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

Ask Dr. Sears

The Dr. Sears Wellness Institute

Dr. Sears at Facebook

Dr. Sears at Instagram

Dr. Sears at YouTube

Dr. Sears at Twitter

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

Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, Omega-3

Testa Vegan Algae Oil, Omega-3

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

Benefits vs. Risks of Omega-6 Fatty Acids, Dr. Axe

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

The Official Site for PAC-MAN

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

8 Ways to Increase BDNF and Keep Your Brain from Aging, Bulletproof

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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