Breakthrough Dietary Lifestyle Program That Treats the Root Causes of Overeating, Overweight, & Obesity Focus of New Blog and Book

After twenty-five years of nutritional research, Deborah Kesten, MPH has developed an evidence-based program that combines modern nutritional science with ancient food wisdom to treat the root causes of weight gain. This program is not about counting calories and carbs or being regimented and restrictive. It's about developing a lifelong relationship to food and eating that nourishes physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.
By: Deborah Kesten, MPH
SAUSALITO, Calif. - Dec. 30, 2019 - PRLog -- According to the New England Journal of Medicine's recent study, nearly 1 in 2 adults will be obese by 2030. Research by award-winning author Deborah Kesten, MPH reveals it is  possible to prevent this prediction from coming true. Her new blog at is her first step toward educating consumers and health professionals about the root causes of weight gain and the scientifically-sound therapeutic steps that anyone can integrate into their dietary lifestyle to promote weight loss and well-being.

As Kesten explains, "The reasons we lose weight and keep it off are much more complex and remarkable than we've been led to believe."

Kesten's Whole Person Integrative Eating (WPIE) Program for weight loss focuses on four facets of food wisdom that even Hippocrates and other ancient healers recognized. These facets - also blog categories - are:
  • Biological Nutrition: Eat fresh whole foods in their natural state as often as possible.
  • Psychological Nutrition: Be aware of feelings and thoughts before, during, and after eating.
  • Spiritual Nutrition: Bring non-judgmental mindfulness, gratitude, and loving regard to every aspect of the meal.
  • Social Nutrition: Unite with others through food.

In Hippocrates' time (c. 460 B.C.), "diet" meant "way of life." Today, the word "diet" usually refers to a restrictive, regimented protocol that limits nutrition. Kesten prefers the term "dietary lifestyle" because it encompasses not only what we eat, but how and why we eat.

To help people get started, she is offering the free ebook, JUMPSTART: 10 Quick Weight Loss Tips, on her blog. In addition, her new book Whole Person Integrative Eating, coauthored with Larry Scherwitz, PhD, releases on February 4, 2020. Dean Ornish, MD wrote the foreword. Whole Person Integrative Eating revisions nutritional health, taking it beyond the purely biological side of nutrition, weight loss, and well-being to include the whole-person ingredients vital to health and healing. Kesten says the book's program reverses the relatively recent cultural shift of time-saving, eating-on-the-run, chemical-laden cuisine that contributes to our society's growing girth.

Deborah Kesten, MPH is an international nutritional researcher and writer with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She currently is a VIP Contributor to

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