DANVERS, Mass., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Randal McCloy was the only man
pulled out alive from the Sago Mine disaster in January. He had massive and
critical organ failure. His doctors worried about keeping him alive.
Serious brain damage was likely, even if he did survive.
Many consider it a "miracle" that Randal McCloy returned home two weeks
ago. Dr. Julian Bailes, McCloy's neurologist, gives much of the credit to
high-dose fish oil developed by Dr. Barry Sears. The fish oil was
administered to McCloy as a crucial part of his treatment. See
"Dr. Sears is our hero," said Dr. Bailes, chairman of the Department of
Neurosurgery at the West Virginia School of Medicine. "For me, Barry is the
main reason I got interested in the whole essential fatty acid area. I was
convinced that DHA (an active component of fish oil) could play a role in
Dr. Sears suggested administering 30 grams per day of fish oil
concentrate that provided 18 grams of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and
docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) via tube feeding. For the next several months
Sears provided the fish oil that was an integral daily part of Randal
Because this was a very high dose of EPA and DHA, McCloy's blood levels
were constantly monitored to ensure that the levels of EPA and DHA fell
within a certain therapeutic range. Bailes said the blood test numbers were
"right on the money."
According to Dr. Sears, the EPA was needed to reduce the inflammation
caused by the lack of oxygen within the organs, and the DHA was required to
rebuild the brain. The damage to McCloy's heart, kidneys, and liver has
been reversed, and he is home with his family. Perhaps it is a miracle.
Dr. Barry Sears, best known for his best-selling Zone books, (Reagan
Books / available in bookstores or http://www.zonelabsinc.com) plans to
continue to do studies through his nonprofit research foundation, with Dr.
Bailes on the impact of high-dose fish oil on brain trauma patients.
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SOURCE Zone Labs Inc.