Love and Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy

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Dr Dean Ormish transformed the treatment of heart disease when he proved that it could be reversed through diet, and exercise. In this book he shows that the real epidemic is an emotional and spiritual heart disease - the profound sense of loneliness, isolation, alienation and depression in our society - and the most powerful factor in the healing process are feelings of love, connectedness and spiritual transformation. He proves that the healing power of love and intimacy is more important than any other factor in medicine - not diet, smoking, exercise, stress, genetics, drugs or surgery have a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death from all causes. Dr Ornish writes both from his clinical research, and from his own struggles for intimacy and communication, sharing the techniques and strategies he has found effective in his personal life.

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Dean Ornish MD holds the Bucksbaum Chair at the non-profitmaking Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, which he founded in 1984. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a founder of the Center for Integrative Medicine there. He was recognised by Life magazine as one of the fifty most influential members of his generation.

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Ornish, Dean
Published by Vermilion (2001)
ISBN 10: 009185704X ISBN 13: 9780091857042
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