Dean Ornish, MD, who helped former president Bill Clinton go vegan to reverse his heart disease, is going to help Mr. Obama now. Yesterday President Obama announced his plans to appoint Ornish to the role of Member, Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health. Dr. Ornish is the founder of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
The author of The Spectrum, Ornish is known for his integrative approach to treating heart disease with measures such as plant-based diet and stress reduction techniques like meditation. His holistic healing plan made some political waves earlier this year, when Medicare started covering “Dr. Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease” when offered by trained and certified hospitals and physicians