Nutrition Rounds Podcast

By Dr. Danielle Belardo

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Rob
 Feb 8, 2019
Looking forward to more. Great to hear a doctor talk to other health professionals about plant based nutrition.


 Jan 23, 2019

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Welcome to Nutrition Rounds, with Dr. Danielle Belardo, the podcast for anyone interested in learning about plant based nutrition through an evidence based approach. Every week we share insights and interviews with physicians who are leading experts in nutrition and health. Whether you’ve been plant based for many years, or are still searching for the perfect diet, Nutrition Rounds will inspire and empower you to live your healthiest life, backed by science. Follow Dr. Danielle Belardo! Instagram: @theveggiemd Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson

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Episode 8- Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.
01:41:13

This week’s episode features the one and only Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn. Dr. Esselstyn has revolutionized the way we look at nutrition and heart disease.  He is truly a pioneer in the field of plant based nutrition and preventative medicine.

Our episode starts out with a Q & A with myself and my producer Dr. Kasey Johnson (@drkaseyjohnson).  I answer some of your most frequently asked questions about plant based nutrition, such as: where do you get your protein, is soy safe to eat, what is the difference between plant based and vegan, and more.

 Then we move onto this inspiring and brilliant interview with Dr. Esselstyn, as he describes his career and how he went from surgeon to preventative medicine. And how he has utilized plant based nutrition to improve the cardiovascular health of thousands of patients.

 

About Dr. Esselstyn

Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.D. from Western Reserve University. In 1956, pulling the No. 6 oar as a member of the victorious United States rowing team, he was awarded a gold medal at the Olympic Games. He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and at St. George’s Hospital in London. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time, he has served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. He chaired the Clinic’s Breast Cancer Task Force and headed its Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

His scientific publications number over 150, “The Best Doctors in America” 1994-1995 published by Woodward and White cites Dr. Esselstyn’s surgical expertise in the categories of endocrine and breast disease. In 1995 he published his bench mark long-term nutritional research arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. That same study was updated at 12 years and reviewed beyond twenty years in his book, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, making it one of the longest longitudinal studies of its type. In July of 2014 he reported the experience of 198 participants seriously ill with cardiovascular disease. During 3.7 years of follow up of the 89% adherent to the program, 99.4% avoided further major cardiac events.

 

Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo

Instagram: @theveggiemd
Twitter: @theveggiemd

Facebook: The Veggie MD

Produced by:Dr Kasey Johnson

Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson

 

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Get ready to feel amazing in mind, body and spirit.

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4️. Follow the hashtag #plantbasedheartmonth and share your meals, your workouts, your meditation and experience in your posts and your stories! and make sure to support one another! Whether you’re new to this challenge or whether you’re a long time plant-eater, this challenge is for everyone and anyone!

 

5.HAVE FUN!

Every day we are going to be sharing support for one another as you take this journey to try plant-based nutrition!

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You can do it! We are in this with you!

Feb 18, 2019
Episode 7- Ayesha Sherzai, MD and Dean Sherzai, MD
01:11:17

Today’s episode of Nutrition Rounds is all about how nutrition effects your brain!

We discuss with Dr. Ayesha Sherzai and Dr. Dean Sherzai, how you can PREVENT almost all dementia with whole food plant based nutrition. Yes, a significant amount of Alzheimer’s is preventable with lifestyle modification.  We discuss how plant based nutrition and lifestyle modification lowers your risk of other neurological disease ranging from stroke to multiple sclerosis. This episode is NOT TO BE MISSED! 

 
About Team Sherzai
A unique husband and wife team on the cutting edge of brain science, Dr. Dean and Dr. Ayesha Sherzai are dedicated to educating people on the simple steps to long-term health and wellness through their work as Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, with patients, as well as through online writing, videos, and books.

There is a tsunami of diseases of the brain such as Alzheimer’s, stroke and Parkinson’s disease permeating our culture. In our own communities and families, we all have known at least one person suffering from these illnesses and in many cases seen the fallout first-hand. There is no treatment for these diseases, and the emotional, financial and social burden is immense. These diseases are thieves, stealing time, money and ravaging the minds of our loved ones. The Sherzais see scientists and physicians working furiously to find a cure or these diseases, and in this frantic race against time somehow, the big picture is usually lost among the molecules and chemicals related to the diseases.

As Co-Directors of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center, the Sherzais, through research and their extensive collective medical backgrounds, work to demystify the steps to achieving long-term brain health and the prevention of devastating diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Dean Sherzai, MD, PhD, is co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University. Dean trained in Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed fellowships in neurodegenerative diseases and dementia at the National Institutes of Health and UC San Diego. He also holds a PhD in Healthcare Leadership with a focus on community health from Andrews University.

Ayesha Sherzai, MD is a neurologist and co-director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Loma Linda University, where she leads the Lifestyle Program for the Prevention of Neurological Diseases. She completed a dual training in Preventative Medicine and Neurology at Loma Linda University, and a fellowship in Vascular Neurology and Epidemiology at Columbia University. She is also a trained plant-based culinary artist.

 
Remember - this is not individualized medical advice. This is a generalized discussion on health and nutrition. Discuss potential changes in your lifestyle and nutrition with your healthcare provider.
 
Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo

Instagram: @theveggiemd
Twitter: @theveggiemd

Facebook: The Veggie MD

Today’s guest: Team Sherzai
Instagram: @teamsherzai

Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson

Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson

Feb 10, 2019
Episode 6- Dr. Joel Kahn, Part 2: All About FAD Diets
01:00:22
The episode you have all been waiting for...
 
This weeks episode is ALL about FAD DIETS!  Cardiologist Dr Joel Kahn discusses Keto, high fat low carb diets, the infamous ALL meat Carnivore diet, Paleo, and Plant Paradox.  You don’t want to miss this episode...
 
About Dr. Kahn:
Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as America’s Holistic Heart Doctor, Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and
maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. 
Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book chapters and monographs. He writes articles for MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and Reader’s Digest and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. He has regular
appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas. 
 
Dr. Kahn can be found at drjoelkahn.com
 

Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo

Instagram: @theveggiemd
Twitter: @theveggiemd

Facebook: The Veggie MD

Today’s guest: Dr. Joel Kahn
Instagram:@drjkahn

Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson

Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson

Jan 21, 2019
Episode 5- Dr. Michael Klaper
59:19

Today’s episode of Nutrition Rounds is all about FASTING! And whole food plant based nutrition of course.

We discuss with Dr. Michael Klaper the benefits of intermittent fasting, short term and extended water only fasting, and the importance of whole food plant based nutrition outside of fasting.

We answered all of your questions about intermittent fasting, water fasting and their health benefits.

Remember - this is not individualized medical advice. This is a generalized discussion on health and nutrition. Discuss potential changes in your lifestyle and nutrition with your healthcare provider.


About Michael A. Klaper, M.D. is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine, surgery, anesthesiology, and orthopedics at University of British Columbia teaching hospitals in Vancouver and obstetrics at the University of California at San Fran- cisco. He has practiced acute care medicine in Hawaii, Canada, California, Florida and New Zealand and for the past 35 years us been focusing upon health-promot- ing food and lifestyle choices to help prevent the need for hospitalization and surgery.


A long-time radio host and a pilot, Dr. Klaper has served as nutrition advisor to NASA’s programs for space colonists on the Moon and Mars. He makes the latest information on health and nutrition available through his website, DoctorKlaper.- com, where visitors can find the latest nutrition information through his numerous articles and videos, subscribe to his free newsletter, “Medicine Capsule” and sup- port his “Moving Medicine Forward” Initiative to get applied nutrition taught in medical schools.

 

Hosted by: Dr. Danielle Belardo

Instagram: @theveggiemd
Twitter: @theveggiemd

Facebook: The Veggie MD

Today’s guest: Michael Klaper MD
Twitter: @michaelklapermd

Produced by: Dr Kasey Johnson

Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson

Jan 15, 2019
Episode 4- Dean and Anne Ornish Q&A
01:04:40

This weeks episode features the return of incredible lifestyle medicine team Dr. Dean Ornish, and his wife Anne Ornish.  -- Part TWO!

We answer some of your burning questions about how to go plant based, how your diet effects erectile function, reverses heart disease, and more.

Their new book titled “UnDo it!”, is released January 8th!  Through their new book - they explain how using their simple yet effective method for lifestyle modification, you can prevent and reverse many chronic diseases.  Their new book can be preordered on Amazon!!!

 

About Dean Ornish MD

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 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. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.  

For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse many chronic diseases, including even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery.  Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program.  

He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer.  His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology).  

His research and writings have been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and 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, the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley, a U.S. Surgeon General Citation, the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition, the Plantrician Project Luminary Award, and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Ornish’s TED talks have been viewed by more than 5 million people.  He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, was the medical editor for the Huffington Post,(2009-2016), and cochaired Google Health with Marissa Mayer (2007-2009).  

He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.  

The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011-2017.  The author of six books, all national bestsellers, he was honored as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” 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.”

 

About Anne Ornish

Anne Ornish is the Digital Director of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine and Vice President of Program Development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute.  She received a B.A. in Art History and Digital Art in 1997 with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She is the creator of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine's digital platform—including ornish.com—and Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains health care professionals throughout the country.  Empower also guides participants through foundational courses that support people to transform suffering into health and well-being.  Empower provides best in class tools for sustainable behavior change and ongoing healthy living via enlivening educational and practice videos, workshops and community support.

Her multimedia series of guided meditation practices are featured on a DVD inside Dr. Ornish’s book, The Spectrum, and at ornish.com. She also produced the Ornish Program's online channel at WebMD from 1998-2006.  

Anne has over twenty-five years of advanced training in yoga and meditation. She is a certified Integrative Health & Spirituality practitioner through the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and also received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.  She was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal.  

 

Follow Dr. Danielle Belardo on social media!

 

Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson 

Jan 08, 2019
Episode 3- Dr. Joel Kahn -Part 1
51:27
This week's episode of Nutrition Rounds features Plant Based Cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn.  This is Part 1 of a 2 part interview with Dr. Kahn.
 
In Part 1 - We discuss the extensive history of research and evidence that has supported why plant based nutrition is the most healthful diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease. We discuss how plant based nutrition can reverse cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes. We discuss the role of plant based nutrition in optimal health for millennial women: including skin, fertility, and PCOS. 
 
Dr. Kahn starts to begin to delve into fad diets, and why they are inferior to a plant based diet.  We will deep dive into fad diets in Part 2, stay tuned.
 
About Dr. Kahn:
Joel Kahn, MD, of Detroit, Michigan, is a practicing cardiologist and a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Michigan Medical School and trained in interventional cardiology in Dallas and Kansas City. Known as "America’s Holistic Heart
Doc," Dr. Kahn is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and maintains sub-specialty board certification in Cardiovascular Medicine. He was the first physician worldwide to complete the Metabolic Cardiology curriculum in conjunction with A4M.com/MMI and the University of South Florida. Dr. Kahn has authored scores of publications in his field including articles, book
chapters and monographs. He writes articles for MindBodyGreen, Thrive Global, and Reader’s Digest and has five books in publication including Your Whole Heart Solution, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses and The Plant Based Solution. He has regular appearances on Dr. Phil, The Doctors Show and Fox 2 News. He has also debated plant diets on the Joe Rogan Experience and has been featured with Larry King Live in a recent heart special. He has been awarded a Health Hero award from Detroit Crain’s Business. He owns 3 health restaurants in Detroit and Austin, Texas.
 
Dr. Kahn can be found at drjoelkahn.com
 
 
Follow Dr. Danielle Belardo on Instagram!

 

Produced by: Dr. Kasey Johnson

Dec 30, 2018
Episode 2- Dr. Angie Sadeghi
01:14:21

This weeks episode features the amazing plant based Gastroenterologist Dr. Angie Sadeghi. 

 
As a board certified Gastroenterologist, Dr. Angie is a physician with dedicated training and unique experience in the management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver.  Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. 
 
In this weeks episode we discuss:
-How plant based nutrition can prevent various GI cancers
-The epidemic of fiber deficiency, and the devastation this brings to a healthy gut microbiome
-How an unhealthy diet can lead to an unhealthy gut microbiome, which is responsible for chronic inflammation and many diseases
-How to transition to a plant based diet, and avoid bloating, gas, and discomfort so you can stick with it!
-IBS and IBD
 
Dr. Angies Biography:
When it comes to the human wellness experience, Dr. Angie says, “My passion is to provide healing through an integrative approach to keep patients healthy and youthful.Most people spend the latter years of life dealing with chronic disease. My mission is to bring healing and improve the quality of life for those individuals looking to stay fit and
healthy, through use of nutrition, fitness, and bio-identical hormone therapy.” Dr. Angie’s own personal journey fueled her desire to help patients. Five years ago she switched to a plant-based lifestyle and adopted regular fitness into her life. She had previously suffered from health problems such as severe eczema, elevated cholesterol, fatigue, and was overweight. She started eating a whole food, plant-based diet, and transformed her health and body amazingly. This allowed her to completely restore her health and even compete and place in a fitness competition. “It was crazy to look at myself in the mirror and look like a fitness model, rather than a typical overweight physician. For this reason, I decided to share my success method with my patients.” Dr. Angie understands that no single approach is right for every individual, so she offers a complete range of services to help individuals with gut problems, obesity, anti-aging, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, and overall disease prevention. Combining evidence based medicine, her expertise in the digestive system, and her passion for physical fitness and plant-based nutrition, Dr. Angie has developed a comprehensive approach to helping patients recover from illness and live a healthy life. Additionally, she is part of a new movement called “The Plantrician Project,” empowering individuals with the knowledge and benefits of a whole food plant-based nutrition.Dr. Angie Sadeghi is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a diplomate of the American Board of Gastroenterology. She has extensive training from the prestigious University of Southern California (USC), and demonstrates exceptional commitment to excellence in treating diseases of digestive tract. Dr. Angie is featured in three documentaries as a leader in the field of plant-based fitness for health and weight loss. Other upcoming projects include a book, Trifecta of Rejuvenation and Health. She was recently published on the cover of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine, where she shared a health related article on making nutrition and fitness fun! In closing, Dr. Angie would say, “I want to leave a legacy of a doctor who prevented disease in her patients using the mastery of combing integrative medicine, western and eastern medicine, rather than simply using pharmaceuticals.”
 
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Produced by:

Dr. Kasey Johnson (Instagram: @drkaseyjohnson)

Dec 23, 2018
Episode 1 - Dr. Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish
59:55

Welcome to Nutrition Rounds, with Dr. Danielle Belardo, the podcast for anyone interested in learning about plant based nutrition through an evidence based approach. Every week we share insights and interviews with physicians who are leading experts in nutrition and health. Whether you’ve been plant based for many years, or are still searching for the perfect diet, Nutrition Rounds will inspire and empower you to live your healthiest life, backed by science.

 This weeks episode features the incredible  lifestyle medicine Dr. Dean Ornish, and his wife Anne Ornish.

 Together, they have created an amazing new book titled “UnDo it!”, and they explain how using their simple yet effective method for lifestyle modification, you can prevent and reverse many chronic diseases.  Their new book can be preordered on amazon, here:

 About Dean Ornish MD

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 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. He earned a B.A. in Humanities summa cum laude from the University of Texas in Austin, where he gave the baccalaureate address.  

For over 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse many chronic diseases, including even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery.  Medicare created a new benefit category, “intensive cardiac rehabilitation,” to provide coverage for this program.  

He directed the first randomized controlled trial demonstrating that comprehensive lifestyle changes may slow, stop or reverse the progression of early-stage prostate cancer.  His research showed that comprehensive lifestyle changes affect gene expression, “turning on” disease-preventing genes and “turning off” genes that promote cancer and heart disease, as well as the first controlled study showing that these lifestyle changes may begin to reverse cellular aging by lengthening telomeres, the ends of our chromosomes which regulate aging (in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine & Physiology).  

His research and writings have been published in the leading peer-reviewed medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Lancet, and 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, the National Public Health Hero Award from the University of California, Berkeley, a U.S. Surgeon General Citation, the Beckmann Medal from the German Society for Prevention and Rehabilitation of Cardiovascular Diseases, a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association, the Stanley Wallach Award from the American College of Nutrition, the Plantrician Project Luminary Award, and the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Ornish’s TED talks have been viewed by more than 5 million people.  He has written a monthly column for TIME, Newsweek and Reader’s Digest magazines, is a LinkedIn Influencer, was the medical editor for the Huffington Post,(2009-2016), and cochaired Google Health with Marissa Mayer (2007-2009).  

He was appointed by President Clinton to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and by President Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health.  

The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011-2017.  The author of six books, all national bestsellers, he was honored as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” by TIME magazine as a “TIME 100 Innovator;” 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.”

 About Anne Ornish

Anne Ornish is the Digital Director of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine and Vice President of Program Development at the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute.  She received a B.A. in Art History and Digital Art in 1997 with honors from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

She is the creator of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine's digital platform-including www.ornish.com - and Empower, a turnkey learning management system that trains health care professionals throughout the country. Empower also guides participants through foundational courses that support people to transform suffering into health and well-being.  Empower provides best in class tools for sustainable behavior change and ongoing healthy living via enlivening educational and practice videos, workshops and community support.

Her multimedia series of guided meditation practices are featured on a DVD inside Dr. Ornish’s book, The Spectrum, and at www.ornish.com.  She also produced the Ornish Program's online channel at WebMD from 1998-2006.  

Anne has over twenty-five years of advanced training in yoga and meditation. She is a certified Integrative Health & Spirituality practitioner through the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and also received professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine.  She was featured on the cover of Yoga Journal.  

Dec 19, 2018