ATLANTA, January 5, 2022 / PRNewswire / – Sharecare (Nasdaq: SHCR), the digital health company that helps people manage all of their health in one place, today announced that Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare has been recognized as the best diet Heart-healthy Food of the Year by US News & World Report, and among the publication’s best diets for weight loss and plant-based nutrition. Since US News began its annual diet ranking in 2011, the Ornish diet has consistently ranked among the best in its class for heart health.
“The continued recognition by US News of the Ornish Diet is a testament to the program’s scientifically proven effectiveness for heart health and rehabilitation, as well as its greater value for people who wish to manage their overall health with prevention strategies,” said Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at Sharecare. “We are proud of the measurable results and improvements thousands of people have achieved with this life-changing program, and we look forward to dramatically expanding access to Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare in 2022.”
Developped by Dean ornish, MD, and validated by more than four decades of clinical studies published in leading medical and scientific peer-reviewed journals, Sharecare’s Ornish Lifestyle Medicine is the first and only intensive cardiac rehabilitation program scientifically proven to prevent and reverse heart disease. progression of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, in randomized controlled trials. Comprised of four key elements – nutrition, fitness, stress management and love / support – the Ornish program enables individuals to improve heart function and prevent or counter the effects of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the States. -United in 2020, using lifestyle changes as less invasive and more effective treatment options than drugs or surgery.
Today, Sharecare’s Ornish program is reimbursed by Medicare and many other commercial payers, offered in over 17 states, and delivered with a turnkey process powered by years of research and operational knowledge. Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) also agreed to cover Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare for virtual participation, which will be available later this year.
“I am deeply grateful – again! Ornish, founder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of California, San Francisco. “We are very pleased that CMS recently made the revolutionary decision to provide coverage to virtual participants so that more people across the United States can access this rescue program through Sharecare, wherever they live. “
The Ornish Program Herbal Nutrition Plan – The Component Recognized By US News for its effectiveness – focuses on whole, unprocessed foods that are high in nutrients and naturally low in refined carbohydrates and fat, such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes and limited amounts of nuts, seeds and dairy products without fat.
The US News 2022 Best Diets ranking was determined by a panel of the nation’s top health experts on diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease. To calculate the rankings, the nutritionists, diet consultants and physicians on the panel rated diets in several categories, which were rated in areas such as ease of adherence, likelihood of producing weight loss to short and long term and efficacy in the prevention and management of both cardiovascular disease and diabetes. For 2022, the Ornish Program diet ranks # 1 in the Heart Healthy Diets category, # 4 in the plant-based diets category, # 5 in the weight loss category, and # 8 in the category of diabetes. .
Also this week, the pocket edition of Dr Ornish and that of Anne Ornish national bestseller To do! has been published. The book explains how and why the same lifestyle changes described in the Ornish Program reverse so many different chronic diseases, and how quickly those benefits can occur. To do! is available for purchase at bookstores nationwide as well as at amazon.com, bn.com and other online retailers.
For more information on Ornish Lifestyle Medicine by Sharecare, visit www.ornish.com.
Sharecare is the leading digital health company helping people – no matter where they are on their health journey – unify and manage all of their health in one place. Our comprehensive, data-driven virtual health platform is designed to help individuals, providers, employers, health plans, government organizations, and communities optimize individual and population well-being by promoting positive behavior change. Driven by our philosophy that we are all better, at Sharecare we are committed to supporting each individual with their personal health perspective and to making high quality care more accessible and affordable for all. To find out more, visit www.sharecare.com.
Sharecare Public Relations Team