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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Not mentioned in the magazine article is that saturated fats are essentially "anti-brain" food since there is no stimulation of neuronal growth.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

I really get tired of one after another epidemiological study touting Vitamin D.  The intervention trials have generated pathetic results.  Vitamin D levels are simply a marker of good general health.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The epigenetic marks made during fetal programming can last a lifetime.  Everyone should be concerned by prenatal nutrition of the mother.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

You can also blame environmental toxins, such as PCBs that are endocrine disruptors that promote obesity in every species.  Their effects via epigenetics can last up to three generations.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

I think it is easier to study a real brain.  When you do, you find that giving high doses of omega-3 fatty acids speeds up recovery by reducing neuroinflammation.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

There are two things needed for exercise to work.  The first is intensity like interval training.  The second is rest after interval training.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Stick with the polyphenols in extra-virgin olive oil and the omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, but you need therapeutic amounts of both to reduce neuro-inflammation.  As far the MIT "brain drink," save your money and taste buds.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Any impact that causes the brain to slosh around in the skull is going to cause inflammation.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Nutrition "experts" are like politicians. They have their own perceived notions before the research is even conducted.  I like to take an objective clinical measurement (i.e. inflammation) and let the best dietary strategy win.  That's why I promote anti-inflammatory diets. 
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

A Paleo diet only restricts what types of foods you can eat.  To get the best hormonal response, you still have to balance those remaining foods according to Zone dietary principles.  Otherwise, you could end up with a PaleoAtkins or PaleoOrnish diet, neither of which is good for athletic performance.  If you want to go Paleo, then go PaleoZone.