Updated June 2, 2014
Dr. Dean Ornish is the author of the well-known books Eat More Weigh Less and Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. In this 1993 interview, Dr. Ornish explains his approach to health from a research perspective, utilizing scientific models that doctors are familiar with to present his evidenced-based messages. Having conducted the landmark “Lifestyle Heart Trial,” which looked at the reversal of heart disease, Dr. Ornish trains other doctors to “treat the cause” and make lifestyle changes in real world settings with their patients. Dr. Ornish, who served as President Clinton’s doctor while in the White House, discusses why it is easier (and healthier) to make big changes rather than small changes, and how progress is being made with insurance companies and their coverage of lifestyle medicine.
Note: This taped interview from “Your Good Health,” hosted by Dr. McDougall has been edited. Any contact information provided during the interviews should be confirmed first since it may have changed since the original taping.
Download Dean Ornish, MD (taped interview) – Duration: 35:04