Dr. Barry Sears is recognized as one of the world's leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the author of the number oneNew York TimesbestsellerThe Zoneas well asMastering the Zone,Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes,Zone Food Blocks,A Week in the Zone,The Age-Free Zone,The Top 100 Zone Foods,The Soy Zone,The Omega Rx Zone,Zone Meals in Seconds, andWhat to Eat in the Zone. His books have sold more than five million copies and have been translated into twenty-two languages in forty countries. He continues his research on the inflammatory process as the president of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, Massachusetts. The father of two grown daughters, he lives in Swampscott, Massachusetts, with his wife, Lynn.