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4.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 54.24 out of 5 4.24 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dean Ornish, M.D. Dean Ornish Narrator: Dean Ornish, M.D. Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9780739329108
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The Ornish Diet has been named the “#1 Best Heart-Healthy Diet” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years!

From the author of the landmark bestseller Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease comes an empowering new program that enables you to customize a healthy way of eating and living based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions.

Dr. Dean Ornish revolutionized medicine by directing clinical research proving–for the first time–that heart disease and early-stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by his program of comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery. His newest research was the first to show that changing your lifestyle changes your genes in men with prostate cancer–“turning on” disease-preventing genes, and “turning off” genes that promote breast cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses, and in only three months. This study documented, also for the first time, that these lifestyle changes may significantly increase an enzyme that lengthens telomeres–the ends of your chromosomes that control how long you live. As your telomeres get longer, your life gets longer. Your genes are not your fate.

The Spectrum features one hundred easy-to-prepare, delicious recipes from award-winning chef Art Smith. Whether you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, reverse a major disease, or find a sustainable, joyful lifestyle, The Spectrum can make a powerful difference in your health and well-being. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 2/12/2014

    " Dr. Dean Ornish is very easy to read. He has a light hearted manner and seems like a genuinely nice person with a good sense of humor. He doesn't inform with a heavy hand, but lays out all the facts for you to choose just how healthy you want or need to be. He speaks in layman's terms and if I ever have a chance, I would definitely like to meet him. The book has a bunch of recipes with a few color photos, but they looked very tofu/ack to me, which is why I gave 4 stars instead of 5. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/29/2014

    " Great research-based information on how to chose a healthier, happier body despite some of the more common genetic obstacles. Doesn't get any better than that - and the recipes look good too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brett Thompson | 1/26/2014

    " My Fav book on healthy eating, a well respected Dr. with proven science sets this book apart. When you learn that what you eat and how you move can actually repair your DNA, thats powerful highly recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danny | 1/26/2014

    " Honestly, his work is fantastic and has helped me a lot but this approach seems like bit of a cop out trying to appeal to a broader audience "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 1/23/2014

    " Excellent advice for good health... eat a plant based diet, exercise, meditate and have love in your life! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Hambrick | 1/19/2014

    " Very interesting. I like the fact that each day is a choice, that eating healthy is a lifestyle and not a "diet." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 12/31/2013

    " This book was one of the few books that makes you feel like you have control over your health. Without being judgemental or preachy, Dr. Ornish describes the ways that one can improve their health by a diet low in fat and sugar, exercise and stress relief. Definitely learned a lot! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nece | 12/29/2013

    " Book is a bit hokey in parts but he has good, solid nutrition advice and a fair number of healthy recipes. I ended up buying this one to keep on my shelf. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diancer | 12/27/2013

    " Dr. Ornish emphasizes the importance of enjoying food. But the book can be boiled down to: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants, exercise, and reduce stress by meditating or yoga. -- Or is that Montel Williams quoting someone else? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia | 12/7/2013

    " More evidence for eating a low fat vegetarian diet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 10/31/2013

    " excellent book - not so much a diet as a road planning for living ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amber | 10/12/2013

    " I love the playful way it's written. It doesn't seem to drone on and on about what's good for you and contradict itself the way other diet books can. Also, he doesn't sound like a crazy person (see: The Dorm Room Workout). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 9/18/2013

    " Not as fun to read as "Healthy at 100" but good info. More of a reference book with half recipes from Oprah's chef, etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane | 5/14/2013

    " Great reference material enjoyed reading and will continue to use - changing my eating habits is something I work on daily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 5/5/2012

    " Good review of a program to improve health via healthier eating, exercise, and stress reduction. Excellent recipes. I've put many of the suggestions into practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 12/19/2011

    " It's a really good book that offers a lot of food for thought, not only in what to eat (plant-centered, unrefined foods) but also in how we deal with stress, connection, and activity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 12/11/2011

    " The audio book is very concise especially after you move out of the first 40-60 minutes. It sounds very simple and basic. I'm thinking with 400 pages in the hard copy format, there are plenty of details, but I liked the "cliffs' notes version" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patty Apostolides | 9/23/2011

    " Almost done with this book, although it will probably be a book I'll be picking up often to refresh my memory. Much up-to-date information on health topics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/17/2011

    " Good ideas for getting healthy......but she can't manage to talk about it for very long without foul language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 6/7/2011

    " A little extreme in some of her views, but lots of good information to be found. Just take everything with a grain of salt, especially if you're a non-vegan, since she's a big proponent of veganism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 6/6/2011

    " Alkalinity, whole foods, food combining... All things I've read before, but Kris discusses them in a much more approachable way. I would be interested in trying her cleanse/diet, but I don't feel like I can afford all the fresh, organic produce that would be required. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melyssa | 6/5/2011

    " Amazing and practical! I see myself buying a copy in the very near future!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 5/27/2011

    " Great book that has lead me to a huge shift in how I view my health. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 5/27/2011

    " LOVE it! Can't wait to start the Adventure Cleanse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 5/14/2011

    " Amazing. Life changing. Kris Carr is a revolutionary and a good, loving soul. This book will guide you towards a healthier, more vibrant existence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittany | 5/11/2011

    " This book is a life changer, the best about healthy eating and lifestyle since Skinny Bitch got me to get rid of meat and dairy in the first place. There are some amazing tips. This isn't just a book about veganism or diet, it is about transforming your entire lifestyle! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AdultNonFiction | 5/4/2011

    " TCL Call#: 613.262 Carr K

    Madeleine - 4 stars
    A great little book. She has a nice irreverant style that keeps the book from being too healy-feely. Good recipes at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cari | 5/4/2011

    " I'm trying to "health up" my diet (get rid of sugar, etc) and this book is awesome. Written by a 7 year cancer survivor who has kept her rare cancer in check by diet. It's super funny and has great recipes and a 21 day cleanse that I'm thinking about doing ;-0
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 4/19/2011

    " LOVE. Love this book. I am inspired by Kris Carr and her attitude in the face of can-Ser. I think everyone should read this! Great manual for living, for taking care of yourself. "

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About the Author

Dean Ornish, MD, is a physician and the multiaward-winning author of numerous scientific reports and books, including the New York Times bestseller Love & Survival. He is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He was trained in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals and featured in all major media. He writes a monthly column for Newsweek, Reader’s Digest, and the Huffington Post. He has been a physician consultant to former president Bill Clinton since 1993. He serves as chairperson and member of the boards of directors of several organizations. He has received numerous awards and was recognized by Life magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation.”