The Secret That Saved Randal McCloy's Life: High-Dose Fish Oil Supplied by Dr. Barry Sears Linked to Miner's Amazing Recovery

Apr 12, 2006, 01:00 ET from Zone Labs Inc.

    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
 McCloy's recovery."
     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
 McCloy's treatment.
     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 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.
 Available Topic Expert: For information on the listed expert, click
 appropriate link.
 Barry Sears, Ph.D.

SOURCE Zone Labs Inc.