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I created this blog for my journal. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In this blog I keep many of the things I come across as a member of the church. I also share my experiences on the ACE Train and getting to work, my experiences in Manteca where we have lived for three years, and other things I think are noticeable.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Health As I See It: Can Lifestyle Change Reverse Heart Disease


http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/dr-dean-ornish-turn-back-clock-heart-disease/?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthHealthyLiving_20140506
This is a very good article from Everyday Health which presents the work and theories of Dr Dean Ornish on reversing heart disease through lifestyle changes.  He does say his program is not a cure, but it can reverse the normal progression of heart disease getting worse and worse and make it so things actually get better.  These changes include "supervised exercise, stress management through yoga and meditation, emotional support, and nutrition counseling."  He contends to say the "it is all in our genes" is not accurate, because genes give us predispositions only, not a death sentence.  Within that realm of genes, there is much that the individual can do with life choices.  He also talks about the roles of depression and loneliness in health.  His model has a large community oriented component.  He has also written books on these topics, such as "Dr. Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease", "Weigh Less" and "Heart and Survival."
These concepts I find very interesting, and am always interested in how to be healthier.

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