Dr. Ornish was the first person to scientifically prove, through his 35 years of research, that the lifestyle changes he proposes can improve chronic conditions and reverse heart disease. This is without drugs or surgery! Furthermore, Dr. Ornish’s certified sites are eligible for Medicare reimbursement! This is huge!
“Since January 2011, after 16 years of internal and external review, Medicare has been covering Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease under a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation.” Medicare will reimburse certified providers of the 72 hour training program for patients who have coronary heart disease. Many private insurance companies also cover this program, reimbursing for patients who have coronary heart disease and for patients who only have risk factors for coronary heart disease.” To learn more about the site certification click here.
If you do not have heart disease or cancer but are still interested in the Dr. Ornish lifestyle, they have lifestyle options for prevention. They choose to take a “spectrum” approach focusing on freedom and choice of the individual. “There is no diet to get on and no diet to get off. Nothing is forbidden. No “Thou Shalt Not’s,” no “You Better!” No guilt, no shame; no right, no wrong.” With the main focus being on the “overall way of eating” they focus on the positives such as feeling good, joy of living, gaining health etc.
If this sounds like a good fit for you, or something you are interested in learning more about follow the link below:Dr. Ornish