Simple choices yet powerful results
The Proven Lifestyle
When we become more aware of how powerfully our choices in diet and lifestyle affect us—for better and for worse—then we can make different ones.
When you make healthy choices, you feel better quickly. This allows us to connect the dots between what we do and how we feel. Feeling so much better, so quickly, re-frames the reason for changing from fear of dying to joy of living.
Dr. Ornish’s 37 years of research has scientifically proven that the integrative lifestyle changes he recommends can:
- improve chronic conditions – such as heart disease, diabetes and prostate cancer
- change gene expression, turning on health-promoting genes & turning off disease-promoting genes.
- lengthen telomeres — the ends of chromosomes — which begins to reverse aging on a cellular level.
For most people, being on a diet – any diet – is not sustainable. In contrast, the Spectrum approach is all about freedom and choice. Foods are neither good nor bad, but some are more healthful for you than others. You have a spectrum of choices.
When stress is chronic, physical reactions can lead to disease. Learning to cope with & manage stress empowers you to react in healthier ways. In other words, the circumstances may not change, but how you relate and react to stress can.
If you like it, you’ll do it. So, do whatever activity you enjoy. Well-balanced fitness in the Ornish Spectrum includes stamina, strength, and flexibility.
Love & Support
Giving and receiving love and support make you healthier and happier – our ability to connect with ourselves and others, is at the root of what makes us sick and what makes us well, what causes sadness and what brings happiness, what makes us suffer and what leads to healing.