Breathe a Sigh of Relief

Have you ever thought about how our terms to describe breathing are tied to life: respiration has the same root as spirit and inspire… inhale and exhale have the same root as hale, meaning exceptional health and vigor.

There are plenty of examples in our language of words related to breath that mean life …

But in the modern world, we’re so distracted, we sometimes take our breath for granted.

Why I Never Worry About Using My Cell Phone

I’ve been concerned about the effects of cell phones for a long time. That’s because your cell phone is constantly sending and receiving radio waves, which sit right next to microwaves on the electromagnetic spectrum. Microwaves are just a bit higher frequency – shorter and faster.

And Austrian scientists found that those radio waves are probably not the best thing for you. They found that RF signals from mobile phones can lead to stress at a cellular level.

“Dr. Sears, Are You OK?”

When I realized my new sleep remedy worked so well, I got excited thinking about all of my patients who can finally sleep better. Patients like Al, a 59-year old executive who travels so much, his body’s confused from all of the time-zone changes.

Then there’s Pamela, a single mom and working woman. She’s so stressed about paying the bills and having enough time for her son, she often lies awake at night. As she puts it, “I can’t seem to shut off my brain!”

And Carol, a sweet woman in her early 70s who always comes to her appointments showing the latest pictures of her grandchildren. She seems relaxed and loves retired life, but she can’t sleep more than five hours a night.

Chances are you know what it’s like to wake up groggy in the morning, wishing you slept more. The simple truth is, missing a good night’s sleep is not good for your overall health and vitality.

Beat the Blues This Winter

Your body depends on getting enough sunlight every day to function properly. Nature designed you that way. Our ancestors lived outdoors every moment of their lives. They hunted meat, fish and fowl. They ate, worked, gathered, celebrated, worshipped and mourned under the sun. So your cells, organs, bones and tissues evolved to rely on sunlight.

But just before the turn of the 20th century, our living conditions changed. It started with the invention of the light bulb, which gave us an artificial way to generate light. The industrial revolution soon followed, and people started migrating to the cities and working indoors.

Don’t Let Grandma Take This…

There’s a new king of the hill in the drug world. It’s no longer statins – the most popular category of drugs to lower cholesterol and the biggest money-making drug of the past decade. Now there’s a new giant dominating that huge industry. And guess what it is? Anti-psychotics, the drugs they use in mental hospitals, of all things.

This Helps Keep My Mind Clear All Day…

It’s a clean rush of energy without the crash. And there’s none of the jittery, nervous energy you get from coffee. What’s more, it does something no cup of coffee could ever do … it helps give you sparkling clarity of mind with an alertness that lets you think quickly. I’ll bet you’ll notice the lift right away. If you do crosswords, don’t be surprised if you finish them in a fraction of the time it used to take. Things like organization and recall just fall into place.

Can a Flower Make You Smarter?

Doctors in Europe know about its miraculous IQ-boosting power and recommend it to millions. Yet in the U.S. it remains nothing more than a garden flower.

Vinpocetine Flower I’m talking about the periwinkle – otherwise known as Vinca minor. It’s more than a source of beautiful blue in your garden – it’s the source of a miraculous brain-booster called vinpocetine…

Better Than Coffee

People love this stuff, so in case you missed this…

I have something that will electrify you… It’s even better than coffee.

When I was hiking through the Amazon Rain Forest last year, I had a first-hand experience with a remarkable healing herb.

This rain forest herb gives you lasting energy – without the crash.

Sacred to the nearby Guarani tribe, it was literally a gift the gods. According to tribal folklore, the Indians of the Amazon River Basin have been using it to prevent fatigue and increase physical endurance since before recorded history.

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors

Did you know your cell phone emits electro-magnetic radiation?

What’s more, when you’re on your phone; these electro-magnetic waves penetrate into your head and brain. Even when you’re not using it, your cell phone sends electro-magnetic waves into your body.

This is something entirely new to the human race, and may be a threat to our health.

Here’s the problem: Your body has its own electro-magnetic field. And the waves from your phone interfere with this field.

Would You Put Your Head in a Microwave?

Your cell phone cooks your head in the same way your microwave heats up leftover meatloaf.

In fact, there’s new research that shows just how much your head is being cooked.

One study German researchers found:

Using your cell phone for just 4 minutes heats up the side of your head by as much as 7 degrees.1

If the numbers are right, it’s scary. And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Many other doctors and researchers have concerns, too..

Stop Your Brain From Shrinking

Did you know our brains shrink as we age?

Over the course of your life, your brain will lose five to 10 percent of its weight. It starts around your 20th birthday.

There are two things I want to tell you about today that can help prevent this very unfortunate consequence of aging.

One is an herb, and the other is a nutrient.

The herb I’m going to tell you about can actually help you to grow new brain cells.

This Is Your Brain on Margarine

There’s now another reason to avoid margarine. It can make you stupid.

According to researchers at the University of Auckland, children who ate margarine every day had significantly lower IQ scores by the age of three-and-a-half than those who did not.1

And children who were underweight at birth had scores that were even lower by the time they were seven.

The tragedy here is that margarine was sold to us as a “healthier” alternative to butter. In fact, it may be the unhealthiest “food” ever created…

Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates

If you ate chocolate on Valentine’s Day, I have some news for you. You don’t have to feel guilty.

In fact, I have evidence that you may have cut your risk from dying of a stroke nearly in half.

Two studies give us great news about chocolate.

The first study found that people who ate one serving of chocolate per week were 22% less likely to have a stroke.1

The second study found that people who ate 50 grams of chocolate once a week were 46% less likely to die following a stroke than those who didn’t eat chocolate.2

About 80% of strokes occur when there isn’t enough blood getting to the brain.3 Your brain is starved of oxygen and nutrients and begins to die immediately…

How to Sidestep This Disturbing Trend…

Have you seen the TV commercial? The one where the guy isn’t getting results from one antidepressant, so he’s taking two?

Doctors hand out these drugs like candy.

When I started my practice, this was pretty rare. By the 90s, everyone was on Prozac. Today, patients walk in on two or three antidepressants. And a lot of the times, they’re on other addictive drugs, too.

This is a disturbing trend. We don’t really know what the dangers are when you mix these drugs…

The Truth About Antidepressants…

This past holiday season, I had a few patients come to me after taking antidepressants.

The drugs weren’t doing anything for them. This is something I see all too often.

Antidepressants are prescribed for everything under the sun. Many times for symptoms that don’t even fall under the prescription guidelines.

But it’s big business. In a recent study, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that antidepressant drugs are the most prescribed drug in America.

Unfortunately, they rarely work. In fact, they can do more harm than good…

Merry Christmas!

Did you ever hear that suicides increase on Christmas? Well, how about some good news? It’s just not true. I looked it up in every database I could find. And, well … it’s a myth.

But it is true that when Christmas rolls around, and the days are shorter, your bodily rhythms get out of kilter, and you may experience Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD syndrome. SAD is what we used to call the “winter blues.” Even here in sunny Florida, the days aren’t quite as bright or as long, and we start feeling the effects.

The thing about SAD is you may not even know you have it. You just know you feel a little down. And the added stress of the holidays can add to the problem…