Additionally, Dave Springer joins Sharecare as president of Ornish
Lifestyle Medicine, which also became part of Sharecare through the Healthways acquisition.
Colin Campbell (author of 'The China Study'), and Dean Ornish
, MD (author of 'Program for Reversing Heart Disease') are known to have helped former US President Bill Clinton recover from heart disease by convincing him to go vegan.
and his colleagues allowed for 10% of calories from fat, 75% from complex carbohydrates, and 15% from protein (Govil, Weidner, Merritt-Worden, & Ornish
, 2009; Koertge et al.
St Dominic's wanted to offer a scientifically proven program that not only helps people recover from a cardiac event or improves their outcome from an intervention like stenting or angioplasty, but also offer people a treatment alternative," says Sean Maily, director of the Ornish
Reversal Program at St Dominic's.
Heart-Healthy Diets: The Ornish
Diet scored highest in this category, followed by TLC and DASH.
The range of diets covered included, Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Biggest Loser, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, Volumetrics, Weight Watchers, Ornish
and Rosemary Conley.
One of his newest ventures, The Ornish
Spectrum, a program currently available in seven states, with a fourfold focus on diet, stress management, movement, and community support, is not just about disease prevention but joyous and engaged living.
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 12, 2014-WellPoint Inc partners with Healthways Inc to offer the Dr Dean Ornish
Program for Reversing Heart Disease
, lead author of the study, said: "Our genes, and our telomeres, are not necessarily our fate.
The study was conducted by Dean Ornish
at UC San Francisco and the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, investigated the effect of diet and lifestyle choices on health and disease.
is famous for advocating diets to reverse heart disease, but in Love and Survival he highlights scientific research on the impact of friendships, stress, and other social and psychological factors that affect our health.
In an editorial accompanying this report, Dean Ornish
, MD, recommends eating plant-based foods and concludes, "In addition to their health benefits, the food choices we make each day affect other important areas as well.