“Heart disease…high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, early stage prostate cancer…When I was in medical school, I was taught that all these diseases have different diagnoses and different treatments, but because they all share the same underlying biological mechanisms, I came to realize that they are really the same disease just masquerading in different forms, and this radically simplifies what people need to do,” says Dr. Dean Ornish, well-known physician, author, and expert in the field of health and wellness.
On today’s episode, he explains what he believes and what research shows to be key in reversing chronic illness, maintaining a state of health and wellness, and even living longer: eating well, moving more, stressing less, and loving more. A strong proponent of a whole foods plant-based diet, Dr. Ornish also discusses how important it is to establish a routine that involves moderate exercise, stress management practices such as yoga and meditation, and social interaction with others that allows us to feel loved and give love.
Tune in for an inspiring and informative conversation that might compel you start changing your life for the better, and be sure to check out Dr. Ornish’s latest book, Undo It! How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases.