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

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

by Dean Ornish
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Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease : The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book that has already made a huge change in my life. My cholesterol is reduced and I'm loosing weight without being hungry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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FrustratedMK More than 1 year ago
Useful information but since the chart size cannot be enlarged it cannot be read, Much of the book is unreadable,
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Bummed_by_Nook More than 1 year ago
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.