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Dean Michael Ornish, M.D., (born July 16, 1953) is president and founder of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, as well as Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

Ornish, a native of Dallas, Texas, is a graduate of Hillcrest High School of the Dallas Independent School District. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and earned his M.D. from the Baylor College of Medicine. He served a medical internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Ornish is widely known for his lifestyle-driven approach to the control of coronary artery disease (CAD). Dr. Ornish and colleagues showed that a lifestyle regimen featuring Yoga, meditation, a low-fat vegetarian diet, smoking cessation, and regular exercise could not only stop the progression of CAD, but could actually reverse it. He has acknowledged his debt to Swami Satchidananda for helping him develop this holistic perspective on preventive health.

This result was demonstrated in a randomized controlled trial known as the Lifestyle Heart Trial, with data published in the Lancet in 1990, which recruited test subjects with pre-existing coronary artery disease. Not only did patients assigned to the above regimen fare better with respect to cardiac events than those who followed standard medical advice, their coronary atherosclerosis was somewhat reversed, as evidenced by decreased stenosis (narrowing) of the coronary arteries after one year of treatment. Most patients in the control group, by contrast, had narrower coronary arteries at the end of the trial than the start. Other doctors claim similar results with similar methods, for example: Caldwell B Esselstyn[1]; and K Lance Gould. [2]

This discovery was notable not only because it had seemed physiologically implausible, but also because it suggested a cheaper and safer weapon against cardiovascular disease than invasive procedures such as coronary artery bypass surgery.

Ornish is also a member of the boards of directors of the U.S. United Nations High Commission on Refugees, the Quincy Jones Foundation, and the San Francisco Food Bank. He is an advisory board member of HealthCorps. He was appointed to The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and elected to the California Academy of Medicine. He has received several awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, the Jan J. Kellermann Memorial Award for distinguished contribution in the field of cardiovascular disease prevention from the International Academy of Cardiology, the Golden Plate Award from the American Academy of Achievement, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, and the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases. He was recognized as “one of the most interesting people of 1996” by People magazine, featured in the “TIME 100” issue on alternative medicine, and chosen by LIFE magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation.”

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Total Books: 37
La revolucin de 22 das El programa a base de plantas que TRANSFORMA tu cuerpo REAJUSTA tu hbitos y CAMBIA tu vida
Revolution in der Herztherapie
2006 - Revolution in Der Herztherapie (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783363031089
ISBN-10: 3363031084
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Love and Survival The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy
Die revolutionre Therapie Heilen mit Liebe Krankheiten ohne Medikamente berwinden
Eat More Weigh Less
2000 - Eat More Weigh Less (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780060959579
ISBN-10: 0060959576
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 21

Herzgesunde Kost Herzkrankheiten lindern und vorbeugen
2000 - Herzgesunde Kost Herzkrankheiten Lindern Und Vorbeugen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783453171787
ISBN-10: 3453171780
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Die Ornish Herz - Dit
2000 - Die Ornish Herz - Dit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783783112252
ISBN-10: 3783112257
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Love and Survival  The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy
1999 - Love and Survival the Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060930202
ISBN-10: 0060930209
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

Love  Survival The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy
1998 - Love Survival the Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy [Thorndike Large Print Americana Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780786215508
ISBN-10: 078621550X
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Healing Power of Love  Intimacy
1998 - Healing Power of Love Intimacy (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781564556158
ISBN-10: 1564556158
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality
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Simple Choices Powerful Changes
1998 - Simple Choices Powerful Changes (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781564556165
ISBN-10: 1564556166
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine, Medical Books
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Love and Survival The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy
1998 - Love and Survival the Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060172138
ISBN-10: 0060172134
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
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Eat More Weigh Less Dr Dean Ornish's Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly
Everyday Cooking with Dr Dean Ornish 150 Easy Low-Fat High-Flavor Recipes
1997 - Everyday Cooking with Dr Dean Ornish 150 Easy Low-fat High-flavor Recipes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060928117
ISBN-10: 0060928115
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 15

Everyday Cooking With Dr Dean Ornish 150 Easy Low-Fat High-Flavor Recipes
1996 - Everyday Cooking with Dr Dean Ornish 150 Easy Low-fat High-flavor Recipes (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060173142
ISBN-10: 0060173149
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 5

Dr Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease The Only System Scientifically Proven to Reverse Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery
Eat More Weigh Less
1994 - Eat More Weigh Less (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060925451
ISBN-10: 0060925450
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 24

Eat More Weigh Less
1993 - Eat More Weigh Less [Audio Cassette - Abridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781559947152
ISBN-10: 1559947152
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

Eat More Weigh Less
1993 - Eat More Weigh Less (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060168384
ISBN-10: 0060168382
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Dr Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease
1992 - Dr Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780345373533
ISBN-10: 0345373537
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Stress Diet and Your Heart A Lifetime Program for Healing Your Heart Without Drugs