Marla Heller, MS, RD is the author of the brand new book, The DASH Diet Mediterranean Solution and 4 additional best-selling DASH diet books, The DASH Diet Action Plan, The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution, The Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook, and The DASH Diet Younger You. Marla's specialty is in making complex nutrition easy to understand. Marla felt compelled to write several books about the DASH diet to move DASH from the research setting to practical advice for real meals in a healthy lifestyle. The DASH Diet has been ranked as the best American diet by US News & World Report for 8 years in a row. However, although the first DASH diet research report was published in 1998, fewer people are eating in a way that is consistent with the DASH diet. Marla is focused on spreading the word about DASH and making it understandable and easy to follow.
Marla Heller has been a registered dietitian for over 25 years, with experience that includes the US Naval Hospital at Great Lakes and the Heart-Lung transplant unit, CICU, and the Cardiac Step Down Unit at the University of Illinois Hospital. In her first career in the chemical industry, she worked in research and marketing management, and holds 3 US patents.
Marla's expertise is in making complex nutrition ideas understandable and easy to put into practice.
She is a featured nutrition expert for many national media outlets, including print, broadcast, and selective internet outlets. In September, 2013, PBS premiered her PBS special on the DASH diet. She has been a featured nutrition expert for Dr Oz's show and for the related health site, ShareCare.com. She also has been a spokesperson for the Greater Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association.