Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten describes the heart disease reversal diet.
Heart disease reversal diet was discovered probably about 15 years ago, and it is a comprehensive lifestyle program based on lifestyle changes alone without drugs or surgery. And what Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Larry Scherwitz and I discovered as the nutritionists on this program was that if you consume a no-fat added, no fat-added, plant-based diet of fruits and veggies and whole grains such as millet, buckwheat, brown rice, bulgar, or whole wheat and also legumes, meaning beans and peas, and just kind of a smidgen, a sampling, of some non-fat yogurt or non-fat dairy that you can actually halt and reverse heart disease and reverse the plaque built up in arteries.
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.