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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

I am glad that they mentioned my article that demonstrated a 98% reduction in nerve damage in an animal concussion model.  Too bad they didn't mention my article in treating comatose patients with severe brain trauma (Sears et al PharmaNutrition 1:86 (2013) using high-dose omega-3 fatty acids. 
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

You are definitely gambling if your AA/EPA is not between 1.5 and 3.  Since the average American has an AA/EPA ratio of 18, I imagine Wes Welker is in that same range.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This is simply a case of the epidemic spread of diet-induced inflammation.  My new book, “The Mediterranean Zone,” explores this in greater detail and explains how to overcome it.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Diagnostic tests are good, but treatment is better.  High-dose fish oil is a very good treatment to reduce the neuroinflammation that remains after the initial concussion.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This is due to fetal programing that sets epigenetic marks that will last a lifetime.  My new book, “The Mediterranean Zone,” goes into more detail how this happens.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

ADHD is simply a deficiency of dopamine.  It is more epidemic today than it was a century ago.  That is most likely due to the growing deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids in today's diet that would otherwise increase dopamine levels in the brain.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This is explained in greater detail in my new book, “The Mediterranean Zone” that comes out in the fall.  The book also tells you how to rectify it.  Hint:  It's the polyphenols.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The more water soluble the polyphenol, the more likely it can get into the blood to reach the brain.  Delphinidins (the maqui berry is the richest source) are the most water soluble of all polyphenols.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It sounds like someone has been reading my books for the past 20 years.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Maybe if someone on Dr. Oz's staff reads “The Mediterranean Zone” when it comes out in the fall, then he might be able to discuss the Mediterranean diet in more scientific detail.