15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day

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From a top cardiologist-simple stress-reduction techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease

The 15 Minute Heart Cure shows how stress can harm our cardiovascular system and offers practical, easy ways to dispel stress naturally, without spending a lot of time or money. It explains the stress-heart disease connection for the four major types of heart disease-heart attack, arrythmia, congestive heart failure, and cardiac valve disease-and equips you ...

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Overview

From a top cardiologist-simple stress-reduction techniques to prevent and reverse the four major kinds of heart disease

The 15 Minute Heart Cure shows how stress can harm our cardiovascular system and offers practical, easy ways to dispel stress naturally, without spending a lot of time or money. It explains the stress-heart disease connection for the four major types of heart disease-heart attack, arrythmia, congestive heart failure, and cardiac valve disease-and equips you with the author's proven BREATHE technique to help you stop stress in its tracks.

  • Teaches the BREATHE (beginning, relaxation, envision, apply, treatment, heal, end) technique to help you heal and protect your heart
  • Gives you specific stress-reducing breathing and guided imagery exercises you can do anywhere, anytime
  • First book by a leading cardiologist on the stress-heart disease connection-Dr. Kennedy is the former director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and director of Inpatient Cardiology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Rafael, CA and the current medical director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness, Marina Del Rey Hospital, Marina Del Rey, California, and member of the Board of the American Heart Association
  • Includes real-life case examples from the author's extensive clinical experience.

Don't let stress hurt your heart. Unleash the healing benefits of The 15 Minute Heart Cure and discover the wonderful sense of focus and calm it will bring to your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470409244
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/12/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 388,023
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

John M. Kennedy

John M. Kennedy, M.D.FACC

Dr. John M. Kennedy is a recognized expert in the field of invasive cardiology and a much sought after authority on complimentary medical approaches. He has successfully helped thousands of patients with his pioneering to preventive cardiology since beginning his practice 20 years ago. Board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, board member of the American Heart Association, a clinical associate professor of cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and CEO of Encardea, LLC, Dr. Kennedy is a dedicated healer who approaches the business of 'health' with compassion, intention, and commitment. He believes that the seeds needed to reverse and ultimately prevent heart disease reside in all of us, but must be cultivated and nurtured with mindful, dedicated time and attention. Dr. Kennedy's approach to heart health is consultative and instructive, not prescriptive. He would much prefer that you change your diet and learn to manage your stress than put in a stent or perform cardiac catheterization. And while he believes you can transcend cardiovascular disease with lifestyle modification, there is no "magic formula (bullet)" that works for everyone. The results are proportional to the work and mindfulness to a person's efforts. His deeply rooted belief that everyone has an inner potential for greater heart health is the foundation on which he now bases his practice of preventive cardiology and wellness.

Dr. Kennedy is a Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital. His program specializes in rehabilitation, early detection and the treatment of cardiac problems, with an emphasis on prevention. Based on a large body of literature showing how stress adversely impacts heart health, as well as his own cutting edge research on post-stroke patients, Dr. Kennedy created the BREATHE™ technique to stop stress in its tracks. By combining two time-honored forms of relaxation - guided imagery and breath work - Dr. Kennedy has created a new paradigm in stress management, which an ABC News investigative story concluded, "could reduce high blood pressure in as little as two weeks." Along with his work in the field of preventive cardiology, Dr. Kennedy is an integral part of the team at LA Bariatrics. Dr. Kennedy encourages patients to adopt and maintain new, healthier lifestyle habits so they not only lose weight but also, more importantly, keep it off.

The media and health industry luminaries frequently turn to Dr. Kennedy as a resource for information on preventive cardiology and wellness. Dr. Kennedy has appeared on the internationally syndicated CBS show The Doctors and has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, Anderson, Katie and PBS. He has appeared in print media in First for Women, The Advocate, Health Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, The Guardian and online in MSN's Today Health, Everyday Health. In his quest to bring knowledge to the public, he hosts MD-VOD, a live show that provides simple answers to common medical questions and problems. He also lectures throughout the United States and holds regular seminars on cardiovascular disease, stress management, healthy nutrition and dieting, proper breathing, and more. Recognizing the growing prevalence of heart disease among children, Dr. Kennedy also has made it his personal crusade to educate children about the importance of diet, exercise and stress management in his popular talk entitled, Big Mind, Brave Heart, Bright Future.

Dr. Kennedy's first book for popular audiences, The 15 Minute Heart Cure: The Natural Way to Release Stress and Heal Your Heart in Just Minutes a Day, was a critically-acclaimed national bestseller, which Ralph Brindis, M.D., President, American College of Cardiology, called "an outstanding review of a timely and important subject, stress and heart disease." For more information about Dr. Kennedy's publishing, please see our Press & Publications section.

Prior to his appointment as director of preventative cardiology and wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital, Dr. Kennedy was director of the cardiac catheterization lab at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael California, where he created the Heart Alert Program—the gold standard nationwide for rapidly and effectively treating heart attack patients. Dr. Kennedy also was the co-director of the cardiac CT angiography program at Kaiser Permanente. His cutting edge research in the fields of cardiac calcification and cardiac imaging has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Year after year, Dr. Kennedy finds his name included in Castle Connolly's list of the nation's top cardiologists. Dr. Kennedy received his medical degree from the Dartmouth-Brown Program in Medicine and his B.S. from the University of California-Santa Barbara, from which he graduated summa cum laude. He holds membership in several professional medical organizations, including The American College of Cardiology. His numerous awards and honors include election to the prestigious Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. Dr. Kennedy currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1 The Heart Cold Facts.

2 B-R-E-A-T-H-E.

3 Treating and Preventing Congestive Heart Failure.

4 Treating and Preventing Heart Attacks.

5 Treating and Preventing Arrhythmias.

6 Treating and Preventing Valve Disease.

7 B-R-E-A-T-H-E for Everyone.

8 Fast Help: Stressed Out and Overloaded.

9 Is Heart Disease Contagious?

10 Stress and Cardiac Zebras.

11 Heart-Warming Stories.

Sources.

Suggested Reading.

Index.

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  • Posted January 18, 2010

    Simple and effective.

    Breathe technique instantly relaxes. Imagery helps focus relaxation on specific heart disease processes. Prevention is the goal for any disease.
    These are easy exercises you can do anywhere and in 15 minutes!

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