UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is not just a diet, an exercise regimen, or a prescription. It’s a lifestyle, a way of living that generates long-lasting and life-changing results across a broad range of conditions. Our program is scientifically proven to reverse the progression of heart disease and prostate cancer, control Type II diabetes, and lengthen telomeres – and it does all of that in a sustainable and achievable manner.
Participants experience the UCLA Health Ornish Lifestyle Medicine program as a consistent group - all of which have the common goal of reversing their heart disease and improving their well-being. The outpatient program consists of 18 four-hour sessions, twice per week from 3:30pm - 8:15pm (M/W) and 3:00 PM to 7:45 PM (T/Th) for 9 weeks at UCLA Medical Plaza.
This program is a comprehensive lifestyle change and focuses on four equally weighted elements of stress management, group support, exercise and nutrition. These sessions are participatory and experiential. During each of these meeting, participants experience stress management (1 hour), emotional group support (1 hour), exercise (1 hour), enjoy a nutritious plant-based meal, and listed to educational lectures (1 hour). Our team will provide patient-centered care during every step of the 9-week program to optimize each participant's lifestyle changes.
Our program focuses on four elements of a participant's life:
Each 4-hour session reinforces these 4 key areas of lifestyle change, altering the course of a participant's disease as it instills a new approach to living that can last a lifestyle:
The simplest answer is because you will experience amazing results. Our approach may help you: