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‘Brain Food’ Key to Miner’s Amazing Recovery

Zone Living The recent return home of the only survivor of the Sago mine disaster, Randall McCloy, is being touted as a medical miracle.  However the primary reason for this miracle is the use of high-dose fish oil* by his neurosurgeon, Dr. Julian Bailes. 

Soon upon admitting Randall McCloy, who was suffering from heart, kidney, liver, and brain failure, Dr. Bailes contacted Dr. Barry Sears, president of Zone Labs Inc.  Dr. Bailes had been following Dr. Sears’ work for several years.  Dr. Sears immediately sent out a large supply of OmegaRx, an ultra-refined EPA/DHA concentrate manufactured by Zone Labs Inc.  The rest is history as Randall returned home in less than four months after the mining disaster.

The question remains: How does OmegaRx work? Dr. Sears points out that both EPA and DHA are required to rescue the brain (not to mention the other extensive organ damage that Randall had) from lack of oxygen.  EPA is necessary to reduce the inflammation that comes from oxygen deprivation, whereas DHA is required to provide the building blocks to support new neural growth.  Either one by itself would have been insufficient.  Furthermore, one needs high concentrations of both in such trauma situations. 

The amount of OmegaRx that Randall was receiving (and continues to take) contained 15 grams per day of EPA and DHA.  Although a seemingly extraordinarily high dose, Randall’s blood levels of these fatty acids were constantly monitored to maintain them within a therapeutic zone that Dr. Sears has found to maximize the reduction of systemic inflammation without compromising the body’s ability to fight infection. 

The implications of Randall McCloy’s remarkable recovery have widespread medical importance, not only for brain trauma patients, but also for any patient with neurological disorders.  Harvard Medical School has shown that high-dose fish oil has significant benefits in treating bipolar depression, and Dr. Sears has completed a recent study showing that the same levels of fish oil used by Dr. Bailes in treating Randall McCloy also significantly improve children with ADHD.  Maybe this is why your grandmother called fish oil “brain food”.  I guess you could call OmegaRx “super brain food”.

Part One: The Sago Mine Survivor Miracle

Maintaining a Healthy Brain

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. As with any natural product, individual results will vary.

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Dr. Barry Sears is a leader in the field of dietary control of hormonal response. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has dedicated his efforts over the past 25 years to the study of lipids and their inflammatory role in the development of chronic disease. He holds 13 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease.

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