Dr. Oz, 4/19/2018, goes alternative with Bob Roth reveling the benefits of transcendental meditation and how it can make you happier and healthier. Oz has always looked at meditation as a way to calm the body and allow it to heal. Medical experts have also studied the effects of meditation and chronic pain and have seen benefits to patients. Oz says there have been over 43 studies showing benefits of this type meditation on patients with heart problems. It has also been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, ADHD, insomnia, addiction, anxiety, and stress.
Differences of Transcendental Meditation
Most meditation techniques feature the use of phrases called Mantras designed to allow the body and mind to relax. Typical meditation attempts to force the mind in one direction where transcendental meditation allows the mind to go wherever it wants. This journey is supposed to lead the user to a state where healing can take place.
How To Initiate Transcendental Meditation
- Close your eyes, wait a few seconds, and then repeatedly think your mantra.
- Once the mantra has been repeated for a while, “let it go” and “let the mantra change in any direction it wants to go”. This is a stage of learning to hear your mantra more than repeating it. Allow the mind to wander and do not force it in any one direction.
- Do not override where the mantra take you in your thoughts. Allow the mantra to take you where your body needs to go.
- Be aware of when thoughts are going off kilter and use the mantra to come back to center. With practice, a person will recognize when it is time to listen more to the mantra than thoughts.
- When finished, stop thinking of your mantra and wait about 2 minutes in peace and calmness before opening your eyes.
Oz says meditation has been used for many years in the treatment of various conditions and illnesses. Natural cures are always better than taking medication. Roth adds anyone can do this technique with practice. He adds the best way to learn is to hire a professional to guide you.
Making Gluten Free Cakes Moist and Delicious
Oz says that the biggest complaints of eating Gluten Free desserts is the taste and the texture. Some assistants say most products they eat are dry and one compared gluten free baked goods as eating a pile of dust. Bridget Lancaster of America’s Test Kitchen comes on and says the swaps used to make Gluten Free desserts are important. Different types of flour react differently with other ingredients and make for dry dusty desserts nobody likes to eat.
Oz says this new recipe will please even the hardest of fans. Lancaster says to make a great gluten free chocolate cake to start with the type of chocolate you use. She recommends using regular bittersweet chocolate as it contains cocoa butter as well as cocoa so it will help add moisture. Next swap out butter for pure vegetable oil as it will add more moisture. Third, use a gluten free flour blend and do not use just one type of gluten free flour. Add baking powder and baking soda and finish with Xanthan Gum. Adding these swaps will make a delicious and moist dessert that will please anybody and be healthy.
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