Ornish Lifestyle Medicine™: The Program That Will Protect Your Heart


At our June Thrive meeting, we discussed the benefits of Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. Did you know you can reduce your risk for heart disease and improve your overall health by completing the Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program at Goshen Health? In this 72-hour program we’ll teach you how to optimize your health and well-being through nutrition, stress management, group support and exercise. If you’ve been diagnosed with certain heart or vascular conditions, the program is eligible to be covered under most insurance plans, including Medicare. We encourage your spouse or loved one to join you in this journey during exercise and the meal/education session at no additional charge.
  • Nutrition: You’ll learn how to follow a plant-based whole foods eating plan. You’ll also get to enjoy an Ornish meal at each session, learn how to make your own nutritious and healthy meals and will better understand nutrition labels.
  • Stress management: During the stress management session, you will learn how your body reacts to stress, physically and emotionally. Importantly, you will learn the best techniques to manage stress.
  • Group support: For a healthy heart and body, human connection and support is vital. The Ornish program creates a safe community of people to support one another throughout these lifestyle changes. Additionally, the program teaches how to communicate in ways that enhance connection with your family and loved ones.
  • Exercise: Last, but very important, the Ornish program involves a fitness program personalized to you, which gradually becomes more intense to optimize your health. The ability to properly monitor your exercise regime will also be taught to help you keep the routine after the program ends.     
Take the first step in protecting your heart and health, enroll today in Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. For more information, please call (574) 364-2587.

Thrive meetings are offered the first Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. to noon at the Greencroft Community Center in Goshen. Join the next Thrive meeting on July 2, when we’ll talk about the differences between tremors in Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor along with how they are treated. To find out more, visit GoshenHealth.com/THRIVE or call (574) 364-2496. Meetings are free and open to all. No registration is required.