Dr. Scherwitz describes how a woman can discover the cause of her heart disease.
A woman can find out what’s causing her heart disease by doing a testing. There are many sophisticated tests, for example of the blood, that will tell them whether there is inflammation with c-reactive protein, homocysteine that could be damaging the internal lining of the arteries, LDL cholesterol and what sub-fraction of that that they have and whether that’s oxidized LDL cholesterol, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6. All these tests would be indications of risk or resiliency from 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.