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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"Whether or not you think you'll ever be concerned about your heart, this is likely to be the most useful book about health you'll read this year, maybe ever."
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In this breakthrough book, Dr. Dean Ornish presents dramatic evidence that heart disease can be halted or even reversed simply by changing your life-style. Step-by-step he will guide you through the extraordinary Opening Your Heart program that takes you beyond the purely physical side of health care to include ...
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Overview

"Whether or not you think you'll ever be concerned about your heart, this is likely to be the most useful book about health you'll read this year, maybe ever."
ESQUIRE
In this breakthrough book, Dr. Dean Ornish presents dramatic evidence that heart disease can be halted or even reversed simply by changing your life-style. Step-by-step he will guide you through the extraordinary Opening Your Heart program that 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.

Overview of relevant research & what the program does, detailed program inform,. recipes, exercise.

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Editorial Reviews

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Advance praise for Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

"Revolutionary results...By the standards of conventional medicine the impossible has happened. Dr. Ornish's work could change the lives of millions." — Newsweek

"Dr. Ornish's research offers strong scientific evidence that lifestyle changes alone can actually reverse the progression of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries. These lifestyle changes can begin to reverse even severe coronary artery disease after only one year, without the use of cholesterol-lowering drugs."

— Claude Lenfant, M.D., director, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

"This is more than a book on reversing heart disease; it is a powerful and wise prescription for opening the heart in its deepest sense. Dr. Ornish's humanity, wit and integrity shine through on every page, affirming the best of what medicine has to offer. You don't have to have heart disease to be healed through this extraordinary book and program."

— Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind

"In his groundbreaking book, Dr. Dean Ornish demonstrates that even severe coronary heart disease can be reversed. He shows us that when we begin healing our lives, then our hearts begin to heal as well. Dr. Ornish shows us what we are all capable of in this exciting new book. I cannot recommend it highly enough."

— Bernard S. Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles

"Dr. Ornish's book will be good news for many patients with severe coronary heart disease. As one of his earliest mentors, I am very proud of Dr. Ornish's achievements."

— Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., M.D., president, American Heart Association (1984)

"Whether or not you think you'll ever be concerned about your heart, this is likely to be the most useful book about health you'll read this year, maybe ever." — John Poppy, Esquire

"This is an epochal book. It sets a new standard in our understanding of heart disease, and it is the template against which all other books on any disease whatsoever should be judged. For the purity of the science on which it rests, and for the majesty of its spiritual wisdom, this book has no equal in the literature of medicine and health."

— Larry Dossey, M.D., author, Space, Time and Medicine and Recovering the Soul

Library Journal
Ornish, author of the popular Stress, Diet, and Your Heart ( LJ 1/1/83), bases his book on an extensive study that found his ``Opening Your Heart'' program resulted in the reversal of coronary artery blockage. He gives thorough background to his study, backing up his claims with scientific evidence, and provides case histories of people who have followed the program. In describing ways to reverse heart disease, he offers suggestions on how to control diet (with helpful recipes from noted chef Wolfgang Puck), as well as on how to quit smoking and how to exercise. Recommended for general collections.-- Barbara Kormelink, Bay Medical Ctr. Lib., Bay City, Mich.
Booknews
Based upon conclusions from his own research study--namely that heart disease can often be halted or even reversed simply through appropriate changes in lifestyle--Ornish presents a simple but comprehensive program involving diet (recipes included), meditation, visualization, stress management, and moderate exercise. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345373533
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/28/1992
  • Edition description: First Ballatine Books Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 672
  • Sales rank: 245,319
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dean Ornish, M.D., is president and director of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, and an attending physician at California Pacific Medical Center.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2004

    It worked for me

    I decided to follow the program prescribed in this book after I was told that my chest pain was caused by arterial blockage. I had been given a heart scan test that indicated there was a lack of blood flow to certain parts of my heart. I would do anything to avoid surgery so I read this book and decided to follow the plan. It made since. Within three months my chest pains stopped. I lost 35 pounds and felt marvelous. After one year I repeated the same tests and no lack of blood flow was found. Now two years later I still follow the plan with some moderation. I have kept the weight off and have no heart problems. I am 57.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    get this book

    if you pricely follow these guidelines you have an 80% chance of receiving a;; of the benefits of this book that and the south beach heart book and there is nothing you do not know to help you change your life style to a more heart healthy status and there are no side effects like medications have and remember medication doesn't not treat the problem but these books have life saving life style changes in them that will change these problems fot the better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2001

    Extend your Life...

    Dr. Dean Ornish's prescription for overall health and well-being includes a dose of diet, exercise, meditation, and communication. He first began formulating his Open Your Heart program while he was a medical student at Baylor college of Medicine in Texas in the 70's. He truly believes that heart disease can be reversed. In this new book he takes on 'emotional and spiritual' issues. His actual diet recommends avoiding all meats, avocados, olives, nuts, seeds, dairy products (other than egg whites and nonfat dairy products), sugar and simple sugar derivatives (honey, corn syrup, high fructose syrup), alcohol and coffee. He recommends eating beans, legumes, fruits, grains and vegetables. The main reason he wrote Love & Survival was to show that he is aware that love has the power to heal. He doesn't believe we value them enough in our society. He says: 'When you look at the scientific data, the need for love and intimacy is as important and basic as eating, breathing and sleeping.' Everyone knows love and intimacy are great, but not many people realize how important they are to our well-being and our basic survival. He recommends spending time with friends and family (and I recommend giving them all a hug every time you see them :). He also recommends that we find a place where we can feel a connection to our community. This could be a community center, a church or synagogue or anyplace where people meet on a regular basis, e.g. clubs, leagues, games. People who don't draw strength from their religious faith or are not a member of a group of people who meet on a regular basis have seven times the death rate compared to those that did. Now, that is something to think about if you want to extend your life.

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