Wellness Coach Deborah Kesten describes the Enlightened Diet.
Dr. Larry Scherwitz, my husband, and I conducted research on what optimal eating is and what we did to figure this out is we explored what and how, with whom, where, why people ate for thousands of years based on Eastern healing systems that include nutrition such as Ayurveda from India, traditional Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine. We looked at world religions which served as guidelines for how to eat prior to Western nutritional science in the early 1900s.
And we also looked at Western nutritional science, and we put all of this together, and what we discovered when we stepped back from all this is that there are six key guidelines to optimal eating. And we discovered, when we drilled in further into this, that there are seven key overeating styles, and the antidote to the overeating styles is the Enlightened Diet. So the Enlightened Diet is how to eat optimally for wellness and to achieve a natural, optimal weight without dieting.
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.