What if changes to one’s life style could alter ones genetic predisposition for getting various diseases. Research evidence is pointing in that direction. Dean Ornish shares some of his recent research supporting the notion that we are not at the mercy of a poor genetic profile.

Why you should listen:

He presents new research showing healthy lifestyle habits, (living healthier, eating better, exercising and loving more,) can enhance brain cell production. His work has demonstrated that cardiovascular disease and prostate cancer can be treated and reversed through diet and exercise

Who is he:

Dr. Ornish is a professor at the University of California – San Francisco. He advocates fighting illness with dietary and life style changes.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What factors speed up the aging and disease process?
  2. What are the positive effects of increased blood flow?
  3. What are the benefits of nicotine?
  4. Research and determine what services or products are offered by companies like Navigenics and DNA Direct and 23andMe.
  5. What does he mean when he says, “Our genes are not our fate”?


Your genes are not your fate with Dean Ornish


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