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Zoo cure heals humans
One of the highlights of my trip to Tanzania in 2012 was visiting the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area. They have the largest lions on the planet. I got very close as part of my invitation by the director of park services. Along with elephants, lions, gazelles and zebras, I got to see wildebeest, the almost-extinct black rhino and giraffes. I was lucky enough to photograph this giraffe on my trip to Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania. I am always awed when I see these magnificent creatures in their native environment. They thrive the same way they did thousands of years ago. But when these animals are tak...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

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 damage than a normal-weight individual.1 That’s why about 30% of people in America have some form of chronic fatty liver disease. It’s called non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD causes painful swelling and scarring of the liver.  And I blame...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news

Ancient remedy crushes “breakthrough” depression drug
Two breakthrough treatments for depression have been making headlines over the last few weeks. One is ketamine — an illegal party drug called “Special K.” There is a legal use for it — as a heavy-duty anesthetic for horses! Although it seems to work for some severely depressed people, the doctors prescribing it have no idea how or why it works, or what the long-term effects will be for the patients who take it. What we do know is that chronic use of ketamine has been linked to cognitive impairment and bladder inflammation. Taking too high a dose causes hallucinations and temporary paralysis. A keta...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health depression drugs relax yoga Source Type: news

How Fast Is Your Dog Aging?
All of us who love dogs are acutely aware that the lifespans of our canine companions are short - much too short. And while the years we spend with a beloved pet seem to fly by, dogs don't just suddenly die when they reach a certain age. They grow older in stages just as we do, but at a tremendously accelerated rate compared to humans. Your four-legged friend may still look and act like a puppy much of the time, but there are age related changes taking place inside him despite his youthful good looks and high energy level. The lifespan of a dog depends primarily on his size, breed (or breed mix), and health status. As a g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Heart Attack Risk Calculators Wrong?
The Truth About Heart Disease Since the 1950s the medical industry has been peddling the myth that high cholesterol causes heart attacks. But here’s the truth. As Americans’ cholesterol levels have gone down, heart disease has not. It remains the number one cause of death in the United States. I use a better warning system for heart attacks. I measure my patients’ telomeres. What are telomeres? You know by now that telomeres are the little countdown clocks at the end of your chromosomes. They prevent DNA strands from unraveling. When you are young your telomeres are long. But every time a cell divides t...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 25, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Better than Aspirin for Your Heart
If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease, the chances are you’ve been told to take low-dose aspirin every day as a preventative measure against heart attack and stroke. It’s most commonly prescribed for patients with congestive heart failure. This is the inability of your heart to pump as much blood as your body needs. And this is a big worry to me, because there is very little evidence that aspirin helps. In fact, regular use of aspirin — even baby aspirin — can do you more harm than good. Common Aspirin Beliefs The idea is that aspirin thins the blood, making it easier to pump.  It i...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 1, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Does Your Feline Companion Suffer From 'Twitchy Cat' Syndrome?
Felines are unique creatures. Your cat's physiology is distinctive, as are her nutritional requirements. Even the way her body is constructed -- her incredible physical flexibility -- is distinct from most other creatures. Another thing that is very unusual about cats is their tendency to develop a weird disorder called feline hyperesthesia. This is a medical term for what is more commonly referred to as "twitchy cat syndrome." Other technical names for the condition include neuritis and atypical neurodermatitis. Symptoms of Feline Hyperesthesia Hyperesthesia is a condition in which the skin on a cat's back rippl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Sears Saves Hospital Patient?
Since I started practicing “telemedicine” at my Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine — the response has been just incredible. Telemedicine is the use of medical information exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications to improve a patient’s health status. You can now have private consultations with me or my clinical team from the comfort of your own home — through a live video stream. Tele-patients use tele-health service to receive advice or treatment from another location. I’m delighted for all my new patients that have already registered to become “tele-pa...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 22, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging telemedicine Source Type: news

A Nutty Approach To Beating Cancer
Are you getting enough omega 3 essential fatty acids? Probably not … but you should be. Most people don’t know that omega 3s are necessary for almost every part of your body to function properly – Including your heart, lungs, nerves, joints, eyes and brain. And as I’ve told my patients for years, omega 3s are also effective at keeping cancer away. That’s not something you’ll ever hear from your doctor. But while your body desperately needs these essential omega 3 fatty acids, it can’t produce them by itself. That’s why it’s critical to add omega 3s to your diet. But no...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 17, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition Cancer nutrients omega-3s Source Type: news

Supplements That Save Lives And Bucks
I’m sure I don’t have to tell you about the high cost of medical care these days. The fact is that as costs continue to skyrocket, more and more Americans are driven into bankruptcy, because they cannot pay their medical bills. Too often, they even lose their homes. You may have even lost a neighbor to this disturbing trend. It may have even happened to you – although, I certainly hope not. That’s one reason I have always dedicated myself to keeping my patients out of hospitals – which often see patients as cash cows, instead of human beings. And a cornerstone of this philosophy has been based...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition supplements vitamins Source Type: news

4 Easy Ways To Beat Aging
I’ve been hearing it nearly all of my life: Save your money for your “old age.” I’m sure that well-meaning friends and relatives have been telling you the same thing for years, too. But more than 2,100 years ago, the Roman philosopher Virgil hit the nail on the head when he said: “The greatest wealth is health.” And these aren’t just fancy words of philosophical wisdom. They are very good practical advice. You should be saving something much more important than money – no matter what your age. I’m talking about saving your telomeres, those tiny “countdown clocks&r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging DNA telomerase telomeres Source Type: news

I Can See Clearly Now…
Most doctors these days will tell you that eating oily fish can prevent you from going blind in later years. They’re on the right track, but as usual they’ve ended up with the wrong conclusion. It is true that the omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish, like tuna, salmon and sardines, lower the risk of what we call macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in old age. The macula is an area at the back of the eye and is responsible for what we see in the centre of our vision. With age,  the macula can deteriorate, causing the central vision to be blurry and it can progresses to complete blin...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 20, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging DHA EPA eyes eyesight omega 3 Source Type: news

Welcome To My World, Dr. Oz
Dr. Oz and I must be doing something right – otherwise, we wouldn’t incur the wrath of the medical establishment, Big Pharma and Big Agra. Recently, 10 doctors lobbied Columbia University to oust celebrity physician Mehmet Oz from the distinguished university’s hospital and its department of health sciences and medicine. In a letter to the department’s dean of faculty, the doctors attacked him for presenting alternative and natural cures on his syndicated TV program, The Dr. Oz Show. They also chastised him for being concerned about genetically modified crops. Welcome to my world, Dr. Oz. Since grad...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 12, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition DHA Dr. Oz Show EPA omega 3 Source Type: news

These Special Omega-3s Beat Depression
Over the years, I’ve seen an increasing number of patients at my wellness clinic suffering from depression – many without even knowing it. This terrible rise is a reflection of a growing epidemic of depression that’s happening all over the Western world. Depression is often hard to diagnose, because the individual symptoms often point to so many other things. Psychiatrists often talk about chemical imbalances in the brain – as if they really know what the right balance should be. They don’t. In fact, they’re guessing. And it’s hard to calculate the very real impact of spending ever...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 24, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition antioxidant astaxanthin depression DHA EPA krill oil omega-3 fatty acids suicide Source Type: news

How To Live Smarter And Longer
The chances are you’re not getting enough of the right kind of fat in your diet. In fact, all of us are in the same boat, because it’s impossible to get enough of the kind of fat I’m talking about. As an anti-aging specialist, I make it a point to educate my patients about which nutrients will help them live a healthy, happy life for as long as possible. At the top of my list are the two of the most potent omega-3 fatty acids – eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, better known as EPA and DHA. These crucial omega-3 fats literally have the power to fend off old age. And they do it by resett...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - April 10, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Brain Health antioxidants cholesterol energy heart heart disease omega-3s telomeres Source Type: news

The Great Herb Heist
For a long time, I’ve been warning you that the big box stores are being less than honest with you when it comes to supplements. In fact, it appears they want to rip you off. Investigators in New York State have discovered that the merchandising giants, riding high on the health-and-wellness wave, have been overcharging customers for cut-rate herbs, vitamins, minerals and other supplements. You may have read about it or heard it on the news. But it’s even worse than I previously thought. I started out warning you to stay away from synthetic multi-vitamins that require 400 times the recommended dose to do you an...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 11, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition diet FDA herbs nutrients omega-3s supplements vitamins Source Type: news

Your Upset Tummy Could Be Early Signs Of Parkinson’s
You’ve probably had a gut feeling once or twice in your life. That’s because your gut and your brain have a special connection. And that’s why the first sign of many brain disorders could be an upset stomach. I often explain to patients at my wellness clinic that nerve and biochemical pathways run between your gut and brain. And these might be linked to a number of degenerative illnesses, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, as well as mental health problems. In fact, the gut and brain share the same nerve chemistry and, with the help of microbes in your digestive tract, these two reg...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 2, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health nutrients Nutrition omega-3s supplements Source Type: news

Lost secret to better vision
Ancient cultures knew the value of the whole, fresh foods they ate, and what to do with them. Like eating fish for better eyesight. Unfortunately, this way of looking at things with an eye on nature has been discarded and forgotten. Today, we have all of these individualized categories of study being looked at by very smart people. But we’re not as smart as we think. The people who interpret the information often don’t apply wisdom. And their attempts to outsmart nature run into predictable problems. Vitamin A was the first vitamin isolated and studied by modern science. And until a few years ago, it was mainst...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 7, 2014 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Vision Source Type: news

The Amazing Health Benefits of Krill Oil Detailed in New Article and...
The top 5 health benefits of krill oil are discussed in a new article and video from the health experts at PureKrill.com. The article also compares krill oil’s health benefit to traditional fish oil...(PRWeb July 07, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/krill-oil/krill-oil-supplement/prweb11909604.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 7, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newest Anti-Inflammatory Krill Oil Omega-3 Supplement Reviewed By...
Health Nutrition News reviews a new dietary supplement from BioTRUST called OmegaKrill 5x which combines both fish oil and krill oil to provide the body with the beneficial omega-3 fatty acids EPA and...(PRWeb February 23, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/krill-oil/krill-oil-supplements/prweb11519988.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 23, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New and revised standards for omega-3s, natural sweeteners and other food ingredients proposed
(US Pharmacopeia) To help ensure the quality of popular food ingredients increasingly being incorporated into products sold in the United States and worldwide, standards for omega 3-rich krill oil and natural, low-calorie stevia sweeteners are among the latest proposed revisions to the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). FCC is an internationally recognized compendium of food ingredient quality standards published by the US Pharmacopeial Convention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 2, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news