Revolutionary, Maverick, Outcast. One of the men that history will be left to truly assess. I can’t help but consider how much the Gospel is hidden and carried through paradox. Ornish flips the possibility of preventing heart disease upside down (from a modern western medicine point of view) and takes a bold but balanced approach to considering that the solution for health and wellness might actually be in the places that were intended to bring us deep life in the first place. A must read for wellness as we humbly engage the aging process, fight for life, and treat our bodies, souls and spirits with a posture that is grooming us to one day be sages that are alive, well and able to offer God’s heart and wisdom to the next generation.
The following is the description from Amazon:
Dr. Dean Ornish is the first clinician to offer documented proof that heart disease can be halted, or even reversed, simply by changing your lifestyle. Based on his internationally acclaimed scientific study, which has now been ongoing for years, Dr. Ornish’s program has yielded amazing results. Participants reduced or discontinued medications; their chest pain diminished or disappeared; they felt more energetic, happy, and calm; they lost weight while eating more; and blockages in coronary arteries were actually reduced.
In his breakthrough book, Dr. Ornish presents this and other dramatic evidence and guides you, step-by-step, through the extraordinary Opening Your Heart program, which is winning landmark approval from America’s health insurers. The program takes you beyond the purely physical side of health care to include the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects so vital to healing. This book represents the best modern medicine has to offer. It can inspire you to open your heart to a longer, better, happier life.