A Unifying Theory of Reversing Chronic Diseases

A Unifying Theory of Reversing Chronic Diseases

A Unifying Theory of Reversing Chronic Diseases

last update on: 02/23/2022
Dean Ornish, MD

This presentation discusses the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measures to prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancient interventions. The presentation will also describe the medical and cost effectiveness of lifestyle change.

The Learning Process: Participants are expected to watch the video, reflect on its content, and complete the CME self-assessment and CME evaluation. Only upon completing this process will a participant's continuing education certificate be generated. The estimated time a learner will need to complete this self-study activity is 1 hour.

This activity is approved for continuing education for physicians, nurses, and dietitians. 

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • State successful strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes.
  • Describe the evidence from randomized controlled trials showing that chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes.
  • Identify evidence showing that comprehensive lifestyle changes may affect gene expression. 

Participants will be awarded contact hours commensurate with participation after completion of the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.

Recorded live at the 2019 International Conference on Nutrition in Medicine.





60 minutes


General Nutrition

July 26, 2022