Episode 18: Mind, Body, Community: The Connection Between Relationships, Stress & Health with Dean Ornish, MD | The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast Sponsored by Orgain

The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast

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Oct 11, 2022

Episode 18: Mind, Body, Community: The Connection Between Relationships, Stress & Health with Dean Ornish, MD

Motivated by research, lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based approach that targets modifiable behaviors to prevent, treat, and potentially reverse, chronic disease. In this episode of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, host Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is joined by Founder and President of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Dr. Dean Ornish, to explore the undeniable impact of positive lifestyle changes to optimize health. Tune in as they discuss the key pillars of health, including importance of relationships and stress management, and Dr. Ornish’s revolutionary research proving that lifestyle changes can often reverse signs of aging and the progression of most chronic diseases.

About The Guest

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Dean Ornish, MD


Dr. Dean Ornish is a physician, researcher, and Founder and President of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute. He is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of seven books, all national bestsellers. Dr. Ornish 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 potentially even begin reversing aging at a cellular level.

About The Host

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Mary Purdy, MS, RDN


Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an integrative eco-dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master's Degree from Bastyr University, where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. In addition to being the host of The Good Clean Nutrition Podcast, she had her own podcast, The Nutrition Show, with 100+ episodes, and has authored two books, Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. Mary also teaches for other universities and educational platforms, is a nutrition and sustainability adviser for Big Bold Health, and is a sought-after speaker, consultant and community builder working with organizations to create a more sustainable, just and resilient food system. Learn more about Mary at www.marypurdy.co.

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