Optimizing Health, Reducing Stress and Reversing Most Chronic Diseases - with Dr. Dean Ornish & Anne Ornish
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"All diseases have this one thing in common..."
In this episode of the Jennifer Zee Plant-based and Happy Podcast, I had the incredible opportunity to chat with return guest Dr. Dean Ornish who is a pioneer in the plant-based world and his amazing wife Anne Ornish. Dr. Ornish recently appeared on the Ellen Show talking about how simple lifestyle changes can reverse most chronic diseases, an important topic from his newest book Undoit!. Both Anne and Dr. Ornish received the New York Times Bestselling Author accolade for writing this lifesaving book.
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit 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.”
Anne Ornish is vice president of program development at the non-profit Preventative Medicine Research Institute. She created and directs Ornish Lifestyle Medicine's digital platform, including Ornish.com and Empower, an online ecosystem for providers, participants and alumni of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine Programs. Anne has over 20 years of advanced training in yoga and meditation and was featured o the cover of Yoga Journal.
In this episode Dr. Ornish, Anne Ornish and I chat about:
➤ Chronic stress and how it can manifest into chronic illness and disease
➤ The many ways in which our perspective of stress affects our overall health
➤ Alzheimer’s disease and prevention
➤ Dynamics of stress and how it is possible to change our perspective on what we cannot control
➤ Creating a buffer space in the middle of a high-stress day
➤ Benefits of abdominal breathing
➤ The one thing that all diseases have in common
➤ Loving more
➤ Health issues in men and women related to chronic stress
➤ Why stress can make you look and feel older
➤ Implementing self-care does not mean you're selfish
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