Dr. Al Sears - Roger Mason
Al Sears wrote a natural
health newsletter called Health
Confidential for Men, for which you paid $49.95 a year. Now he renamed it
and sends it out for free. It is merely an advertisement for his overpriced
products. He is not related to Barry Sears, who wrote the series of books on
the Zone Diet (please see the Zone Diet article in our library), but
is even stupider than Barry- and that isn’t easy to do at all. He runs the
Sears Wellness Center in Florida. What a joke that is! He is on the executive
board of the Health Sciences Institute (read Horse Sh*t Institute article). This
tells you all you need to know right there. The books he wrote are pitiful to
put it mildly.
Al was selling astragalus
extract for $4,000 a eight bottles (six month supply). Astragalus is a common,
inexpensive, and well know Chinese herb. Seriously, he is selling an herb
extract for $500 a bottle. $500 a bottle for $5 worth of herb extract. He calls
this “TA-65” and says it is the, “greatest breakthough in life extension
history”. He claims TA-65 will lengthen your telomeres so you’ll live longer. Stupid
people are actually paying him $500 a bottle. That’s $4,000 for six months of
herb extract. P.T. Barnum would be proud of Al.
Why people would pay big money for asinine supplements like this is the big
question. He writes some of the worst “natural health” books in print- The
T-Factor and The 21st Century Man’s Guide to Prostate Health. He
wrote The Doctor’s Heart Cure, which may be the worst book ever written
on heart health. He says cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease, you don’t
need to keep your cholesterol under 200, cholesterol just doesn’t matter, fat
doesn’t make you fat, you only need six (6) minutes of exercise a day, “a
low-fat diet is unnatural”, “being a vegetarian could be threatening to your
heart health”, and take useless arginine for a healthier heart.
He advises you to, “Eat the foods you love.” He tells you to enjoy your meat-
it’s good for you. “Eat steak, pork, chicken, turkey, and eggs. Eat your steak
and eggs whenever you want.” He tells you to “Enjoy your beer, wine, and
scotch”- they have “health benefits”. He wants you to, “Enjoy your cigars” and
pipes as well. He wants you to, “Savor that coffee.” He also lets you know, “even
chocolate is O.K.” You think your poor old author took more cheap drugs late at
night, and made up all this silliness don’t you? You don’t really believe a
medical doctor could say such stupid things do you? Who gave him a medical
license in the first place? WalMart? Well, those are exact quotes right from
his website. Isn’t that great folks? Now you can eat all the beef, veal, pork,
lamb, eggs, chicken, duck, and turkey you want. You can drink beer, wine and
scotch. You can smoke cigars and pipes. You can go to Starbucks and Dunkin
Donuts for a caffeine fix. You can even eat chocolate. Why not cocaine meth,
heroin, and marijuana? That’s wonderful! All these years so many of us have
missed out on all this great fun, and now he enlightens us. Thank God for Al
Sears! We can really enjoy life now doing everything we want to do. Ain’t life
great now? Do whatever you want whenever you want.
He lets you know that vegetarian diets aren’t healthy. He hates whole grains,
and loves the late (who died prematurely of congestive heart failure after
following his own advice) Robert Atkins. High carbohydrate diets are
“dangerous.” “Carbohydrates are converted to sugar in the body, and can cause
high insulin.” He tells you not to eat tasteless salads and vegetables. Soy
burgers are “dangerous”. He explains that soy products are “high in estrogen”,
even though plants do not contain any hormones; only animals have hormones. Soy
foods cause “accelerated brain ageing.” Funny that billions of Asians for
thousands of years have far less disease rates than Europeans from eating
grains, vegetables and soy foods. Okinawans eat the most soy of anyone by far
and are the healthiest, longest lived people on the planet.
He claims testosterone is a Magic Hormone that will even cure erectile
dysfunction. Erectile dysfunction (ED), however, is a complex, multifactor
condition that is due to a variety of health issues especially hypertension and insulin resistance- as well
as various psychological factors. Read my article Male Sexual Dysfunction.
He knows very little about testosterone, and tells you to buy his useless
Tribulus formula. Please read my book Testosterone is Your Friend. He doesn’t understand that the ONLY way to
safely and effectively raise testosterone is to use real, prescription
testosterone. There are no over-the-counter testosterone supplements.
He sells some real crap
overpriced supplements as well. How about 250 mg lipoic acid for $30? That’s
almost five times what we charge. How about useless arginine for $38? That
costs him about $4 to make. Or an 8,333%
iodine overdose for $35? Yes, over eight thousand per cent overdose as stated
on his own label. Or how about toxic 5,000 IU vitamin D for $27?
There is no shortage of idiots who write newsletters, but why in the world do
people pay good money to read garbage like this?