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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The reason why the first two new obesity drugs have not sold well is because they don't work effectively. This new drug should be no different. The only obesity drug that sold well was Fen-Phen because it shut down appetite very effectively. Of course, it had a few side effects like death, but it worked very well in those who didn't die.
Doctor Barry Sears

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There is no question that SSRI drugs have their problems in pregnancy. A solution is to use higher doses of fish oil that is excellent for treating depression and ideal for cognitive health of the child.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The reason why eating more fruits and vegetables helps reduce blood pressure is because they are rich in potassium. It is the sodium-to-potassium balance that is important in controlling blood pressure, not the absolute levels of sodium.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The most likely reason is decreased neuroinflammation due to eating more omega-3 fatty acids.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Very striking evidence that serotonin may be the cause of depression.  A more likely candidate is inflammation disrupting the communication of neurotransmitters into the interior of the neuron.  This is why high-dose fish oil is effective in treating depression.
Doctor Barry Sears

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The inflammation that causes diabetes becomes systematic in time and eventually causes disruptions in the immune system leading to cancer.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Studies with high-dose fish oil appear to indicate that anxiety may be related to neuroinflammation. Since Alzheimer's is also neuroinflammatory disease, then using high-dose fish oil could be a two-fer for treating both simultaneously.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It is still clear that in women statin use increases diabetes incidence. A better alternative is an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce insulin levels that cause the excess production of cholesterol in the liver in the first place.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

An interesting short-term study that has a lot of methodological problems that will hopefully be addressed in larger placebo-controlled, dose-ranging studies.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

If reducing inflammation is the key for treating perinatal brain injury, then giving the mother higher doses of fish oil would seem to a reasonable approach.