Freedom from Senior Moments…

Dear Reader, Ever walk into a room and forget why you went in there? My patients joke and call it a “senior” moment, but the fact is that it’s really no joking matter. For one thing, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and it’s currently incurable. That’s why it’s important to do what you can to prevent it …

Tell Your Story and Save your Memory…

Dear Reader, Losing your memory is scary. Most patients over about 60 eventually confess to fear about memory loss. Their concern is so widespread I find myself talking about daily. So… I’ve been doing some research… The latest developments are fascinating. Today I’ll share a new idea about this age-old problem. One new understanding is that the aging of your …

Turn on Your Smart Gene

Dear Reader, Did you hear about the discovery of a “smart gene”? It’s called homologene 7245. Let me tell you what I know. You have a substance in the brain called “brain-derived neurotrophic factor” (BDNF). It acts like growth hormone for brain cells – and its effects on brain function are profoundly beneficial to learning, memory, and protection from injury. …

New Techniques Break Old Habits…

Dear Reader, Do you have a habit that you’d like to break? I recently had dinner with one of the most talented doctors I’ve ever known. He has incredible success getting people to give up old, destructive habits – regardless of how many times they’ve tried and failed. He has an impressive track record with smokers. The general success rate …

Read Dr. Sears’ Friends New Book…

Dear Reader, I want to tell you about a friend of mine. His name is Michael Masterson. He’s the one person in the world whose advice and insight I treasure more than any other. Without him, I may not be writing to you today. You see, Michael “discovered” me years ago back when I was a little-known family doctor practicing …

This Changed My Way of Thinking

Dear Reader, My trip to search out the birthplace of the most ancient health system on the planet in the southern backwaters of India had an unexpected affect. It changed my way of thinking. Here’s what I mean: I was introduced to a local elder yogi – A.G. He had the most intriguing calmness but was always alert and quick …

Sleeping Pills Not Funny?

Dear Reader, Prescription sleeping pills don’t work. But that’s not the main reason I warn my patients away from them. They’re dangerous and you can do better. Nature has a cure for insomnia but medicine’s been all too eager to write it off. Did you know that a recent study funded by the National Institutes of Health found the popular …

Why You Need Both…

Dear Reader, Ever since I started importing my omega-3 packed Sacha Inchi oil from Peru earlier this year, some of my patients have been asking, “Dr. Sears, what’s the difference between omega-3s that come from plants and omega-3s that come from fish? Does it matter which one I take?” That’s a great question. And the answer is pretty simple. The …

Ancient Remedy Relieves Depression and Loneliness…

Dear Reader, There’s a safe and easy solution to anxiety, depression and loneliness… It’s not a drug or a nutritional supplement. You won’t find it in those self-affirming “You Can Do It” books and it has nothing to do with therapy or psychology. And yet it’s been available for over three thousand years. I’m talking about the ancient practice of …

Are They Robbing Your Brain?

Dear Reader, A new study has just found a brain robber that over 10 million people in the USA are exposed to every day. If you’re one of them I think you should stop Today, I’ll tell you about some of the newfound dangers of these unsafe drugs, and give you healthy alternatives for your mind and body. Statin cholesterol-lowering …

Beat Alzheimer’s with 2 Simple Strategies…

Dear Reader, Do you worry those “senior moments” are the start of something worse? Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are probably the scariest of age-related illnesses. The idea of losing your memory, your mind, and even the sense of who you are is terrifying. Today, I’ll give you some options… Truth is, you can take action to sidestep these conditions. And …

Better Sleep without Pills or Drugs…

Dear Reader, Do you sleep OK? You wouldn’t believe how common it is when I see new patients to find out that they use sleeping pills. Lots of them become dependent on over-the-counter or prescription sleeping pills without noticing. Today, I’ll give you my take on why this has become such a common and worsening problem in our modern environment. …

Better Than Aspirin…

Dear Reader: Have you been wondering about aspirin? Nearly every day, a patient asks me about aspirin and heart attacks and strokes. I usually respond with something like: “Well, the TV commercials make aspirin prevention sound logical. But it’s not a vitamin or a nutrient. It’s a drug. Drugs are rarely health enhancing. And taking aspirin regularly often causes a …

The Future of Brain Development

Dear Reader, Did you play video games as a child? They weren’t around until I was in college. But one thing for sure – kids all over the country are spending a lot of time playing these things now. That’s a big change. And with the arrival of ever better technologies, these games are increasingly vivid, realistic – and addicting. …

SSRI’s – Withdrawals

Dear Member, I was watching TV with my son the other day, and he was laughing at the commercials used by drug companies to sell anti-depressants. I’m sure you’ve seen them. Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac… They all do their best to come across as friendly, harmless drugs. Some even use cartoons with smiley faces bouncing around, happy to be free – …

Seven Years to Seven Figures

Dear Member, I’m writing this from Peru’s remote jungle outpost of Puerto Ocopa. It’s 9pm and the canopy of stars above me is so dense it’s truly beyond words. The natural beauty and seclusion has got me thinking about how I came to be here – living my life’s dream. So despite my exotic locale – and dwindling laptop battery …

The Headshrinker’s Secret

Health Alert 112 The days of doctors giving out Phenobarbital and Valium like M&M’s are gone. Doctor’s know better now. These drugs turned out to be addicting. But the mass addiction of unsuspecting housewives, professionals and laborers, even our children couldn’t possibly happen today could it? Unfortunately, new evidence says it already has with SSRI’s. You may see these drugs …

Forget Gingko: True Brain-Boosting Supplements

How long has it been since your mind has felt sharp, alert, clear and quick? Can’t remember? Supplements, widely used in Europe, but little known in the U.S., can help you to regain the mind clarity of your youth. Loosing your cognitive function is one of the most upsetting symptoms of aging. You can see yourself going grey or developing …