John M. Kennedy, M.D., is on a mission to reduce cardiac conditions without invasive surgery or a daily regime of prescription drugs. As the leading cardiologist on the stress-heart disease connection, Dr. Kennedy’s first book divulges simple techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease in just 15 minutes a day. The 15 Minute Heart Cure:The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal your Heart in Just Minutes a Day teaches the BREATHE technique to help heal and protect your heart through specific stress-reducing breathing and guided imagery.
A modern take on traditional meditation, this technique elicits the “relaxation response,” which helps create neural networks in our brain to help us to reduce stress. In the book, he discusses the importance of recognizing the constant communication which occurs between the heart and brain and help you to listen to and hear “the conversation” between these two vital organs.
Dr. Kennedy works as Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina del Rey Hospital, in Marina del Rey,California. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and speaks regularly on their behalf. Dr. Kennedy is a board certified cardiologist and has published articles in peer reviewed journals such as “The American Heart Journal,” and the “Journal of American College of Cardiology and Circulation.”
Dr. Kennedy, host of MD-VOD: Your Health Live & On Demand, has appeared on the Discovery Channel, KNBC, and other national television networks (including appearing as a regular expert on The Doctors) and radio to promote heart health. He regularly lectures on managing stress and has instituted the BREATH program atSinaloaMiddle School in Novato, CA. Kennedy writes often on all issues related to stress and heart disease.