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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This is not unexpected since childhood obesity and multiple sclerosis are both inflammatory disorders, and of the two MS would take longer to develop.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Another explanation is that killing off friendly bacteria allows repopulation of the gut with more pathogenic bacteria whose toxins and bacterial fragments can increase inflammatory responses in the child that lead to increased inflammation in the fat cells, causing insulin resistance.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

This is called fetal programming, and it is explained in great detail in my new book, “The Mediterranean Zone,” coming out in the fall.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Try doing a little math at the same time. Make sure the ratio of fat:protein:carbohydrate is about 1:2:3. If it is, then it is likely to produce the right hormonal response in your child to reduce obesity.
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:

In the eyes of today's parents, their children are never average, let alone below average, especially when it comes to weight.  The excess weight is an inflammation problem that requires a total anti-inflammatory lifestyle change to correct.  This includes both an anti-inflammatory diet and consistent exercise.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Maybe there will soon be an app for parenting.  Here's an easier approach that doesn't require a smart phone:  Don't eat white carbohydrates.
Doctor Barry Sears

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Any successful lifestyle change for a child has to be mimicked by the parent to be successful.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Probably the most important thing to do as a parent is to eat exactly the way you want your children to do.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's more likely that the epigenetic factors are increasing as the children age.