Dr. Dean Ornish

The study does not report that vegetarianism increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, or any other bad outcome. Nothing of the sort. Not even close.
By rallying to the mandate of the evidence-based, consensus-based fundamentals of health promoting, sustainable living and eating -- I believe we can accomplish something for public health and the human condition that is, quite simply -- out of this world
The application of yogic techniques to affect specific changes in vital functioning of the body's organs and systems allows
That this concept was short lived was the center of conversation last night with my friend Evan. His belief was that there
The dangerous excesses of salt, sugar, fat, additives, preservatives, food colorings, and chemical flavoring that describe Big Food in hospitals simply can no longer be tolerated. Medical activists must speak up and demand that junk food go the way of cigarettes on hospital campuses.
We all want to wake up every morning feeling confident and happy, knowing that we're accomplishing something good for ourselves. We want to feel like we've spent our day making the right choices. That the daily goal you reached has helped your mind, body and soul.
San Franciscans love a little Hollywood stardust, especially when it arrives at their doorstep attached to a pressing cause
Through lifestyle changes, heart disease, early-stage prostate cancer, diabetes and even aging seem to be reversed, he said
Ornish shared with HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani the health advice he gave the president: "It's not all in
To learn more about the power of love and how it affects our health, check out the video clip above and watch the full segment
HuffPost's Third Metric seeks to redefine success beyond money and power. As part of our ongoing series, we talk to HuffPost Medical Editor Dr. Dean Ornish about how he helped change President Bill Clinton's diet.
I consider it a societal travesty that hyperendemic obesity and the metabolic mayhem that often follows in its wake are treated ever more frequently, in ever younger people, under general anesthesia. Our answer to obesity is, it seems, oblivion.
"Yoga really saved my life," he says. "I don't think I would be here doing this work if it weren't for yoga." And with more
As lifestyle medicine takes off, my hope is that while caring for one's health through better diet and regular exercise is a progressive step forward, considering the "whole person" rightfully includes tending to the thoughts we think on a regular basis.
Yoga therapy encompasses not only the body and the movements we do on the yoga mat, but how we live and treat others and ourselves off the mat, which is ultimately what matters for a healthy and whole life.
You'd think that the country that spends the most on health care -- that would be us -- would have the world's best health outcomes. Far from it. Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare describes how health care in America has turned into a business.
So on Monday, October 1, is World Vegetarian Day--the kickoff for Vegetarian Awareness Month than runs throughout October. If you've been toying with the idea of going vegetarian, then let me be your cheerleader, and let the following lists inform and inspire! Good luck...and please share your journey!
Eating some meat, preferably from lean, well-fed, well-exercised, and kindly tended animals is assuredly consistent with human health. But the health of humans and the planet argue consistently for Michael Pollan's excellent and pithy advice: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
Small changes in life can make a big difference. Meatless Monday is a step toward developing better habits. You can do it -- and you should feel better.
The million-dollar question, of course, is how to motivate patients to make lasting changes in their lifestyle. Mutual of