Monday, August 5, 2013

American Heart Association issues Statement on Transcendental Meditation Org exaggerations.

Matthew Bannister, Executive Vice President of Communications for the American Heart Association issued a statement on the recent abuse of their recommendations by the Transcendental Meditation Disinformation Complex:

Unfortunately, we have found that some in the media, and many in the Transcendental Meditation community, have tried to overstate our findings to promote their own agendas.

Sadly many are not aware of the longstanding issue of the Transcendental Meditation Org promoting their meditation brand at all costs, even if that means lying or exaggerating to the public. It was only a couple of years ago that Julian Assange of Wikileaks fame found the secret inside documents detailing the Transcendental Meditation Org's concerted efforts at disinformation and manipulation of website comments.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Transcendental Meditation provides Insufficient Evidence for Lowering Blood Pressure

Transcendental Meditation has been shown to produce Insufficient Evidence for Lowering Blood Pressure according to a recent review by the American Heart Association.

The paper, according to new research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, clearly states that they have not endorsed TM or any other meditation method for lowering blood pressure. There's simply insufficient evidence to recommend Transcendental Meditation, but it probably won't do any harm (although there's a large base of previous evidence showing considerable harm associated with the practice of Transcendental Meditation).

It's really not all that surprising that they could not recommend Transcendental Meditation, as a previous review of many meditation techniques showed that Transcendental Meditation was the least beneficial and the worst meditation technique for lowering blood pressure.

As if this wasn't enough terrible news for the sellers of Transcendental Meditation, numerous improprieties were found in the research methodology that calls it's statistical manipulations into question. 

As is typical in Transcendental Meditation research, the fact that there was a major conflict of interest with one of it's researchers is never mentioned. The person in question, Robert Schneider, MD (a cardiologist), actually appears in the documentary exposé David Wants to Fly, shilling for Transcendental Meditation from Maharishi's mansion in Holland. It turns out Dr. Schneider was a long time follower of the Maharishi's teachings and active in sales promotion for the organization. Tsk, tsk...