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Undo It!

How Simple Lifestyle Changes Can Reverse Most Chronic Diseases
Written by: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
Narrated by: Dean Ornish, Anne Ornish
Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
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National best seller

Fight cancer, diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and even the aging process itself with one simple, scientifically proven plan to reverse disease - as well as prevent and reduce symptoms - from the world-renowned pioneer of lifestyle medicine.

Dean Ornish, MD, has directed revolutionary research proving, for the first time, that lifestyle changes can often reverse - undo! - the progression of many of the most common and costly chronic diseases and even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

Medicare and many insurance companies now cover Dr. Ornish’s lifestyle medicine program for reversing chronic disease because it consistently achieves bigger changes in lifestyle, better clinical outcomes, larger cost savings, and greater adherence than have ever been reported - based on 40 years of research published in the leading peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.

Now, in this landmark audiobook, he and Anne Ornish present a simple yet powerful new unifying theory explaining why these same lifestyle changes can reverse so many different chronic diseases and how quickly these benefits occur. They describe what it is, why it works, and how you can do it:

  • Eat well: a whole foods, plant-based diet naturally low in fat and sugar and high in flavor. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1 for Heart Health” by U.S. News & World Report every year from 2011 to 2017. 
  • Move more: moderate exercise such as walking
  • Stress less: including meditation and gentle yoga practices
  • Love more: how love and intimacy transform loneliness into healing

With 70 recipes, easy-to-follow meal plans, tips for stocking your kitchen and eating out, recommended exercises, stress-reduction advice, and inspiring patient stories of life-transforming benefits - for example, several people improved so much after only nine weeks that they were able to avoid a heart transplant - Undo It! empowers listeners with new hope and new choices.

“The Ornishes’ work is elegant and simple and deserving of a Nobel Prize, since it can change the world!” (Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States)

“If you want to see what medicine will be like ten years from now, read this book today.” (Rita F. Redberg, MD, editor in chief, JAMA Internal Medicine)

“This is one of the most important books on health ever written.” (John Mackey, CEO, Whole Foods Market)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish (P)2019 Random House Audio

What the critics say

“This book will change your life. Every day people ask me how they can activate their longevity genes to reverse aging and stave off age-associated diseases. Now I can say, ‘Go read Undo It!’” (David A. Sinclair, PhD, AO, professor of genetics, Harvard Medical School)

“Dean Ornish is from the future!” (Jack Hidary, senior adviser, Google X)

“Empowering and inspiring millions of people with new hope and new choices.” (Marc Benioff, CEO, Salesforce; owner, Time Magazine)

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  • Ian
  • 2019-03-28

Excellent. Comprehensive collection of important dietary information everyone should read.

One if my favourite audio books. Well done. I listen several times and pickup addition tips each time.

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  • Kia
  • 2019-02-27

Holistic Approach to a Healthy Life

The content wasn't as detailed as I expected from the Ornish duo, but it was a nice holistic overview to healthy living (no new information, from my perspective).
The cadence was a little annoying. Anne Ornish spoke so slowly that I had to increase the speed to 1.5x for her to sound normal, then when Dean spoke, 1.25x sounded normal, so the two narrators were out of sync with cadence and I had to either keep switching back and forth, listen to Anne speak painfully slowly, or have Dean speaking a little quickly (I went with Dean speaking a little more quickly). Otherwise, the narrator voices were both good, content was good. It just isn't an epiphany kind of book.

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  • Nicole K.
  • Midwest
  • 2019-03-22

Surprisingly awful

This audiobook was pure torture. If you have any inclination of reading it, save your ears and your money by checking it out of the library. Bad stuff includes:

1. I was not aware when I sampled the book that half of the book is read by Anne Ornish, and that gal is painful to listen to. Slow talking and condescending too sweet just overall annoying. She talks to the reader like a small child. “Why do you eat? When do you eat? Do you really need a hug?” I skipped over nearly every section she wrote. Also, it’s just disruptive to the flow of the book to have narrators switch throughout.

2. Dean’s sections were too complex. And I say that as someone with a master’s degree in a research field. They were just hard to follow and not captivating. Conversely, Anne’s sections were way dumbed down. The real life application of the content was too entry level to be either interesting or helpful. This book missed the mark completely by reaching these two extremes.

3. The target audience appears to be people who struggle with emotional eating. I was not aware that was the overall thrust of the book. I was looking for health and nutrition education that would inspire Mel to implement new healthy practices. Instead the advice was stuff like eat at a table instead of in a car. A whole book of that stuff. It was painful.

I recognize Dr Ornish is a pioneer in his field and agree with his recommendations. However, I found this book utterly useless, a painful read as an audiobook and one of the few I’ve purchased (I listen to about 1 book a week) for which I truly wanted my money back.

Too bad. Just check it out from the library to capture the high level points.

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  • John Mazzitello
  • 2019-05-19

This audio book was supposed to come with a pdf containing the recipes. No pdf found. ????

See above for my review: no directions given about how to access the pdf. The

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  • BeaMax
  • 2019-05-04

Nothing new here

I was expecting more from this book. Nothing that I haven't already read. A lot of self promotion in my opinion.

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  • ziv tene
  • US
  • 2019-05-02

Great book, great narrators

The book with the attached pdf give a wholistic in depth view and instructions for living a longer, better quality life

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  • Debby
  • 2019-03-16

Great book!!

Great book! I would highly recommend it. Good for the mind and bofy!! Love that Dean and wife were the voices.

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  • Daniel
  • United States
  • 2019-01-27

Finally clear facts against all the Keto lies

Great that D. Ornish wrote this book and debunks all the fake Keto and Paleo science with their lies.
For example: claims that the population tried low-fat, but it didn't work, are clearly debunked now when according to consumption statistics of the USDA in every decade since the 1950-60 the population consumed more and more fat.

The book also updates the reader about new studies and science that has been released in the last few years.
Great listen, thanks Dr. Ornish.

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  • Elan Sun Star
  • Hawaii
  • 2019-01-18

Comprehensive and useful

This new book by Dr ornish is quite comprehensive.
Lifestyle is so definitive.. Using the tools of awareness and lifestyle creates miraculous synergy for better health and wellness in every aspect.
Thank you Dr Ornish for being a pioneer in sane living and eating and sharing.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-26

Disappointed

given the stature of dr. ornish in his previous writings I found this book under par. plus the narration especially those sections by mrs. ornish was very annoying she sounds like she's trying to be a sex kitten it might be her real voice but it just was too ridiculous to have any faith in what she was saying.

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  • MoneyDoc
  • Florida, USA
  • 2019-06-29

Disappointing

Although the cited research was interesting and informative, this work presented a dearth of actionable items. An interesting read, but low-impact as a worthwhile self-help tool. This book comes across largely as a thinly veiled marketing piece for other services. Not a fan of paying for an advertisement; I'm tossing this fish back into the pond.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-17

Hard to get through

I follow a WFPB diet and read and listen to many of the experts. This book was poorly written. Too much old information and the audible version was horribly read. No energy, no passion, monotone. The only person more boring to listen to than Dean Ornish is his cowriter. They may be brilliant scientists but they should hire a better ghost writer and reader.

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