Gregory S. Pokrywka MD FACP FNLA NCMP
Assistant Professor of Medicine John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Diplomate American Board Clinical Lipidology and Fellow, National Lipid Assn.
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Women's Menopausal Health
Director Baltimore Lipid Center, Board Member South East Lipid Assn.
In a brief, easily readable manual, Joy Jangdhari has given clinicians a roadmap to stress reduction and joyful living for our increasingly beleaguered patients. New research shows the amplifying effects of stress and the hyperadrenergic state on the cardiovascular events that increase morbidity and mortality in our already high-risk insulin-resistant patients ( the nearly 0% of our negative past experiences. Simple practical chapters on mindful breathing, introspection, and self- visualization techniques provide a toolkit for patients. Readers are taught liberating techniques to help take charge of their minds and lives. As the first-century Greek philosopher, Epictetus wrote: "men are not disturbed by things, but by the view that they take of them." This is a book to be read and reviewed again and again as new life stresses occur.
I think that this is a book clinicians can recommend to their patients as part of a comprehensive Lifestyle Medicine approach to reduction of cardiometabolic risk, along with a proper approach to nutrition, exercise and medication when necessary, Joy Jangdhari also provides a highly acclaimed personalized life seminar workshops to businesses and groups for the purpose of personal, professional and business development.