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Zone Living

Breaking down the latest research on Anti-Inflammatory Nutrition
Written By: Dr. Barry Sears, Ph. D | Creator of the Zone Diet

Written by Dr. Ashok Patel
on March 24, 2014


Dr. Ashok Patel was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia, Central Africa and graduated college/medical school from the M.S. University of Baroda in Baroda, Gujarat, India in 1972. In 1974, he moved to London, England and worked for two years in the Radiology Department of a suburban London hospital and then two more years in a suburban London General Practice. In late 1978, he moved to the United States to pursue his career as a medical doctor. It wasn't until 2003 that Dr. Patel was influenced by Dr. Sears, in what would ultimately influence the wellness of many of his patients.


My turning point in my personal health when I read an article by Dr. Steve Sinatra in which he interviewed Dr. Barry Sears regarding the use of fish oil in weight management. I read the book The OmegaRx Zone: The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil.  I ordered the fish oil and started taking four capsules daily. I also had my daughter take four capsules, as she was giving us a gift of becoming first-time grandparents, and Dr. Sears had very clearly outlined the need for pregnant women to take a highly refined fish oil for fetal growth, especially for the neuronal development.


My grandson was born July 2003, and I have seen his growth, vision and memory out perform his peers. He still takes his fish oil. My daughter is pregnant again, and when she had her first prenatal check-up, her obstetrician told her she needs to take 500mg. of omega-3 supplement. My daughter told him that she takes 2.5 grams of EPA and DHA, and she took it during her first pregnancy. Our future is in our children, and I have been so fortunate to read Dr. Sears' books and research so that my grandchildren will have better health.

As a physician myself, I have been able to advise my patients about the benefits of high-dose, ultra-refined fish oil. If I come across a pregnant woman, I tell her of fish oil, and none other than OmegaRx. Other improvements I've seen in my patient population include improvement in fertility, diminished headaches and fine tremors, and improvements in skin conditions.


I have personally ordered almost 100 AA/EPA Cellular Inflammation Tests on my patients and several family members – and on myself alone six times in the last three years. I have maintained my ratio of the fatty acids AA/EPA between 1.5-2.0 following the Zone Diet and taking OmegaRx capsules. My most stunning testimonial with regards to the test comes from a patient whose initial SIP ratio was 49.5. At age 32, he complained of tiredness all the time even after a good night's sleep. His routine tests put him in the diabetic category. I started him on high doses of fish oil, a multi-vitamin, chromium and other appropriate supplements. I also advised him to follow the Zone Diet, exercise (walk), meditate and do yoga, and told him to come back in two months. At that point, his SIP test was 1.8 and all his routine tests were within normal range. No sign of diabetes.


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