Eat small meals throughout the day. Eat protein at every meal. Consume vegetables primarily. Take fish oils as a dietary supplement.
In Part 5 of this series, Dr. Barry Sears gives out basic instructions that are the keys to wellness—but don’t be fooled by the simplicity of his prescription.
The Zone Diet and supplementation with fish oils actually have profound effects on the human body at a genetic level. The food intake in Western society has changed dramatically in the last 30 years, and our genes have not been able to respond, resulting in sickness caused by inflammation. By carefully monitoring what you put in your body, you can silence the genes that cause inflammation and turn on genes that reduce it, leading to health, wellness and even athletic performance.
We’re only now beginning to understand the words Greek physician Hippocrates spoke almost 2,500 years ago:
“Let food be your medicine. Let medicine be your food.”