Undo It!
NATIONAL BESTSELLER - Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease--as well as prevent and reduce symptoms--from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.Dean Ornish, M.D., has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse--undo!--the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish's lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported--based on forty years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.Now, in this landmark book, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it:- Eat well a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The "Ornish diet" has been rated "#1 for Heart Health" by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. - Move more moderate exercise such as walking - Stress less including meditation and gentle yoga practices - Love more how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healingWith seventy recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out, recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits--for example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks they were able to avoid a heart transplant--Undo It! empowers readers with new hope and new choices.Praise for Undo It! "The Ornishes' work is elegant and simple and deserving of a Nobel Prize, since it can change the world!"--Richard Carmona, M.D., MPH, FACS, seventeenth Surgeon General of the United States"If you want to see what medicine will be like ten years from now, read this book today."--Rita F. Redberg, M.D., editor in chief, JAMA Internal Medicine"This is one of the most important books on health ever written."--John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market

Undo It! Details

TitleUndo It!
Author
ReleaseJan 8th, 2019
PublisherBallantine Books
ISBN-139780525479970
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Health, Self Help, Nutrition, Food and Drink, Food, Vegan

Undo It! Review

  • Steelwhisper
    January 1, 1970
    - Eat well a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. Tell it as it is: just a Vegan diet. With all attached pros and cons.- Move more moderate exercise such as walkingBasically fine advice, though people already having diseases will find it difficult to move. Without legs or ankles swollen with edema, for instance.- Stress less including meditation and gentle yoga practicesNot everyone has a stressfree life or even just one in which he can reduce stress. - Eat well a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. Tell it as it is: just a Vegan diet. With all attached pros and cons.- Move more moderate exercise such as walkingBasically fine advice, though people already having diseases will find it difficult to move. Without legs or ankles swollen with edema, for instance.- Stress less including meditation and gentle yoga practicesNot everyone has a stressfree life or even just one in which he can reduce stress. Some stresses, actually a lot of stresses are inherent to people's life history. Or their situations. And yoga doesn't cure everything.- Love more how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healingThis one is ridiculous. We live in a world of ever growing numbers of single, unattached people without anyone to talk to, never mind be loved by or intimate with. And as a rule the neighbour next door or the person you meet on the commute is not likely to cuddle up to you. Ever. There are people paying for a massage, just so someone touches them once in a while. No contention, if one eats more veggies and healthy food than meat, moves about as much as one can, tries to reduce the pressures of one's life and looks for meaningful human interaction, one already does a lot for one's health. However, only a very self-centred or very rich person can get the idea that this is easily procured or a matter of simple decision.
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  • Yodamom
    January 1, 1970
    I believe in life style medicine, which is what Dr. Ornish offers in this book. I chose it over traditional medical practices whenever I can. I am a life long vegetarian part time vegan now so his diet choices are not far off from my daily diet. I have read his previous books but really enjoyed the way this one was set up with a quick start easy program. It is really so simple and written so clearly. There was a more personal touch feel to this book, with his wife's involvement. It really in I believe in life style medicine, which is what Dr. Ornish offers in this book. I chose it over traditional medical practices whenever I can. I am a life long vegetarian part time vegan now so his diet choices are not far off from my daily diet. I have read his previous books but really enjoyed the way this one was set up with a quick start easy program. It is really so simple and written so clearly. There was a more personal touch feel to this book, with his wife's involvement. It really in complete with exercise suggestions and recipes. I will purchase a copy of this to give to my mother who goes to a Dr. that never tells her to change her lifestyle, he just gives her a new pill. Bravo Dr. Ornish I love how you set this one up.Thank you to the publisher for gifting me a copy for an honest review
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  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    I always find the research and studies fascinating in this type of book. I've read many similar books in last two years. So with this one, I'm thinking this was just another one of those. It didn't stand out in any unusual way. It had the same message which I've already completely embraced in my own life. It was a nice reminder though.I think this book would be great for those who are just starting out with the idea that this type of eating can solve some serious medical issues. Dean Ornish is I always find the research and studies fascinating in this type of book. I've read many similar books in last two years. So with this one, I'm thinking this was just another one of those. It didn't stand out in any unusual way. It had the same message which I've already completely embraced in my own life. It was a nice reminder though.I think this book would be great for those who are just starting out with the idea that this type of eating can solve some serious medical issues. Dean Ornish is very personable as he talks about this approach and about his past health problems. He included his wife in on this book, which I'm not sure was completely successful, well at least in the audio version. As I listened to it, she seemed like she was just reading the info. Overall, 3 stars.
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  • Elizabeth A
    January 1, 1970
    I'll summarize this one for you:- Eat well: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The "Ornish diet" has been rated "#1 for Heart Health" by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. - Move more: moderate exercise such as walking- Stress less: including meditation and gentle yoga practices- Love more: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healingHere's the thing, I'm completely on board with this program, and have been for a I'll summarize this one for you:- Eat well: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The "Ornish diet" has been rated "#1 for Heart Health" by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. - Move more: moderate exercise such as walking- Stress less: including meditation and gentle yoga practices- Love more: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healingHere's the thing, I'm completely on board with this program, and have been for a while. This book recycles much of what he has published before, and is not well written to boot. The section I found most useful were the science sections, which he suggested that readers might want to skip. What? That kind of dumbing down is part of the problem. This is a book for adults, so I'd expect to be treated as one. I'd give the message/ideas 5 stars, but this actual book only rates 2. Again, he's preaching to the choir here, so if you've never read any of this stuff, it might work better for you. I'd however recommend picking up The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health. Same author, but so much better written.Also, the authors of this book summarize the main ideas really well on the Rich Roll podcast. You can watch or listen here: https://www.richroll.com/podcast/dean...
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  • Paige
    January 1, 1970
    It's a stealth vegan book that tries to scare you into their idea of what you should eat using vague claims. There's a reason they don't talk about what their magical cure all is until halfway through.What got me was the claim that vegan diets are the only healthy way to live, when in fact they're incomplete. You absolutely must take supplements like B12 to live on a vegan diet. In addition, our ancestors evolved to eat meat. Cooked meat is part of what allowed us to develop compelx brains. To It's a stealth vegan book that tries to scare you into their idea of what you should eat using vague claims. There's a reason they don't talk about what their magical cure all is until halfway through.What got me was the claim that vegan diets are the only healthy way to live, when in fact they're incomplete. You absolutely must take supplements like B12 to live on a vegan diet. In addition, our ancestors evolved to eat meat. Cooked meat is part of what allowed us to develop compelx brains. To say that's the primary contributing factor to modern health issues and must be completely eleminated is laughable.I'm all for a reduction in meat consumption, to improve both our collective health and the Earth's climate. I would love for the majority of the world to ease into a primarily plant based diet, with perhaps some days of meat each week. I think as a whole we eat entirely too much meat, far more than we need to. But to have the authors try to scare people into vegan life by using fear tactics and vague health claims is ridiculous. In my opinion, it only hurts the cause in the long run.
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    An extremely detailed book that recommends changing your lifestyle to eating a plant based diet with low fat and low sugar. Dr. Ornish has proven in the past that following this type of diet can reverse chronic disease including severe heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, certain cancers and many other inflammatory conditions.He makes it sound so simple, but I feel that a busy family with children and working parents will find his plan a struggle. In my opinion, it seems to be more feasible for empty An extremely detailed book that recommends changing your lifestyle to eating a plant based diet with low fat and low sugar. Dr. Ornish has proven in the past that following this type of diet can reverse chronic disease including severe heart disease, Type 2 Diabetes, certain cancers and many other inflammatory conditions.He makes it sound so simple, but I feel that a busy family with children and working parents will find his plan a struggle. In my opinion, it seems to be more feasible for empty nesters or single people to follow. He claims that not only should you change your diet, but you should do moderate exercise, practice meditation and yoga, love more and be more intimate. This is not so easy for many people to follow!!Anyhow, I still enjoyed the book very much and especially like the recipe section with meal plans and tips for eating out and stocking your kitchen. A worthwhile read if you are trying to improve your health.
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  • Sosanna Olson
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent book that gives you all the details on getting healthy with a WFPB diet. It includes recipes, exercises and wellness tips such as meditation and yoga. I highly recommend this book.
  • Chris Worthy
    January 1, 1970
    This is a terrific primer on lifestyle medicine: eat plants, move your body, manage stress, and love your people well. If you want to change your health and your life, watch “Forks Over Knives” and add this book to your reading list.
  • Irida
    January 1, 1970
    I would like to thank the publisher, Ballantine Books and Netgalley for providing with an ARC of “ UnDoit! “By Dean.Ornish M.D. and his wife Anne Ornish.The premise of the book is that we can reverse or “Undo” chronic illnesses and other damages that we have done to our body by years of living an unhealthy lifestyle and eating an animal protein diet.The authors, describe how we can reduce the need for prescription drugs by just eating well, move more and reduce stress through meditation and love I would like to thank the publisher, Ballantine Books and Netgalley for providing with an ARC of “ UnDoit! “By Dean.Ornish M.D. and his wife Anne Ornish.The premise of the book is that we can reverse or “Undo” chronic illnesses and other damages that we have done to our body by years of living an unhealthy lifestyle and eating an animal protein diet.The authors, describe how we can reduce the need for prescription drugs by just eating well, move more and reduce stress through meditation and love more by connecting with our loved ones and friends and community. They cite a lot of research to back up theirs claims. The book also provides some wholesome recipes and also meal plan and a list of pantry item to buy to start the Ornish’ Program’s way of eating well. I found this very useful for the reader because it contains includes a list of commercially produced food items, which helps to make starting this lifestyle easier and less overwhelming. Most integrated lifestyle self help books focuses only on buying Whole Foods, and recipes from scratch which can be a daunting undertaking for most people.I have been living this kind of integrated lifestyle since January 2018 and i have never felt better and have lost a good amount of excess weight and have been able to keep it off as well as lowering my cholesterol. So, I really appreciate this book and will continue to reduce my consumption of animal protein. This book is a great reminder to keep going toward an all vegan diet sooner than later.I took one star away because I found the citations of research a bit excessive and tedious and some parts of the boom quite repetitive. I think some of the research could have been in an appendix to enhance fluidity and continuity of reading.All in all a great book and highly recommend it, because from my personal experience I can say that it works, I have never felt better and look great despite being age 50+ and my labs shows good results.
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  • Lana
    January 1, 1970
    I have read all of Dean Ornish’s books on Veganism and watched his documentaries. I already believe in the power of eating a Whole Foods plant-based diet, but I needed a boost to get my diet back on track. I’ve been in an eating slump. Unfortunately over the last few months I haven’t been eating vegan. Reading this book with my husband has been really helpful in getting back on track and knowing what benefits this diet can have for my body. This book talks about all the benefits of adopting this I have read all of Dean Ornish’s books on Veganism and watched his documentaries. I already believe in the power of eating a Whole Foods plant-based diet, but I needed a boost to get my diet back on track. I’ve been in an eating slump. Unfortunately over the last few months I haven’t been eating vegan. Reading this book with my husband has been really helpful in getting back on track and knowing what benefits this diet can have for my body. This book talks about all the benefits of adopting this lifestyle change and how you can avoid taking medications for some of your medical problems by simply eating the right foods. Who wouldn’t want to cure or reverse your diabetes, cancer, or heart disease? Even if your familiar with Ornish’s Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet, this book is a great reminder and motivator to stay focused on your health by eating right!Thank you so much to Random House and NetGalley for this powerful book in exchange for my honest review. My opinions are my own.This will be featured on my blog January 5, [email protected]
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    From start to finish, this massive book is bursting at the seams with plenty of information on how to be the healthiest you can be. The authors, Dean and Anne Ornish, do an excellent job of presenting a complete plan that has been backed up by research and many years of experience with people who have resolved health problems by going with a vegan diet. Not only does the book explain why this plan works, it includes information on Yoga with actual positions to try; resistance bands and From start to finish, this massive book is bursting at the seams with plenty of information on how to be the healthiest you can be. The authors, Dean and Anne Ornish, do an excellent job of presenting a complete plan that has been backed up by research and many years of experience with people who have resolved health problems by going with a vegan diet. Not only does the book explain why this plan works, it includes information on Yoga with actual positions to try; resistance bands and exercises to use them with; walking and running; Meditation, along with four different ones to experiment with; and mindful eating along with ideas of how to incorporate it in your meals. On top of all that, almost half the book contains recipes for everything from breakfast to desserts. . This is the most complete health care program I have ever come across, and it is for sale for a very reasonable price!
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I've been familiar with Dr. Ornish and his teaching for years, but not everyone makes the right choices for their health even if they have the information. So what do you do when you've found yourself in the position of dealing with chronic health problems? You can take medications. Then take medications to fight the side effects of those original medications. Or... you can change how you live and improve your health by supporting your body in healing itself. This book discusses how some simple I've been familiar with Dr. Ornish and his teaching for years, but not everyone makes the right choices for their health even if they have the information. So what do you do when you've found yourself in the position of dealing with chronic health problems? You can take medications. Then take medications to fight the side effects of those original medications. Or... you can change how you live and improve your health by supporting your body in healing itself. This book discusses how some simple changes can help you turn your health around. Great information and recipes.Thank you to Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this information book in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Shaina
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book! So many great things to try & so much info is packed into it. I'm actually planning on re-listening to it soon so that I can absorb even more of it. The audio book was great & I'm normally not a big fan of books that are narrated by the authors. This was well done & very enjoyable with tons of suggestions that are super easy to begin implementing right away (& the science to back them up)!
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  • Phyllis
    January 1, 1970
    From page 1, I expect every sentence or two to be lurking with trademarks and special Ornish phrases. The book is written in an incredibly annoying style, much like advertising copy. Sure, it’s great to tell people to eat carefully (vegan, in this case), exercise moderately, reduce stress, and not be lonely. While it can be helpful to reread these messages from time to time, no one can simply turn to themselves and say “Self, UnDo It!” PF course, if one enrolls in the Ornish program, there will From page 1, I expect every sentence or two to be lurking with trademarks and special Ornish phrases. The book is written in an incredibly annoying style, much like advertising copy. Sure, it’s great to tell people to eat carefully (vegan, in this case), exercise moderately, reduce stress, and not be lonely. While it can be helpful to reread these messages from time to time, no one can simply turn to themselves and say “Self, UnDo It!” PF course, if one enrolls in the Ornish program, there will be great success!There are also decades of research showing that high protein diets are good for humans and that high carb, especially high sugar/highly processed foods are the enemy to good health. Low-fat diets have not proven to be better for health; women, in particular, need more fat in their diets than men. The vegan diet doesn’t provide important nutrients like B12 and doesn’t work for diabetics. The Ornishes seem not to understand that there are many human illnesses that are inherited that can’t be reversed by doing a few neck stretches. I suggest reading other titles than this one for inspiration.
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  • Paola
    January 1, 1970
    Not too bad, it mixes science with practical advice probably to reach a wider public. Interesting the “stress on stress” as a force as powerful as bad food or lack of exercise to promote sickness. I didn’t like the part on loving more, too much insistence on group therapy and customer-service type techniques. I’m not sure if the wife’s contributions made the book better for some, but certainly not for me. The recipes are surprisingly varied and internationally inspired, which is wonderful, vegan Not too bad, it mixes science with practical advice probably to reach a wider public. Interesting the “stress on stress” as a force as powerful as bad food or lack of exercise to promote sickness. I didn’t like the part on loving more, too much insistence on group therapy and customer-service type techniques. I’m not sure if the wife’s contributions made the book better for some, but certainly not for me. The recipes are surprisingly varied and internationally inspired, which is wonderful, vegan doesn’t have to mean fake steak and fake cheese when worldwide cuisine has many originally vegan dishes from times before that word was invented and twisted to fit only the rich. Health is for everybody.
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  • Sandy
    January 1, 1970
    I pretty much just skimmed through this book. Most of the information is in his other books. Lifestyle changes are the best way to reverse these chronic diseases. Eat whole foods, fruits, vegetables, beans, etc. He does like to recommend soy products but I know some people can't handle soy or just don't like it. I'm one of those people. Stay away from processed foods, fast food, sodas, etc. It's a big book, over 500 pages. The first half is about the science of diet, exercise, stress management, I pretty much just skimmed through this book. Most of the information is in his other books. Lifestyle changes are the best way to reverse these chronic diseases. Eat whole foods, fruits, vegetables, beans, etc. He does like to recommend soy products but I know some people can't handle soy or just don't like it. I'm one of those people. Stay away from processed foods, fast food, sodas, etc. It's a big book, over 500 pages. The first half is about the science of diet, exercise, stress management, and relationships that help. Pages of stretches, and meditative practices, and of course, recipes. I didn't find any breakfast or dinner recipes that I would like. Maybe one or two snack and dessert recipes that I may try. A lot of good information about lifestyle changes but I don't think there is much that is new.
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  • Jacqueline Bradshaw
    January 1, 1970
    Amazing~The Best of Dr Ornish's workAfter owning, using, and enjoying most of Dr Ornish's books, I truly believe this one is his best. I've read through and the recipes appear very doable and delicious. His material is substantiated with special and extraordinary scientific studies. However I'm finding his 2 week starting plan where you can use frozen food dinners etc. to be especially helpful. Since I'm a heart patient, I believe this book will be my next guide to better health. I'll update Amazing~The Best of Dr Ornish's workAfter owning, using, and enjoying most of Dr Ornish's books, I truly believe this one is his best. I've read through and the recipes appear very doable and delicious. His material is substantiated with special and extraordinary scientific studies. However I'm finding his 2 week starting plan where you can use frozen food dinners etc. to be especially helpful. Since I'm a heart patient, I believe this book will be my next guide to better health. I'll update this offering after I've begun this helpful guide to better a refreshing lifestyle.
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  • Rhonda Sue
    January 1, 1970
    Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the author, getting my book signed, and hearing him speak about this book. His lifestyle changes include: eat well, move more, stress less, and love more. There are chapters on each of these concepts. Avoiding or reversing heart disease and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure is the key focus.The Ornish Diet as I'll call it is basically a vegetarian regime low in fats and sugar. No oils, no proteins like meats, fish, poultry, Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting the author, getting my book signed, and hearing him speak about this book. His lifestyle changes include: eat well, move more, stress less, and love more. There are chapters on each of these concepts. Avoiding or reversing heart disease and other chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure is the key focus.The Ornish Diet as I'll call it is basically a vegetarian regime low in fats and sugar. No oils, no proteins like meats, fish, poultry, no cheese or diary. Fiber is good, no white rice or flours. Strangely, they are pro soy and tofu which over the last few years has gotten a bad name. (I've gotten away from soy products myself) There are parts of this program that I like and all can benefit from including getting exercise, doing meditation and breathworks, and having a support system, friends, loved ones, and social contacts. That's all good and is supported by the science. As for the diet itself, it's not an easy plan and having been a vegetarian my whole life, I would have trouble staying on this. Whole30 in comparison is a breeze. However, if you are facing health issues per above, you have nothing to lose(but some weight) so try it. There are about 70 recipes. The appendix has helpful info on packaged foods and how to stock your kitchen.In sum, diets are just that. Once you go off, the weight comes back on. If you can truly adopt a lifestyle, then have at it. As I said, I've been a healthy eater my whole life and I'm not sure I would or could stick to this regime in full.
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  • Carl
    January 1, 1970
    Any book by the founder of lifestyle medicine, the scientist who first published evidence of the ability to reverse heart disease in a prestige journal, and an all around medical hero, deserves a read. Dr. Ornish is that person. It might not appeal so much to someone who has already been keeping up with the literature in this space, or who has read Ornish’s other books. For someone new to the ideas, it is quite good. If that new reader craves more information, I suggest T Colin Campbell’s “Whole Any book by the founder of lifestyle medicine, the scientist who first published evidence of the ability to reverse heart disease in a prestige journal, and an all around medical hero, deserves a read. Dr. Ornish is that person. It might not appeal so much to someone who has already been keeping up with the literature in this space, or who has read Ornish’s other books. For someone new to the ideas, it is quite good. If that new reader craves more information, I suggest T Colin Campbell’s “Whole” for more science, John McDougall’s “Starch Solution” which explains how the food aspect of the lifestyle plays out, and Esselstyn’s “Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease” or Ornish’s original “Program for Reversing Heart Disease” to go deeper on that topic. And Greger’s “How Not to Die” is in a class of its own. In some sense this book is a survey of the material; it could have been a pamphlet or series of magazine articles. In book format though, with the associated marketing and attention, it’s apt to reach many more readers — and that will be a good outcome.
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  • Catherine
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book because my sister has Lupus, my mother has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and my father has heart disease and I am trying to avoid the same fate! This book provides a lot of valuable information about how to stay healthy and how to reverse chronic diseases. I appreciated the fact that the recommendations (eat well, manage stress, move more and love more) are simple and presented in an accessible way. It would be difficult for me to be a full-time Vegan given that no one else in my family I read this book because my sister has Lupus, my mother has Rheumatoid Arthritis, and my father has heart disease and I am trying to avoid the same fate! This book provides a lot of valuable information about how to stay healthy and how to reverse chronic diseases. I appreciated the fact that the recommendations (eat well, manage stress, move more and love more) are simple and presented in an accessible way. It would be difficult for me to be a full-time Vegan given that no one else in my family (that I cook meals for) is even remotely interested in giving up meat, but the book has definitely encouraged me to make my diet much more plant-based. I thought the rest of the recommendations were excellent but in the spirit of full disclosure, I already meditate, practice yoga, exercise regularly and have a fairly robust community of people I feel connected to through family, church, volunteer work, neighbors, etc. I understand that I am privileged to be able to incorporate these factors into my life and realize that for many, it's difficult to find the time and energy for these sorts of things. My only 2 criticisms of the book are I wish the authors had addressed why they recommend soy products given that there has been a lot of controversy around whether or not soy products are safe/healthy and I wish the program was more honest about the dangers of alcohol (from a health perspective-connection to various forms of cancer etc.) rather than just recommending that people use it in moderation. Otherwise, I really enjoyed this book and the recipes are delicious too.
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  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    A good book for someone interested in becoming vegan. But they lost me when they suggested that if you can't find something at a restaurant to eat that fits into their very restrictive diet, that you should just figure out what ingredients they have in the kitchen and have them whip up something special for you. If they don't have an ingredient you'd like, ask and see if they just happen to have it in the kitchen. Then dictate how you want it cooked and make the server repeat it back to you A good book for someone interested in becoming vegan. But they lost me when they suggested that if you can't find something at a restaurant to eat that fits into their very restrictive diet, that you should just figure out what ingredients they have in the kitchen and have them whip up something special for you. If they don't have an ingredient you'd like, ask and see if they just happen to have it in the kitchen. Then dictate how you want it cooked and make the server repeat it back to you until they get it right. As a former server, please don't do this Just stay home and cook your own food.
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  • Afnan Alharbi
    January 1, 1970
    I loved how the book is supported with evidence based medicine, the way he critiques the studies and the way he propose new ideas is so attractive and intrigued me to read more about the ornish foundation and follow the healthy life style. I listened to it through audible, I loved Ann voice, but Dean’s was some how annoying. If you don’t feel comfortable with listening to deep voices I don’t recommend it to you. Read the paper book. I gave it 4 stars for the attractive yet professional writing. I loved how the book is supported with evidence based medicine, the way he critiques the studies and the way he propose new ideas is so attractive and intrigued me to read more about the ornish foundation and follow the healthy life style. I listened to it through audible, I loved Ann voice, but Dean’s was some how annoying. If you don’t feel comfortable with listening to deep voices I don’t recommend it to you. Read the paper book. I gave it 4 stars for the attractive yet professional writing. In addition to that I loved how brilliant the writer is, he writes about science material that is easy for everybody to understand.
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  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    If you go all the way and become a vegan- plant foods preferably uncooked, exercise and think good thoughts, you may recover some from whatever ailments you have. Many good recipes here but many words coving simple advice to convince one to be good. Since I am good with what I eat and exercise and take the good with the bad, I do not have the motivation from this book to have less social life enjoyment. Too long a book for the message.
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  • Adrienna
    January 1, 1970
    I waited months for this book via library. I've skimmed through the beginning, to see that this book wants to focus on whole foods and plant based ones. I've been trying this eating on and off for two to three years. Flexitarian but really trying to give up meat and or grains. Beans, seeing if it's digestible, since acid reflux is back pretty badly again. Only saw a couple recipes to try, already do roasted potatoes but may try their seasonings and still add more...
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  • Hope
    January 1, 1970
    I appreciate how they approached this book and I'd take lifestyle advice, especially medical direction, with a grain of salt and low-risk trial and error (where reasonably applicable).This book connects things brilliantly and I hope more people, especially those blindly subscribing to Western medicine's current approach, considers healthier habits before major medical interventions (once again, where sensibly applicable).
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  • Megan Beise
    January 1, 1970
    A book everyone should read. Half text and half recipes. This guy is the real deal. This book as been rated #1 for Heart Health by the U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011-2017. A simple formula to better health, affecting most major diseases but especially heart:- EAT WELL: eating foods as close to their natural state as possible- MOVE MORE: moderate exercise, walking, move your body- STRESS LESS: including meditation and gentle yoga- LOVE MORE: love and intimate relationships
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  • Kim Huygen
    January 1, 1970
    It's fine. The book is written like an info-mercial. It does hit on some.interesting correlations to overall health i.e. happy healthy relationships, diet, exercise. They are selling an overall lifestyle program for health and wellness. The recipe section is nice as it's always nice to boost one's recipe collection.
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  • Joan
    January 1, 1970
    same old things, all in one BIG book. "Science based, loved based" it assumes we all have a partner or parents or children; many of us don't. Very little here for the person who lives alone and or has mobility problems yet authors are in such denial that we can't all be peppy and full of love and joy, ideally running a few miles before breakfast.
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  • Jessie Schenk
    January 1, 1970
    Some good information here, but much was a rehash of things I've read in other books. I think this would be best suited for a person who is new to plant based eating, and/or looking for a good overview of the health benefits. The recipes are also fairly standard plant based basics, variations of which can be found in many vegan cookbooks.
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  • Lesley Looper
    January 1, 1970
    While most (or all) of the information I saw in this book is stuff I've heard before, it was all a good reminder for me at this point in time. I skimmed over the mindfulness stuff, which isn't my cup of tea (though maybe it should be). The recipes look good, and the "chef's notes" at the end of each recipe seem helpful.
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