My friend T.M. was on a roll, so I just listened. “Everyone everywhere still thinks cardio is necessary. “I go to hotel fitness centers and big gyms all across the country and the cardio sections are bigger than they were 10 years ago! And now they added other things. Like ‘spinning.’ Did you know some of those classes last 90 …
We had very nice seats, right at center stage. The curtain opens and right away I’m watching a gang fight… Suddenly there’s a loud roar and a motorcycle rumbles out right into the middle of the action. The rider takes off his helmet and it’s Orlando Bloom. The crowd went crazy. I was at the grand opening of the new …
I’m not popular with the powers that be. They would prefer that I not practice anti-aging medicine. It’s still not a recognized specialty, and we have people in the National Institutes of Aging, a branch of the National Institutes of Health – which controls billions of dollars in research money – saying that any doctor who practices anti-aging is a …
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 of the most natural fats. …
I’m blessed to have been in Tanzania three times now. I was lucky enough to meet with the Masai, the ancient hunter-gatherers who shared with me all of their herbal knowledge. I was also blessed to be able to visit the Ngorongoro Crater and get a personal tour from the chief conservator of the crater. He told me the inside …
Q: Dear Dr. Sears, I’ve been trying to do P.A.C.E., but I get so winded! I can’t catch my breath fast enough and end up making myself dizzy from lack of oxygen. How can I get my lungs working better, faster? Jayne K. A: Dear Jayne, First off, slow down! P.A.C.E. is a progressive challenge … not an Olympic triathlon. …
“I do it every morning in the park near my house, right under the Hollywood sign. And more and more people are joining me.” Patti was part of my Los Angeles study group who got to try my PACE Express fitness program before it went public. Now she’s teaching it. I wasn’t surprised to hear Patti tell me about it …
When I walked into the office yesterday, a few of my staff members were reading the letter I sent you about my trip to Bali. It caused a stir here, but not the way I was expecting. Let me tell you what happened when I sat down to a meeting with three men from my research team… It could be …
While the whole medical community is telling you that eating red meat will kill you…I have one more piece of proof that they’re wrong. There’s a nutrient in meat that can help you live longer, and you can’t get it from any other food source. It’s an amino acid called L-carnosine. Your body uses L-carnosine to repair tissues and clear …
Today I want to talk to you about something that can benefit every part of your body from your heart to your brain and even your sex hormones. Most doctors won’t tell you about it, but when it’s working right, you’ll:
- feel more energized
- have a positive frame of mind
- better concentration
- sleep soundly
- eliminate mood swings
- think more clearly
- have fewer food cravings
- maintain a healthy weight
The problem is, the modern world causes you to overuse it. Your ancestors had only brief periods of stress, lasting a few minutes at a time. Today, you are constantly being assaulted by stressors that can last for days, or years.
Perhaps the oldest anti-aging technique on record is eating less. Wise men have known this for centuries. The thing that has changed is that now modern science has tested this approach, measured its effect and even found out how it works.
When you eat less, you get a number of benefits:
- Body temperature drops
- Blood pressure lowers
- Cholesterol levels drop
- Cells divide at a slower rate
- The rate of glycation drops
- Free radical activity drops
- Inflammation lessens
Essentially what is happening is a form of hibernation. You are “living less,” thus adding years to your lifespan. The less food you eat, the less your metabolic system has to work.
“You should see it, Robin. You should see the belly on me. I’m running, I’m lifting weights… for like two hours a day.”
“I’m thinking of giving up. I hate it.”
I was listening to the Howard Stern Show in my car for a few minutes on the way to the clinic and Howard was telling his co-host Robin Quivers about how upset he was with himself.
Then he said something like, “I don’t get it. I eat right. I have a low-fat baked potato every day. And I still have this 10 pounds I can’t get rid of.”
I’ve read scores of books on nutrition, I’ve attended multiple conferences and I’m a certified clinical nutritionist. I’ve been thinking and living this and doing everything I can to eat healthier since I was a small child… and I’ve made the same mistake.
We were taking a break during filming for my new POWERFit program and JD started to tell me his story…
“I was on the Canadian National Water Ski team for five years. After that, I kept eating but not working out.
“I gained more than 30 pounds. I went from 155 pounds to 187. I would maybe try some workout for two weeks, then stop, then start again. Traditional stuff, weightlifting, cardio… nothing was working.
“I even tried CrossFit. It’s one of those insane workout programs. I couldn’t get through any of the exercises.
One of the worst myths I hear is that if you want to drop weight, you have to first cut calories. If the first thing you do is restrict calories, your body will fight you every step of the way, and you’ll never see results.
Your body is an intelligent system. I think of changing my body as a coaching job. I don’t try to force it. I try to get it to cooperate.
This means that instead of depriving yourself, the first thing is your body needs to be in a safe and plentiful environment. Then, the natural metabolism we evolved with for thousands of years will begin rebuilding the naturally lean body you were designed to enjoy.
I’ve spent over 25 years researching this topic, studying the science and history behind metabolism and weight gain. I’ve been able to apply what I’ve learned at my clinic on both myself and thousands of my patients.
I feel fortunate that my books and videos have helped thousands of people in the real world. Yet I’ve been able to have a kind of success working individually with clients that I haven’t always been able to get through books and DVDs.
Guess what they feed a pig if they want to make it as fat as possible as fast as possible?
Because if they give the pig milk with fat in it, the pig gets satiated. It’s satisfied and won’t eat any more. But if they give it low-fat milk, it will eat the grain they feed it forever because it’ll have a deficiency of fat.
Now think of what we’re eating for breakfast in this country…
Take a look at this …
“I’m 50 years old and started taking Primal Lean about six months ago. I’ve lost a total of 75 pounds and I’m now a size 2. A SIZE 2! I have never been a size 2 ever, probably not even as a child. Thrilled is an understatement. It has brought my marriage back to life. I am noticed everywhere I go. I have so much energy and am so sincerely happy I cannot begin to tell you. The ability to try on anything and be happy with the way it fits and looks is amazing.
“Dr. Sears, you have given me something I could never accomplish on my own. The smallest I could ever get was a size 8, which seems huge compared to the size I am wearing now. THANK YOU!”
Let me explain…
When I was in medical school, they never told me about the hormone leptin. They didn’t even know it existed.
Then the medical community widely accepted the view that leptin was a new potential avenue to control obesity because it would stop your hunger. Some even went as far as suggesting that we should give everyone who was overweight a leptin injection.
Now we find out it’s not what we thought it was. Leptin should control hunger. But when you gain too much weight you become leptin resistant. Your brain will then ignore leptin’s signals. Giving people more leptin will only make it worse.
Think about the ways we use the word gut…
We use our “gut” to describe a lot of the things we feel. You need to have guts to try something new… you can bust a gut laughing… your gut tells you when something is right.
We are learning that there may be more reason to use the word in these ways than we knew.
For example, a brand new study finds that your “gut” may control your organs.
What happens in your gut appears to activate your liver, and benefit your kidneys, colon, digestive tract, blood plasma, metabolism and reproductive system.