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The DASH diet has been a staple of the dieting world, recommended by doctors, nutritionists, and crowned the US News and World Report's #1 best diet for 8 years in a row. But popular tastes and medical guidelines have evolved, and The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution presents a new approach to the time tested diet program that highlights the benefits of whole foods. Marla Heller, MS RD has overhauled the DASH plan to reflect the latest, cutting-edge research on hypertension, diabetes, depression, and other health issues that impact millions of Americans. Meal planning gets a new focus on unprocessed foods (less sugar free jello, more fresh fruits!) , seafood options, and even a whole section examining vegan and vegetarian choices. Filled with four weeks of menus and tons of strategies and research, The Dash Diet Mediterranean Solution offers readers a new approach to their best health the DASH diet way.

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Marla Heller

Marla Heller is a Registered Dietitian, and holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) , where she also completed doctoral course work in public health. Marla worked as a dietitian at the University of Illinois Medical Center in the Heart-Lung Transplant Unit, the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and the Cardiac Step-Down Unit. She has taught nutrition courses at UIC and Dominican University, and taught nutrition to student chefs at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. She was a civilian dietitian with the US Navy and worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services.Marla has been a pioneer in bringing the DASH diet from the research lab to the kitchen table. In her books and her new DVD, she shares the plan that makes DASH so easy to follow. In addition to her DASH diet books, Marla wrote the 4-week menu plan for Win the Weight Game by Sarah, the Duchess of York. She is a frequently featured nutrition expert for broadcast, print, and internet media. She has been a spokesperson for the Greater Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association and is a Past-President of the Illinois Dietetic Association.For more information, see http://dashdiet.org. Connect with Marla at dashdiet on Facebook, @dashdiet on Twitter, http://dashdiet.wordpress.com, and dashdiet on Pinterest.

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