Little was thought that this particular second-year medical students of the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, who would one day be one of the greatest pioneers in the most effective and logical treatments developed for the cure and reversal of heart disease, America’s No. 1 killer. This American killer disease is rapidly growing to considerable potential in our country.
Dr. Dean Ornish, born and bred in Dallas, received his preliminary education from a public school. His father being a dentist by profession was quite content by the thought that someday his son would follow in his footsteps. Dr. Ornish joined the Rice University at Houston and discovered that he was no longer the brightest student. So depressed was he that he even contemplated suicide, but as fate would have it an episode of glandular fever him the chance to reconsider, and thus rendering on to a pioneer in the Reversal of Coronary Heart Disease and salvation from it.
Dr.Dean Ornish formulated a plan of Life Style changes which had 4 major disciplines, all aiming at an integrated attack on heart disease and its reversal.
1. Stress management which would comprise YOGA, MEDITATION, IMAGERY and BREATHING EXERCISES all together for the duration of not more than an hour a day.
2. Light AEROBIC EXERCISE which usually is quite convenient and half an hour’s walk.
3. He would ask his patients to STOP SMOKING.
4. And to adhere to a strictly VEGETARIAN DIET extremely low in fat content.