The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health (Abridged / Compact Disc, Abridged)

By Dean Md Ornish, Dean Md Ornish (Read by), Anne Ornish (Read by)
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Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease was a landmark bestseller that transformed the way we think about our health and well-being. Now Dr. Ornish returns with The Spectrum, a groundbreaking audiobook that helps you determine where you are on the spectrum of health and gives you choices for gaining and sustaining optimum health for life.

With his personalized approach, Dr. Ornish brings you the future of medicine today–the tools to customize a way of eating, managing stress, and exercising that is based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions.Your genes are not your fate. New research by Dr. Ornish and his colleagues shows that changing what you eat and how you live may actually alter, for the better, how your genes are expressed. The Spectrum not only gives you a new path to health and well-being, it may also help reverse the worldwide epidemics of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, elevated cholesterol levels, and other chronic conditions.

For almost three decades, Dr. Ornish has been leading a revolution in medicine, and his pioneering findings outlined in The Spectrum can make a powerful difference in your health and well-being.

About the Author

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Ornish was trained in internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research has been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals and featured in all major media. He writes a monthly column for Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines. He is chair of the Google Health advisory council, the PepsiCo Blue Ribbon advisory board, and the Safeway advisory council on health and nutrition. He has received numerous awards and was recognized by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members of his generation.”

Praise For…

Advance Praise for
A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health

“In 1993, Hillary asked Dr. Dean Ornish to consult with us on improving our health and well-being and to train the chefs who cooked for us at The White House, Camp David, and Air Force One. I felt better and lost weight when I followed his recommendations. As this book illustrates, my genes may have been improving as well! If you want to see where medicine is likely to be five or
ten years from now, read this book today.”
President Bill Clinton

The Spectrum is absolutely fantastic. Time and again, Dr. Dean Ornish has scientifically proven that what was once thought to be medically impossible is, in fact, possible. His work is truly revolutionary.”
Mehmet Oz, M.D.
Professor of Surgery & Director, Cardiovascular Institute, Columbia University Medical Center
author, You: The Owner’s Manual and You: On a Diet

"Dr. Ornish's wonderful new book, The Spectrum, can make an important difference in the health of the world at a time when it most needs it."
Gro Brundtland, M.D.
Former Director General, World Health Organization, United Nations
Former Prime Minister, Norway

“Dr. Dean Ornish knows more about inspiring people to eat well, live well, do well, and be well than anyone on the planet. The Spectrum is a powerful book for living longer and better and shows how to live a healthful, joyful and loving life. As Frank Sinatra once told me, “Live each day like it’s
your last, and one day you’ll be right.”
Quincy Jones

“In this book, Dr. Dean Ornish continues to establish himself as a pioneer in the medicine of the future. He breaks well-established myths in the field of biology by showing scientifically that heart disease is reversible, that certain types of cancer are preventable, and that even your genes can be made to change their blueprint for your destiny by lifestyle changes that are fun and enjoyable and energizing. Read this book. It is literally life saving and life-transforming.”
Deepak Chopra, M.D.

“This is a must read book for those seeking accurate information for how to optimize their personal health.”
James O. Hill, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado
Co-Founder, America On the Move

"I've been following Dr. Dean Ornish's program for more than a decade, and I feel younger now than I did ten years ago.  Dr. Ornish’s style of eating and living is always delicious and never boring."
Clint Eastwood

“Dr. Dean Ornish is one of my best students, and I agree with what he is telling you. I have known him well for many years now. So you should pay good attention to what he tells you in his new book, which I am pleased to strongly support.  I am in complete agreement with what he is saying in The Spectrum.”
Alexander Leaf, M.D.
Chairman, Dept. of Medicine (emeritus) and
Chairman, Dept. of Preventive Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology (emeritus)
Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital

“This country is in the midst of an unprecedented epidemic of obesity and inactivity, which is fueling the spiraling increase in cost of health care. In The Spectrum, preventive medicine specialist Dean Ornish again shows us how to escape this medical quagmire and start a wellness movement in this country.
I highly recommend this book.”
Kenneth Cooper, M.D., M.P.H.
Founder & President, The Cooper Aerobics Center

“This is a must read book for those seeking accurate information for how to optimize their personal health.”
James O. Hill, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Human Nutrition, University of Colorado
Co-Founder, America On the Move

“The Spectrum provides unparalleled guidance and ideas from the sage of preventive medicine.” 
Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H.
Executive Director, Google Foundation &

“Dean Ornish has written the definitive guide to caring for your health.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, author of Kitchen Table Wisdom

“Dean Ornish has done more than anyone to bring modern science to the nutrition field.”
J. Craig Venter Ph.D., Sequencer of the Human Genome

"Dean Ornish has given us a delightfully readable, information-rich and extraordinarily helpful guide to a better, healthier life. Read the Spectrum for yourself - and give a copy to someone you love.”
Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence

Product Details
ISBN: 9780739329092
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Random House Audio
Publication Date: December 26th, 2007