Dr. Scherwitz informs women on how they can prevent heart disease.
Women can prevent heart disease by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. For example, making changes in diet, exercise, stress management and social support. A diet that consists primarily of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes, with a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fats, exercise at least 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at a moderate level, three times a week.
Stress management practice such as yoga or Tai Chi or chigong an hour a day and social support, which is meaning having a loving regard for pets, plants and people, being able to receive and express compassionate love; these are all combined to help prevent or reverse heart disease.
About Dr. Scherwitz, Ph.D.:
Larry W. Scherwitz, PhD, is a leader in the field of behavioral medicine research with 25 years experience in developing and testing approaches to managing chronic disease with lifestyle changes. Dr. Scherwitz has been on the faculty of various medical institutions including Baylor College of Medicine, University of California at San Francisco, California Pacific Medical Center, and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He worked at the research director with Dr. Dean Ornish to demonstrate that it is possible to reverse coronary heart disease with lifestyle changes including diet, exercise, stress management and social support. Dr. Scherwitz’ is often a keynote speaker at conferences and has published his research discoveries in an array of prestigious medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and Psychosomatic Medicine. Presently, Larry and his wife Deborah Kesten, MPH have a coaching practice to help clients lose weight as well as prevent, halt, and reverse heart disease. Larry also consults with clients to help them design studies to evaluate the efficacy of complementary and alternative practices.