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Forget all-or-nothing approaches, Dean Ornish, MD, says. It’s not about banning foods on his latest diet plan, The Spectrum. He ranks foods. The Ornish Diet has been named the “#1 Best Heart-Healthy Diet” by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years!. The Spectrum diet is the latest lifestyle and weight-loss plan created by Dean Ornish, MD, the pioneer researcher who showed that a low-fat.

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Ornish does an amazing job of explaining that all nutritional science is pointing to basically the same thing. Ornish explains, there is a spectrum of choices for being healthy and feeling well. People have different needs, goals and preferences. Health is the result of your genes expressing themselves well, disease is the result of poorly expressed genes.

HDL is important only to the extent that it affects atherosclerosis and myocardial perfusion, it is not a disease. The participants all had trouble adhering to their regimens, but all lost about the same statistically significant amounts of weight, and when compared head to head, the Atkins dieters saw greater improvements in blood pressure and HDL cholesterol than the Ornish dieters did.

If you want to see where medicine is likely to be five or ten years from now, read this book today. It is the gift of life. In contrast, there was a statistically significant reduction in LDL-cholesterol in the Ornish group but not in the Atkins group after one year.


After multivariate adjustment for major lifestyle and dietary risk factors, the pooled hazard ratio HR 95 percent CI of total mortality for a one-serving-per-day increase was 1. Judging the quality of a study by the number of patients is like judging the quality of a book by the number of pages.

But fact that the participants were making all of these lifestyle changes means that we cannot make any inferences about the effect of the diet alone. He believed that heart disease, cancer, and any chronic illness could actually be reversed with diet and lifestyle changes. Indeed, the USDA explicitly states that most of our increase in consumption of xpectrum fats has been due to the growing use of vegetable oils and related products.

The fact that not all studies have shown this risk does not mean that it is not true.

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But even if the NHANES data are accurate, they show Americans are eating more fat than ever and even more refined carbohydrates than ever.

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These include significant improvements in:. Dec 30, Pages. Although we always need more research, there is enough science now to guide us. Dec 30, Pages Buy. And in that there is a spectrum of choices that can promote health and well-being.


Dean Ornish has done more than spectrmu to bring modern science to the nutrition field. The quality of the food you choose to eat is probably the most important thing you do every day to control your genes. He was told he first had to have the approval that ornisu was safe.

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I have no horse in this race. Here’s a blog in which I addressed this issue:.

The more people adhered to these recommendations including reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol they consumedthe more improvement we measured—at any age. Looking for More Great Reads?

As Moyer indicates here, the meta-analysis showed higher mortality risks associated with both processed meat and unprocessed meats. I’m psectrum aware of a single study showing that a diet high in red meat can reverse the progression of coronary heart disease. These associations were either abolished or attenuated if the proteins were plant derived. Scientific research has shown that your emotions actually control how your genes work.

Ornish thought and then proved has the potential to change medicine as much as the discovery of antibiotics or vaccines.