Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Author, nutritionist, and board-certified naturopathic doctor, Deirdre Rawlings, ND, PhD, published her guide and cookbook entitled, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to DASH Diet Cooking. Released in May 2012, the book is available for purchase in stores and online.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan is a dietary program developed by the National Institutes of Health and ranked as the top rated overall diet plan among 20 popular plans studied. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to DASH Diet Cooking makes it easy to follow the successful weight-loss / blood pressure lowering diet with DASH diet basics, balanced meal options, over 150 DASH-compliant recipes, and guidance.
Through her book, Rawlings educates beginners on maintaining a healthy weight while combating the growing epidemic of heart disease. "Diet and nutrition are the foundation of an effective treatment for hypertension," said Rawlings. "Properly balanced nutrition benefits all of the symptoms of hypertension and cardiovascular disease, including headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, weight problems, and other related symptoms."
A 2010 study shows that individuals who eat according to the DASH diet likely reduce their 10 year risk of coronary heart disease by up to 18 percent over those who eat a more average American diet. Currently heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 600,000 Americans alone.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to DASH Diet Cooking explains food and portion control as well as how to prepare your kitchen for healthier eating. Using her knowledge as a nutritionist and healthy cooking coach, Rawlings wrote a reference guide that caters to the novice DASH dietary system user.
"No one manages hypertension without help, let alone understands and incorporates a nutrition program into their healing journey single-handedly," said Rawlings. "That's why this book was created. To be an easy-to-follow guide and motivator for people with hypertension and to let them know that they are not alone."
Deirdre Rawlings, a board-certified naturopathic doctor with a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition, is a health and wellness educator and author of “Food That Helps Win the Battle Against Fibromyalgia.” Rawlings aims to inspire, empower and teach people around the world how to transform their health using the healing power of food and nutrition.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to DASH Diet Cooking
ISBN: 9781615641666, May 2012, $19.95
Author: Deirdre Rawlings (Atlanta)
Deirdre Rawlings, ND, Ph.D.