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Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The lack of reduction of oxidative stress by fish oil is odd.  This may indicate that additional polyphenols are also required to effectively treat Afib.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Two of the primary causes of cataracts are trauma and radiation. Both generate inflammation.  Polyphenols and omega-3 fatty acids are much more powerful anti-inflammatory agents than vitamin E and selenium.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's not the fruits, but the polyphenols in the fruits that are important.  As to why, I explain this greater detail in my new book, “The Mediterranean Zone,” coming out in the fall.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's not the alcohol, but the polyphenols in the alcohol that have the health benefits.
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's the combination of polyphenols and lowering of the glycemic load as I explain in greater detail in my new book, “The Mediterranean Zone.”
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Prebiotics like polyphenols are more clinically powerful.  In Europe, cocoa polyphenols have an extremely good case to achieve blood pressure reduction claim as long as you consume at least 400 mg. per day.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The best way to maintain good gut health is to consume an anti-inflammatory diet rich in non-starchy vegetables.  The polyphenols in the vegetables will stimulate a better balance of microbes as well reduce a leaky gut.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

Nuts are great sources of polyphenols.  Unfortunately, they are also great sources of fat that has to go somewhere once you consume it.  If you are not burning it up, then you store it in your fat cells.  When they get stuffed, then it goes to other cells and causes lipotoxicity, which is major contributor to diabetes.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

It's the polyphenols as I explain in “The Mediterranean Zone” which is coming out in September.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The only problem is that polyphenols don't cross the epidermis very effectively.  You will have better success taking them orally and interacting with the dermis via the blood.
Doctor Barry Sears

Dr. Sears Comments:

The best way to prevent a "brain leak" is to maintain a strong blood-brain barrier.