Can Love Help People Heal?
The Community Pain Center had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Dean Ornish at the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine Conference. We asked him, “How do we change the perspective on using love in medicine?” His response surprised us. Watch the video below to see why.
Who is Dean Ornish, MD?
- Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
- Founder of the nonprofit Preventative Medicine Research Institute that “performs scientific research investigating the effects of diet and lifestyle choices on health and disease”
- Author of hundreds of research studies and articles and six bestselling books (most recently The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
- Monthly columnist for Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines and is currently Medical Editor of The Huffington Post
- Medicare recently agreed to provide coverage for Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease, which is “the first program scientifically proven to ‘undo’ heart disease by making comprehensive lifestyle changes”
- Appointed by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health
- Recognized by LIFE magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Members of his Generation.