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Dean Ornish

The Case for a True Health Coalition: Who Hears Whom?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

With the strength of unity, a signal of what we truly do know can rise above the din and discord.

Looking Up From Your Phone Promotes Health and Intimacy

Ornish Living | Posted 04.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Technology, for all of its wonder, can never laugh with us, cuddle us, or pass us a tissue to dry our tears.

Enjoy Soy: Plant Protein Complete With All 9 Essential Amino Acids

Ornish Living | Posted 03.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

Here is a brief but in-depth overview of the current research on soy and health. We conclude that moderate amounts of soy, primarily whole, minimally-processed or fermented soy foods are safe and can be a valuable part of a low-fat, vegetarian diet.

Have Heart Disease? Feel Confident Resuming Sexual Activity!

Ornish Living | Posted 03.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

With increasing research, the message is becoming clear: For most people with uncomplicated heart disease, the risk of angina, arrhythmia or death is relatively low during sexual activity and comparable to the risk associated with mild to moderate physical exertion.

Science Shows That Kindness Heals

Ornish Living | Posted 03.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ornish Living

It's lovely when scientific studies back up what we have always known in our heart of hearts. "Kindness IS its own reward." We all have experienced the immediate benefits we receive when we offer kindness to another -- enriching feelings of connection and emotional intimacy.

Lifestyle: Medicine That Inspires

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It is medicine that is safe, generally inexpensive, pleasurable, stunningly powerful, and potentially accessible to all. It is suitable for children and octogenarians alike; it is safe during pregnancy. It is medicine that can do more to advance the human condition than any other.

Nurture Yourself Inside and Out: The Food You Eat

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum

I recently attended Arianna Huffington's event, THRIVE, and listened to both Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Mark Hyman discussing the significant role of diet in overall well-being. The physical cannot be separated from the mental, and in fact without it thriving is almost impossible.

Dr. Dean Ornish: 'Our Body Has This Remarkable Capacity To Begin Healing'

Posted 05.08.2014 | Healthy Living

By Sarah Klein For the last 37 years, Dr. Dean Ornish, M.D., Huffington Post Medical Editor and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Re...

Bill Clinton Changed His Diet So He Could 'Walk His Daughter Down The Aisle'

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 04.25.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Dean Ornish, a physician consultant to Bill Clinton and an advisor to Hillary Rodham Clinton for more than 20 years, reflected on the former presi...

WATCH: The One Thing You Can Do To Improve Your Health

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

We all know that eating well and exercising are key factors to living a healthy life -- but is there another way that we can drastically improve our w...

The 'Fat But Fit' Fallacy

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Schweitzer

We all like to eat. Most of us want to eat well; at least we try to be good some of the time. We all know that how and what we eat directly impact our health and well-being. Yet few subjects are more prone to confusion and distortion than diet and nutrition.

How Yoga And Meditation Can Supercharge Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

With the benefits of holistic health and mindfulness practices finally starting to be recognized by mainstream medical institutions across the country...

Grains of Truth

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Whether about wheat or meat, sugar or starch, calories or carbohydrates, this fat or that fat, we seem to have an insatiable appetite for mere grains of truth about diet and health, rather than the complete recipe.

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies, Protect Your Heart, and Save Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Elliott Negin

Does nine servings a day sound like a heavy lift? Well, consider this: If we ate just one more serving a day -- one banana or a large carrot -- we would save $5 billion annually in health care expenditures and prevent more than 30,000 heart-related deaths.

Jeffrey Young

Insurance CEO Touts Wellness Programs As Cost-Savers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

Company wellness programs for employees that include complementary medicine features like yoga can benefit bottom lines, according to Mark Bertolini, ...

Better Diet? Bigger Picture!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those who want today's news to be that the Mediterranean diet has been proven superior to other truly good diets will need to wait until tomorrow, or longer. We had previously lacked any good head-to-head comparisons of "best diet" candidates, and we still do.

How To Stay Healthy Through The Holidays: 4 Essential Tips From Dr Dean Ornish

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Even though the word "holiday" is supposed to evoke images of carefree fun and frolic, we all know the truth: The holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.

Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

The conversation regarding what constitutes the ideal diet for optimal wellness and longevity is an ongoing and exhausting debate. Experts from each respective dietary camp have a plethora of data pointing to their case for why their particular system is the gold standard.

Thirty Days, Thirty Reasons, Thirty Ways: Go Vegetarian In October!

Kathy Stevens | Posted 11.28.2012 | Home
Kathy Stevens

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!

Dean Ornish Talks Lifestyle As Treatment At NYC's Integrative Healthcare Symposium

Posted 02.12.2012 | Healthy Living

It's not every day that you hear a medical doctor suggest that lifestyle changes can be a form of treatment that can reverse -- not just help prevent ...

Ornish Diet Ranked First For Heart Health By U.S. News: Diet Inventor Explains What Makes It So Heart-Healthy

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to heart health, the No. 1 dietary approach is the Ornish Diet, according to a ranking of 25 diets by U.S. News and World Report release...

Meatless Monday: Make 2012 The Year Of Eating Vegan

Ellen Kanner | Posted 03.03.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Maybe you want to go vegan to reduce your carbon footprint. Or because you need to reduce your cholesterol. You do it out of a moral choice or because you've decided salmonella and E.coli outbreaks and food recalls mean steak and eggs are now off the menu -- forever.

The Real Skinny On Nutrition

Kathy Freston | Posted 10.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

I meet so many people these days who want to get healthy, but just don't know where to find easy-to-understand information that will help them make decisions on how or what to eat.

Aspen, CO: The Nation's First Meatless Monday Community

Chris Elam | Posted 08.06.2011 | Home
Chris Elam

Cities such as San Francisco and Washington D.C. have made symbolic MM proclamations, but Aspen, Colorado is doing something much more exciting and comprehensive.

Weekly Health Tip: A Big Fat Question

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deepak Chopra

Brought to you by Deepak Chopra, MD, Alexander Tsiaras, and TheVisualMD.com After our recent post about the dangers of trans fats (Weekly Health ...