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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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; their chest pain diminished or disappeared; they felt more energetic, happy, and calm; they lost weight while eating more; and blockages...
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Overview

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; 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.

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

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From the Publisher
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: 9780804110389
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 638
  • Sales rank: 69,385
  • Product dimensions: 4.17 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.09 (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 September 9, 2002

    Transforming Lives

    I have been very impressed with this book and am so excited that am recommending it to anyone I meet... there is a wealth of wisdom in this book ; it is a very honest, sincere, wholesome book that can transform our lives irrespective of whether we are heart patients or not.Dr Ornish should be given the award of a "True Humanitarian" for having taken so much effort, dedication, sincerity and pain in studying alternate sciences, experimenting them successfully and opening up his vast expanse of assimilated knowledge by way of a program for the benefit of the entire human race. What is even more commendable is the fact that despite being from the medical profession, Dr Ornish has shown great vision and open mindedness in testing alternate methods that can change our lives ; he throws light into a new art and science of living and must be commended by his honest references to the old Indian practices of Yoga and Vegetarianism. There is man of strong convictions and character who has done great service to humanity by writing this book. I think his book is a masterpiece . From - Darshana Bhatt

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2008

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    We are so conditioned to believe that since everyone else eats crap, you can too. Everyone should read this book - heart problems can happen to anyone, and a whole lot sonner if you eat a typical US diet. This book lays the foundation we all need to eat better for life.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2002

    Awesome advice

    Excellent book that has already made a huge change in my life. My cholesterol is reduced and I'm loosing weight without being hungry.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    Chart problem

    Useful information but since the chart size cannot be enlarged it cannot be read, Much of the book is unreadable,

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2004

    Honestly, this book changed my husband's life!

    7 years ago (at 53) my husband had emergency open heart surgery. While he was still in the hospital, his surgeon turned him on to this book, saying it might help him live a better, healthier life. I read it too, thinking it would be clinical, but what a fascinating narrative it turned out to be. The reasons Dean Ornish got involved in his research in the first place, the lives of his study participants and the general knowledge of how our bodies work are reasons enough to read and feel the power we all get from knowing how to help ourselves stay well and enjoy life. A must read for anyone who is or loves someone who's a Type A personality!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2013

    GREAT book. How many books can save your life? This one can. I

    GREAT book. How many books can save your life? This one can.

    I had a heart attack about 9 months ago. Had two stents put in to improve blood flow in my heart, which addressed the immediate problem ... but then I began having more chest pains. A time release nitroglycerine type drug was prescribed for the pains (angina). Which worked most of the time but felt "funny" - hard to describe the feeling.

    Anyway, a friend gave me Dr. Ornish's book, and I immediately decided to try his program. I was already exercising every day, but I added the plant-based diet to that. So guess what? A few months down the road I was pain free and off of the angina medicine. Blood pressure lower, cholesterol and lipids in great shape, and I've dropped 25 pounds without even thinking about weight loss. You can eat as much as you want on this program, it's all about WHAT you eat.

    Dean Ornish's program WORKS. For sure and certain. I can personally attest to this, as can others as well. I found it very easy to adapt to the plant based diet, no sweat. I'm living this way now and for as long as I live. It's enjoyable and the results speak for themselves. Ignore any negative reviews here, I'm tellin' ya this works, and the book is full of vital information, with an engaging personal narrative from Dr. Ornish. Buy this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2012

    The book is good, but a bit long-winded

    He could shorten this up by 150 pages at least, but it's good information. However most of the formatting for the Nook Tablet makes the illustrations & diagrams unreadable. The Nook Tablet is hard to read. In fact, it just doesn't do anything well. Even an iPod works better than a Nook Tablet. What a waste of money. Putting a Zagg non-glare screen cover on the Nook makes the unreadable screen even worse. The Nook doesn't convert and store picture files (.jpg). It loses those files and others. Some show that they're there, but they don't open. With the added micro SD card, it will quit playing music in the middle of songs.
    Don't buy a Nook Tablet.

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