Dean Ornish, MD, the cardiologist who changed how the world sees heart disease weighs in on heart health, prostate cancer, telomeres, yoga, meditation, lifestyle medicine, and his new book, UnDo It.
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 magazine as “one of the most interesting people of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”
Blast from the past! ~ The two physicians who have done most to revolutionize how we see heart disease are, astoundingly, not cardiologists. Dean Ornish, MD, today’s guest, is an internist, and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, whose work at the Cleveland Clinic further informed our understanding of how a low-fat, plant based diet can reverse even advanced cardiovascular disease, was trained in surgery. Hear Dr. Esselstyn — and several members of his plant-based-royalty family — on this episode from 2014: https://www.unityonlineradio.org/main-street-vegan/caldwell-esselstyn-jr-md-and-family.
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