Lifestyle changes actually undo damage to the heart for patients in Dr. Ornish’s heart disease reversal programs. the Dr. Dean Ornish Program For Reversing. Heart Disease™ will soon open at Beebe. Health Campus on Route 24 in Rehoboth. Beach. This program is. The Ornish Diet has been named the “#1 best diet for heart disease” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years!.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Ornish Diet has been named the ” 1 best diet for heart disease” by U. 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, The Ornish Diet has been named the ” 1 best diet for heart disease” by U.

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; they learned how to lower high blood pressure; 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. Paperbackpages. Published December 30th by Ivy Books first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dr.

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Jul 20, Cynthia McCrain rated it it was amazing. I highly recommend this book for anyone who has heart disease or is wanting to prevent heart disease. When my husband had two blocked arteries and needed a bypass, we were in shock. When, a year later, another artery became severely blocked and he had to have a stent placed, we realized this problem wasn’t going away.

We bought this book and began following Dr. After a few months, my husband’s cholesterol had drastically changed — for his total cholesterol — 51 for LDL. He had been on a statin for a year, but had very minimal reduction until changing his diet. Just following this plan, we were both able to lose 25 pounds each, without changing anything else. Apr 30, Brett Matthews rated it it was amazing. Five years reversinh, this hert changed my life, and probably saved me hearf an avoidable early death.

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Ornish put me squarely on track for a mindful approach to looking after the only body I’ll ever have. Not only did I lose 30 pounds in 3 months, I lost chronic back pain and regained a revsrsing plateau of overall health at the same time.

I can’t prove these matters are all related, but it sure felt that way. A lot of helpful information was packed in this whopping page paperback. Cut all that out and this would have been a 5 star. The Foreword was nearly 20 pages!

Just the facts, please and put the reins on the personal stories. The author mentioned that he wanted the b A lot of helpful information was packed in this whopping page paperback. The author mentioned that he wanted the book to be titled, “Opening Your Heart. After reading it, I believe the title should have been what the author had in mind. This was about opening your heart, “A central theme of this book is learning how we can feel more free–from physical pain, emotional distress, and spiritual isolation.

Opening Your Heart This part had a lot of justification for what was coming. I felt this was more for the author’s colleagues. I had to sift through a lot of verbal diarrhea to find pertinent info. But it was there. The importance of being a member of a club, church, etc. Studies show that those of us that have social connections experience less risk of heart disease.

Holding feelings in puts the body in a state of stress.

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Social isolation ranked right up there with smoking in health! Also, athletes and others that thrive on winning keep their bodies in a stressful state–regardless of their physical fitness. The Opening Your Heart Program This held the bulk of the information with less personal stories from the author, though there were a few. If a person walks 2 miles a day, 5 days a week, they can expect to burn about 2, calories! There was a mention of Raquel Welch’s book that talked about her yoga beliefs.

There was a great deal of information on cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, etc. It was mentioned in several places that controlling heart disease isn’t “just” about proper diet. A body has to have inner peace, too. A healthy person can die of a heart attack because of the constant state of stress they put on themselves.

Opening Your Heart Recipes Some great recipes here. Most seemed to have common ingredients that can be found fairly easily. There are two types of diets: I was a tad disappointed in the lack of information on cholesterol and hormone changes in women when in perimenopause. Mar 28, Jim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Reversing Heart Disease means no meat, no fat or oil, no milk, cheese or egg yokes.

If you are willing to do this you will fortify yourself against heart disease.

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Following his regimen, I lost about 40 pounds and got my cholesterol in the normal range without drugs. He also discusses the benefits of exercise and relationships.

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Those following his recommendations will be blessed with good health and save a great deal of money because there will be fewer drug bills and doctor visits. Learned how to think, breathe, inter-relate, eat, and exercise in the best interest of my heart health. This is a book I keep on my shelf and I read it from time to time when I need to remember what matters and what doesn’t matter for my heart’s health.

Get ready to read real science. Get ready to read that you need to stretch and meditate. Get ready to believe that you are capable of taking care of your heart. Jun 24, Tom Ratliff rated it it was amazing. OK, any program promising the hope of reversing coronary blockages sends chills down my spine Sep 15, Christina Packard rated it really liked it.

Two eat NO fat Makes a lot of sense, and is like other books out now that fat and meat are the killers. Also an interesting fact he gives, is that exercising like running more than 30 per day. Apr 06, Susan Reed added it.

Only comment is “awesome. Reversing heart disease After having Atrial heart valve replacement, I have enrolled in Ornish’s program at my local hospital and it is paid for by Medicare. I have found the book helpful and look forward to cooking the various recipes.

I think this vegan approach can make me much healthier. Jan 18, Angela rated it really liked it Recommends it for: There’s a reversal diet and a prevention diet. Dean Ornish ties in the wisdom of the ages with the scientific method of modern medicine. He writes with compassion and passion about the way he’s found that people can improve their health and happiness when they’re at severe, moderate, or no risk for heart disease.

His way is remarkably similar to “The Way”: This is more reversjng than it sounds, and many pe There’s a reversal diet and a prevention diet. This is more ornisy than it sounds, and many people can’t motivate themselves to take these proven self-discipline measures rather than popping a pill.

Additionally, it’s not in the interest of large health organizations or food geart to fund clinical studies of a simple therapy such as this, so Dean Ornish’s advice is tested and proven, but unfortunately, it is largely ignored by the public. I urge everyone, as I’ve urged my dad, to give it a chance and try it It will make us better people, physically and otherwise. Aug 12, Terri rated it really liked it. Even if you don’t have heart disease, and even if you disagree with his program of low fat, vegetarian fare, this book is a good read.