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    About Dean Ornish, M.D.

    Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, where he holds the Safeway Chair. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish received his medical training in internal medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He received a B.A. in Humanitiessumma cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.

    For the past 30 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. Recently, Medicare agreed to provide coverage for this program, the first time that Medicare has covered a program of comprehensive lifestyle changes. He recently directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may stop or reverse the progression of prostate cancer. His current research is showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression.

    He is the author of five best-selling books, including New York Times bestsellersDr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease, Eat More, Weigh Less, andLove & Survival. He writes a monthly column for both Newsweek andReader’s Digest magazines.

    The research that he and his colleagues conducted has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association,The Lancet, Circulation, The New England Journal of Medicine, theAmerican Journal of Cardiology, and elsewhere. A one-hour documentary of their work was broadcast onNOVA, the PBS science series, and was featured on Bill Moyers' PBS series,Healing & The Mind. Their work has been featured in all major media, including cover stories inNewsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report.

    Dr. Ornish is a member of the boards of directors of the U.S. United Nations High Commission on Refugees, the Quincy Jones Foundation, and the San Francisco Food Bank. He was appointed to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and elected to the California Academy of Medicine. He is Chair of the Google Health Advisory Council, Chair of the PepsiCo Blue Ribbon Advisory Board, and Chair of the Safeway Advisory Council on Health and Nutrition and consults with the CEO of McDonald’s to make more healthful foods and to provide health education to their customers in this country and worldwide.

    He has received several awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, the University of California, Berkeley, “National Public Health Hero” award, the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, the “Pioneer in Integrative Medicine” award from California Pacific Medical Center, the “Excellence in Integrative Medicine" award from the Heal Breast Cancer Foundation, the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, a U.S. Army Surgeon General Medal, and the Bravewell Collabo
    From the author of the landmark bestseller Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease comes an empowering new program that enables you to customize a healthy way of eating and living based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions.

    Dr. Dean Ornish revolutionized medicine by directing clinical research proving–for the first time–that heart disease and early-stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by his program of comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery. His newest research was the first to show that changing your lifestyle changes your genes in men with prostate cancer–“turning on” disease-preventing genes, and “turning off” genes that promote breast cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses, and in only three months. This study documented, also for the first time, that these lifestyle changes may significantly increase an enzyme that lengthens telomeres–the ends of your chromosomes that control how long you live. As your telomeres get longer, your life gets longer. Your genes are not your fate.

    The Spectrum features one hundred easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes from award-winning chef Art Smith. Whether you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reverse a major disease, or find a sustainable, joyful lifestyle,The Spectrum can make a powerful difference in your health and well-being.


    ISBN 9780345496317
    Genre HEALTH & FITNESS / Nutrition
    Pages 387
    Publisher Date 2008-12-30 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Ballantine Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 9.25 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.05 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Ornish, Dean

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