The Third Culture Dean Ornish

The Globalization of Illness

Many developing countries are copying the Western way of living, and they are now copying the Western way of dying.

Illnesses like coronary heart disease that used to be very rare in countries such as Japan and other Asian countries are becoming epidemics, causing huge drains on their economies as well as enormous personal suffering — much of which could be avoided. The same is true for prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, arthritis, and so on. Trillions of dollars in direct and indirect expenditures could be avoided, along with untold suffering.

DEAN ORNISH, has 22 years experience directing clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may reverse even severe coronary heart disease without drugs or surgery. Founder, President, and Director, non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco. Physician consultant to President Clinton and several members of the U.S. Congress. He is the author of five best-selling books, including New York Times' bestsellers Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; and Love & Survival: The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy.

LINK: Dean Ornish, M.D. — "Healthy Living"