Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cabbage Diet

Day 1
Breakfast:  Black Coffee or Tea
Lunch:       2 eggs, Cabbage salad with lemon and olive oil, 1 tomato, 1 cup of tomato juice
Dinner:      1 piece of fresh fish grilled, boiled or fried, cabage salad with olive oil and lemon

Day 2
Breakfast:  Black Coffee or Tea
Lunch:       Fresh Fish, Cabbage salad with lemon and olive oil,
Dinner:      1 piece of chicken breast, boiled or grilled
                 1 cup of non-fat Yogurt

Day 3
Breakfast:  Black Coffee or Tea
Lunch:       1 egg, carrots, cheese
Dinner:       Apples

Day 4
Breakfast:  Black Coffee or Tea
Lunch:       Parsnip fried or grilled, apples
Dinner:      1 egg, Boiled chicken breast, Cabbage salad with lemon and olive oil

Day 5
Breakfast:  carrots, lemon Juice
Lunch:       fresh fish grilled or fried, 1 cup of tomato juice
Dinner:      Fresh Fish, Cabbage salad with lemon and olive oil

Day 6
Breakfast:  Black Coffee or Tea, Lemon juice
Lunch:       chicken breast, boiled or grilled, Cabbage salad with lemon and olive oil
Dinner:      2 eggs, carrots

Day 7
Breakfast:  Tea
Lunch:        chicken breast, boiled or grilled, fruit of choice
Dinner:       Choice of any day except day 3.

I haven't tried it myself but could see how you would lose weight quickly

Friday, March 5, 2010

How I Get My Energy

Al Sears, MD11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
March 2, 2010
Dear ian,
Today I want to tell you about something I use to get my energy.
You can use this yourself to get energized without caffeine, herbs, or sugar.
This energy boost helps me focus and stay alert… and I don’t get tired as much.
I give it to my patients when they want more energy.
They say they “jump out of bed” in the morning instead of feeling stiff and cranky. They call it their best source of energy. And they stock up on it just in case we run out.
If you need more zip in your day, or you feel like you’re dragging yourself around all the time, this energy formula I call Accel can put more energy into your life.
Instead of flooding your body with caffeine or other stimulants, this formula allows each cell in your body to make its own energy.
When you multiply this energy boost by 50 to 75 trillion – the number of cells in your body – you get a lift you can actually feel.
Your heart vigorously pumps blood and delivers oxygen… your brain fires on all cylinders… and your muscles have energy to burn. This orchestrated flow of energy gives you the feeling of youth and vitality.
You get the feeling, “I can do this!”
It’s safe, reliable, and there’s proof the energy is real…
The researcher who developed one of the ingredients in my formula – Dr. Mae from Japan – sent me this unpublished study showing how it works in animal models:

You can see the mice taking Accel lasted 150 seconds longer on the treadmill. This translates into a huge boost of performance power. The mice on Accel had more energy and were able to keep going for much longer.1
Mice don’t lie. They don’t know they’re being tested, so there’s no placebo effect.
Accel clearly helped them fight fatigue.
Now remember, this is an animal study. But does it do the same thing for people?
Well… just take a look at this study:
When professional cross-country skiers took a weaker form, every aspect of their physical performance improved dramatically. The results, published in the journal Molecular Aspects of Medicine, showed a remarkable 94% of the skiers who took it felt their endurance, performance time, and recovery time were all much improved.2
And here’s the thing…
These skiers were taking a much weaker form of the energizing ingredient in Accel. They were taking a form of CoQ10 called ubiquinone. Accel has a “trumped up” form called ubiquinol. It’s proven to be more absorbable and stay in your blood longer.
That’s why it gives you such an energy boost.
This is something you can actually feel.
When a group of people taking Accel were asked to describe how they feel, their “vitality score” jumped off the charts.3
Your vitality score is a way researchers can track how good you feel.
Take a look at this graph:
As you can see, taking Accel more than doubled their “feel good factor.”
Here’s what happened: Men and women living in a nursing home took the energy ingredient in Accel for 9 months. They were all between the ages of 69 and 87.
After taking Accel for 9 months – the results were amazing:
Their vitality scores went up by over 100%.
When you read the studies and hear the stories from my patients, you can easily get a sense of how powerful this fatigue fighter really is… and it couldn’t be easier to get.
All you have to do is take Accel.
My patients come to my clinic with remarkable stories.
Here’s what Patty from Vermont told me:
“Once I started Accel, I felt incredibly better; my mind was sharp throughout the day, and my energy was boundless. Thank you, Dr. Sears!”
Klaus from California feels the energy from Accel. Here’s what he said:
“Accel gives me the energy of a person much younger than me. I run two miles several times a week and feel just great all around. I am 71 years old and in excellent health!”
This is something I want you to know about.
You have options. You don’t have to drag yourself around and feel tired all the time. You can put that pep in your step without getting burned out on coffee or sugar rushes.
Accel is the one thing I take everyday without fail.
I want you to have this for yourself.
Join me now and feel more energy too…
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD

1 Kaneka Nutrients L.P. Unpublished Study, 2008.
2 Ylikoski T, et al. “The effect of CoQ10 on the exercise performance of cross-country skiers.” Mol Aspects Med. 1997;18 Suppl:S283-90.
3 Kaneka Nutrients L.P. Unpublished Study, 2008.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Your March Issue of Health Confidential

March 1, 2010, Issue No. 49

In This Issue:

Atkins Without Beef… What’s Next?

Have you heard about this “Eco-Atkins Diet” that a bunch of researchers dreamed up to please vegetarians?

Dr. Atkins must be rolling over in his grave.

These veggie-wackos want a diet that offers “Atkins without animal fat.” They call it, “Eco-Atkins.”

Holy cow!

The Atkins Diet is all about eating animal protein. So how do you eat a high-protein diet without animal fat? Turns out we’re supposed to bulk up on soy burgers and wake up to the smell of vegetarian bacon – whatever that is!

Beef Is the Best Source of These Essential Nutrients:

Protein: Meat is a complete protein. Vegetables are not. Vegetarians have to combine foods to make a complete protein. They’re also lower in protein content than meat sources. For instance, 3 ounces of beef contain 50 grams of protein compared to 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, which contains 16 grams.

B12: Animal products are the primary source of B12. This is a serious problem for vegetarians, especially vegans. Lack of B12 causes anemia and can cause nerve damage leading to irreversible conditions like blindness.5,6

Iron: Vegetarians not only get less iron, the type of iron from a vegetarian diet is different. The type of iron from a vegetarian diet is absorbed 70% less than a meat diet.7 This is especially dangerous to children and pregnant women. Children develop behavior problems and delays in their development. Pregnant women deliver pre term.8,9

Zinc: Beef is the number one source for zinc, and all animal products are good sources. Vegetarians not only get less zinc to begin with, they absorb up to 35% less of it.10 A zinc deficiency affects your immunity, and can stunt your growth and the way your brain functions.

CLA: Almost 98% of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) comes from meat. CLA has been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.11 It also helps with fat loss.

Beef is the best source of Coenzyme Q10. There is next to none in fruits and vegetables. CoQ10 is in every cell of our body. It creates energy. CoQ10 improves heart function and diabetes, and helps prevent autoimmune disease.12
Don’t be deceived. This crazy veggie-plan is in no way eco-friendly, sustainable, or healthier. The diet is based on multiple allergens such as soy, gluten, and dairy. They use processed foods like veggie bacon, deli slices, and breakfast links.

What’s worse:

  • Up to 30 times the maximum level allowed for a toxic chemical called melamine has been found in soy products. Melamine is a hazardous air pollutant that affects the brain. It’s banned from organic food, yet it’s finding its way into soy.1
  • Commercial soy farmers in South America are taking over and driving peasant farmers off their land.2
  • Soy is grown on stripped and deforested lands in the Amazon rainforest.3
  • Inferior and contaminated soy is quietly being imported from China.4
This concept is disconnected from our past, and it screams of ignorance.

For millions of years, our ancestors were part of an ecological system that had a perfect balance in nature. They relied on fresh-caught meat and food gathered from the ground, bushes, and trees. Their diet was high-protein, high-fat, and low-carbohydrate. Diseases of modern day were non-existent.

Vegetarians want to replace this with processed, low-fat starch products that can ruin your health.

Where’s the Beef?

The study they’ve based their conclusions on has nothing to do with Atkins’ diet plan. Atkins’ diet is based on beef. In the study, one group ate a vegetarian diet, and the other a vegan diet. The diets are hard to follow for most people, and the products aren’t readily available. But what’s more important, vital nutrients are missing.

Meat eaters are more likely than vegetarians to get 100% of the protein, iron, zinc, and B vitamins they need.

This veggie Atkins imitator is a far cry from the natural and healthy diet handed down through millions of years of evolution. Eco-Atkins goes against our own biology and history.

Ancient Is Eco-Friendly

Step back in time with me for a moment…

A stone-age diet is similar to the original Atkins plan. Primitive man hunted animals that fed on wild grasses. Meat was pure, fresh, and full of nutrients. They supplemented with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. They drank fresh water. Very little was based on grains, gluten, or soy. Their diet certainly was not based on processed, pre-packaged veggie links.

Our bodies were designed to digest meat, yet vegetarians still think it’s bad for you. They don’t understand that eating grass-fed beef is healthy, low-fat, and contains essential nutrients they’re missing from their diet. Our ancestors’ diet allowed prehistoric man to have a stored energy source for times of famine. Today, it gives us a great backup fuel system for our bodies.

By eating like our ancestors, we naturally lower our intake of carbohydrates. With fewer carbohydrates, our bodies switch to using fat as fuel. We are fully satisfied and lose body fat. Our blood sugar levels out. Our LDL and HDL cholesterol levels improve, along with triglycerides.
There’s more…
Natural sources of animal protein:
  • Have higher nutritional value. Grass-fed beef is low-fat with fewer calories than grain-fed. It also has more omega-3s, B vitamins, CoQ10, zinc, vitamin E, and beta-carotene.
  • Avoid common allergic triggers such as milk, soy, egg, and wheat.
  • Offer important nutrients that fuel the brain and stabilize mood.
  • Satisfy the appetite. They keep hunger away longer, making dieting easier.

Benefits of Grass-Fed Beef

1. Less overall fat and calories: A six-ounce grass-fed loin has 92 fewer calories than grain-fed. This saves an average American 16,642 calories each year.13

2. More Omega-3:
Grass-fed beef has 2 to 10 times more omega-3s than grain-fed beef and a healthy ratio as little as 1:1.14 Grain-fed beef is as much as 14:1.15

3. More CLA: Grass-fed beef has 2 to 5 times more CLA than grain-fed. CLA supports immune and cardiovascular growth and lean muscle mass.16

4. More Vitamin E:
Grass-fed beef contains 3 to 6 times more vitamin E than grain-fed beef.17

5. More Carotenoids: Grass-fed beef has up to 4 times more beta-carotene than grain-fed beef.18 Carotenoids promote eye and macular health.

6. More B Vitamins, CoQ10, and Zinc: Grass-fed beef has more B vitamins, CoQ10, and zinc than grain-fed beef.
Dr. Atkins was a visionary. He taught people to eat like our primitive ancestors. But there is one area where he went wrong…
You’ve got to watch out for trans-fat and eliminate it from your diet. Trans-fat comes from partially hydrogenated oils. You find it in processed and fast foods. Trans-fat raises bad cholesterol (LDL) while lowering good cholesterol (HDL).

You also need to watch the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. We get too few 3’s and too many 6’s. When you cut down on processed and fast foods, you decrease 6’s. Another way is by switching to grass-fed beef.

A high-protein, low-carb diet is good for you, as long as you’re getting the right fats.

Here’s how to get back to the basics:
  • Make protein the main course of every meal. Base your diet on grass-fed beef, buffalo, wild game, and eggs. For variety, add an occasional wild-caught, coldwater fish.
  • Eat quality, low-glycemic carbohydrates. Stick to above-ground vegetables, fruits, and berries.
  • Eat quality fat and increase omega-3’s. Throw in a handful of nuts, avocados, and some healthful oils.
  • Avoid packaged and processed foods.

1 “Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry,” (p. 18) Accessed 02 2010.
2 “Paraguay may limit soy farming in land reform,” Interview 12 Sep 2008 16:59:39 GMT: Reuters. By Mariel Cristaldo.
3 “Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry,” (p. 18) Accessed 02 2010.
4 “Behind the Bean: The Heroes and Charlatans of the Natural and Organic Soy Foods Industry,” (p. 18) Accessed 02 2010.
5 Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Standing Committee on the Scientific Evaluation of Dietary Reference Intakes. Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998.
6 Milea, D. “Blindness in a strict vegan.” N. Engl. J. Med. 342: 897- 898; 2000.
7 Hunt, J.R.; Roughead, Z.K. “Nonheme-iron absorption, fecal ferritin excretion, and blood indexes of iron status in women consuming controlled lactoovovegetarian diets for 8 weeks.” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 69: 944-952; 1999.
8 Lozoff, B.; Jimenez, E.; Hagen, J.; Mollen, E.; Wolf, A.W. “Poorer behavioral and developmental outcome more than 10 years after treatment for iron deficiency in infancy.” Pediatrics 105: e51; 2000.
9 Allen, L.H. “Anemia and iron deficiency: effects on pregnancy outcome.” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 71(suppl): 1280s-1284s; 2000.
10 Hunt, J.R.; Matthys, L.A.; Johnson, L.K. “Zinc absorption, mineral balance, and blood lipids in women consuming controlled lactoovovegetarian and omnivorous diets for 8 weeks.” Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 67: 421- 430; 1998.
11 Kelley NS, Hubbard NE, Erickson KL. (2007). “Conjugated linoleic acid isomers and cancer.” J Nutr (UC Davis, Ca, USA) 137 (12): 2599-607.
12 Linus Pauling Institute. “Micronutrient Information Center.” Accessed 02 2010.
13 Robinson, J. Pasture Perfect: The Far Reaching Benefits of Choosing Meat, Eggs, and Dairy Products From Grass-Fed Animals. Vashon Island Press. 2004.
14 Rule D.C. (2002). “Comparison of muscle fatty acid profiles and cholesterol concentrations of bison, beef cattle, elk, and chicken.” Journal of Animal Science, 80: 1202-1211.
15 “Scientific Research.” Accessed 02 2010.
16 Dhiman, T.R., G.R. Anand, L.D. Satter, and M.W. Pariza. (1999). “Conjugated Linolenic Acid Content of Milk from Cows Fed Different Diets.” J Dairy Sci. 82, (10): 2146-56.
17 Smith, G.C. “Dietary Supplementation of Vitamin E to Cattle to Improve Shelf-Life and Case-Life for Domestic and International Markets.” Colorado State University Department of Animal Sciences. Accessed 02 2010.
18 Prache, S., A. Priolo, et al. (2003). “Persistence of carotenoid pigments in the blood of concentrate-finished grazing sheep: its significance for the traceability of grass-feeding.” J Anim Sci 81(2): 360-7.

The Truth About “Vitamin Sunshine”

You can lower your risk of 17 types of cancer by 77%, just by taking a simple nutrient:

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin.”

Even if you take vitamins, you’re probably not getting enough D. In fact, in one study I read, when over 1,200 people were randomly screened, more than 87% had a vitamin D deficiency.1

My patients do their best to get in the sun and take supplements. But when they come to my clinic, their levels of vitamin D are still too low.

There are things that lower – even deplete – your vitamin D levels. And the 400 units of vitamin D our government recommends are simply not enough to do the job right. Once it gets into your bloodstream, it’s spread too thin to give your cells what they need.

Vitamin D is used by every cell in your body. It keeps cells healthy and functioning at their best, and it’s critical for your immune system. If you don’t have enough, some cells may end up damaged and diseased. To prevent cancer, your levels of vitamin D must be much higher.

Go without vitamin D long enough, and it can be the last mistake you make. One study followed 13,000 people for more than 12 years. They found out that too little vitamin D was an independent risk factor for death.2

Nature’s Healthy Option

Our ancestors lived naked in the sun for millions of years.

But over time, we started to migrate north where there was less sun. We put on clothes, built houses, drove cars, and got jobs. We spent more time indoors… and when we did go out, we wore sunscreen.

All of these lifestyle changes reduced the levels of vitamin D in our bodies.

Suddenly, diseases of civilization began to occur. The same diseases prevented by vitamin D. We were forced to shift our focus from fighting wild animals to fighting a health disaster created by our man-made environment.

The “minimum daily requirement” of vitamin D is based on preventing a childhood disease called rickets. So you’d think our youth would be protected. Yet when 380 infants and 6,000 children were tested:3,4

  • 12% of infants were deficient.
  • 40% of infants had less than optimal levels – and one-third already showed signs of bone loss!
  • 9% of children, or 7.6 million were deficient.
  • 61% of children, or 50.8 million, had less than optimal levels.
Adults also believe they only need the minimum requirement. But if you raise the level of vitamin D, you can prevent cancers, fractures, type 1 diabetes, and many autoimmune disorders:5,6,7,8
Let’s look at cancer for a moment. In a separate study, a group of healthy women took either a placebo, calcium alone, or vitamin D with calcium. In four year’s time, most of the placebo group developed cancer. But 77% of the women who took vitamin D with calcium were cancer free.9

You can choose to be sick or healthy simply by increasing your vitamin D.

The Damage Starts Here

Even if you have the best intentions, there are a dozen obstacles to getting enough vitamin D:

Consider this:10

• Cloud cover reduces vitamin D exposure by 50%.

• Pollution can reduce vitamin D exposure by 60%.

• Glass doesn’t allow vitamin D to penetrate.

• Sunscreen doesn’t allow vitamin D to penetrate.
1. We wear clothing.

2. We wear sunscreen.

3. We don’t migrate with the sun.

4. We don’t live near the equator.

5. We work inside during the day.

6. We drive cars that block the sun.

7. We may have excess body fat that doesn’t absorb as well.

8. We may be older in years with less ability to absorb as well.

9. We may have dark skin pigmentation that doesn’t absorb as well.

10. We develop food allergies and intolerances that prevent absorption.

11. We adhere to diets such as strict vegetarianism that prevent absorption.

12. We take certain drugs, antibiotics, or corticosteroids that prevent absorption.
The next time you go in for a physical, ask your doctor to check your level of vitamin D. It’s a simple, inexpensive test that provides valuable information.

Boost D to Beat Disease

I recommend you aim for a minimum of 2,000 I.U. of vitamin D a day. If you get your level tested and it’s low, take between 5,000 and 10,000 I.U. a day from a variety of sources.

Try and go outside and expose your body to sunlight every day. As little as 10 minutes in the midday sun produces 10,000 units of vitamin D. You feel instantly better.

Add sources of vitamin D to your diet. Below is a list of foods that contain vitamin D. Or take a daily supplement. Cod liver oil is one of the best natural sources. Plus, it offers a bonus. It contains vitamin A, plenty of omega-3s, and is convenient to take.

Cod Liver Oil
1 Tbsp.
3 Oz.
3 Oz.
Salmon, cooked
3.5 Oz.
Mackerel, cooked
3.5 Oz.
Sardines, canned in oil, drained
1.75 Oz.
Tuna, canned in oil
3 Oz.
Eel, cooked
3.5 Oz.
Pork spare ribs
3 Oz.
Beef liver, pan fried
3 Oz.
Egg, whole
1 Ray MM, Long AN, et al. “Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in an Urban General Internal Medicine Academic Practice,” 2009 Southern Regional Meeting Abstracts Session: SSGIM Research Abstract Session C.
2 Melamed ML, Michos ED, Post W, Astor B “25-hydroxyvitamin D levels and the risk of mortality in the general population.” Arch Intern Med. 2008 Aug 11;168(15):1629-37.
3 Gordon, CM, et al. “Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Healthy Infants and Toddlers.” Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(6):505-512.
4 Kumar, J, et al. “Prevalence and Associations of 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Deficiency in US Children: NHANES 2001–2004.” Pediatrics 2009.
5 Lappe JM, et al. “Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85:1586-91.
6 Garland CF, et al. “Vitamin D and prevention of breast cancer: pooled analysis.” J Steroid. Biochem Mol Biol. 2007;103;708-11.
7 Hypponen E, et al. “Intake of Vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth-cohort study.” Lancet 2001;358:1500-3.
8Bischolff-Ferrari HA, et al. “Fracture prevention with vitamin D supplementation: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.” JAMA. 2005;293:2257-64.
9 Lappe JM., et al. “Vitamin D and calcium supplementation reduces cancer risk: results of a randomized trial.” Am J Clin Nutr. 2007 Jun;85(6):1586-91.
10 “Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D” Accessed Jan 2010.

New York City Takes On Salt

The Real Issue… and Why You Need to Know About It

Did you see the January 10th New York Times report about salt?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently named it his next “Public Enemy #1.”
His health department already banned trans-fats in restaurants. And forced calorie counts to be listed on menus. Now they’re taking on salt.2

The real question they should be asking is not “Should you eat salt or not?” It’s “What kind of salt should you eat?”

Good News for Salt Lovers

You need salt to live, and to continue living. No doubt about it…
  • A human embryo develops in salty amniotic fluid.
  • Your body consists of three distinct fluid systems, all salty – blood plasma, lymphatic fluid, and extracellular fluid.
  • Salt carries nutrients across cell membranes into your cells.
  • Salt keeps calcium and other minerals soluble in your blood.
  • Salt helps regulate muscle contractions.
  • The mainstay of fluid replacement therapy for treatment of dehydration – or as an IV therapy to prevent hypovolemic shock due to blood loss – is a saline solution of 0.9% sodium chloride.
  • Salt helps regulate blood pressure and fluid volume.
  • In hot temperatures, salt regulates your fluid balance.
  • It helps stimulate your nerves by increasing conductivity in nerve cells… for communication and information processing.
You can’t live without salt in your body.
You’re unable to digest food without it. Your heart needs it to function. So do your adrenals. Your liver and kidneys cannot work without salt.
You sweat salt. Your tears are salty. Your blood is salty.
So I trust you’ll look past conventional medicine’s blindness in pressing for low-salt diets.

Is Low-Salt Really Better?

The idea that salt consumption causes high blood pressure in the first place is a relatively recent belief… based, in fact, on questionable conclusions from a handful of studies.
Repeated studies failed to show a major causal link between salt intake and high blood pressure. In fact, some research points in the opposite direction.3
A huge government study on thousands of people concluded that minerals – especially potassium and magnesium – are better at lowering blood pressure than salt.4
Even the CDC’s own data over the space of 30 years showed that adequate mineral intake acts to keep your blood pressure low.5
A low-salt diet supposedly reduces your risk of heart attacks and strokes. But where’s the evidence? I’ve seen compelling evidence that shows you increase your risk of a heart attack on a low-salt diet.6
Why an increase?
Because low-salt diets can create or worsen nutritional deficiencies. And you know you need vitamins and minerals for good heart health.
So I take conventional medicine’s low-salt advice with a grain of salt… and suggest you do, too. This should come as good news if you enjoy salty foods.
But yet, it’s worth considering what type of salt is best for your health.

Choose “Living” Salt for Life

Regular table salt is a highly processed product that’s devoid of nutrients and minerals – like most other processed foods.
Due to extensive processing, which either destroys nutrients with high temperatures or strips them out, it lacks the nutrients found naturally in unrefined salts such as sea salt.
I advise switching to natural sea salt as your replacement for “traditional” table salt.
Think of unrefined salt as a whole, living food, because it is. It provides up to 82 vital trace minerals that promote your best possible life function and cellular health.
Even in tiny amounts, these minerals rally to regulate your body’s systems. They restock your electrolytes and balance your acid/alkaline levels.

Say Good-Bye to Traditional Table Salt

Your best way to replace processed table salt with unrefined sea salt is to eat whole organic vegetables, fruits, and meats you cook yourself… then add your own sea salt to taste.
Here’s a list of high-sodium prepared foods, with lower sodium alternatives to substitute. Choose these options… and add your own healthy replacement for processed table salt.

Sources of Added Salt              

Substitute Instead         

Canned / frozen vegetables
Fresh vegetables
Homemade soup
Ready-to-eat cereals
Shredded wheat, puffed rice, oatmeal, low-sodium cereals
Celery salt, garlic salt
Caraway seeds, pepper, garlic, parsley, sesame, thyme, lemon, other spices
Salad Dressings
Homemade dressings
Steak sauces, sauces,
Prepared mustard, catsup
Lemon, spices
Crackers, potato chips,
Corn chips     
Salt-free matzah, crackers,
Club soda
Seltzer water, juices
Bacon, ham, salami                      
Nitrite-free sandwich meats
Fast food
Salad, sandwiches
You can purchase sea salt in health-food stores and many mainstream grocery stores.
Still Worried About High Blood Pressure?
Since studies show poor outcomes for people low in minerals, here are some ways to increase your dietary intake of the most critical ones.
Magnesium – Helpful for healthy heart function and normal blood pressure. Dark green leafy veggies like spinach are rich in magnesium because chlorophyll molecules contain magnesium. Beans, peas, nuts, seeds, and seafood also provide magnesium. You should strive to eat enough magnesium-rich foods to get 500-1,000 mg of magnesium daily.
Potassium – Maintains normal fluid and electrolyte balance, and promotes normal muscle function. Helps optimize blood pressure levels.7
Foods rich in potassium include orange-colored fruits and veggies like apricots, cantaloupe, oranges, nectarines, peaches, sweet potatoes, and butternut and acorn squash. Other foods rich in potassium are black and kidney beans, spinach, Swiss chard, artichokes, bananas, kiwi, fish, meat, poultry, and milk. You should strive to get your potassium from a healthy diet.
Calcium – Populations with low calcium intake have higher blood pressure. But it’s not been proven that popping extra calcium supplements will automatically lower your blood pressure.

1 “Citing Hazard, New York Says Hold the Salt,” The New York Times, 01/10/10.
3 “Salt Your Way to Health,” Brownstein, David, M.D., (Reprinted from the Winter 2006 issue of A Grain of Salt.
4 Ibid.
5 Ibid.
6 Ibid.
7 “Lower Your Blood Pressure with Potassium-Rich Foods,” The Vancouver Sun, 02/11/10.


Cancer Fighter Found in Milk...

Al Sears, MD11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
February 26, 2010
Dear ian,
Here's something impressive.

I just came across a study on my desk suggesting that a simple protein derived from cow's milk can put a stop to cancer.

In the study, a group of rats were given a toxic chemical known to cause tumors in the intestinal tracts. When given this milk protein, the rats had a significantly lower rate of abnormal cell growth in the intestines.1

It's called lactoferrin. Normally, it's found in whey.

And as this research suggests, it can be a powerful ally in the fight against cancer.

More studies confirm it. In one study, lactoferrin was shown to be highly effective at suppressing pancreatic cancer cells.

It was so effective, the researchers stated, that lactoferrin "...might become one of the new drugs of choice for the adjuvant therapy against pancreatic cancer."2

It seems it works by supporting and boosting the immune system. That makes sense. Lactoferrin is also found in mother's milk. It's the compound that protects nursing newborns from disease and "switches on" their immune systems.

If you use whey protein, you're already getting some lactoferrin. Otherwise, you can get the benefits by supplementing. Take 250-500 mg per day.

Here are three other natural and powerful cancer fighters mainstream medicine has completely ignored:

CoQ10 - This is a powerful antioxidant and its critical for your heart. But it's also a powerful ally in the fight against cancer. In one study, astonished researchers documented 10 cases of cancer patients who unexpectedly survived when treated with CoQ10.3 I recommend you take 50 mg of CoQ10 a day. Make sure it's the potent form of CoQ10 known as ubiquinol.

Vitamin K2 - This amazing vitamin has been proven to stop cancer in its tracks. A study in the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology found this vitamin can kill off leukemia, pancreatic, and ovarian cancer cells.4 You can find it at your local health-food store. I recommend you take 45 to 90 mcg a day. Take it with a meal. It'll help your body absorb it better, since vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin.

Graviola - The leaf from this little-known South American tree can combat 12 types of cancer cells, including breast, prostate, colon, lung, and pancreatic tumors. It does this by programming the cells to "self destruct."5 You can find it at your local health-food store. Take 2-4 grams per day.

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1 Tsuda H, Sekine K, Nakamura J, Ushida Y, Kuhara T, Takasuka N, Kim DJ, Asamoto M, Baba-Toriyama H, Moore MA, Nishino H, Kakizoe T. "Inhibition of azoxymethane initiated colon tumor and aberrant crypt foci development by bovine lactoferrin administration in F344 rats." Adv Exp Med Biol 1998;443:273-84.
2 Sakamoto N. "Antitumor effect of human lactoferrin against newly established human pancreatic cancer cell line SPA." Gan To Kagaku Ryoho 1998 Aug;25(10):1557-63.
3 Folkers K, Brown R, Judy WV, Morita M. "Survival of cancer patients on therapy with coenzyme Q10." Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1993 Apr 15;192(1): 241-5.
4 Shibayama-Imazu T, Sakairi S, Watanabe A, Aiuchi T, Nakajo S, Nakaya K. "Vitamin K(2) selectively induced apoptosis in ovarian TYK-nu and pancreatic MIA PaCa-2 cells out of eight solid tumor cell lines through a mechanism different  geranylgeraniol." J Cancer Rees Clin Oncol. 2003 Jan;129(1):1-11.
5 Kojima, N. "Systematic synthesis of antitumor Annonaceous acetogenins." Yakugaku Zasshi. 2004; 124(10): 673-81.

Secret African Seed Makes Slimming Soup

Al Sears, MD
11903 Southern Blvd., Ste. 208
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
February 25, 2010
Dear ian,
Did you see this?
A researcher in West Africa discovered a tribe where the natives don’t get fat.
They put something in their soup that resets their body’s “fat signals” so they always stay lean.
I wanted to make sure you found out about it… This revolutionary nutrient can help you burn pounds of unwanted fat.

Deep in the jungles of West Africa, there are places where obesity is completely unknown.

The natives don’t get fat.
A professor doing population studies discovered this curious fact. After watching this group and comparing them to others, he found something unique about their diet:
The locals use a paste derived from the seed of a “bush mango” to thicken their soups.
This professor, an expert in nutritional biochemistry at the university in nearby Cameroon, created an extract of this seed and ran his own tests.

After 10 weeks, the people taking this extract dropped an average of 28 pounds and shed 6 inches around their waist.

The results were published in the online journal Lipids in Health and Disease.1
FOX News picked up the story from Reuters when the study hit the media.2
You can use this very same natural extract to burn pounds of unwanted fat.*
It may be the most potent weight-reduction herb ever tested.*
When I first read this study, I immediately had the extract shipped to my clinic.
Of course, this was only one study. I needed more evidence. I wanted to see it in action. So I followed up with more research at my own Wellness Research Foundation.

My patients and volunteers were stunned. After four weeks into the program we started getting remarkable results: Penny McLean, who works in my office, dropped two dress sizes without doing anything, except taking this West African herb.*
Word spread fast, and the other women in my office started taking it. Soon I started hearing things like, “My pants are too big…” and “I got into a pair of jeans I haven’t worn in years…”*
I tried it myself, and it worked. My belly started slimming down. It felt tight. And I really didn’t change much. I simply ate a healthy diet and exercised as I always had. But what a difference!
That’s when I knew we were on to something big.
At the next meeting with my Foundation staff, we sat around the conference table and discussed how to advise our patients about this new breakthrough.
Then I put the question to them:
“How can we make this even better?”
Our senior researcher put his hand on a stack of files and pushed them toward the center of the table.
“Undaria pinnatifida.”
The seaweed extract my colleague was referring to safely and easily reduces your appetite.
It made immediate sense to everyone.
In my opinion, the combination of the two, which I call Primal Lean, may be the most effective weight-reduction formula ever tested.*
Here’s how it works…
The first part of my formula is an all-natural herb that grows deep in the forests of West Africa. And it resets your body to the point where you naturally and easily resist the production of new fat cells – just like you did when you were in college.*
Remember those days? When you could eat anything you wanted… and nothing made you fat. There’s a reason why. Your body had the right balance of certain factors that control the size and production of fat cells.*
It’s easy when you’re young. But as you age, things get thrown off balance. Especially when the food you eat is processed and full of additives and chemicals. This interferes with the signals that move between the cells in your body.
That’s why it’s hard to shed weight as you age… even when you try your best to eat right and exercise.
This herb improves those signals and resets your body’s delicate machinery. When it regains its balance, your body has the ability to more effectively control fat production – just like it did when you were younger.*
Staying lean and trim as you age is not easy. You can eat right and exercise and still end up with a “spare tire” around your belly. It doesn’t seem fair.
But if you know why this is happening, you can do something about it. (And get a firm, slim body that lasts for decades to come.)*
The West African herb – called irvingia gabonensis – makes it easier.
How does it work?
Your body has a “signal network” that controls your fat cells.
If this communication system breaks down, your fat cells get bigger and bigger… and you get more and more of them.
As you age, that’s exactly what happens.
Fat Signal #1: Using Fat for Energy – Naturally
When things are running smoothly, your fat cells produce leptin. This messenger sends out two signals: One, it tells your brain you’re full. That shuts down your hunger. Two, it tells the fat inside your cells to break down into a kind of fat that can be burned as energy.
When these signals are working, you don’t get hungry as often, and your body can use fat as a source of fuel. That means fat gets burned naturally.
But when too many fat cells build up, a protein called CRP sticks to the leptin and prevents it from delivering its message to your brain. Signal lost.
This is called leptin resistance. The bottom line is you’ll always feel hungry, and the fat inside your cells will stay there forever.
When this happens, it triggers a series of other signal problems.
Fat Signal #2: Controlling Sensitivity to the “Fat Hormone”
Another messenger – adiponectin – controls your sensitivity to insulin. As one of my readers, you know insulin tells your body how much fat to make. When you have lots of adiponectin, your body is better able to respond to insulin. Your waist is small, your heart is healthy, and your arteries are clear.
But as you age, your levels of this critical fat signal drop… then you’re more likely to get bigger, fatter, and have a higher risk of heart trouble.
Fat Signal #3: The Bad Guy… Turning Blood Sugar Into Fat
The 3rd messenger is actually a bad guy you want to get rid of… it’s called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase. This enzyme turns blood sugar into fat. Not what you want.
The magic behind Primal Lean is its ability to help restore your body’s signal network. After a few weeks, the leptin signal to your brain is stronger, adiponectin levels rise, and the bad guy – the fat making enzyme – gets cut off.*
Problem solved.
You see, as you age, these signals get thrown off. No matter how much you exercise or how well you eat, you will always be vulnerable to age-related fat gain.
Unless, of course, you have what I consider the “secret weapon” that restores youthful balance.
In this case, balance means having a communication network that’s firing on all cylinders. When it does, it’s a beautiful thing to see. This takes a period of weeks, but it works. It may be the most effortless way to drop pounds ever tested.
Before the study, the group taking the herb in Primal Lean averaged 215 pounds. After the study, they averaged 187 pounds – for a net loss of 28 pounds.*
The control group started at 212 pounds and went to 211 pounds. They lost an average of one pound, which means that almost nothing happened.
But there’s more to this than melting fat.*
Remember… This bombshell study first appeared in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. “Lipids” means “fatty acids,” like cholesterol. The editors of this journal were more interested in the remarkable way this herb normalizes blood fats.
Recognize any of these names?
Total cholesterol… HDL… LDL… blood glucose… C-reactive protein…
These are some of the terms you’ll find on your blood tests when you go to a doctor. Like the “fat signals” that normalized your body’s natural fat burning, the study suggests this West African herb has the power to maintain health in other parts of your body too.*
Imagine going to the doctor and seeing “within normal range” on many of your blood tests. It turns out this extract has a remarkable effect on a range of heart health indicators. The good stuff went up, and the bad stuff went down. Like clockwork. Everything resets itself.
This kind of herb is called an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance that helps your body adapt to stress and exerts a normalizing effect on bodily processes. Ginseng is a good example.
But this potent weight-reduction herb is more powerful. It’s more than just a tonic you take for increased energy. It has very specific talents. It ramps up your body’s ability to melt fat and supports healthy levels of blood fat.*
That makes it a monumental find.
If you take this herb by itself, I bet you’ll get great results.*
But There’s a Way to Make It Even Better…
I didn’t just take an herb and put it in a bottle. I made it my own.
I have something better.
Ironically, I found out about this new herb while my staff was working on another fat buster called fucoxanthin (pronounced: foo-coh-ZAN-thin).
This is a seaweed extract with potential fat-burning properties. Fucoxanthin was discovered by Japanese researchers quite by accident.*
When a group of Japanese marine biologists fed their study animals with fucoxanthin, something remarkable happened… a microscopic protein – called UCP1 – suddenly became active.
This protein turns up your metabolic furnace and lets your cells use fat for energy – not during exercise, but while you’re resting.*
This nutritious and very safe seaweed extract actually flips your metabolic switch and “turns on” your body’s fat-burning machinery.*
I’m very excited about the test results. Many are animal tests, but there are some very exciting human tests too. All suggest fucoxanthin is a powerful fat buster.*
The Japanese researchers were startled by the results. So they went to work. In a series of experiments, they gave two groups of mice the same diet, but one group supplemented with fucoxanthin.
In the fat tissue of the mice that supplemented with fucoxanthin, the researchers found high levels of the fat-burning protein UCP1. As a result, those mice lost a significant amount of fat. In the control group, there was no difference.3
The same researchers later discovered that fucoxanthin even prevented potential fat cells in mice from “growing up” and becoming mature fat cells.4*
Not only does fucoxanthin help you melt fat you already have… it may help prevent the formation of future fat cells. It could stop fat dead in its tracks.
Clinical studies show fucoxanthin is safe and effective for people too. The trials were finished last year, and the studies have been submitted for publication. From what I’ve seen, they look impressive.
In the test group, people taking fucoxanthin lost an average of 15 pounds in four months. The people in the control group lost just three pounds. Those are good numbers.5
I’m Very Excited About Primal Lean
Primal Lean is setting records in my office. It’s safe and effective. And everyone who tries it wants to stay on it.
Just keep in mind… it takes 8 to 10 weeks before you feel the whole effect. Sure, you may feel something before that. I have patients who do.
But in the spirit of full disclosure, I want you to understand that it takes a couple of months to really kick in.
There’s a reason for that…
Primal Lean is a natural supplement that resets and helps rebalance key systems in your body. It takes time for these systems to return to normal.*
But like I said, if you look back and consider all the years you’ve been trying diets that didn’t work, exercise plans that didn’t work, and every new idea that came along… 10 weeks feels like nothing!
I Want You to Feel This for Yourself…
I sent you this special invitation so you could experience first hand the amazing results Primal Lean can offer – without risk or regret.
Take my 10-week Primal Lean challenge. Lose all the fat you want. If it disappoints you, I’ll pick up the tab. I’ll pay for the whole thing.
As my loyal reader, I’ve chosen you to be the one of the first to get my new formula… and your results are guaranteed.
The look of joy, relief, and satisfaction on the faces of my patients is a powerful motivator.
I want the same for you.
Click here now to accept my invitation.
To Your Good Health,
Al Sears, MD

1 Oben JE, et al. Irvingia gabonensis significantly reduces body weight and improves metabolic parameters in overweight humans. Lipids in Health and Disease. 2009, 8:7
2 Reuters. Exotic Fruit Extract May Shed Pounds, Lower Cholesterol. March 24, 2009.
3 Maeda H, et al. Fucoxanthin shows antiobesity effect through UCP1 expression in white adipose tissues. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 1;332(2):392-7.
4 Sugawara T, et al. Antiangiogenic activity of fucoxanthin. J Agric Food Chem. 2006 Dec 27;54(26):9805-10.
5 Ramazanov, Z. Effect of fucoxanthin on energy expenditure in obese women: a double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial. Submitted for publication 2008.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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