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Women in the Media Who Meditate | Part 3 of 5 | David Lynch Foundation

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Published on Jun 2, 2015

Filmmaker and journalist Perri Peltz interviews health specialists Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum and Dr. Jennifer Ashton at DLF's "Women in the Media Who Meditate" benefit luncheon featuring eight nationally renowned women leaders in the media who meditate.

They gathered on April 16, National Stress Awareness Day, in New York City to discuss the benefits of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique for overcoming stress, improving performance, and enhancing work-life balance in their lives.

Perri Peltz: "Tell me about what it means physiologically and medically for someone to meditate."

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, OBGYN: "I think from the medical standpoint, it's pretty clear. We know today the stress hormones which start either in the adrenal glands or the brain do a whole bunch of bad things. So the stress Bob talks about, that everyone in this room knows, does bad things to us from the head down. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. We need to take this seriously - and as a women's specialist that treats the whole woman not just the uterus and the ovaries, that has to start from the head and the heart."

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, Cardiologist: "Since 2013, the American Heart Association put out a scientific statement that said TM is the only proven form of meditation to reduce blood pressure, and that as a doctor, as a clinician, TM is the only thing that is 'prescribable' for stress reduction. Stress has a HUGE impact on women. We know how to give medication, we know how to to tell people to diet, but until 2013 we didn't know how to tell them to manage their stress."

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