An editorial by the Director of Yale’s Prevention Research Center on putting a face on the tragedy of millions suffering and dying from chronic diseases that could be prevented, treated, and reversed if doctors inspired lifestyle changes in their patients.
Nota del Doctor
What did Ornish publish 23 years ago? See Our #1 Killer Can Be Stopped.
I think I’ve profiled only one other editorial (on Ornish’s Convergence of Evidence), but this one really struck me (so much so I used it to close out my latest live presentation More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases).
Why don’t more doctors practice lifestyle medicine? Two theories are offered in The Tomato Effect and Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease.
For more on the power of our day-to-day choices, see:
- Cavities & Coronaries: Our Choice
- Dr. Burkitt’s F-Word Diet
- One in a Thousand: Ending the Heart Disease Epidemic
In 2018, I published a series that starts with What Is the Optimal Diet? Check it out!