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Congestive Heart Failure 10 Jun 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Congestive Heart Failure by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: Can heart disease be averted? For instance, is it possible to change the course of a serious condition such as congestive heart failure?

Dr. Schneider: Congestive heart failure, or just heart failure, is the end result of many forms of heart disease, such as coronary heart

Reversal of Aging 3 Jun 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and the Reversal of Aging by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: What about aging? Is it possible for people to age more slowly?

Dr. Schneider: Modern medicine has discovered that declines commonly seen in mental functioning, cognitive functioning and physical health as people age are not inevitable. Indeed, it is possible to age successfully,

Psychosomatic Disease 27 May 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Psychosomatic Disease by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: Is heart disease a psychosomatic illness? It seems that because the Transcendental Meditation program helps reduce stress, it would lower the risk factors of cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Schneider: That’s an interesting question. Research over the past 50 years has shown that

Stress Reduction 20 May 2008
Transcendental Meditation Is An Effective Stress Reduction Technique by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: One of the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease is stress. How does the Transcendental Meditation technique change the way we react to stress?

Dr. Schneider: How we react to stress is based on the brain responses to stress in our environment. And that affects the rest of

Atherosclerosis 13 May 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Atherosclerosis by Dr. Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., is an NIH-funded medical researcher and author of Total Heart Health: How to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease with the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health (Basic Health Publications, 2006). Here he answers questions on cardiovascular disease and its risk factors.

Q: What about atherosclerosis? It’s a serious condition associated with coronary heart disease. Can the Transcendental Meditation technique help prevent this debilitating condition?

Dr. Schneider: Heart attacks, angina and many kinds of stroke are caused by a condition called

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