Wednesday, March 28, 2012

400-408 – Dr. Bill Sears (, is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, a medical and parenting consultant for BabyTalk and Parenting magazines, and he's a father of 8 and a grandfather of 9.  He's authored more than 42 books on childcare, including his bestselling The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two.  They just started their 6-week online course called "The LEAN Program," addressing Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitudes, and Nutrition.

Would you rather spend money on good food, or good healthcare?  In America our food is cheap but our healthcare is expensive.  You'll either pay the grocer or the doctor, it's our choice.

The best diet includes lots of the four S's:  smoothies, salads, salmon, and spices.

It's not the red meat that's bad for you, it what the red meat ate that's bad for you.  Look for "free range."

The brain triples in volume in the first two years.  The best brain foods are salmon, blueberries, spinach, and walnuts.

A person should east a fistful of salmon twice a week, beginning at age 8 months.  Bill gets his Alaska salmon from, or from Trader Joe's.

A person isn't "overweight," they're actually "pre-diabetic."

To avoid Alzheimer's, get regular oil changes – change out the bad oils for the good oils.  The bad oils are hydrogenated, processed, cotton, some corn, and vegetable oil.  The good oils are fish, flax, olive and nuts.

Grazing is better the gorging – his Rule of 2s – eat twice as often, half as much, chew twice as long, and dine in twice the time.

Go organic for all fruits and vegetables you don't peel.  Non-organic bananas and oranges are okay.

Breast feed as often and as long as you can.  At 6 months, start making your own baby food.  At 8 months, introduce your baby to wild salmon.

10% of kids have the "D's":  ADD, ADHD, etc.  And we're way over-medicating active kids, especially boys.  Many boys simply suffer from the 3 "Bs" – bright, bored, boys.  In the Ritalin vs. Recess Studies, they found that boys do better after having a recess than they do after taking Ritalin.

Mom's need to learn the "We" Principle – in this family this is what we eat, how we eat, what we say and how we say it.

Greek yogurt is a fabulous substitute for margarines.  Blender yes, juicer no.

Dr. Sears is a huge fan of "Attachment Parenting" – the whole idea behind it is to put yourself behind your child's eyes.  The research is investigating the link between brain chemistry and mental health.  It seems that early intimacy with mom in the first two years impacts brain chemistry and prevents the onset of some mental illness.  Specifically, if the infant learns empathy early on, they will grow to become empathetic toddlers, children, and adults.  A lack of empathy is a common thread among many mental disorders.

For any child with a development delay, first address the diet.  "Go fish," meaning, get the Omega oils found only in fish.  Second, "raise a grazer," meaning, smaller more frequent meals.  And, maintain a stable blood sugar with fruit smoothies.  For exercise, get them into a swimming pool frequently, and then onto a horse.

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BO? 458-508 – Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (, an organization "committed to demonstrating the synergy of American democracy and its founding principles with the religion of Islam," and he refers to himself as a "Jeffersonian Muslim."  Dr. Jasser is a former Navy Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Corps, former president of the Arizona Medical Association, and today he's an Internist in private practice in Phoenix.  Just yesterday, Congress appointed Dr. Jasser to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.  His forthcoming "The Battle for the Soul of Islam" comes out June 5th, 2012.  Zuhdi's family is from Syria, he was born and raised in Wisconsin, went to college on a Navy scholarship, served, and joined his father's practice in Phoenix.  But after 911, when the world changed, he chose to fight political Islam.

Check out the excellent documentary he narrates, The Third Jihad (  AIFD has launched "The Muslim Liberty Project" for the purpose of inoculating youth against radicalization, and helping families deal with their children perhaps becoming radicalized.  And, as a result of the recent hearings in Washington, Zuhdi is no longer the lone voice talking about modernization.  Now, there's this coalition,  In response to the recent humanitarian crisis in Syria, Zuhdi was part of the team that started

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558-608 – Carl Moeller, President/CEO of Open Doors USA (, an organization that has been supporting the persecuted church around the world for the past 55 years, and they come out annually with their World Watch List of the top 50 countries which persecute Christians, perennially led by North Korea. Carl's latest book is The Privilege of Persecution: (And Other Things the Global Church Knows That We Don't). The number one thing those persecuted ask for is prayer, and "remember us."  Carl's position is many times like being the Director of the CIA for Christian Ministry, with black ops, informers, closed countries, smuggling, secret coded dispatches, etc.

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