The Healing Power of Love and Intimacy

The Healing Power of Love and Intimacy

by Dean Ornish
     
 
In this episode of his national public television special, Dr. Ornish reviews scientific studies from Finland to San Francisco that show how intimacy and connection with others influence our health. He also reveals, in very personal terms, his own struggles with love and intimacy. Finally, he teaches practical strategies that have the power to sustain and heal

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In this episode of his national public television special, Dr. Ornish reviews scientific studies from Finland to San Francisco that show how intimacy and connection with others influence our health. He also reveals, in very personal terms, his own struggles with love and intimacy. Finally, he teaches practical strategies that have the power to sustain and heal people's lives. Includes a 60-minute interview session with Dr. Ornish available nowhere else.

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Library Journal
Using both research studies and personal experiences, Ornish, a doctor of alternative medicine, presents a rather no-nonsense approach to diet, exercise, and intimacy for an improved quality of life. Ornish insists that he does not tell people what to do but that he does give information so listeners can make informed choices. The first hour of each program is taken from TV broadcasts and the second is a Q&A session. Simple Choices is a rather cursory overview of his ideas. He deals very briefly with diet, exercise, the human need for community, and the healing power of love and intimacy. He insists the latter are more powerful elements of healing than lifestyle changes. The Q&A portion is weak, since it merely repeats rather than elaborates. In contrast, The Healing Power of Love & Intimacy is a more in-depth program. Ornish focuses on "emotional and spiritual heart disease" and how it can be reversed like its physical equivalent. He talks a great deal about the need for group interaction and provides compelling statistics on correlative survival rates. Above all, he emphasizes treating the whole person rather than curing a single illness. He calls for a new model of medicine that will eventually prove its cost benefit. In the end, the listener wants to hear more from Ornish, a very high recommendation indeed.--Jeanne Leader, Everett Community Coll., WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564556158
Publisher:
Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
Unabridged, 2 Cassettes
Product dimensions:
4.39(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.81(d)

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Meet the Author

Dean Ornish is a clinical professor of medicine who received his MD from Baylor College of Medicine and founded the Bucksbaum Chair in Preventative Medicine at the Preventative Medicine Research Institute. He was born on July 16, 1953. Dr. Ornish's research has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet and the American Journal of Cardiology. He was also featured on PBS's Nova and on Bill Moyer's PBS special Healing and the Mind. His two best-selling novels include Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish's Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly. He was also named one of the most interesting people of 1995 in People magazine.

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