Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten shares the importance of eating healthy when trying to reverse heart disease.
Diet is way up there in terms of preventing heart disease, reversing heart disease, halting heart disease. Guesstimate is about 30 to 70% of heart disease and other major ailments such as certain cancers and diabetes are diet-related, and in terms of heart disease, what’s really pivotal is there’s a comprehensive lifestyle linked with a reversing heart disease. And diet and stress management is way up there together, kind of like brother and sister, in terms of importance in reversing heart disease.
About Deborah Kesten, M.P.H.:
Deborah Kesten, M.P.H., is an international nutrition and lifestyle researcher and educator, with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She was the nutritionist on Dr. Dean Ornish’s first clinical trial for reversing heart disease through lifestyle changes, and Director of Nutrition on similar research at cardiovascular clinics in Europe. More recently, she has created the pioneering Enlightened Diet, a “whole person” optimal eating and weight loss program, the results of which were published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. With more than 200 published health articles, she is the award-winning author of The Enlightened Diet, Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul and The Healing Secrets of Food, a comprehensive, evidence-based nutrition program about the power of food to heal physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.