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.