U.S. News & World Report recently ranked 39 diets based on input from a panel of health experts and declared The Ornish Diet #1 in healthy heart diets and #9 for best diet overall! The Ornish Diet was created in 1977 by Dr. Dean Ornish who noted: “Swami Satchidananda’s teachings form the basis of the Lifestyle Medicine program I developed.” The goal of the Ornish Diet is to help people “feel better, live longer, lose weight and gain health.” But it’s not just a diet: It also emphasizes Yoga, meditation, stress management and the importance of healthy relationships. Read an interview from our archive in which Dr. Ornish discusses his latest groundbreaking research.