Useful, interesting information about the Zone Diet plan.

Friday, April 02, 2004

Review of The Zone Diet


Advocates of the Zone Diet

Advocates for the Zone Diet include celebrities and also some health experts who say that the Zone’s recommendations don’t stray far from the USDA’s (United States Dietary Association) dietary guidelines. Critics have argued that the Zone Diet has flawed ratios but Sears argues that the Zone diet is really a low glycemic-load diet that has adequate protein. Sears also defends the criticism that Zone Diet is too complicated. He believes this is a misconception because his first book on the Zone Diet was targeted to cardiologists who were more scientifically-oriented.

Critics of the Zone Diet

The AHA (American Heart Association) classifies the Zone Diet as high protein and does not recommend the Zone Diet for weight loss. They assert that the Zone Diet has not been proven effective in the long term for weight loss. They issued an official recommendation warning against diets like the Zone Diet. They believe that the Zone Diet is hazardous as it restricts the intake of essential vitamins and minerals present in certain foods. They are concerned that the protein ratio in the Zone diet is too high even if the minimal fat ratio is good. Robert H. Ecker M.D of the A.H.A., finds the Zone Diet’s theory on insulin flawed and argues that there is no scientific proof that the hormone insulin plays a big role in weight regulation.


Sunday, March 28, 2004

'The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil' at Natural Products Expo West by Best-selling Author Barry Sears, Ph.D.

Dr. Barry Sears is the research scientist who created the world famous Zone Diet and is the author of the number-one New York Times best-seller, The Zone. His many zone-related books have sold more than four million copies and have been translated into twenty- two languages in forty countries. Dr. Sears' original research led to a revolution in nutritional thinking.

Dr. Sears discussed his new ground breaking book, The Omega Rx Zone -- The Miracle of the New High-Dose Fish Oil. It is the culmination of 20 years of research on the benefits of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids contained in omega- 3 fish oil. Dr. Sears pioneered the development of pharmaceutical grade fish oil using the brand name Omega Rx, a highly refined nutritional supplement rich in the long chain omega-3 acids DHA and EPA.

Natural Products Expo West attendees were invited to attend Dr Sears' presentation on Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 10:30 AM. Following his presentation, Dr. Sears signed copies of his book, The Omega Rx Zone, at the DSM Nutritional Products booth at Supply Expo.

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