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The Spectrum: How to Customize a Way of Eating and Living Just Right for You and Your Family by [Dean M.d., Ornish]

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First published in 1990, Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease presented scientific evidence that lifestyle changes alone can reverse even severe heart disease without surgery and medication. Subsequent research convinced Ornish that his program could be applied to other conditions with similar success. Ornish's philosophy has gained the respect of colleagues and patients, but critics say it is too difficult for many to sustain. Perhaps to counteract this notion, Ornish offers choices along a continuum of physical, mental and spiritual health. Marred somewhat by a defensive tone and repetition, the book shows readers how to tailor his recommendations to their needs, goals and preferences. Ornish's spectrum consists of nutrition (extremely low in fat, vegetarian), exercise (aerobic, resistance training and flexibility), stress management (yoga, meditation) and nurturing relationships, and he describes how they influence specific conditions. Recipes contributed by Oprah Winfrey's personal chef, Art Smith, ground Ornish's principles with dishes based on fresh, seasonal ingredients and ways to adapt them to a person's place along the spectrum. No doubt, putting Ornish's philosophy into practice is the best way to banish visions of the diet police. Given the research and heartfelt testimonials from patients reproduced here, the evidence is on Ornish's side. (Jan.)
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“In 1993, Hillary asked Dr. Dean Ornish to consult with us on improving our health and well-being and to train the chefs who cooked for us at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One. I felt better and lost weight when I followed his recommendations. As this book illustrates, my genes may have been improving as well! If you want to see where medicine is likely to be five or ten years from now, read this book today.”—President Bill Clinton

The Spectrum is absolutely fantastic. Time and again, Dr. Dean Ornish has scientifically proven that what was once thought to be medically impossible is, in fact, possible. His work is truly revolutionary.”—Mehmet Oz, M.D. Professor of Surgery & Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Columbia University Medical Center, and author of You: The Owner’ s Manual and You: On a Diet

"Dr. Ornish's wonderful new book, The Spectrum, can make an important difference in the health of the world at a time when it most needs it."—Gro Brundtland, M.D. Former Director General, World Health Organization, United Nations Former Prime Minister, Norway

“Dr. Dean Ornish knows more about inspiring people to eat well, live well, do well, and be well than anyone on the planet. The Spectrum is a powerful book for living longer and better and shows how to live a healthful, joyful and loving life. As Frank Sinatra once told me, “Live each day like it’s
your last, and one day you’ll be right.”—Quincy Jones

“In this book, Dr. Dean Ornish continues to establish himself as a pioneer in the medicine of the future. He breaks well-established myths in the field of biology by showing scientifically that heart disease is reversible, that certain types of cancer are preventable, and that even your genes can be made to change their blueprint for your destiny by lifestyle changes that are fun and enjoyable and energizing. Read this book. It is literally life saving and life-transforming.”—Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“This is a must read book for those seeking accurate information for how to optimize their personal health.”—James O. Hill, Ph.D. Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado and Co-Founder, America On the Move

"I've been following Dr. Dean Ornish's program for more than a decade, and I feel younger now than I did ten years ago.  Dr. Ornish’ s style of eating and living is always delicious and never boring."—Clint Eastwood

“Dr. Dean Ornish is one of my best students, and I agree with what he is telling you. I have known him well for many years now. So you should pay good attention to what he tells you in his new book, which I am pleased to strongly support.  I am in complete agreement with what he is saying in The Spectrum.”—Alexander Leaf, M.D. Chairman, Dept. of Medicine (emeritus) and Chairman, Dept. of Preventive Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology (emeritus) Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • File Size: 15994 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (December 26, 2007)
  • Publication Date: December 26, 2007
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000W96648
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,423 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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