John M. Kennedy, MD, is a board-certified cardiologist, author, and Medical Director of Preventive Cardiology and Wellness at Marina Del Rey Hospital, in Marina Del Rey, California.

In his speech entitled, Follow Your Heart: The 5-Step Plan to prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Dr. Kennedy highlights how heart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S, claiming nearly one million lives each year. Now, more than ever before, our supercharged modern lifestyle can damage our hearts despite recent advances in medical research.

Kennedy reviews data suggesting how optimal heart health can be achieved without a prescription. Yet there’s no “magic bullet” or quick fix. Reversing and ultimately preventing heart disease requires a long-term, sustainable approach.

In the one hour, information-packed lecture, Dr. Kennedy describes the principles of his new book and shows the audience “how to follow your heart.” In an entertaining story-telling format, his examples include identifiable anecdotes that will ring true to all and leave them with the tools to protect their hearts and those of their loved ones.