Dr. Larry Scherwitz specializes in the interaction of phsychophysiology (mind-body medicine) and lifestyle, and how they can overcome heart disease and obesity. He is devoted to the reversal of heart disease through lifestyle changes, without the use of either drugs or surgery.
Dr. Scherwitz has pioneered research that has uncovered seven newly discovered eating styles that are associated with obesity, overeating and overweight. This research was published in "Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing".
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The heart disease risk factors are elevated blood pressure, elevated serum cholesterol, particularly LDL cholesterol, smoking, lack of exercise, stress, diabetes, being overweight, genetics are all risk factors, and hostility, anger, depression, anxiety also increase stress on the heart.
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 as 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.
Visit Dr. Scherwitz at http://www.enlightened-diet.com