Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease: The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery

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Random House Publishing Group, Sep 22, 2010 - Health & Fitness - 672 pages
The Ornish Diet has been named the “#1 best diet for heart disease” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years!

Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle. Based on his internationally acclaimed scientific study, which has now been ongoing for years, Dr. Ornish's program has yielded amazing results. Participants reduced or discontinued medications; they learned how to lower high blood pressure; their chest pain diminished or disappeared; they felt more energetic, happy, and calm; they lost weight while eating more; and blockages in coronary arteries were actually reduced.

In his breakthrough book, Dr. Ornish presents this and other dramatic evidence and guides you, step-by-step, through the extraordinary Opening Your Heart program, which is winning landmark approval from America's health insurers. The program takes you beyond the purely physical side of health care to include the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects so vital to healing. This book represents the best modern medicine has to offer. It can inspire you to open your heart to a longer, better, happier life.
 

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Contents

IntroductionHeart and Soul I
1
OPENING YOUR HEART
7
Yes Thats True But What Is the Cause?
45
Lifestyle Changes of the Rich and Famous
81
This Is a WeedOut Course
101
A Very Short Fuse
114
THE OPENING YOUR HEART PROGRAM
127
Opening Your Heart to Others
191
How to Quit Smoking
296
How to Exercise
312
Introduction to the Recipes
343
Twentyone Days of Menus
379
The Recipes
386
Epilogue
543
Selected References
586
Indexes
609

Opening Your Heart to a Higher Self
220
The Reversal and Prevention Diets
244

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Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and also clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ornish was trained in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine. His work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories in Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report. He has received numerous awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ornish is the medical editor for the Huffington Post and his TED talks have been viewed by more than 5 million people. The author of six books, all national bestsellers, he was recognized by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”  Dr. Ornish lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and partner, Anne, and children, Lucas (Luke) and Jasmine (Jazz).

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