Lowered cholesterol
Posted 09/25/2000
Submitted By: a_blacker

Dear Dr. Sears,

About a year and a half ago I had some blood work done and to my surprise found that my cholesterol was 5.9. I worked out every day and thought that I followed a good eating plan. My doctor wanted me to go on drugs to lower my cholesterol, but I insisted that I could do it with diet. I followed the Weight Watchers plan faithfully and after about a year I had lowered my cholesterol to 4.75. I didn't go get my cholesterol checked for about 9 months as I was under a lot of stress with my mother-in-law dying of cancer and gained about 7 lbs. In May of this year after years of being a Weight Watcher I decided to try the Zone. After one month on the Zone I had my bloodwork checked and my cholesterol reading was 4.9, which was not too bad. Well, the great news is that I have now been following the Zone for 4 months and went and had a 20 point check done with my bloodwork and was ecstatic to find that my cholesterol level is now 4.38. Amazing! After 3 months I had dropped from 4.9 to 4.38. My LDL is lower and my HDL stayed the same.

You are the greatest Dr. Sears and I'm in this for life!

AA/EPA results
Posted 11/27/2002
Submitted By: Anne-Marie

Testimonial of the Week 

AA/EPA results

Dear Dr. Sears, 

I got my AA:EPA ratio results and was very pleased that it is 1.24:1. This test is the "gold test" of blood tests, and I urge anyone who is supplementing with high-dose, pharmaceutical-grade fish oil to take this test.

My almost excellent score also ties in with my TRI:HDL ratio, which is 0.30. Anything below 1 is excellent.

As the ideal AA:EPA ratio is 1.5 to 3.0, according to Dr. Sears, I can now cut back my supplementation of pharmaceutical-grade fish oil from four capsules a day to two capsules a day. I have been supplementing with this amount for 1 1/2 years. What my ratio tells me is that I am producing too many good eicosanoids.

The test was well worth the money, and I will now actually save money because I can decrease my fish oil supplementation.

I have been zoning for 2 1/2 years.  For the past 1 1/2 years, I have been a guinea pig combining the Sears/Zone Diet with high dose pharmaceutical grade fish oil supplementation (1600 EPA/800 DHA).

As I have posted many times before, Dr. Sears is well ahead of his time.

Thank you, Dr. Sears!

(Zoner for life)

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