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Answering questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health


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

Metabolic Syndrome 6 May 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Metabolic Syndrome 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 is the role of metabolic syndrome in creating heart disease?

Dr. Schneider: Metabolic syndrome is a new term used by doctors to describe a cluster of risk factors, found in at least a third of the population, which indicate a very high risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Cholesterol 29 Apr 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique Lowers Cholesterol Levels 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 high cholesterol? Can the Transcendental Meditation program help reduce high levels of cholesterol?

Dr. Schneider: High cholesterol is another major risk factor for heart disease and many forms of stroke. Cardiologists now prescribe lipid-lowering or

Anxiety 22 Apr 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Anxiety Reduction 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: How does anxiety play into heart disease?

Dr. Schneider: Anxiety is considered to be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, for hypertension, for many psychosomatic conditions. It generally reduces the quality of life and effectiveness in everyday functioning of a high