Zone Diet Books by
Dr. Barry Sears
Dr. Barry Sears is an authority on the dietary control of
hormonal response. He has served as a former research scientist
at the Boston University School of Medicine and the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has dedicated his
research efforts over the past 30 years to the study of lipids.
He currently has a total of 13 U.S. patents in the areas of drug
delivery systems (intravenous are) and hormonal regulation for
the treatment of cardiovascular disease.
The year 1982 marked an upturn in this doctor’s career for he
received a Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries of the
role of specialized hormones, known as eicosanoids, play in the
development of various cardiovascular ailments, diabetes and
other chronic illnesses. In his theory, he discussed that the
eicosanoid hormones are generated from dietary fat and thus, to
regulate the same, one can treat food as a drug and apply drug
delivery principles to nutrition. This subsequently resulted to
the various patents he gained in the field of hormonal control.
Popular Zone Diet
Diet: Enter the Zone"
All of Dr. Sears’ studies have culminated with the launched of
his landmark book in June of 1995, “Zone Diet: Enter the Zone”.
Ever since then the book has sold over 1,500,000 hardcover
copies, and became a No. 1 best seller on the New York Times
book list. The book has further been translated to over 22
languages, indicating a worldwide response to Dr. Sears’
research. The second installment to the Zone books, “Mastering
the Zone”, published in January 1997 also became a New York
Times best seller with more than 500,000 copies sold to date.
Title: "Zone Perfect Meals in Minutes"
Published in November
1997, instantly became one of the best-selling cookbooks of
1997. The Anti-Aging Zone is another book that was published in
January 1999. It offers information on insights into how the
Zone Diet can reverse the aging process. The Omega RX Zone,
published in 2002, may well be considered his most important
book since it explores the foundation of chronic diseases and
how high-dose fish oil can dramatically reverse it. In 2004, he
wrote Zone Meals in Seconds together with his wife, Lynn.
Currently, there are over 4 million copies of his Zone books
His theory has elevated food from more than simply a source of
calories and other nutrients the body needs to be recognized as
a powerful drug. His revolutionary research made Dr. Sears a
frequent guest on many national programs such as 20/20, Today,
Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, CNN, and MSNBC. In one
interview he states the Zone diet can be summed up in two words:
balance and moderation. It aims to reduce the levels of insulin
in a discreet zone, meaning you have to have enough
carbohydrates at each meal to make sure you have adequate energy
for the brain.
Currently, Dr. Sears is a still researching and he holds the
title as President of Zone Labs, a biotechnology company in
Danvers, Massachusetts. In addition to said continuing research
on the hormonal effects of food, Dr. Sears has expanded his
study to cover developing a new generation of dermatological
formulations for wound healing, innovative dietary approaches to
treating neurological conditions and improved cognitive function
by re-modeling neural networks in the brain, and not to mention
his ongoing work in treating Type 2 diabetes.