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November Newsletter

The Zone leads her to a new life  By Noemi L.

Dear Dr. Sears, I grew up in a family of seven kids. Being Mexican-American also came with eating plenty of authentic food. Mom cooked homemade meals. She learned how to cook from her mother when she was a young girl growing up in Mexico. Our meals consisted of rice, beans, red meat, homemade flour tortillas, and sweet bread for dessert. If it wasn't something sauteed for dinner, then rest assure it was fried! Read More >

Stay in the Zone this Thanksgiving  By Lynn Sears

Thanksgiving usually signals the beginning of a five- or six-week eating extravaganza, which ends in remorse, weight gain and diet resolutions on New Year's Day. It doesn't have to be that way. Read More >

Easy, hearty and healthy chili recipe  By Sue Knorr

Fall is here, and with it the familiar chill in the air signaling winter can't be far behind. This satisfying chili is one of my favorite ways to warm up from an afternoon outdoors. It's great for tailgating too. Read More >

Increasing energy levels through exercise   By Lisa Ziegel

Let's face it, we are a nation of tired people. We Americans seem obsessed with gaining more energy, with coffee being the beverage of choice to rev up our engines. In 1997 the "energy" drink Red Bull was introduced to the weary and from that sprang an entire industry with consumption (mainly among younger adults and now, in a more worrying manner, teen-agers) on the rise. Read More >

Are you confused?  By Dave Schreck

I was searching through the dusty shelves of a friend's bookcase and came across a 1971 book titled "Are You Confused?" by Paavo Airola, PhD.,N.D. The book detailed his philosophy of nutrition and "health secrets." The diet was based on the three basic food groups: 1) Grains, legumes, beans, seeds, nuts. 2) vegetables and 3) fruit. Read More >