How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases



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The Book

UnDo It! Book Cover

The New Unifying Theory

Dean Ornish, M.D. has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse-undo-the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

Medicare and many insurance companies are now covering Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported—based on 40 years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur.

The Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Program

  • Eat Well

    Whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor

    • 70 savory recipes
    • Easy-to-follow meal plans
  • Move More

    Moderate exercise such as walking

    • 3 ways to move & improve
    • Workout plans
  • Stress Less

    Including meditation and gentle yoga practices

    • 5 keys to stress reduction
    • Step-by-step practices
  • Love More

    How love and intimacy transform loneliness into healing

    • Expressing authentic feelings
    • Cultivating connection and community

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The Authors

Dean Ornish, M.D. and Anne Ornish

Dean Ornish, M.D.

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.

  • Time

    TIME 100 INNOVATOR
    One of the 50 most influential members of his generation

  • People

    One of the most interesting people of the year

  • Forbes

    One of the world’s seven most powerful teachers

Anne Ornish

Vice president of program development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. She is the creator of the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine digital platform, including Ornish.com and 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.

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