Speaking & Books


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.

He is on the Board of Directors for the American Heart Association and regularly speaks on their

His special interest, highlighted in his book, is stress and how it adversely affects our delicate
cardiovascular system. He regularly lectures on the subject and has helped companies educate
employees on how to manage stress in the workplace.

Working as an invasive cardiologist, Dr. Kennedy has seen countless examples of how stress
can harm our delicate cardiovascular system. He has uncovered a large volume of timely and relevant research to today’s stressful and fast-paced world we live in. He’s designed an accessible, easy-to-learn stress-management tool, BREATHE, that combines guided visualization, breathwork, and meditation to combat stress and ultimately protect your heart.

BREATHE is a mindful visualization exercise that combines guided imagery, focused controlled breathing, and positive self-talk. Scientifically proven, published, and gives real-time positive results by seeing a fall in heart rate.

The Heart Health Bible

Heart disease remains the #1 killer of men and women in the U.S., claiming nearly one million lives each year—more than ever before, despite recent advances in medical research that are paving the way for us to live longer, healthier lives. Our supercharged modern lifestyle can still damage our hearts and put us in danger of cardiovascular events. The good news is that, in most cases, 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 Heart Health Bible, Dr. John M. Kennedy draws on more than twenty years of experience as a preventative and interventional cardiologist to offer an empowering approach to heart health with H-E-A-R-T, a five-point plan to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease:

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Heal your blood pressure
Energize your heart
Act on fat
Reduce blood sugar
Tackle triglycerides

Dr. Kennedy shows how to incorporate each of these steps into your daily routine, creating a foundation for wellness that can save your life. The Heart Health Bible also includes Dr. Kennedy’s 5-for-1 Diet, featuring heart-healthy foods and recipes, as well as a plan to help parents start their kids on a heart-healthy lifestyle.

The 15 Minute Heart Cure

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.

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  • 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.