Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

It’s nice to see Time finally acknowledging a linkage between inflammation, insulin resistance, and Alzheimer’s. My new book, “The Mediterranean Zone,” explores that linkage in far greater detail.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Your best use of cardiovascular exercise is to do interval training. It isharder, but you have a far greater benefit in lowering insulin resistance and thus greater fat loss.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The key to fat loss is balancing the protein-to-glycemic load of a meal. That will generate greater satiety, which means you are less hungry and cutting back on calories becomes much easier.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The breakfast was OK, but the lunch and dinner could have generated more nutrition with greater satiety. I have always said it is possible to follow the Zone Diet using fast food, although your choices may be very limited.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

The key to weight loss (really fat loss) is never being hungry in the first place. It’s called satiety. The best-balanced meal will only control the hormones (insulin and glucagon) that control blood sugar levels for about 5 hours. But the key is balance to maintain that hormonal control throughout the day.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Vitamin D remains to be marker of general health, therefore its association to premature death is reasonable but not a cause.

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/folate_brain_tumors_0605140328.html

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Gamma tocopherol is a much better anti-oxidant than alpha tocopherol. nn

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Again this is an association, not a causality. Usually low vitamin D indicates that the mother is in general poor health. Therefore it is not unlikely that her off-spring will also be in the same health condition.n

Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Again, this only indicates that low Vitamin D is a marker for poor health in general.