Ask the Doctors, Specialists answer your questions about the Transcendental Meditation program and health
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James Krag, M.D.

James Krag, M.D., is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, president of the Psychiatric Society of Virginia, and former president of the Virginia Association of Community Psychiatrists for four years. He is currently Medical Director of Liberty Point, a residential treatment program for adolescents with psychiatric problems.

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R.

Robert Schneider, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.B.M.R., has been awarded more than $20 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his pioneering research on natural approaches to heart disease. Dr. Schneider is the author of Total Heart Health and 100 medical research articles, and he has been featured in more than 1,000 media reports, including CNN Headline News, The New York Times, and Time magazine.

Here Drs. Krag and Schneider
answer questions on stopping smoking.

Q: One of the major risk factors for heart disease is cigarette smoking. What can the Transcendental Meditation technique do to help people stop smoking? 

Q: Even if I learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, won’t I still have to try hard to give up smoking? 

Q: I like to drink two cups of coffee in the morning. Will I have to stop in order to learn the Transcendental Meditation program? 

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