Dr. Ruhling studied medicine at Loma Linda University, a community featured on the National Geographic cover story on Longevity as the only ‘Blue Zone’ for health in North America (Nov, 2005) National Institutes of Health gave his school $40 million to learn why the community lives 7-11 yrs longer than other nonsmokers. After a Cardiology Fellowship and becoming board-certified in Internal Medicine, he returned to Loma Linda University to teach Health Science. He did Executive Health and was responsible for treadmill stress testing. While attending an American College of Cardiology Convention, he heard Nathan Pritikin report how his diet and exercise program helped 85% of people off their blood pressure and diabetic drugs while reversing heart disease. This later was the basis of the US News cover story on How to Reverse Heart Disease in 1990, featuring Dean Ornish, a California cardiologist copying Pritikin. Ruhling developed a Total Health Semnar based on healthy habits expressed by the acronym, NEW START–Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunlight, Tempeance, Air, Rest and Trust in nature. Dr. Breslow of UCLA found parallel healthy habits were good for a 30-year advantage compared to people who brother the rules, especially smoking, drinking and obesity. Ruhling has seen people reverse their disease process with better foods and a balance of healthy habits. A Blue Cross manager brought his wife to my series and said it’s the best he had seen in wellness that he works so much with
Richard Ruhling, MD graduated from Loma Linda University, a community featured in National Geographic (11/05) as the only ‘Blue Zone’ for health in N America. After a Master’s Degree in Public Health, he got Internal Medicine and was board-certified, also getting Cardiology training before teaching Health Science at Loma Linda. While there, National Institutes of Health was funding his school $40 million to learn why the community lived 7-11 years longer than other non-smoking groups. It’s about eating habits, which is an important aspect of this book.
At a cardiology convention, Ruhling heard Pritikin report how his diet helped reversed most diseases and 85% of patients got off drugs for blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease. This was an awakening to real healthcare…
Medical care is not healthcare; it’s the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Adverse Drug Reactions make medical care the leading cause of death, but the media doesn’t report it, preferring to do ad$ for drug companies.
Ruhling confirms a UCLA study by Dr. Breslow that 7 health habits give a 30-year advantage over people who break all the rules. Health is a by-product of obedience to laws of the body.
Ball games are often won or lost in the last plays of the game. The game of life is similar–if we depend on drugs to relieve symptoms, we may die sooner or end in a nursing home where the average number of prescriptions are 9-13 and people are so spaced out they can stand in the hallway, filling they diaper and think everything is ok. We don’t have to go that way.
This book shows how food can be your best medicine and most diseases are reversible. This can empower us to be the captain of our own ship in important dimension of health.
Health, Happiness & Destiny Come from Wise Choices–Follow Me to a Better Life! Richard Ruhling, MD