Saturday, November 3, 2007

An Interview with Barry Sears

In The Omega Zone, Barry Sears presents for the first time his amazing new scientific discoveries that take The Zone to a whole new level. With years of scientific research, he maintains that consuming carefully calibrated amounts of high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade fish oils in combination with The Zone diet will offer you unprecedented health benefits.

Q: Why are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids so important to our health?

A: These fatty acids required for maximum brain efficiency and learning, and also play a controlling factor in the cardiovascular and immune systems of the body. They must be supplied by the diet to reach the levels required for improved brain, heart, and immune function.

Q: What role did diet play in the evolution of man's brain?

A: Without adequate levels of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, brain function is compromised. Genetic evidence points to the increased consumption of these unique fats some 150,000 years ago as the primary reason for the rapid emergence of modern man since they greatly improved his cognitive abilities.

Q: Explain the difference between "good" and "bad" eicosanoids to our overall health.

A: Good and bad eicosanoids act as a hormonal balancing system that determines your health since they control the cardiovascular and immune systems. Chronic disease can be viewed as an excess production of bad eicosanoids. The Omega Zone dietary program can re-establish a more healthy balance by increasing the production of good eicosanoids by controlling insulin levels and supplementation with high-dose fish oil.

Q: What is the AA/EPA ratio, and why should we be aware of it?

A: The AA/EPA ratio allows you to quantify the balance of good and bad eicosanoids in the body. The lower the AA/EPA ratio is, the healthier you are. Individuals with a wide range of chronic disease have a higher AA/EPA ratio.

Q: How does a lack of the appropriate amounts of omega-3 fatty acids affect our brain?

A: Brain function is significantly reduced without these fats since they are required for the maintenance of existing neural pathways and building of new neural connections. They also control the flow of oxygen to the brain. Finally, they increase the production of important neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. Increased dietary intake of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids improves learning, and conversely a decrease in the dietary intake of these fatty acids decreases intelligence and promotes the development of neurological disorders.

The Omega Rx Zone
The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil. Copyright © by Barry Sears. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.
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