Barry Sears PhD, is one of the world's leading medical researchers on the hormonal effects of food. He is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of 13 books, including The Zone, Mastering the Zone, and Zone-Perfect Meals in Minutes. His books have sold more than six million copies and have been translated into 22 languages. Dr Sears has been a frequent guest on US national TV (including 20/20, Today and Good Morning America) and radio. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), he continues his research on the inflammatory process as the president of the not-for-profit Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA.