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Doctor insights on: Transcendental Meditation And Alcohol

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I have a problem staying asleep. i tried meditation, exercise, anti psychotic. should i peruse benzodiazepam? weed or alcohol? im exhausted!

I have a problem staying asleep. i tried meditation, exercise, anti psychotic. should i peruse benzodiazepam? weed or alcohol? im exhausted!

NO!: Benzodiazepines are addictive and will worsen your sleep pattern in the long run. Weed will not help you sleep and could absolutely worsen your OCD. Alcohol disrupts sleep as well. (After that initial period that you "pass out" which is not restful sleep anyway) One natural sleep aid is to eat foods with tryptophan. Turkey and milk before bed. Melatonin is safe. ...Read more

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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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What is meant by transcendental meditation?

What is meant by transcendental meditation?

Maharishi: Transcendental meditation (tm) is a form of meditation derived from yoga practice and popularized in the western world in the 1960s and 1970s by maharishi mahesh yogi. The maharishi was the beatles' guru for a time. Their song "sexy sadie" was originally titled "maharishi.". ...Read more

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Are physicians and psychiatrists aware of how much patients self meditate, swap meds with friends and drink alcohol? Since i got out of the air force I have watched fellow veterans and other people as well exchange medicines. Drink with the medicines and

Are physicians and psychiatrists aware of how much patients self meditate, swap meds with friends and drink alcohol? Since i got out of the air force I have watched fellow veterans and other people as well exchange medicines. Drink with the medicines and

Sometimes :-): No human can possibly know what others intend or are doing, unless the person tells it. Or, sometimes they may be seen by others who report it. I'm thinking you mean "self-medicate" rather than "self-meditate." I really hope my patients are meditating -- and they're welcome to do it without telling me. :-) It's very sad when they're uninvested enough in their health to swap meds. ...Read more

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Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Would consuming alcohol on day 1 effect working out on day 2? For l seem to have less energy during workout when I have drinks up to 24 hours prior.

Alcohol = a toxin: No matter how enjoyable even moderate alcohol drinking may be, the fact remains that it is a toxin for your body -- especially liver and brain. Essentially you're asking your body to process a poison. So, your body will be less efficient both during intoxication and until all traces of alcohol have been processed. Remember that hangover is multifaceted. Be well. ...Read more

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The baby is 8 months old l i'm still lactating can I consume alcohol o ccasionally.

See below: Yes. But in moderation. The alcohol is secreted into the breast milk and thus can be transferred to the child. Use common sense. ...Read more

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My son is almost 16 yrs old...I dont have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

My son is almost 16 yrs old...I dont have any idea if he drinks alcohol yet...he has an SGPT result of 305 U/L...can you help me interpret the result?

Blood test: The blood test is abnormal. This could be due to chronic liver disease due to years of alcohol use, but there are other non liver reasons too. Talk to your doctor. Could be many other things besides alcohol. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Does alcohol increase fats?

Alcohol: Alcohol calories are usually carbohydrates. But these are unneeded and not nutritional carbohydrates. So, when the liver sees this much sugar they make triglycerides, or fat storage molecules. Thus this sugar is made into fats that can be dangerous. ...Read more

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