Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Ornish Lifestyle Medicine

Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease is the first program scientifically proven to “undo” (reverse) heart disease by optimizing four important areas of your life. This program has been proven to undo heart disease by dealing with the root causes and not just its effects. The combined effect of all four lifestyle elements makes the transformative difference.

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The Ornish Spectrum is based on 35 years of clinical research


For more than 35 years, Dean Ornish, MD and his colleagues at the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute (PMRI), have conducted a series of research studies showing that changes in diet and lifestyle can make a powerful difference in our health and well-being, how quickly these changes may occur, and how dynamic these mechanisms can be.

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Site Certification

Due to better adherence and clinical outcomes than have ever been reported, the Ornish Reversal Program is the first Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation (ICR) program to be covered by Medicare, as well as national partnerships with many private insurers such as Highmark Inc, Anthem and HMSA.

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The Ornish Spectrum is a proven program that changes hearts and lives

Ornish-certified sites are now eligible for Medicare reimbursement

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People are empowered with a scientifically proven program that can quickly reverse their heart disease and other chronic conditions, allowing them to sustainably transform their lives for the better.  The Ornish national network is growing rapidly, find a site near you and get enrolled today!

  • Reversing Program
  • Medicare Reimbursement
  • Alumni Communities

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