Dr. William Sears, MD is a Harvard-trained pediatrician who's written more than 40 best-selling books—including The Baby Book, which has sold more than a million copies—and countless articles on nutrition, parenting, and healthy aging. His most recent book is The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan: Transform Your Mind and Body, Five Changes in Five Weeks.
What you'll learn from this episode:
How consuming astaxanthin—a novel antioxidant pigment found in marine animals and algae—helps protect your cells from the inside out, benefiting everything from your skin to your eyes and brain.
The different type of omega-3s that are commonly found in the diet.
The difference between triglyceride forms of omega-3s versus their phospholipid counterparts found in krill oil and foods like salmon roe.
Why you're only as healthy as your cell membranes and how to ensure they possess the important property of fluidity.
Where Dr. Sears ranks my book among the 42 he's read about the brain.
And much more!
This podcast is sponsored by my friends at Four Sigmatic (check out my interview with founder Tero Isokauppila in episode 12), who make a wide range of coffees, elixirs, and teas using mushrooms like chaga, reishi, lion's mane, and more. Go to foursigmatic.com/max to save 15 percent off of everything!
Resources from this episode:
The Baby Book, Revised Edition: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears, and James Sears
The Dr. Sears T5 Wellness Plan: Transform Your Mind and Body, Five Changes in Five Weeks by William Sears and Erin Sears Basile
All About Astaxanthin, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Natural Astaxanthin: Hawaii's Supernutrient by William Sears
Wild Salmon vs. Farmed Salmon (from my Instagram page)
12 Frequently Asked Questions About the Vegetarian Diet, Ask Dr. Sears
What You Should Know About Fatty Acids, Dr. Mercola
Health Benefits of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) by L.A. Horrocks and Y.K. Yeo, Pharmacological Research
DHA with Michael Crawford (Video), The Mother and Child Foundation
Health Benefits of Omega-3, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Health Benefits of Antioxidants, Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
Cell Membrane Fluidity (Video), Khan Academy
The Omega-3 Effect: Everything You Need to Know about the Supernutrient for Living Longer, Happier, and Healthier by James Sears, Bill Lands, and William Sears
How to Optimize Your Omega-6 to Omega-3 Ratio, Healthline
Diet and Lifestyle Change Gave Dr. Sears Renewed Health by Linda Arrandt, Simple + Well
Clean 15 vs. Dirty Dozen, Environmental Working Group
Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome by Jane E. Brody, The New York Times
NDD (Nutrition Deficit Disorder), Ask Dr. Sears
Louis J. Ignarro, The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1998
Endothelial Pharmacy (Video), Dr. Sears Wellness Institute
5 Health Benefits of Nitric Oxide Supplements, Healthline
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Health Encyclopedia, University of Rochester Medical Center
The Scoop on Comfortable Poop by Dr Poo, Ask Dr. Sears (Free Ebook)
Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life by Max Lugavere and Paul Grewal M.D.
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