The Omega Zone
Diet and specialists' opinion
"Omega RX Zone - The Miracle of High-dose Fish Oil" is considered best contribution that Dr. Barry Sears has yet made
to a healthy diet. The benefits of fish oil are well-known. Species such as mackerel, lake trout,
herring, sardines, albacore tuna and salmon are rich in two kinds of Omega 3 fatty acids:
eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids have had proven beneficial effects in
complaints such as arrhythmia, high triglyceride levels, atherosclerotic plaque and high blood pressure.
The recommendations of American Heart Association meet Dr. Sears' up to a point
- Both AHA and Dr. Sears recognise benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids.
- Both parties tell us that fish is nowadays contaminated with various toxins like mercury, DDT or other harmful
substances. See AHA special
- People with a high risk of coronary heart disease or of high-level trigliceride cannot obtain enough Omega 3 fatty acids
from dietary fish. They may therefore need to supplement their diet with pharmaceutical fish oil.
Nevertheless, opinions vary on some points.
- High doses of fish oil are good for health, but doses Dr. Sears recommends are much higher than those which
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