There are no razzle-dazzle gimmicks surrounding this book. . . . the author, a registered dietitian, notes on the first page. She promises "no conflicting information, no magic combinations, no forbidden foods." What she provides is a back-to-basics guide to the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). - Time MagazineThe DASH diet is based on studies funded by the NIH. Dietitian Heller presents the plan that will help readers who suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Her plan supports eating a variety of good food--especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains--to result in weight loss and benefit one's arteries. - Library JournalChosen by U.S. News & World Report as the best diet, healthiest diet, & best diabetes diet. Even if your blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect and weight isn't a concern, following DASH makes sense. Heller offers an excellent introduction, meal plans, recipes, strategies for exercise & weight loss. - Today's Diet & Nutrition
"One of the top 50 life-changing health books." - Huffington Post
"Recommended are dietary patterns that emphasize fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry, fish and nuts. . . including the DASH eating plan " -- The American Heart Association, The American College of Cardiology
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About the Author
Marla Heller is a Registered Dietitian, holding a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she is completing work on a PhD in Behavior Sciences and Health Promotion. She is experienced in a wide variety of nutrition counseling specialties. She has been an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UIC, and has also taught at Dominican University, National-Louis University, and the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. She is on the advisory board for Chicago Health & Beauty magazine. In addition to The DASH Diet Action Plan, Marla contributed the 4-week menu plan for Win the Weight Game by Sarah, the Duchess of York, and wrote the healthy eating chapter in "I Always Start My Diet on Mondays!" by Janice Alpert. She is a spokesperson for the Greater Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association and a Past-President of the Illinois Dietetic Association. Marla was diagnosed with high blood pressure in May of 2003. Since that time she has managed to lower her blood pressure by following the DASH diet, losing weight, and exercising. Marla lives the program that is featured in her book, The DASH Diet Action Plan.