Dr. Scherwitz describes if supplements are capable of preventing heart disease.
Supplements are to supplement a good diet. They shouldn’t be considered to fill in all the holes with a for poor diet. So, yes they can be part of the program, but by themselves probably do not reverse heart disease. However, if one needs, I do think supplements are a good idea and to take multivitamin and antioxidants twice a day, fish oil is a great supplement for the heart and pharmaceutical grade fish oil with a high level of omega-3 versus omega-6 and so, there are various other supplements that can do a variety of things depending on what your risk factors are.
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.