Caribbean “Tree of Life” Fights Obesity

If you do an internet search for “what causes obesity,” the first place Google takes you to is the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And the CDC’s first sentence puts the blame squarely on the individual…in other words, you. Obesity, they say, results from individual behavior and genetics. But as a regular reader, you know that …

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Strengthen Muscle and Reduce Pain

Increasing muscle mass in your biggest muscle group, your quadriceps, can help you live up to almost 50% longer. That’s the finding of a recent study. It found that older adults who strengthened this group of muscles twice a week lived 46% longer than those who didn’t. The study also reported a 41% lower risk of death from heart disease …

New Study Finds Fat Prevents Diabetes?

Losing weight is hard enough without your doctor constantly warning you about the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It’s a fact that the typical American diet – with its overload of processed sugars and carbohydrates – causes insulin resistance and diabetes. But now, new research proves what I’ve been telling patients for years… Excess fat itself isn’t necessarily a …

Melt Away Stubborn Belly Fat with this Peptide

For decades, you’ve been given bad advice about how to get rid of stubborn belly fat… Most fitness “gurus” will tell you to do more cardio so you can enter your “fat-burning zone.” But that’s the last place you want to be… Burning fat while exercising signals to your body that it needs fat. Then it trains your body to make …

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Fat Can Make You Thin?

Most mainstream doctors are horrified when they hear I teach my patients about the benefits of more fat. The patients who come to the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine tell me as much. But I’m not just talking about adding more healthy fats – like butter, lard, coconut oil, or omega-3s – to your diet. I’m also talking about a special kind …

Strange Link Between Fat and Brain Health

The color beige gets a bad rap. It’s often described as boring and blah. But when it comes to protecting your brain from the devastation of Alzheimer’s and dementia, beige is beautiful – especially when it comes to fat. Let me explain… Your body produces two types of fat – white and brown. White, or visceral fat, is the deadliest …

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5 Minute Secret to Beat Blood Pressure

Earlier this week, I shared a couple of different approaches I use in my clinic to help patients lower their blood pressure… But it occurred to me that I left out one of the easiest – and most effective – methods. I’m talking about a focused breathing technique that decreases your heart rate and dilates blood vessels, reducing overall blood …

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How to Burn Fat Fast

At this time of year, a lot of my patients ask me how they can lose weight. Especially in sunny locales with beautiful beaches like we have here in South Florida. They want to drop a few pounds before the start of the summer. As you know, my advice is to always seek natural alternatives to Big Pharma drugs. And …

Plague of the “white death”...

Plague of the “white death”…

Back in the 1970s, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was at the peak of his bodybuilding career, he used the term “white death” to refer to the two ingredients he eliminated from his diet… sugar and white flour. I can’t think of a better description. In the 19th century, Americans consumed about 2 pounds of sugar annually.[1] Today, the average child consumes …

Turn on your “Skinny Gene”

I have great news to share with you. In a discovery that will change everything about weight loss, scientists have found a gene that controls how efficiently your body oxidizes lipids (fats) and glucose (sugar).1 The gene is officially called UCP1. I call it the “Skinny Gene” because when it’s turned up, you lose weight. When it’s turned down, you …

Worse than liquor for your liver

Most people think liver disease only happens to alcoholics. But the truth is that being overweight or obese actually puts you at a much higher risk for liver damage than alcohol. In fact, alcohol contributes to only 6% of liver damage. But obesity contributes to 52% of liver disease. And if you’re obese, you’re 400% more likely to develop liver …

Four simple steps to a lean body

If I told you to eat what you love and cut back on your workouts if you want to lose weight, you might tell me I’m crazy. Diet and fitness “experts” certainly would. But their terrible advice about fitness and nutrition has led to the current obesity epidemic. Nearly 40% of Americans are now obese and nearly 70% are overweight. …

How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain

I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat. A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The …

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Look The Way Nature Intended

Since the ’70s, at least a half-dozen Big Pharma drugs have been approved only to get shelved, because they ended up causing serious health problems. These problems have ranged from psychiatric and neurologic disorders to increased risks of heart attacks and strokes. The side effects have also included depression, vomiting, fainting, headaches, high blood pressure and liver damage. The truth …