By reading this koob, you’ll discover how lifestyle medicine has contributed to pioneering research into primordial prevention and innovative treatment in the field of health and wellness.
You will also learn how:
You too can experience greater satisfaction with yourself and find new meaning in life;
Lack of love and intimacy are more often than not the root causes of debilitating illness;
Loving more and stressing less help begin the healing process, your source of vibrant health;
Feeling happy inspires you to make good choices, which enhances your life;
The best of those choices, and a game-changer, is to eat a whole-foods plant-based diet;
When you add a daily serving of gentle exercise, you’re on track to bounce right back;
The end result is nothing less than more peace, joy, and wellbeing for all.
Welcome to the era of lifestyle medicine! What does that mean for you? You make sometimes small, sometimes big changes in your everyday life. Each individual is different. But what’s common to all of us is that this kind of intervention is a resource to reverse (or in a word, “undo”) the development of many common chronic diseases – in combination with drugs and surgery, or in some instances, as an alternative! Better yet, for those of you who start early, it will likely help prevent those diseases altogether! Dr. Dean Ornish, a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California and founder of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, shares the science of lifestyle medicine and documents the power of his groundbreaking Lifestyle Medicine Program. Here’s how he recommends you too can incorporate his program into your life.