Ask the Doctors, Specialists answer your questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health

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Answering questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health


Smoking 15 Apr 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique Helps People Quit Smoking 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 heart disease is smoking. What can the Transcendental Meditation technique do to help people stop smoking?

Dr. Schneider: Smoking is, indeed, a major risk factor for heart disease, for lung cancer and for many other conditions that produce

Hypertension 8 Apr 2008
The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Hypertension 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 blood pressure be treated naturally, without side effects?

Dr. Schneider: Blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. While drug treatment can be used to lower blood pressure, all drugs have adverse side effects. However, research has shown that natural

Cardiovascular Disease 31 Mar 2008
What is Cardiovascular Disease and What Are Its Risk Factors? 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 dangerous is cardiovascular disease?

Dr. Schneider: Cardiovascular Disease is quite simply the #1 cause of death in the world today, according to the WHO World Health Report. In reviewing the relative causes of mortality in developed nations, including the United States,

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