Integrative cardiologist Mimi Guarneri, MD, medical director of the Pacific Pearl La Jolla, and president of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine discuss how and why the heart is so much more than a physical pump. She covers the science behind why purpose, joy, meditation, and other lifestyle choices create positive physical changes in our bodies that lead to long-term heart health. It’s only now that Western medicine has begun applying scientific measurement mechanisms to the holistic and ancient tools that have kept even those with advanced coronary disease living years and even decades past their doctors’ predictions.
Dr. Guarneri is followed by Pedi Mirdamadi, ND, licensed naturopathic doctor, functional medicine doctor, and holistic nutritionist at Pacific Pearl La Jolla. Dr. Mirdamadi is passionate about using food to address chronic disease, optimal wellness, and longevity for seniors and anyone determined to improve energy, fitness, and overall health.
About Dr. Mimi Guarneri
Dr. Mimi Guarneri is Board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine, Nuclear Cardiology, and Integrative Holistic Medicine. Dr. Guarneri is a Founder and President of The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. She serves on the Founding Board of the American Board Physician Specialties in Integrative Medicine, and is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of California, San Diego and an award-winning physician and researcher. After graduating from SUNY Medical Center in New York, she began her career at Scripps Clinic as an attending in interventional cardiology, where she placed thousands of coronary stents. Recognizing the need for a more comprehensive and holistic approach to cardiovascular disease, she founded the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and served as Medical Director for 15 years, where state-of-the-art cardiac imaging technology and lifestyle change programs could be used to aggressively diagnose, prevent and treat cardiovascular disease. In 2014, Dr. Guarneri Co-founded and began serving as Medical Director of Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. She has served as a senior advisor for large healthcare systems to develop integrative medicine and wellness centers.
Dr. Guarneri has been interviewed on many nationally-syndicated television shows including The Dr. Oz Show, PBS Full Focus and documentaries and is a frequent lecturer at medical institutions. She is author of numerous books, including The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing (2007) and 101 Pearls to Awaken Your Healing Potential (2017). She has received numerous awards and has been recognized for her national leadership in Integrative Medicine by Bravewell Collaborative and was awarded the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award by the Institute for Functional Medicine, in 2012 and directs numerous national conferences in San Diego on integrative-based medicine.
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