Transcending…and drop in cholesterol levels
20 minutes of TM 2x a day has been demonstrated to have a much greater effect on reducing cholesterol than changes in diet or lifestyle.
General wisdom states that cholesterol depends on eating habits. However, new research shows that stress plays a much bigger role than previously thought. When the normal functioning of the body is disturbed through accumulated tensions, the chance of high cholesterol increases.
On the other hand, when we activate our body’s healing power through transcending, then this turns out to have a much greater effect on cholesterol than what can be achieved merely through changes in lifestyle.
Two independent studies have measured the effect of TM on cholesterol.
One study was carried out in the Kaiser Permanent Medical Center in Oakland, California, and another one in Tel Aviv University Medical School in Israel. Both studies found that the total cholesterol level decreased by 30 mg/dl after 1 year of TM practice (p<.005 and p<.001). The control group, who received education around the need to change their eating habits and lifestyle showed no significant reduction. No change in lifestyle or eating habits was given to individuals in the TM group; the only change was to practice the TM technique for 20 minutes twice a day. Ref. Journal of Human Stress 5(4): 24–27, Harefuah, the Journal of the Israel Medical Association, 95(1): 1–2.
Doctors support Transcendental Meditation
Dr Oz: “We can only hope to reduce cholesterol by 30 mg through medication”.
In a lecture on the effect of TM on the risk factors for heart disease, Dr Mehmet Oz, perhaps currently the world’s most well-known heart specialist, stated that we can only hope to ever have cholesterol reducing medication that can lead to a 30 mg reduction. (see America’s most famous doctors support TM) And that doesn’t even take into account all side effects of such medication. For the TM group the reduced cholesterol was really a side benefit of much deeper changes in all areas of life: improved general health and well-being, development of brain potential, better relationships, etc.
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Testimonial TM practitioner
“I started TM to help control my stress, and not at all with the intention of reducing my cholesterol. However after one-and-a-half months of TM practice, my LDL cholesterol spontaneously reduced from 175 to 159, and overall from 230 to 214.
My doctor was so impressed that he asked if I had made any changes to my eating habits, or had started working out, but that was not the case. It was all due to my TM practice.”
Christophe Sempels, 36 years old.
How can a simple technique do so much?
600 studies confirm the effect of TM with:
- Less stress
- How TM works
- Emotional stability
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Better Health
- General Health
- Becoming Younger