fat than our ancestors did. And yet we’re the ones with obesity, heart disease, high cholesterol, clogged arteries and high blood pressure…