"In 1993, Hillary asked Dr. Dean Ornish to consult
with us on improving our health and well-being and to train the
chefs who cooked for us at The White House, Camp David, and Air
Force One. I felt better and lost weight when I followed his
recommendations. As this book illustrates, my genes may have
been improving as well! If you want to see where medicine is
likely to be five or ten years from now, read this book today."
—President Bill Clinton
"Dr. Ornish's wonderful new book, The Spectrum, can make an
important difference in the health of the world at a time when it
most needs it."
—Gro Brundtland, M.D. Former Director General, World Health
Organization, United Nations Former Prime Minister, Norway
"Dr. Dean Ornish knows more about inspiring people to eat well,
live well, do well, and be well than anyone on the planet. The
Spectrum is a powerful book for living longer and better and
shows how to live a healthful, joyful and loving life. As Frank
Sinatra once told me, 'Live each day like it’s your last, and one
day you’ll be right.'"
"Dr. Dean Ornish is one of my best students, and I agree with
what he is telling you. I have known him well for many years
now. So you should pay good attention to what he tells you in
his new book, which I am pleased to strongly support. I am in
complete agreement with what he is saying in The Spectrum."
—Alexander Leaf, M.D. Chairman, Dept. of Medicine (emeritus) and
Chairman, Dept. of Preventive Medicine & Clinical Epidemiology
(emeritus) Harvard Medical School & Massachusetts General
"The Spectrum provides unparalleled guidance and ideas from the
sage of preventive medicine."
—Larry Brilliant, M.D., M.P.H. Executive Director, Google
Foundation & Google.org
"Dean Ornish has given us a delightfully readable,
information-rich and extraordinarily helpful guide to a better,
healthier life. Read The Spectrum for yourself - and give a copy
to someone you love."
—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
“Read this book. It is literally life-saving and
–Deepak Chopra, M.D.
“The Spectrum is absolutely fantastic. Time and again, Dr. Dean
Ornish has scientifically proven that what was once thought to be
medically impossible is, in fact, possible. His work is truly
–Mehmet Oz, M.D., director, Cardiovascular Institute, Columbia
University Medical Center, author of You: The Owner’s Manual
“Dr. Dean Ornish has done more than anyone to bring modern
science to the nutrition field.”
–J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., first sequencer of the human genome
About the Author
Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of
the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and clinical
professor of medicine at the University of California, San
Francisco, and also clinical professor of medicine at the
University of California, San Diego. Dr. Ornish was trained in
internal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard
Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. His
research has been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical
journals, including the Journal of the American Medical
Association, The Lancet, and The New England Journal of Medicine.
His work has been featured in all major media, including cover
stories in Newsweek, Time, and U.S. News & World Report. He has
received numerous awards, including the 1994 Outstanding Young
Alumnus Award from the University of Texas, Austin, and the
National Public Health Hero Award from the University of
California, Berkeley. Dr. Ornish is the medical editor for the
Huffington Post and his TED talks have been viewed by more than 5
million people. The author of six books, all national
bestsellers, he was recognized by Life magazine as “one of the 50
most influential members of his generation” and by Forbes
magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”
Dr. Ornish lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and
partner, Anne, and children, Lucas (Luke) and Jasmine (Jazz).
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The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health