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Stories inspire us, help us feel a sense of connection with others, and a part of something bigger than ourselves. At their heart, stories help us heal.

Every week, Ornish Living highlights a personal story—a testimonial that takes you through an individual’s journey with Ornish Lifestyle Medicine, from their lowest points of well-being to where they are today, and shows how Ornish Lifestyle Medicine helped transform their life.

As a member of the Ornish community, we invite you to share your Ornish story! What impact did the program have on your life? What is your ongoing motivation?  Inspire others like yourself to join our program and start feeling better now. Thank you for sharing your story!

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“I don't know I can play football like I did at 18, but I wouldn't hesitate to play on a flag football team with other my age now. If you'd asked me that 2 years ago, I never would have considered it.”
James L. -

“Without the program, I would have far more health issues. I wouldn't know my inner-self as well as I do, and I wouldn't be as able to do the things that I love.”
Malissa H. -

“After one year on the program, I didn't need oxygen at night anymore. That was definitely an improvement because as anyone who has had the experience can tell you, wearing those tubes in your nose every night is not the most enjoyable thing in the world. ”
Jim G. -

“Without the Ornish Program I might be dead today. I would vouch for it wholeheartedly to anyone with heart disease, and I wouldn't do that if I didn't believe in in. The program is the best thing that I've ever done.”
Walter J. -

“The aspect of the program which has had the largest impact on me is the group support. My group members grew to become some of my closest friends in the world. Any of us would do anything for one another. Our bond has made use healthier and stronger.”
Karen F. -

“For me, this is a lifelong change. I fully intend to do this for the rest of my life.”
Larry -

“The Ornish program helps you feel comfortable with yourself. It gives you the tools, the ability, and knowledge to move forward, to be happy, and to be healthy.”
Alan C. -

“When I saw the before and after scan of my heart, I started to cry, because not only had I not gotten any worse, and not only did I have a little improvement; I had a lot of improvement. I had reversed my heart disease.”
Mel G. -