Episode 26: Lifestyle Medicine
Join Michael R. Ellison as he discusses the advancements in research by Dr. Dean Ornish and the clinical studies showing that Lifestyle Medicine can prevent and even reverse some of the most common and chronic diseases.
Chronic inflammatory diseases are on the rise and are considered to be one of the greatest threats to human health by the World Health Organization*. Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity are among the most common chronic diseases* in the world today.
In this episode of Healthy You, Michael R. Ellison dives into the National Bestselling book “UnDo It!: How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases” by Dr. Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish, and their research on Lifestyle Medicine; the clinically proven practice of making lifestyle changes as a means of preventing and even reversing some of the most common, chronic and costly diseases facing the world today.
Join Michael as he reviews Dr. Ornish’s 4 pillars of Lifestyle Medicine as well as the practical application of these best practices so you may wake up and live every day with wellness.
About Dean Ornish, M.D. and Anne Ornish
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of six books, all national bestsellers. He has received numerous honors, including the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “Time 100 Innovator”; by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation”; by People as “one of the most interesting people of the year”; and by Forbes as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.
Anne Ornish is vice president of program development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. She is the creator of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine digital platform, including Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains healthcare professionals and participants throughout the country. Anne Ornish has more than twenty-five years of advanced training in yoga and meditation and was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal.